Casa Loca Mexican Cantina

4.3
194 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Casa Loca features scratch-made Mexican dishes that are chef-driven, never frozen, and accessible for the every-day guest. Bite into Casa Loca’s soon-to-be-famous street tacos, sizzling fajitas, curated burrito bowls, 10 oz. legendary steak burgers, and oversized crisp salads.

The beverage menu showcases a wide selection of on-draft Margaritas, and an extensive international and domestic bottled-beer list. The warm, inviting décor includes cinnamon red booths, reclaimed wood-tables, rustic Spanish accents and oak floors, as well as a hand-painted wall murals

Serving dinner daily, guests will be greeted at each seating with complimentary warm & salty tortilla chips and house salsa. Casa Loca “classics” include Mexican Street Corn, Tijuana Chicken Skewers, Barbacoa Beef Quesadilla, Tex-Mex Burger and more.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 194 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my wife for dinner on a Friday night and sat outside with heaters. Closest thing to true Tex-mex we can get around this area. Great drinks and food, and easy to get to. Joel was a great server. We hope they keep the outside open through winter! Go here!

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vipOmi77
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with the family. Everything was great. The steak was little chewy. Other than that the good was awesome.

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vipDave
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is very good, different from the chain restaurant fare. The restaurant location is great and it's easy to get to. We sat on the outdoor patio and it was nice.

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BillyT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Having worked as a sous chef in a Southwestern/South American restaurant for 2+ years I can tell you that this is less than stellar and similarly uninspired Mexican for the masses.

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Carol
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Casa Loca for my husband's birthday. There is a comfortable outside seating area with heaters so it was nice to be able to dine alfresco! The service was great, margaritas were generous, and the food was good. The server brought out a churro dessert with a candle which was a nice touch. Fun night out!

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vipStayOutOfBrooklyn
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. Everything was hot and delicious. We ate on the patio. The atmosphere was fun. It was clean and well appointed. Our server was engaging and very attentive to my husband’s food allergies. Food and beverages were very slow to arrive. We assumed that like many restaurants in our area it is understaffed. The food and drinks were worth the wait. We will absolutely return.

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vipAshleyC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drink menu and very large food menu! It was so hard to make a decision since everything sounded delicious!

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OksanaS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, because the food is delicious. Highly recommend street corn, chicken fajitas very tasty as well as all tacos. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Barbacoa beef on tacos amd salad was stringy and tough

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Ksl76
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!
Really. Great

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ZalimaO
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The drinks were amazing, but the food was only okay. One person in our party didn't even eat after the food was delivered wrong two times.

JM
vipJayM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just looking for an outside dining experience

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TomB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Casa Loca is probably a great place to go after work or for lunch during the work day. It doesn’t seem like a sit down restaurant with the kind of ambiance the family is looking for. It seems to want to be more of the “Cantina” then a restaurant. The drinks are daring and they are a risk if you’re not adventurous with your adult beverages. We did not finish our (pricey) drinks, but points for being very unique. My burrito came wrapped in foil with a side of fries instead of rice and beans. Weird. Empanadas we’re ok. Noisy. Not sure why the cases of beer sit all around the floor? A young crowd might like it as a hangout. Not terrible. Not great either.

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TraceyM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside last night on a not-really summery September evening. The outside heaters, service, and food were great!

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SusanW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitstaff was so nice, explained what was in certain dishes and patient.

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Christine
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The margaritas were outstanding- nice size! The food was awesome as well. The fajitas could use some more chicken, but they were quite tasty. Our waitress was the best- so friendly and attentive! I will definitely return!

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Charles
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service and prices aren't bad.

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vipMikeys23
New England
189 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is fine. Standard Mexican fare. Server was excellent. Attentive throughout. Good local option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great meal, drinks were awesome. Service was a bit slow but most places are understaffed right now. Value was excellent. Went with 7 friends all got drinks and only spent 225.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Most of our food came out wrong. We asked to omit something and have some other things on the side, but it came out with everything and nothing on the side. The. When she brought it again it everything was on the side nothing on it, abs things were missing. We could sense that even though this wasn’t our fault our waitress was taking it out on us.

I found the drink selection limited

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unkown
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good...we did find bone in the pork....but the staff was very attentive and concerned for our safety and the safety of others.... Accidents do happen so not a huge deal.

JG
JennyG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor seating and always great service and food. Margaritas are the best!

DC
DianeC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredibly friendly and service was quick. It worked well for us as we were in a hurry. Would go back another time when we're not so rushed.

BO
vipBOSNYCFOODIE
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was fresh. The guacamole needed more flavoring - possibly more salt or lime. The drinks tasted great and were not watered down at all (Cadillac and some variant of one of their spicy margaritas).

MC
vipMelC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Ordered carnitas tacos. Taco shell was chewy and meat was dry. Rice side also bland as well as beans that were undercooked. Lemonade was overly sweetened. On the plus side, our server was attentive and the food arrived hot. Hope they tweak their recipes- would be nice to have a good sit down Mexican place at university ave.

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Nevills
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas were fantastic! Loved the atmosphere and service. Food was fresh and I am so glad we tried this relatively new spot. We will be back!

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Superb
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pleasant staff, plenty of room so didn’t feel crowded. Food was good but a little bland. Drinks were excellent.

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PamG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was pleased with the gluten free options but I was disappointed that there was neither a gluten free beer or a Chardonnay offered.

DB
vipDanielleB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

My friend and I barely got home before we both got sick

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was slow, food was soggy and tasteless. Overpriced.

M
vipMikeys23
New England
189 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Surprised at how empty the restaurant was on a Saturday evening. Third or fourth visit. Other visits have been much more crowded. Food is decent. Standard Mexican restaurant fare. Service could have been a bit better, especially with an empty restaurant, but no real issues.

MS
MartyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

server Lupa was wonderful. food was great/. loved the decor or music. ordered a pitcher of frozen margaritas tasted great but were def on the weak side. we will definitely go back again

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go again! Big portions though so recommend sharing!

JM
JeriM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Service and waitstaff were helpful and friendly. Even though we had a reservation we would have had to wait 45 mins for an outdoor table, although we saw plenty of empty ones. We opted for an indoor one. Aisle getting to table was like walking through a storeroom. It was lined with cases of beer and other liquor. Menu was not as large as most other Mexican restaurants we have frequented.

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Alexis
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was delightful and the food was good. Drinks were even better! I think they may have been short-staffed as the service took some time, but that was not the fault of our server. Good food and good drinks - what's not to like?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good for kids

C
vipCalin
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The only Mexican Loca is me for eating here!!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The food was pretty good, the cultural appropriation was very real and uncomfortable.

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Louvrelover
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before a shopping trip at University Place. The tortilla chips and salsa were great; the chips were heated, which is always a plus. Te drink menu is extensive; we had great white sangrias.

My entree was a 3 enchilada sampler, one each of eel, chicken, and carnitas. Very tasty with black beans and rice. My friend had a burrito bowl with chicken, also delicious.

Service was good; our server was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was nice; we were in the dining room; there is also a bar and outdoor seating.

I’ll e back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor needs a ton of work. Staff was great.

FAQs

Casa Loca Mexican Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Casa Loca Mexican Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 471-7738.

Casa Loca Mexican Cantina is rated 4.3 stars by 194 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.