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

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I enjoyed my Enchiladas de Diana and the service was very good. I would go back the next time I am in town.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This is always a nice spot to gather as a group for margaritas and Mexican food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went for my birthday. 2nd time being there. A great Tex Mex place!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is always our go to place when eating out with friends or family! Always great food and service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Had a nice large table in a separate area for our large group.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good food and service!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our waiter was wonderful. The service was quick but not rushed and the food was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Cantina 1511 is always "top shelf" for quality Mexican food and exceptional service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our waiter was in a hurry from taking our order to bringing the check. I had to stop him from leaving twice to finish my order.
Food is nothing special. Queso has gone downhill. The texture was off.
Restaurant was very loud.
Doubtful I will return for awhile.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Sat at the bar and the food was fine but the service wasn't great. Bar wasn't that busy but the guy bartending was hard to track down, slow to get things out and not personable. Bummer experience

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Been here pretty often, and was surprised that, with a reservation, it took as long as it did to be seated. Server provided chips but salsa was quite delayed. Had to chase drink refills for awhile. Entrees were good and our server hustled but the start wasn't what we were used to.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Cantina 1511 is definitely better than your average Mexican "place". It is more expensive than you would expect for Mexican. I am about 50/50 on going back. The service was great and the table-side guacamole is a nicety. I am very disappointed with the tortilla chips. They use Tostitos which just doesn't make any sense. If you're going to market yourself as a higher-end Mexican restaurant, you've got to have house-made chips. I was shocked to see the waitress fill up where they store the tortilla chips with a bag of Tostitos. All and all, the food is decent. It is questionable on whether or not I would go back there an spend $15 on a burrito with no sides. People swear by it, but I certainly do not.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was really good and our server was good as well. They seems to have issues with the bar and the kitchen. The bar was out of 2 beers that we ordered, and it was Friday night-not a Sunday evening when they had been serving all weekend. The kitchen took a really long time to get out our food, but our server kept us informed and was very apologetic.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Wait staff seemed anxious. Ordered Bud Light, but was served a regular Bud. Not remedied or credited on bill.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We've loved Cantina for years! Always great drinks and food. Tonight chips were a tad stale, part of our order was mixed up and the table was a little dirty. We've never had these issues before so we will go back. Just hope it doesn't happen again!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Love Cantina 1511 at Stonecrest. Tiara is a super awesome girl! She's great with the kids and a super awesome waitress. We visit this location several times a month.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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