Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park

4.3
168 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
YEAH WE KNOW THE MARGARITA, IT WAS INVENTED HERE! For 125 years, Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada has been known as, “The bar that built a town” frequented by gunslingers, movie stars, revolutionaries and it has even seen a horse or two darken its doorways. The Margarita was invented at Hussongs back in October, 1941 by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. He concocted the perfect mixture of equal parts Tequila, Damiana, and lime, served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass for Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German Ambassador to Mexico. Not too many people know that, but it’s the truth. The story is on record in the Ensenada Historical Society and was verified by Margarita Henkel herself a few years back. The Hussong’s family still owns and manages the cantina in Ensenada and in keeping with the Hussong’s tradition, we serve The Original Margarita hand-shaken with only fresh ingredients.
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JayM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, and even better drinks!
Pro Tip: Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday for the deals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great chips, salsa, and fajitas.

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vipTroy
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Had a 4:30 reservation on Friday, Nevada Day, to hit happy hour. We’d never been there before, last time we were at Boca Park we noticed their HH and wanted to try them out. Thought it might be busy due to the holiday, but the place was pretty dead.
Took our pick of tables on the patio, server was prompt to take drink orders. Original margaritas x 2, very good, although I’ve never met a margarita I didn’t like. Chips and salsa were delivered quickly, chips were fresh and crispy, but were awfully salty. We overheard the table next to us ask for more chips but without salt, so we weren’t the only ones. Two kinds of salsa came out, a straightforward mild tomato based salsa that was fine, and a roasted chile salsa that had an odd sugary sweetness to it. Meh, neither of us cared much for it.
Entrees: wife ordered the stacked quesadilla with chicken, and I ordered enchiladas with carnitas. I asked for a “sampler,” with one enchilada of each kind of offered meat; chicken, barbacoa, or carnitas, but nope sorry, only one protein per order of three. Not sure why they can’t do one each, but ok whatever. I stuck with carnitas then.
Food came out, nicely plated, good sized portions. Taste wise though, everything was just pretty bland. Nothing objectionable, just not a lot of flavor in anything; chicken, carnitas, rice, beans.
We ate, finished our drinks and left. Bill was on par with other Mexican restaurants, drinks were at HH price though so that saved a few bucks. Can’t say it’s a good value because the food just wasn’t that good.
Overall pretty mediocre. I don’t think we’ll be back for dinner, maybe just HH drinks though. I can think of three other Mexican restaurants within a fairly small radius that are far better.

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littlechilipepper
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hussongs is always great. So happy to find out that they take reservations now. It friends from out of town loved it. We dine or take out at least once a week. On take out we miss the to go Margarita mix to go. Wish they would come back.

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KenF
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and legendary customer service! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere was great!

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LANETTEL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place our server jeff was awesome the drinks could be a little stronger

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LVLady
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding.

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ilovesamirose
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit fancy for my taste, but overall the food tastes good, service was great & sports were showing on the tv's. Having the VGK game on one of the tv's instead of the Dodger game would have gotten 5 stars.

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vipMiaE
Las Vegas
74 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Andrea was an excellent server. We sat outside. Weather and food excellent

Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park
Responded on October 5, 2021

Hello Mia, My name is Scott Frost and I am a Managing Member of Hussong's Cantina. I want to first thank you for your review and kind words. We certainly appreciate them! My only concern was that you seemed to have a wonderful experience but only gave us 3 stars. If you could please elaborate on what could have been done differently/better that would be helpful. Please feel free to email my Reputation Manager, Dana, at DanaF@titanbrands.vegas Many thanks, SF

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server made sure to accommodate my entire family! Good and drinks were great!

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vipEVMissy
Las Vegas
49 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went to Hussong's to try a new restaurant. We loved it. The chips are hot, the salsa's a fabulous, and the food was great. I would highly recommend them.

I had the chicken tacos. I loved that you could order two or three, as usually you always get three, and I can never eat that much. It came with beans and rice. The pineapple on the tacos was great, gave them a new flavor profile.

My husband had the chicken enchiladas. He liked them, but thought he might try a different sauce, he tried the red sauce. His also came with beans and rice.

All and all - a hit - check them out, you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, drunks and food was good!

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Only had one waiter, but he was a hustler and did a great job.

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Vandana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food with excellent attentive service. Will definitely visit again.

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JanetT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The jumbo margarita is HUGE. It was good though and it was strong. Food wasn't so great. I would go there for drinks and appetizers, but not the place for a birthday or anniversary celebration as It's kind of low-key. Not a lot of inside seating.

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Tams
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For the price, the food wasn't that good. The service was ok....they only had the bartender taking orders and working behind the bar. Unfortunately, we were a bit disappointed in our experience and most likely will not return.

Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello Tams, My name is Scott Frost and I am a Managing Member at Hussong's. I want to thank you for reaching out as we do our best to grow from constructive criticism. We strive to make our guests experiences top notch and are disheartened to hear that your meal didn't meet those standards. If you can please email my Reputation Manager at DanaF@titanbrands.vegas with more information (where you sat, server, what you ate) that would be extremely helpful. We hope to see you again soon! SF

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MarkC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time in less than a week I meet friends at Hussong's. The food is always served fresh and quickly by an always friendly staff.

