Permanently Closed - Cantina Laredo - Columbus

4.4
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916 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. We create authentic Mexican food inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City and add a modern twist. Try our guacamole made tableside or our full Tequila Bar. We offer two private rooms with 50 and 30 seating. Delivery Service is available. And we are happy to cater your next event, large or small. Contact us today to learn more.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 11:00am - 9:00 pm, Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(614) 781-1139
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Leon DeLeon
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Catering
Cantina Laredo opens it's doors to parties as small as 10 and as large as 300. We also provide off-site catering for functions outside the restaurant.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Polaris Parkway
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Parking details
Public parking is available behind and on both sides of the restaurant and valet service is available in the front of the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We drove 3 hours to go there for my husbands birthday and stay over in Columbus. However I was able to make reservations and modify them without ever being notified the restaurant was perm closed. We paid to Uber there to find it closed and we were left there. UNBELIEVABLE!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Everything was just ok not good not bad.

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not the same as it use to be unfortunately. We got seated on the patio and was left unattended for at least 15 minutes. A server noticed we hadn’t been greeted and took it upon herself to help us. That was nice but her section was was one the opposite side of the restaurant so we didn’t get drink refills etc very timely. We ordered the guacamole assembled table side but it was brought out already made without being told that was what was happening. Food was ok...chicken enchiladas made with flour tortillas instead of corn as expected. As well as the combo meal was to have a taco but got a flour burrito so maybe they were out of corn tortillas? Our server tried her hardest under the circumstances but it was a disappointing birthday celebration dinner. There are too many restaurants to choose from to ever go back.

V
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was stupendous!

A
Columbus
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food

M
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carne Asada were delicious! Service A+!

OT
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Elvera! She is an asset to this location!

S
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet day in the restaurant due to the holiday. Great service!

J
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Early New Year’s Eve dinner with good friends. Very friendly & efficient service by Erik.

T
Zurich
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we dinned here over 2 year’s ago it was great but in the last year it is awful. Menu changed, service is has gone down. We went there on the 26th to give one more try and server never came back I knocked my drink over and broke the glass And no one came over to help clean it up, I went to restroom to get paper towels and move to other side of table. Then waited 10 minutes to get a check. I am a GM manager in a restaurant and let me tell you we have team work and managers on the floor but not here and either will my business. I’ve already started letting others know of the poor customer service here.

DK
Columbus
55 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are frequent diners -- only complaint this time: Carne Asada was very stringy.

AJ
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waited to be greeted. Got a great table in front of the fireplace. Waited unusually long for anyone to come to table other than the chip server. Seemed to be no one assigned as our server. Once we got a server every thing was nice. But I had to get up and ask if we were going to be served

j
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love their vanilla pear margarita!! And our server was great with our kiddos

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night!

OH
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time for brunch and if you like authentic Mexican food then this is the place. The chicken fajita omelet was one of the best I've ever had.

EM
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Almost empty at lunch time, which says a lot. Service was ok. Food was ok. I’ve had much better Mex food for much less money. Servings were small - plate was mostly filled with beans and tasteless rice. I don’t understand the 4 and 5 star ratings given by other diners.

RA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good . Our server remembered us from our past visit !

S
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We waited 45 minutes for our appetizer, then when we asked about it and explained that we have been here for 45 minutes and not only did we not get our appetizer, we had not even been ask to take our dinner order.The manager did apologize, said he would add the appetizer back in and serve it not charge and would also discount our bill however, when the server brought the food, the appetizer wasn't there, we had to ask again, same thing with the bill, she did not discount the bill as the manager promised so we had to ask for that - at this point we were made to feel greedy or something - we were polite but still got responded to with smug arrogance. I recommended this restaurant to a friend but if service does not improve, I won't be able to recommend in the future. Thanks for listening.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.

OB
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server & food. He made a recommendation for us, which we took him up on, and it was wonderful! Always a great dining experience at the Cantina Laredo. Thank you!

G
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Good food, good service, and good value.

