Don Sal Cocina Cantina

4.2
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Don Sal’s Downtown Lancaster location is now open! Join us to enjoy our delicious menu and margaritas! Traditional Mexican fare will be served including all your favorites, fajitas, molcajete, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, homemade tortillas, fresh chips and much more!
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family there for the first time and they all love it! Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away and were even early by 30 minutes. The food was fantastic and service was good.

CM
ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant did not have any knowledge of my reservation which caused my party & I to wait 20 mins for an available table. The waiter seemed annoyed so a thumbs down for him.

GT
vipGoodTimes
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Bad service. The food was lukewarm. I’m very disappointed because I’ve been waiting two weeks to dine here. It used to be one of my favorites; unfortunately, after this experience, I doubt I’ll return.

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CocoS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food took forever to get to us and it was burnt so bad I wasn't even sure what my chicken taco was. It was black burnt chicken with a burnt shell broken in pieces.

JK
JudeK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Well we went with reservations and were informed they didn’t honor reservations. I suggest they remove the option online then. Nice staff, really great live guitar players this night. Staff is nice, slow and need to learn the menu, but nice. Salsa tasted burnt. Please turn up the air conditioner! Got my order wrong, forgot my husbands side, salads were soggy. May go again just for drinks and music.

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GREGS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great place to just hang out and chill with friends .

GT
vipGoodTimes
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good time with visiting family.

AG
AriesGrl
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

For starters I made a reservation for my husband's birthday and we got there and they told me "we hardley ever get those online reservations"..so they had no record of it! Then we proceeded to wait an hour and a half for our food when our waiter was informed ...the kitchen never prepared our order! I will say our waiter was very apologetic and offered us a free appetizer, dessert, and a free tequila shot for my husbands birthday(I totally understood it was not at all his fault but still frustrating) when the food finally came my husband's carne asada was over cooked. This was our first time here and I was not impressed! We wont be returning for sure!

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vipPaulB
Salt Lake City
32 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good but service was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a special birthday. my reservation was for 5 people and jumped to 15 and they adjusted my table accordingly without any issues. Food was delish. One of my relatives ate Chile Colorado which was super delicious and flavorful. For dessert the flan was very rich and enjoyable. i love that they have jamaica and horchata which are also super good. for drinks we ordered pomegranate mojito, micheladas, and pepino margarita, and ordered seconds. also rice beans and salsa for the chips are great !

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal fajitas!! Loved the red wine sangría, great chips & salsa, and outstanding margarita flight options!

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CeciliaR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I reserved a couple hour and had to wait still not a biggie i had gone the night before and estimated wait 1:20 I was not waiting tha long food well proportioned the drnks are awesome

GT
vipGoodTimes
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good time and great food b

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Toddthrowsstrikes
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My Bday dinner with 8 family and friends.
Food was good. However service ruined it. One plate was cold. Waiter forgot our order and came back to confirm what we ordered? Forgot the tortillas for fajitas and carne plates. One plate of chicken tacos was steak tacos. Strike one. One plate of a chicken burrito was steak. Strike two. Had to chase the waiter down for the tortillas. Strike three. Manager corrected the meals and helped celebrate my bday with a shot and a sombrero.
Thx!
I don’t know if the building is jinxed or what. Bex Service was poor as well.

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tonopah1kid
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Party of 4 adults with reservations, no problem got a table for 6-8, so plenty of room! Was at 6:00pm on Saturday, so it wasn't too busy. Servers and Bus persons, were attentive and frequent.

Menu is quite varied and took awhile to check it out, and needed a few clarifications from our Server, Luis.

The facility is quite spacious, with very, very high ceilings and plenty of glass windows and tile floors, so a lot of echoing sounds from ope kitchen area and dining area. Conversations are doable, but require louder voices and good hearing.

Meals were delivered in about 15 minutes, and were good looking and tasty, required 2 take-away boxes afterwards.

Margaritas on-the-rocks where about 8 ounces and well made, but looked as if they should only cost $6.50, but were in-fact $8,75, I thought them pricey,

NH
NicoleH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here with some friends for a little date night without our kids and we had a great time. Perfect for families, couples, or people just looking for good food. We will definitely go back.

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BethK
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, it was a slow night so it was easy to have a conversation. Like the fish tank with the starfish.

JA
JAIME
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I was very impressed with the service at Don Sals. This was my third time visiting and each time is better than the last. I'm not a big mexican food lover so I rate the food good, I have yet to have anything spectacular or even very good to eat here. The environment is good and always clean ++.

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LisaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch. We’ll definitely go again. Server Pancho was great.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The manager gave us a hard time when I told him I had a reservation he could not find our name good thing I took a picture of the confirmation number

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vipGoodTimes
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The shrimp “stuffed” steak had two tiny shrimp in it and it was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Great place to have a meal or a drink.

BR
BRITTANYC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't even get served ended up walking out after an hour without even getting our salads.

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JackH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing in every aspect!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

New restaurant just getting started. Great margs. It took way to long to deliver to the table. Chips are so so. Had a large party and only brought one small basket of chips at a time. Food excellent. Will plan to go back.

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vippeterm
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

cant say too much good...our waiter was loud and forceful ,the food was below average for the price,and the salsa was fairly tasteless,nice atmosphere but food comes first

MB
MickeyBby01
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took my hubby for a family birthday dinner. We love Sals and regular the location in Rosamond. The service was very slow but they were sweet and you can tell these are just kinks with being freshly opened in Lancaster.

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Lorie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was good, waitress was friendly and quick, the young man who served chips, salsa and beans was very courteous and was on top of refills. Would love to try the brunch so then I know I can be dedicated on Sundays to Don Sal. Overall from what I had I rate a 31/2 stars

FAQs

Don Sal Cocina Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Don Sal Cocina Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (661) 941-2301.

Don Sal Cocina Cantina is rated 4.2 stars by 29 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.