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LindaI
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time I went was really good. Second time not so much. Too much dressing on tostada and the tortillas were very tough instead of crispy. Service not as attentive.

Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello Lindal, My name is Scott Frost and I am a Managing Member at Hussong's. I want to thank you for reaching out as we do our best to grow from constructive criticism. We strive to make our guests experiences top notch and are disheartened to hear that your meal didn't meet those standards. If you can please email my Reputation Manager at DanaF@titanbrands.vegas with more information (where you sat, server, what you ate) that would be extremely helpful. We hope to see you again soon! SF

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Less than average food. Expected much more.

Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park
Responded on August 9, 2021

Hello, My name is Scott Frost and I am a Managing Member at Hussong's Cantina. Please know it has been a very tough last 14 months and as a small business owner we are simply trying to keep our heads above water. I understand your disappointment but leaving negative reviews online only hurts the business and the workers who are trying hard to survive. From here on out, take it up with the manager or staff members while you’re at the establishment. They are often happy to help make it right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had left a restaurant from Tivoli and came here. Service was excellent and fast.

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vipTOMMYVEGAS
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, solid service, good spot. Never disappointed by the food quality at Hussongs. Great beer selection too.

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Jogathegreat
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walfer was on it. Always making sure we had food and drinks!

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Andy
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Came for the margaritas, but they were ok at best. Pretty standard margarita and nothing to be excited about. The elote appetizer was pretty good, but the barbacoa fajitas and the enchiladas were nothing that stood out. It compares to your average mexican sit down restaurant. Overall, 2 apps, 2 margaritas, 2 entrees was $85 prior to tip--didn't think the food was worth $100 outing. I will not go again--El Cantina in Tivoli is much better.

Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park
Responded on July 5, 2021

Hello Andy, My name is Scott & I am a Managing Member at Hussong's. As a small business owner, we are simply trying to keep our heads above water. I understand your disappointment but leaving negative reviews online only hurts the business who are trying to survive. From here on out if you are not pleased with your meal or experience, take it up with the manager while you’re at the establishment. They are often happy to help make it right. -Scott Frost

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vipJustinP
Las Vegas
89 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hussong's Cantina - Boca Park is an excellent spot...chill/casual vibe, friendly service, delicious menu, awesome margaritas...our favorite bite of our meal is their cucumelon margarita...I recommend Hussong's Cantina - Boca Park

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vipFoodlover
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Let me start by saying I am not a Mexican food fan but my husband loves it! Went to make him happy but turned out that I was VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!!!! First, the chips with the brown sugar salsa. STOP ME!! SOOOO YUMMY! Hubby had chicken tacos smiled the whole time. Guess what??? I had the breaded shrimp tacos. WOW UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS!!!! And the accompanying rice and beans were very good also. Very tasty. We live in NJ but will ABSOLUTELY return next time we are in Vegas!!!

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Anonymous
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A little busier than I would have liked with a reservation. Food was great and worth the wait !

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LWMT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu needs an update. The food was mediocre can find better Mexican restaurants with better flavor at lesser price. The service was there strong point . The bartender slash waiter was very helpful, efficient and fast!

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vipOnTopOfIt
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

We went to Hussong's on an OT Recommendation...
Service was Attentive and Kind.
Beverages were adequate along with Guac.
We ordered Pork Carnitas Fajitas which was a horrible serving of PULLED Pork with a very SOUR Flavor...
The Carne Asada Fajitas (Grilled Steak with Sauteed Onions & Peppers) which included fillers of Diced Potatoes, Carrots, and niblets of Corn and it tasted like it was marinated in Whorsteshire sauce and was tough to Cut & Chew...

Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park
Responded on February 28, 2021

Hello, My name is Scott Frost and I am a managing member of Hussong's Cantina. I want to first thank you for your candid review. We are always looking for ways to make our guests experience better and your review has been posted so our team can continually improve where needed. If you could please email my Reputation Manager, Dana, at DanaF@titanbrands.vegas with more details regarding your visit it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again and hope to see you soon... Scott Frost

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vipBrit
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a good Mexican restaurant. Nothing special. It was just run of the mill . I was hoping it was upper class dining it was not. However it was good

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KHAALIIS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was on par and came out pretty quickly the menu is quite limited but it's understandable

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vipMiaE
Las Vegas
74 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed the authenticity of the food. It was Delicious. Our server was very personable . Loved learning a piece of their history/roots via a huge photo mural. Cadillac Margarita was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was polite and efficient! Wore a mask at all times

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Summerlin
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good presentation, tasty, generous sized cocktails

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LoriB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Seemed to be one food server working the bar and tables. TV was clearly his main attention. While he was very nice when was serving us, he didn't tend to our drinks or check in on us. Some things were forgotten and had to be requested more than once.

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vipMichelleB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The chips and salsa are good. Service was good. Entrees were ok. Definitely not on our list to go back.

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vipDominicZ
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was not that great. Being that the restaurant is not at full capacity I feel that the quality and consistency of food should be better. The lack of care on the restaurant as a team is upsetting. When the place was busy about 2 years ago the food was much better.

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MayraQ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m obsessed with their green chicken enchiladas! Great service too!

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AlexC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to coming to Hussong's, the experience is amazing every single time, great service, great ambiance and great food!

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Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 778-2160.

Hussong's Cantina- Boca Park is rated 4.3 stars by 168 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.

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