JS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We hadn't been in a while, and we were concerned about some of the recent reviews. But we had a good experience. We sat on the patio, and watched an 8-year old boy running through the fountains for an hour! The food was excellent, up to previous standards. Service was good, especially considering that we came after the OSU game on Saturday. Waiter came to our table within five minutes, and we received our food within 15 minutes of ordering. Overall, a very good meal.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great server

D
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The happy hour is awesome. Great food. Great service. Highly recommend.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks as always

CP
Columbus
78 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ricardo is excellent at his job. Food was very good as usual!

CL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Cantina Laredo! Was a great experience - definitely going back!

RA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing . The service was very good

A
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a birthday for my grandma here, and the staff was amazing about it. They have brought her out a brownie most of the times we have gone, one year they brought it out with sparklers. This year they brought it out and put it onto a skillet with ice cream and a butter sauce while singing happy birthday. We always get, and share, the steak nachos as our dinner every year. Its huge, and each nacho has individual toppings more like mini tostadas. The kids menu isn't as kid friendly as I'd expect, my son didnt eat his taco because of onions that werent listed on the menu but our food was great. Drinks are more expensive, otherwise we would have spent more and stayed longer.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all loved the food. Service was great.

OT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not nearly as good as it used to be. This was our “go-to” for several years when meeting friends out. We recently took friends there who had never been, and talked it up a fair bit. We were disappointed to find that the experience didn’t measure up to what we expected based on many previous experiences. It just wasn’t anything like it used to be.
-We arrived and there was no one to greet us.
-The restrooms were in a state I would describe as “unsatisfactory.”
-Remarkably short staffed. Our server was great but clearly he was overloaded.
-The food quality does not seem to hold up to the quality we previously experienced and expected.

I hope that Cantina Laredo can improve and return to the high level of quality that always brought us back, repeatedly and often.

CP
Columbus
78 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Johnny was great, as was the fajitas.

BK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was alright. There was a fly in my drink...but other than that the food wasn't bad. Probably won't be back though.

CP
Columbus
78 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Johnny was once again a terrific server! Food was plenty and very good!

SB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was our first time. Food was good. Service was a little slow, particularly for asking for orders. We don't mind having a chat, but we had a lot of time between the list of drinks and the server coming back to ask for our orders. Overall a place where we plan to go back.

RH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We were both sick that night. Won’t b back . Kinda sad as we were really looking forward to eating there

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This has been one of our favorite spots and we decided to stop in after taking some time off from restaurants in general and were disappointed in this visit. The booth we were seated at was in poor shape and the vinyl was separating from the seating which was a surprise as they had always taken great care and the restaurant was always immaculately maintained. We ordered the guacamole which is served as an appetizer however our server didn’t prepare this until our food arrived which defeated the purpose as we’d ordered it to carry us over until our food arrived. I ordered the tacos which were fine and no complaints here, however my wife ordered the vegetarian quesadillas which weren’t properly prepared and were soggy and she ended up just eating the rice and beans. But multiple factors contributing to an overall poor experience.

MI
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service terrific food and enjoyable setting

Cantina Laredo - Columbus - Permanently Closed
Responded on July 21, 2019

Thank you for coming in.

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NB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food lacks the authentic mexican taste. The dish I ordered had many ingredients which didn't come together as a whole. Quite bland. This is the second time that my order was messed up. But our server was quick to fix the problem & she was very nice and polite.

Cantina Laredo - Columbus - Permanently Closed
Responded on July 21, 2019

Natasha, Any time you have an issue we want to make it right. I hope you give us another try and everything is perfect. I would be happy to help you with your selection to find a true authentic mexican dish you would like. Mike GM

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D
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not friendly for people with food allergies at all. Pretty much all the food had dairy products in it including the seasonings so I couldn’t even get a salad. The manager was really nice and looked up everything she could but they pretty much can’t make any accommodations or changes to the menu so I could only really eat the guacamole (without cheese) which was alright. If you’re vegan, dairy free or any other food allergy, this is not the place for you.

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