Cantina Laredo - Virginia Beach

4.4
75 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
We create authentic Mexican food inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City and add a modern twist. Imagine grilled fish, chicken or steak topped with one of a kind signature sauces like chipotle-wine and Portobello mushroom or sautéed artichoke heart and roasted red bell pepper. Pair that with our award-winning margarita, the Casa Rita, made from fresh lime-juice and the finest tequila and you’ve got what we call Modern Mexican.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 75 people are saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is absolutely superb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

If this is what "modern Mexican cuisine" is supposed to be, then I want a traditional experience. Everything-- from the salsa and chips, to the guacamole and queso-- took forever to come out...and it was just "okay" tasting. On top of that, the plating was poor. I could swear that my beans had just come out of a can--can juice and all. I requested some additional tortillas for my fajitas, and they were brought to the table cold--not room temperature--cold, as if they were just taken out of the fridge. The waitress was nice, but the food just wasn't that great.

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nochainresturants
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is my second time here. Both visits are consistent. This is a really nice place with an awesome elevated outdoor seating area looking out on Town Center. The place is very nice and the wait staff is super nice and attentive. With all that going for them, we were expecting really good Mexican food. What we got was good Mexican food. I ordered the chicken chimichanga with beans and rice. Since a chimi is deep fried, the tortilla should be chrispy and the filling should be flavorful. The chimi fell short on both counts but the side of rice and beans were very good. We will keep this place in mind for when we want to have a dinner outside but will hit other places for our mexican food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Erick!!! He made us feel welcome and never rushed while we had a gals catch up night.
Food was superb as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved everything about this place from the food, our incredible server and the atmosphere! perfect date night dinner place!

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BrendaD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Ashley was great! Friendly and helpful! I was happy to see a vegan menu selection that was very reasonably priced. My meal was fresh and delicious! I will be back to sample more items on the vegan menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and I liked the industrial modern decor. Light fixtures added extra dazzle. I will visit again.

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vipgreyhoundva
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place great food and drinks. We are repeat customers.

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AtoZ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Waiter didn’t bring us chips until we received our food however did so for other tables. Hard to hear the waiter through the noise level. Drinks always take a long time to make it to the table and should be fixed. Food overall was tasty and great though.

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vipEnjoyfood
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great, but the food was not quite what I expected. It was fair.

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MinM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, super friendly and personable. Food was delicious and plentiful. Made a 73yr old woman's birthday extra special.

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DianaS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Atmosphere is lovely. The service was very good. The food was disappointing. What was supposed to be street corn (one would expect roasted corn on the cob with cheese and spices) turned out to be a bowl of what was obviously canned corn :( Barbacoa meat was tasty but dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just came in for drinks & to catch up with a friend I havent seen in awhile. very casual. Liked that the place was completely empty (but it was 2:30) our waitress was very nice, attentive & quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. Can't wait to see a "regular" menu.

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DebbieA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My “mature” friends & spouses and myself and husband went for an early New Year’s Eve dinner. It was our first time there. Everyone had a great experience with food and drinks. Staff was great too!

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vipVenessaE
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

This was a Christmas exchange lunch with a friend. I ordered melted cheese and guacamole combo, but the cheese was cold! They took it back I guess and heated it in the microwave...yuck! I ordered the chicken chipotle and my side dishes were also cold. This all could have been because it was 11:30 am and the kitchen was a little slow or we just had bad luck that day??? I was very disappointed in my food and will give a second thought about returning for a early lunch in the future. Thank you for the wonderful Christmas lunch memory!

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GabrielB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was great and the server Emery took his time and went over thing with us. Emery was very attentive to a table of 5 people. Everything was excellent and look forward to returning.

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FoodieC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, beautiful decor, and great service.

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Michelle
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinners were delicious and good prices. I enjoy chips and salsa more from other Mexican restaurants. Servers were attentive and friendly.

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ChipF
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Lather. Food and drinks were great! Noise level was a little loud. Fine for friends, but not for a quiet dinner. Overall, excellent. Would definitely return and recommend.

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vipCarolineandparker
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were running late due to traffic, we called and they were waiting for us upon arrival. Service was outstanding, we felt safe as distancing rules were followed and masks were worn by staff and guests when not enjoying drink and food. Great location and change of scenery from my house. Food is great and it was ladies night with Margaritas on special. Bonus!

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JonH
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Good food and a nice setting.

Frozen margarita is better than the ones being made.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. The atmosphere the music the food the presentation of the drink. Love it all

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Name
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Carde Asada burrito wasn’t steak, it was beef chunks, terrible!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend this restaurant! Food is great, drinks and happy hour is just over all amazing. Don’t forget the churros, they’re definitely a 11/10. Must have a reservation to get a good spot but they also take walk-ins too. Service is great! The whole ambiance of the restaurant is good too, looks fancy on the outside but the food is definitely spot-on.

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vipgreyhoundva
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Repeat customer love this place but sometimes hard to make a reservation during dinner hours. Freshly made food, great drinks and service is attentive but not rushed. Think drinks are a little pricey compared to the size. Definitely on our list for a return trip.

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HeatherS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good but not authentic. Clean and good service...

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I let them know it was a special occasion. They tried to sit us at a horrible table with a chair pulled up to a four top. We asked to move and they sat us right by the front door and bathroom. I found the service to be slow. I felt rushed once we ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, good food, and wonderful staff. Loved the outdoor seating and view. Will be back!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, a young lady named Heavyn, was knowledgeable and efficient. She checked with us frequently during our meal, which always makes dining out more pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow and social distancing could be better. However, the servers were very careful about following COVID-friendly procedures aside from the seating arrangements. The food was excellent.

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RichardM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice view, on corner of the deck looking out over town center. Maybe not a destination itself but definitely a good choice if at town center for event or shopping.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, Brandon was our waiter and was excellent!
Cabo margarita very tasty, wife had chicken fajitas and said they were excellent, I had steak burrito and flavor was intense and meat cooked perfectly

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MonicaD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Food was amazing. We told our waiter we wanted to do happy hour yet he recommended drinks that were not on happy hour which we only found out after we got the bill. The spacing and tables are not 6 feet apart. you really feel on top of each other. did not like that For health reasons. Might try again because food is so good.

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MarshallT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great setting, great service. A bit pricey but it is at Town Center. Would have been all top rating if the staff all wore their masks correctly. We will be back and soon.

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anikaw
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food! Loved it outside!

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ShanelleW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view..great service. Great place. Can’t wait to visit again sometime soon.

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Rachel
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate out on the balcony for dinner. Food was innovative and very tasty. If you're looking for traditional bean and cheese burritos, this may not be the best pick. This is elevated Mexican food. Signed up at the table for their email and text programs -- got a free appetizer that night, plus another for the next visit.

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You can order delivery directly from Cantina Laredo - Virginia Beach using the Order Online button. Cantina Laredo - Virginia Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 648-1300.

Cantina Laredo - Virginia Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 75 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.