Cantina Laredo - Virginia Beach

4.4
89 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 89 people are saying
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NancyM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was adequate but not spectacular. Friendly staff. Music loud at the restaurant and competed with music being played outside in a nearby park.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The hostesses were listless and unfriendly. After sitting for 15 minutes i had to waive someone down for water. When our waitress came, she took our appetizer order and did not come back for twenty minutes and by that time we were almost dine with our appetizer and we asked if we could have some silverware and napkins and if we could place our order. The guacamole had the texture and taste like it came out of a bag. The queso tasted like Velveeta and rotelle. The chicken fajitas we’re actually tasty, but they were 1875 for 4 ounces of chicken. Overall, it is overpriced food that doesn’t taste that good. Service was atrocious. People just kept walking by us sitting there and I couldn’t get any service unless I waved somebody down

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Southernsailor
Wilmington
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great tacos and good service. Billed as modern Mexican, the food really is good and although we only sampled tacos and beer, the rest of the menu was very inviting and looked good at nearby tables. We were on a tight schedule and had to be on our way before 7PM on a Tuesday but the crowd was picking up and I imagine it would be a fun environment later in the evening. Also should be great for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server was friendly and respectful; food was good; atmosphere was fun but it is a bit loud indoors.

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Britton
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Do not go for the food. It seemed like the and steak was reheated. Also the wait staff was inattentive. Would not suggest to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

They don’t know how to cook fajitas. I became weary with the cooks. Guacamole was tasteless. Strawberry margarita is the worst I have ever had. No desire to return.

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LoriS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on a Monday, went back the next day for taco Tuesday. Superb!!!

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TessieB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food lacks flavor and spice. Fajitas are bland, as was the steak with chimichurri. Even the margarita had no taste. We went twice in 8 days and were disappointed both times.

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AnnB
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Family dinner on a Thursday night. The food was excellent but i don't think the kitchen planned on the crowd, so service was slow. It is a nice place to go and I will go back but may avoid peak dining times in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sasha was awesome!!! She was very attentive & on her A game!!! Great ambience, great drinks & the food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is absolutely superb!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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
2 reviews
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
Richmond
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
14 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
Charlotte
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
14 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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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 89 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.