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Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte)

4.2
1226 Reviews
$30 and under
Traditional Mexican
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1226 people are saying
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4.4
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4.1
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ZaireP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was great. Couldn't ask for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not the same experience as the in past. Seems much more 'franchised" and not home grown.

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Ivorypearlcat
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first time here. We had a reservation. We sat outside but it was sunny and umbrellas did not help much unfortunately. The waitress was very nice and wait time was quite minimal. Food was good. I had street tacos and they were excellent. Had guacamole made tableside and it was good as well and a large portion size. Would be enough for a table of 4. We plan to make a return visit.

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vipScottW
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good. We had the nachos as well as a Chimichanga and Burrito.
Bothe were delicious!

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MaggieS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was fantastic! Our server, Melissa, was great!

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vipChicago411
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are new to the area and trying out some of the suggested Mexican food spots. Overall the meal was good. Lots of great options on the menu. Everyone came away happy as the offerings are pretty standard. We would go back again but will also be trying some of the other spots as wrll

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JerryJoe
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly reception, Good menu, good food, good value and good interaction from management

JJ
JamesJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday, and everyone got something different, and loved the chips & salsa immediately brought to table, Margarita's were outstanding. Would definitely go there in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wait staff and food were outstanding, the restaurant was hot but the outside temperature was ~96!

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BrookeS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and you have to try their house Mango Margarita (with salted rim)!

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Momof2sons
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had brunch on Sunday and we were all satisfied with our orders. Two of them had the Avacado bake, one had the Wild Mushroom Quesadillas, one had the Southwest salad and I had the French toast. We all decided that we will be back soon to Cantina 1511.
Our server was wonderful and very attentive; she also gave us great recommendations.

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Hammer
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Cantina, great food, great drinks but they could have better desserts.

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Vita
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!! The mimosas are a must Have!!!! I will definitely be returning

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Dianne
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious (I had the barbacoa tortillas) and the $5 margarita was an added benefit! The service was excellent and our waiter did a great job! Will definitely go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Cantina 1511. The service was great and the food was very good. Drinks were great! Very good date night option.

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vipAnthonyB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a time when service is horrible across the board, Cantina had great service, quick food and an overall great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

This new location has had terrible service. Very disappointing as it once was one of our favorite restaurants.

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patg
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and service were good. The air conditioner was not working properly and it was quite warm. None of the staff wore masks and by the time we left the place was packed. I was concerned at that point about COVID. I probably won’t return anytime soon.

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vipChristieJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always yummy!!! My favorite Mexican restaurant in Charlotte!!! We go on a weekly basis!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The air wasn’t working. Food came out wrong. Some food never came out. Bug in my son’s drink.

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vipChauncy
Charlotte
73 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Cantina 1511 is VERY GOOD and always consistent. Fun place to eat !!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very poor service

JC
vipJasonC
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was wonderful and meals were both plentiful and tasty.

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Lucky
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos were good but the barbacoa is great. Ross is a great server and was very engaging.

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HungryHippo
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow and the food was ok and drinks were good. The inside was good at keeping noise at bay.

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DanF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very nice and attentive. Also the food was fresh and portions are large.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent brunch menu and great service!

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PVP70
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all thinking about Mexican food all day. We usually go closer to where we live. Decided to try Cantina again as it has been a few years. It was outstanding- the quality of the food and preparation was unquestionably better than others.
This is our new go-to for Mexican food.

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ChaoticMojo
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant overall was excellent and I will definitely return.

However, my order was average at best. It was a carne asada burrito and it was pretty bland. Both the steak and the beans had little flavor to them at all, which is a shame because the steak was supremely tender.

The items order by others in my party were all reportedly delicious. So too were the appetizers we ordered. It really just seems like an issue with the carne asada lacking seasoning or a marinade.

The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. Everything was prompt and correct.

In terms of value for your money, the place is newer & appealing with a good staff and food but it is on the pricier side for Southwest/Mexican food, with pretty much the same items as most other similar type restaurants (very few truly unique/upscale items) so it's up to you whether you want to spend a little more here for a better setting, staffing & ingredients, or go elsewhere where your money likely goes further.

Ultimately, I'll return here but I don't think I'll be ordering the steak again unless they have a different recipe.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We have not been in years and were so disappointed. The food was not nearly as good as it used to be and we spent over 100.... so sad.

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vipgvk65
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but not great. They charge for chips and salsa now- used to be free. Had guacamole which they make at the table. It was very good. (Could have used a little more of something- maybe garlic or seasoning).
Margaritas were great! Tacos were only good- had a chicken one (bland) and Thai shrimp (good!)
Service was attentive.

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Hammer
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the drinks and food. The service was super and everything was just great

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Margarita was so sweet I couldn’t drink it. I ordered a fish taco and a chicken taco on a soft shell. I got two fish tacos on hard shells. They didn’t even taste like fish. This used to be one of our favorite places to eat but we won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Quick service. Very nice people

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was really really slow but the water was nice. We ordered queso which came out 10 mins before the chips and drinks so the queso was pretty cold but the water was so busy that we thought it best not to say anything. Plus once we got the chips we had to wait for a few mins for plates. Then we got salsa during the actual meal.

The food itself was fine - nkt seasoned super well for Mexican but otherwise fine.

Again, the waiter was really nice just overly busy.

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TerrenceBryant
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cantina 1511 everything was good to ambience is great to wait it was nice and we have fun

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TonyC
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very busy on Mother's Day. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was just above Taco Bell flavor. Wish they would go back to 10 years ago flavors when the place was awesome.

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wdk1
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch food and service. Would recommend highly. Good service and were able to sit outside in the beautiful weather.

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Moose
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Bar and food service was very slow. They brought all of our food for 4 to us at different time. By the time we got the last dish everything was cold. It was also not very warm when they brought it out to use. Will most likely not go back again.

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You can order delivery directly from Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte) using the Order Online button. Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte) also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 752-9797.

Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte) is rated 4.2 stars by 1226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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