About Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest

Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent Mexican fare to the people of Charlotte. A philosophy of only the freshest ingredients cooked from scratch to traditional recipes; guarantees an Authentic Mexican Celebration every time.

7708 Rea Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Traditional Mexican, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm


Cross Street:
485 & Rea Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 752-9797

Website:
http://www.cantina15eleven.com/

Entertainment:
We feature Live Music on our Patio Friday through Sunday starting at 6pm. Join us for amazing margaritas and great music.

Catering:
Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, a seminar, a luncheon, or a retirement party – we cater directly to your specific event. At Cantina 1511, we approach every event with absolute professionalism and passion.
Our clients have been raving over our authentic Mexican creations and Tex Mex- culinary dishes for years! Our event planners can transform a simple room into a delightful space that is detailed to perfection. We always create a unique experience for your guests and provide them with a lasting impression that leaves them wanting more.

Parking Details:
Valet and lot parking available

Executive Chef:
Vince Giancarlo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Cantina 1511 offers private dining accommodations for up to 70 guests. There are several different rooms that can be configured into a variety of seating designs, based on your personal preference. We also have the capability of renting our entire restaurant for your venue space.

Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.3

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4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
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Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I never been to Cantina 1511 but thought I would try as a recommendation from Open Table. I was truly surprised to how helpful the wait staff was and the food was excellent. My friends I truly enjoyed our dining experience. It was my birthday and the staff made the occasion extra special. I will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

My first visit and it was fine. Service was good and food was too. Highly disappointed that a side of queso with our chips was $9.95 and we had to wait quite awhile for it. Entrees were only $10-14

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time. The server was great and the manager even visited the table.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall very good
Had shrimp tacos in lettuce bibs but lettuce was very wilted
Poor check of server before bringing out to us

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Celebrated with a group from work. The small private dining room was great for our group. Service was very good. Wait staff was very attentive.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We love Cantina 1511 and have eaten there on multiple occasions over the years. This visit was disappointing, service was slow even though they were not overly busy. The food was cold and it seems like changes have been made to the menu. Hoping this was just an off night because another visit like this and it will be our last.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been to cantina 1511 numerous times and always enjoy the cocktails and the atmosphere. Our server Kristen was great and very attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good- not your usual Mexican food- had seared salmon with roasted potatoes & feta- delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was overpriced and not good

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Cantina 1511 has yummy food. Great feel and kid friendly!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service super service fast fast fast best key lime pie ever

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was fantastic as always. Our waitress, Charlotte, was absolutely awesome. Never missed a beat and took complete care of our group of 9. We will be returning again and again.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service! Great food! Waitor was excellent. Very attentive n made recommendations. Ask for Matthew.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is great, service in bar a little slow.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

We have been dining at Cantina 1511 several times a month for about two years. Our latest visit was a few night ago and I went with my adult sons and a girlfriend. We all had the best time! We love the food and casual atmosphere, and while food quality is important, we also truly appreciate friendly, professional service. Andrew and Matt are our favorite waiters and are quick with refills of drinks and chips as well as always greeting us with a smile regardless of how busy they are. Cantina has a great menu and all items tried have been enjoyed. The drinks from the bar are always enjoyed, too! We truly appreciate the great service and food and always walk out of there saying how nice our dinner was!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great time! Bartender and table service was outstanding for our group of eight! Food consistent and good every visit!

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Live Sports, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service! Convenient parking and access. The waitstaff was exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My wife and I had a great time for our date night and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The waiter was very efficient and friendly.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very great experience. We will return. Was for a birthday party. The staff was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a great server who was attentive. Food was delicious.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday celebration. The queso, which is our favorite, tasted more store bought this time. My son wanted a piece of cake for his birthday but not the singing and they did that. Overall it was ok

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. We were having several birthdays. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were a group of 10 people with one server...to my surprise he did an excellent job. The food flow was excellent and the food was served at the correct temperature. Everyone enjoyed their food and I would definitely recommend the salad, fajitas and the quesadilla. The prices are reasonable and the portions are large.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Consistent good but over priced for portions. Good margaritas

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and found this restaurant via OpenTable. The reviews from previous diners were very helpful. Quest and margaritas to start and great options for dinner did not disappoint. If we are back in the area we will visit again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Cantina 1511 used to be a great restaurant years ago. What happened? The food was really disappointing and the service was below average and slow. We won't be back

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food, alas, was bland and uninspired. The chicken in the enchiladas was dry. It looked like and tasted like they dumped canned tomato sauce on my enchilada. Even the rice and black beans were bland. If you're looking for Mexican, this is not the place. If you're looking for value, this is not the place.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very good food and service (always!)...

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Dinner for five, beautifully served by Andrew. We had a wonderful meal and wonderful time. We're a bit older, so the noise level was a bit high for us, but we knew that going in.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were there with family...not only was the service phenomenal but my moms ring fell in the bathroom sink. The cantina staff(Wendy and few others)did everything hey could to get my mom her ring back! They were sincere and genuine which is hard to come by these days!

Thank you Cantina for making our evening so special!!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Roxanne was amazing! I had my almost 3 and 18 mo old with me and they were not cooperating tonight. Roxanne was super patient with all of us and anticipated the needs of the children, which helped this stressed mama be able to enjoy herself as much as was possible. She even offered to walk the kids around so I could eat because my daughter wanted me to hold her the whole time!

After getting less than stellar service at a nearby restaurant the night before with no children, Roxanne was a breath of fresh air! I seriously can't praise her enough! The food was good too (well the little of it I got to taste 🙂).

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great evening, but when I reserve through open table, I always seem to get the worst table seating. Would be better to call direct and ask for preferred seating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Ordered the queso for an appetizer. Almost nothing but grilled onions. When the manager came by to see how our experience was, he was oblivious to the fact we'd pulled all of them out and put them on a side plate.

Split the chicken and steak fajitas. Again, more onions than anything else (at least two different kinds, no less!). Hardly any meat in the dish. Left behind much more than we ate. She did offer to box up all of the remaining onions, I mean food. We declined.

The only saving grace was that the margaritas were good. We were trying to figure out which to try, so ordered a couple of different ones. Discussed this in front of the waitress - she didn't bother to mention they actually had a flight of three of their top sellers on the main (not drink) menu. Ordered that for the second round.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Average overall. Service was good, food so so, but over priced.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great service and great food!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Slow and very loud.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We went for a birthday celebration. Food was great and our server rocked. Best service we have experienced in a long time.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our server Lindy was lovely And knowledgeable. Would return and ask for her. The cabbage salad a
On the torta was on point!

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