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Cantina Laredo - Columbus

4.3
704 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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.
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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
What 704 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great everytime I go. I have never had anything I didn't like.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The carne asada alone is worth eating here. Dinner on a Friday night was nosier than we would have hoped, but that might have been attributable more to the party of 10 sitting near us than the fault of the restaurant. Not cheap, especially for Mexican food, but excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a great dinner with family.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The restaurant was fine and the food was great. The waiter was a bit busy ad sometimes the service was lax.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was delicious, the drinks were well balanced. Service was slow for our group. Other tables were seated and served twice while we were at the restaurant. I'm not sure if this is a management issue or employee issue, either way it falls on the shoulders of management. Otherwise it was a nice experience and we would entertain visiting for dinner again.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fish tacos dry and lacked taste... service was inattentive.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were completely disappointed in the food. And it’s quite pricy for a chain restaurant. The food and drinks was so so at best. You’re better off going to The Cheesecake Factory or Chipotle, to be honest. We won’t go back.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great experience in every way as always!
Marcos was outstanding .
I have been consistently introducing my friends to this matchless “Mexican” restaurant 😁

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were sat in the bar area, it was a little too noisy for us. We will ask next time to sit away from the bar. Overall, great dinner. We will go again.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food for a special dinner. Highly recommend the guacamole!!! They make it at the table!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and tableside guacamole. Sea bass special was wonderful as were all of our entrees.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We ate here for a birthday celebration with a group of 10. The service was slow, but the food was good. The margaritas here are the best!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food was excellent along with a great waiter Jamie. Best Mexican restaurant in 25 years.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Sunday evening - not very busy. Very friendly and attentive server and hostess.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Prompt seating upon arrival-we had a reservation. Excellent service! The meal arrived very quickly and the food was fresh and delicious! Great vibrant Friday night scene! Good for couples and families.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food and service

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Decent food, but nothing special. Billed as "upscale Mexican," which means expensive. Several hand-crafted Margaritas that all taste the same -- tequila-flavored lime Kool-Aid. Never busy so if you're at the mall and can't get in anywhere else, this is the place; otherwise, you're better off at chain Mexican.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I was brought the wrong dinner but tried to make the best of it as we were with friends and I did not want everyone waiting to eat if I sent mine back. I order the three beef tacos and ended up with one shrimp taco which I really liked and told the waitress when she came to check that this was the wrong order but it was pretty good. The next two taco's went uneaten after the first bite as they were chicken and I did not care for the taste. No one was overly excited about their food. Your special Cabo margarita however was wonderful. I think I will be coming for the cocktails again but skipping the food.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s sad that being a upscale restaurant they had 2 vegetarian dishes in all. A regular Mexican restaurant has so many choices. In addition the grilled chicken our 7yr old ordered was so hard and she could not eat. The table side guacamole was disappointing. It was genuinely not tasty. We are not going back and/or recommending this place to anyone.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good as always but service was average. We got charged for drink we didnt even get and our food was almost delivered to the wrong table. Not to mention our reservation was for 630 and we didn't get seated until almost 7.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I realize the table salsa is free but it was extremely bland. I've had better at less expensive places, so I was let down the salsa wasn't better.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seated in a dark corner (the light above was out) but the wait staff was extremely apologetic and friendly. Our food took almost an hour to come but the manager comped our drinks. The experience wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t good either. The saving grace was the service. They were wonderful and so friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

All around great experience! Thanks for making my birthday extra special!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We really enjoy this restaurant! The food is always fresh and delicious! It was really busy even though we had a reservation. We were seating right away but they did not have enough staff to cover the area we were seated and it took a long time to get refills and our food. Normally this is not the case so I just believe it was the draw of that evening! We will return again!

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I've been eating here since the restaurant opened. I feel like the food isn't as good as it used to be.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We stop here to eat anytime we come through Columbus a long time favorite with wonderful food, great staff. You have to try the Mexican Apple Pie

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food and service

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Rather disappointed this trip. Food on the cool side and service was slow.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our service on a Saturday night was terrible. We were seated within clear view of the host stand where no less than 3 people were working - although there was no one waiting for a table. They sat us and after 10 minutes when no server appeared, I went to the host stand to inquire. At first they assured me we had a server assigned. When I explained that we didn't even have water yet, they finally realized maybe they could pitch in. One brought water for us. It was at least another 10 minutes before we saw the server. Upon our food coming, we ordered another round of drinks. Which were delivered long after we finished eating. The food was fine, not outstanding. It had been years since I had been and it wasn't as good as I remembered. There are so many other options in Columbus that this no longer hits my radar.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was pretty good but it took over an hour to come out! Made for a long night.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was outstanding, food was good, no complaints.. it was a little loud prob because we were sat at a table in middle of room.. it won’t stop me from going back though .. overall everything was good ..

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome service & fabulous food!! It was really busy for Restaurant Week but they still managed to keep refills and chips coming. Food was great!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Portabella Fajitas were amazing. Great food. Service was so-so. Constantly had to ask for more water - same experience before when eating at the Cantina Laredo in Cincinnati. We would still go back for the food though!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food options for restaurant week. Restaurant staff were very attentive. The best part of the three course meal was the dessert. Both the mango tres leches, and apple pie were delicious.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We came here for restaurant week, though we've been before. I remember enjoying it a lot more the first time. For one thing, the online menu for the restaurant week was different from what they offered, which was disappointing since I wanted the item they'd replaced.
The first course was enjoyable all around, but very, very spicy. I like Mexican, Korean, and Indian cuisine, so I'm comfortable with heat in my food, but this was almost painful. However my item in the second course was a huge disappointment. The Cancun was very bland and honestly not the standard I'd expect from a nicer, upscale restaurant like this. It was standard "American-friendly" Mexican with not a lot of flavour or heat.
I asked for sour cream since none came with our meals, and the waitress brought it without telling me they were going to charge me 2 bucks for it. It's not that I can't afford that, but i would have turned it down on principle. It is a condiment, and it is super cheap, and it's almost a prerequisite for Mexican cuisine. It's not like it's guacamole where avocados can be expensive. It would be like charging someone for ketchup for their fries at a burger joint. The dessert was excellent, probably best part of the meal.
We had a couple drinks, which was probably one of the biggest disappointments. They were nice tasting, but they're served in glasses that look big because they're so tall, but they're narrow and taper down to a point at the bottom, then filled to the top with ice before they add the drink. You end up not getting very much, and considering the cost of the beverages, this makes it not worth it. I wanted another drink since it didn't stretch very far, but there was no way I was buying another knowing what a ripoff it was.
Overall, the server was nice and attentive, though I did have to ask more than once for water refills in a slow section. I'm not sure I'd come back unless it were a great deal though, to be honest. There are better places for better prices.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great environment. Energetic and modern. Great food, too.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was awesome but the service was poor. At times we had no one waiting on us and other times we had 4 different people- it was worse with so many servers because what we asked for would not be brought to us so we had to keep repeating our requests and then we would duplicates.

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