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King & Queen Cantina - San Diego, San Diego, CA

King & Queen Cantina - San Diego

4.2
4.2
728 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

King and Queen Cantina brings Latin flavor to San Diego from creative founder and owner MR.TEMPO.
Come for the atmosphere, but stay for the food. You will find all of your favorite Latin dishes infused with Asian flavors. Join us Happy Hour everyday, Weekend Brunch or Taco Tuesday for a dining experience like you’ve never experienced before!
#MASCHINGON

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Sushi, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 756-7864

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Kettner Blvd & Beech St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Pinches Tacos

Sub Tortillas for Lettuce Wraps

  • Birria Tacos$18.00

    Corn Tortillas, Melted Cheese, Guajillo-Braised Short Rib, Onion, Cilantro, w/ a Side of Habanero Sauce and Consome

    • House Taco Selection$18.00

      1 Korean Taco, 1 Short Rib Mole Taco w/ Chocolate Tortilla, 1 Crispy Avocado Taco and 1 Surf & Turf Taco

      • Korean Tacos$15.00

        Roasted Pork Belly w/ Chile-Soy Sauce, Serrano Sauce, Topped w/ Red Cabbage Slaw, Chopped Mango and Lime Crema

        • Cueva Tacos$16.00

          Crispy Melted Cheese Flour Tortilla, Chipotle Shrimp, w/ Serrano Sauce, Lime Crema, Green Cabbage, Pico, Micro Cilantro and Red Radish, Ensenada Style

          • Steak Tacos$15.00

            Crispy Melted Cheese Flour Tortilla, Chipotle Steak, Topped w/ Lime Crema, Serrano Sauce, Ensenada Style

            • Surf & Turf Tacos$16.00

              Crispy Melted Cheese Flour Tortilla, Shrimp & Steak, Topped w/ Serrano Sauce, Chipotle Sauce, Lime Crema, Pico, Micro Cilantro and Red Radish, Ensenada Style

              • Mr. Tempo Taco$18.00

                Crispy Melted Cheese Flour Tortilla, Anaheim Chili Pepper Stuffed w/ Cheese, Shrimp and Pork Belly, Topped w/ Avocado and Cilantro Sauce

                • Grilled Tuna Tacos$18.00

                  Grilled Tuna, Topped w/ Guacamole, Pico, Red Radish, Chipotle Aioli and Micro Cilantro, Served on A Flour Tortilla

                  • Uber Tacos$18.00

                    Grilled Octopus Served on A Flour Tortilla, Topped w/ Guacamole, Pico, Chipotle Mayo, Red Radish and Micro Cilantro

                    • VIP Tacos*$20.00

                      1 Uber Taco, 1 Cueva Taco, 1 Mr. Tempo Taco, 1 Grilled Tuna Taco

                      • Bone Marrow Tacos$18.00

                        Bone Marrow Topped w/ Asada, Melted Cheese, Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Onions, Avocado Purée, Served w/ Flour Tortillas and a Side of Roasted Sauce

                        • Fish Tacos Ensenada Style$15.00

                          Beer Battered Fish, Corn Tortilla, Pickled Cabbage, Pico, Kimchi Aioli, Sriracha Lime Sauce and Micro Cilantro

                          • Tacos Gobernador$15.00

                            Crispy Melted Cheese Corn Tortilla w/ Shrimp Machaca, Chipotle Aioli, Salsa Quemada Garnished w/ Micro Cilantro and Pecorino Cheese

                            • Taco Naco$16.00

                              Crispy Melted Cheese Flour Tortilla w/ Costa Azul Shrimp, Chipotle Aioli, Lime Crema, Serrano Sauce, Topped w/ Pico, Red Radish and Micro Cilantro

                              • Hot Cheetos Taco$16.00

                                Crispy Melted Cheese Flour Tortilla, Asada, Cheetos Flamin Hot, Chipotle Aioli, Lime Crema, Topped w/ Serrano Sauce, Red Radish and Micro Cilantro

