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About Cantina Laredo - Columbus

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.

8791 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

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

Cross Street:
Polaris Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 781-1139

Website:
http://www.cantinalaredo.com/location/columbus-ohio/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Leon DeLeon

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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Cantina Laredo - Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Casual (9)
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Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Spicy (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was efficient friendly and attentive. Thanks to Johnny and trainer Alex

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great. The table side made guacamole was amazing. But the noise level was unbearable. Groups were permitted to be loud and obnoxious. Would love to have tried dessert, but we couldn’t hear ourselves think.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great meal beginning with warm chips w/ hot and mild salsa. Cocktails were great and feature drinks were creative and not your everyday variety. Everything we ordered for dinner was delicious and prepared just as expected. Waitress could have been a bit more attentive, but overall a great experience.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Normally the food is great and service is good. This time, however, our server wasn't so great. We had to ask him multiple times for items. Our food took forever to get. Once we got it, we had to send one of the meals back because it was so burnt. The manager agreed that it was over cooked. Hopefully it will be better next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

They only had one bar tender on a Saturday night. She forgot some of our order I requested my meal to have no cilantro. I sent it back and it came back cold with the cilantro scrapped off the top. There were a lot of other people at the bar annoyed with the slow service and lack of attention.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The mole enchiladas were fabulous! The mole sauce had the perfect combination of Mexican dried pepper spices and dark chocolate. The chicken inside the enchiladas was roasted and moist. The sides of Mexican rice and creamy black beans were delicious. I enjoyed a wonderful house margarita. The tortilla chips and two salsas were exceptionally yummy ( beware: one is very spicy ). My husband greatly enjoyed their Carne Asada. A grilled ( perfectly medium rare) skirt steak that was marinated w onions and served on a bed of delicious chimichurri sauce. We shared an excellent creamy Mexican flan with caramel sauce for dessert. Our waiter, Mohammed, was very personable, professional and prompt. He gave us great suggestions for menu items to order and we were so happy with our choices! We would highly recommend ALL!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was just “ok”, not worth the extra money - nothing special.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

food was great. This was not my first visit. The service was not up to par. Our server seemed to be in a bad mood or too busy. He didnt offer any suggestions. He didnt ask if we wanted an appetizer. He rarely stopped by after the food was delivered. Will try again but will have a different server.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The flavor profile of the food never seems to amaze me, I love the great flavors in everything I have had there so far and look forward to the next time I am there. The service was a little spotty with drink refills and the waitress seemed like she was preoccupied with something other than taking care of us but the food is great

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was very good. The service was average. The restaurant should have someone besides their servers perform the following: Water fill ups, bar delivery and tableside guac preparation. At least give me the impression that the person hand making my guac is an expert at it. The wait staff was overworked and these changes would have helped that.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Waitress was new and not at all informed. Ordered a mule with vodka and got a glass of straight vodka with a lime. My soup was cold and tasted like it came out of a can. Used to LOVE this restaurant but sad to say that the quality has gone downhill.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Normally, I’ve had a good experience at Cantina Laredo. On this occasion, the waitress spilled half of my meal in my lap and never said anything. At the end of the meal, it took almost an hour to get our bills, which were wrong and had to be fixed twice. When the manager came to the table, we informed him about the meal being spilled and his response was “well are you ok?” No apology, no offer to compensate even for the food that was spilled, let alone the fact that is was spilled on me. A friends card was charged for two separate bills and he would not give her written proof that the second bill had been taken off of her card.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I recently dined at Cantina Laredo in a mid-sized group on the weekend.

The restaurant has very friendly staff and management who greeted us and checked in on us during our meal.

Great looking interior with lots of eye-catching bits of art and other pieces around the room.

The dining areas are sectioned well so you feel you have some privacy from other diners.

We ordered a variety of dishes from salmon to carne asada. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The portions were very generous as well.

We were celebrating a birthday and the young lady who took our order brought him a piece of cake with a lit candle/sparkler that was a fun treat.

Great time had by all and we will dine here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

All in all, pretty good place! Server was professional and the food was good as well. Margarita was ok, not great. Hardly any salt and not a lot of flavor.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant was practically empty and service was incredibly slow. Had to ask several times for drink refills. We were a party of six and everyone's food came out at different times. There were also two mistakes that had to be sent back. Would not go back.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The waiter couldn't describe the fish dishes, and didn't go check on it. Just shrugged off his lack of knowledge. The server dropped one of our meals near another table and it crashed onto the floor and splattered their purses and legs . We saw it all but no one acknowledged it initially. They just delivered the rest of our meals then the waiter came over nonchalantly to say "yeah they dropped your meal over there". My meal was 15 min behind everyone else at my table since they had to remake mahi tacos.
Disappointed all around and they only comped the $15 fish tacos on a $200 ticket. No class or professionalism demonstrated throughout the night. Huge downgrade in service from the last few years. Won't be back probably.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was lovely. Great ambiance and good food. The service was top notch and we left with a good feeling.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of if not the worst restaurant experience in our lives and we go out almost every day.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

My wife had been previously for a Christmas party and couldn't stop raving about the steak fajitas. She wanted to go back for her birthday, and I was happy to accommodate her ;) The fajitas were indeed amazing, and the service, atmosphere, and friendliness of the staff were all great as well. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always can count on great food and service! Thanks for a nice evening.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Some dishes are very spicy hot. If you don’t want very hot and spicy, ask the waiter to lighten up on the hotness.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Service wasnt all there tonight. Usually good food and service. Think the guy was new. Almost mixed the advocado sticker into the guacamole, then he didnt bring us chips for 10+ mins, had to ask a bus-boy, forgot sour cream twice. My drink was always empty, come on, this is where you make your money.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 13, 2017

First time here and it was very good

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Having celiac disease has made dining out so difficult! Thanks for treating me like a normal person! So often I feel like a second class citizen! The food was amazing!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Disappointing. Fish tacos ober cooked. Seviche past prime. Pass on Flautas. Shrimp salad and tamales great. Wish you had chicken or pork tamales. Service for drinks slow

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food, drinks, and service!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Friends from out of town often drive down to go here, but there are two good Mexican restaurants near us. This week we had company and decided to drive out to try. Chips were thin and fresh and dips were most unusual (one sweet and one hot (temp.) and spicy.) but looked the same, All of us loved combo plates which were very tasty. One split 1-2 was on the tacos (two of us do not like hard tacos and one loved them). Waiter (Bryce) was extremely personable (we are older and do not expect that kind of communication) and fun. We will go back and ask for him. You can enter from the back door (no steps) right near the parking and not have to meander through the court yards around it.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was great, service was excellent. Drinks were ok, but pricey

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Overall our experience was OK
We've been to this restaurant many times and our other experiences have been better
It just felt like they were not as cohesive as they normally are
There had been a very large party there before us and things were pretty messed up when we got there and it just seemed like they didn't have time to do adequate cleaning up the area around the tables

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Perfect place to have a team lunch. The guacamole is the best!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Everything we had was very good and more creative than the other typical Mexican restaurants around. All the drinks on the drink menu looked worthy of trying and each one of us loved our meal.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The service was very slow. We would not see our server for extended periods of time. Our first drink was good, the second was not at all. The food was delicious.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was great. Been several times; thought server could have nicer and more attentive.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We indicated on open table that we would like a certain server and were surprised when our request was not honored. When ordering our server Morgan asked us to point to the items because she did not know the menu. We saw our food go by and then sit outside on the patio for 5 minutes because the food runner did not know table numbers. The food was excellent my boyfriend had the carne asada and i had the carne asada with shrimp. Not even halfway through our meal the server said you guys ready for the check? We had planned on ordering dessert and she never cleared the table and left dirty plates all over when finally another server came and asked if we'd like boxes. Service left much to be desired but the food was exceptional.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We are regulars at this location and usually this is a five star experience. This time was awful. The server was new but it took forever to get our order taken and even longer for our food to come. Order was not eight when we finally got our food. New server was very apologetic however this is not what we have come to expect from an otherwise great place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Are used to go here all the time, and as usual the food was wonderful. However even though there were very few people in the restaurant service was incredibly slow, and we had a few things we ordered that didn't ever make it out. I'd still go back, but it's probably on probation and my rotation.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Server Bryce was awesome. Food was great-sat in the patio which was really nice and relaxing.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 30, 2017

They graciously gave us the private dining room! Service was a little slow, but we were there for a long time. Everyone loved their food! Only odd thing was when the chef walked out with a bowl of soup and said to one guest, we don't have what you ordered, so you can have this instead. No asking her.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Business Meals
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