                                • Short Rib Mole Tacos$16.00

                                  Braised Short Rib Mole on A Chocolate Tortilla with Lime Crema, Fried Carrots, Pickled Onions, Cauliflower, Topped with Micro Cilantro

                                  Wannabe Vegan

                                  • Shishito Peppers$10.00

                                    Soy Glazed, Malted Salt, Lime Crema

                                    • Crispy Avocado Tacos$16.00

                                      Beer Battered Avocado, Queso Fresco, Chipotle Aioli, Pickled Carrots and Micro Cilantro, Served on a Sweet Potato Tortilla

                                      • Roasted Veggies Tacos$16.00

                                        Soyrizo, Pinto Beans, Roasted Veggies, Topped w/ Avocado Puree, Chimichurri Sauce and Micro Cilantro, Served on a Sweet Potato Tortilla

                                        • Tacos de La Sierra$14.00

                                          Grilled Tacos Stuffed w/ Beans, Soyrizo, Queso Fresco, Topped w/ Pickled Onions, Pecorino Cheese, Red Radish and Micro Cilantro, Served w/ a Side of Refried Beans, Lime Crema, Chipotle Aioli and Serrano Sauce

                                          • Enchiladas Veggies$14.00

                                            Corn Tortilla, Tomatillo Sauce, Roasted Veggies, Black Sesame Seeds, Topped w/ Cheese and Lime Crema

                                            • Enchiladas Cheese$15.00

                                              Corn Tortilla, Tomatillo Sauce, Cheese, Black Sesame Seeds, Topped w/ Lime Crema

                                              • Veggie Queso Bake$13.00

                                                Roasted Veggies Marinated in Tomatillo Sauce, Topped with Mozzarella Cheese

                                                Chingon

                                                • Tinga Taquitos$14.00

                                                  Chx Filled Taquitos, Topped w/ Pickled Onions and Pecorino Cheese, Served w/ Lime Crema, Serrano Sauce and Chipotle Aioli

                                                  • Pork Belly Bites$14.00

                                                    Pork Belly, Served w/ Honey Sriracha Sauce and Corn Tortillas

                                                    • Tuna Tostada*$18.00

                                                      Marinated Tuna, Guacamole, Salsa Negra, Chipotle Aioli, Red Onions, Sesame Seeds, Cucumber, Micro Cilantro and Red Radish Served w/ Tostadas

                                                      • Hot Cheetos Fries$10.00

                                                        Mozzarella, Pecorino and Cheddar, Pickled Onions, Topped w/ Hot Cheetos, Fried Egg and Chipotle Aioli

                                                        • Guacamole & Chips$14.00

                                                          • Dirty Fries*$11.00

                                                            Mozzarella, Pecorino, Cheddar, Pickled Onions, Green Onions, Fried Egg, Chipotle Aioli

                                                            • Deconstructive Quesadilla$16.00

                                                              Side Flour Tortillas, Cheddar, Pico, Cabbage, Chimichurri Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Guacamole and Your Choice of Asada, Chx, Pork Belly, Veggies, Soyrizo

                                                              • Pow Pow Wings$13.00

                                                                Chipotle Sauce, Micro Cilantro

                                                                • Enchiladas$13.00

                                                                  Corn Tortillas, Tomatillo Sauce, Black Sesame Seeds, Lime Crema and your Choice of Cheese, Chx, Veggies, Shrimp (+$2)

                                                                  • Nachos Gordo$16.00

                                                                    Tomatillo Cream, Mozzarella, Pecorino, Cheddar, Jalapeños, Pico, Avocado Purée, Pinto Beans and Your Choice of Asada, Chx, Pork Belly, Veggies, Soyrizo

                                                                    • Mucho Loco Fries$16.00

                                                                      Tomatillo Cream, Mozzarella, Pecorino, Cheddar, Jalapeños, Pico, Avocado Purée, Pinto Beans and Your Choice of Asada, Chx, Pork Belly, Veggies, Soyrizo

                                                                      • Pork Belly & Octopus$18.00

                                                                        Guajillo Octopus, Pork Belly, Served w/ Avocado Purée Ponzu, Red Radish and Pomegranate Seeds

                                                                        #Saz

                                                                        • The Most Expensive Burger (Tomahawk Prime)*$125.00

                                                                          Brioche bun, tomahawk, bacon, roasted bell pepper, grilled pineapple, lto, bone marrow, shishito pepper served w/ regular or espy fries

                                                                          • Tempo Burger*$22.00

                                                                            Brioche Bun, 2 Beef Chuck Patty, Pork Belly, Shishito Peppers, LTO, Cheddar Cheese, Fried Egg, Bone Marrow, Served w/ Regular Fries or Espy Fries

                                                                            • Pressed Burger*$14.00

                                                                              Brioche Bun, Beef Chuck Patty, Garlic Aioli, Guac, Pico, Melted Cheese, Served w/ Fries

                                                                              Burritos

                                                                              Served with House Fries

                                                                              • Wet Burrito$16.00

                                                                                Flour Tortilla, Rice, Beans, Lettuce, Pico, Lime Cream & Guac, Topped w/ Enchilada Sauce & Melterd Cheese. Choice of Chx / Asada / Pork Belly / Mole Short Rib / Soyrizo & Roasted Veggies (Doesn't Come w/ Fries)

                                                                                • Asada$15.00

                                                                                  Rice, Beans, Asada, Pico, Lime Crema, Guacamole, Wrapped in Flour Tortilla w/ Cheese

                                                                                  • Hippie$14.00

                                                                                    Beans, Rice, Pico, Roasted Salsa, Guacamole, Soyrizo, Wrapped in Flour Tortilla

                                                                                    • Surf & Turf$18.00

                                                                                      Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Cheese Stuffed, Carne Asada, Cabbage, Pico, Lime Crema, Chipotle Aioli, Serrano Sauce, Wrapped in Flour Tortilla

                                                                                      • California Burrito$16.00

                                                                                        Fries, Salsa, Cheese, Guacamole, Lime Crema, Pico, Your Choice of Chx, Asada, Pork Belly, Veggies, Soyrizo, Mole Short Rib

                                                                                        Del Mar

                                                                                        • Aguachiles*$16.00

                                                                                          Shrimp Cooked in Lime Juice, Red Onion, Serrano, Cilantro, Cucumber, Served w/ Avocado, Garlic Aioli and Tostadas, Your Choice: Chamoy, Tamarindo, Negro, Mango Habanero, Traditional Verde

                                                                                          • Ceviche Trio*$18.00

                                                                                            Verde Fish Ceviche, Rojo Clamato Shrimp Ceviche and Habanero Veggie Ceviche, Served w/ Chipotle Aioli, Lime Crema and Side of Tostadas

                                                                                            • Tuna Tostada*$18.00

                                                                                              Marinated Tuna, Guacamole, Salsa Negra, Chipotle Aioli, Red Onions, Sesame Seeds, Cucumber, Micro Cilantro and Red Radish Served w/ Tostadas

                                                                                              • Camarones Diablo$16.00

                                                                                                Sauteed Shrimp, Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Onions, Roasted Garlic in Spicy Cream Sauce Served w/ Tostadas

                                                                                                • Cucarachos$12.00

                                                                                                  Crispy Shrimp, Garlic Chipotle and Butter Sauce

                                                                                                  • Camarones Zarandeados$18.00

                                                                                                    Sauteed Shrimp in Adobo Marinade, Roasted Veggies, Chimichurri Sauce, Topped w/ Red Radish, Micro Cilantro, Served with Salsa and Tostada

                                                                                                    • Costa Azul$16.00

                                                                                                      Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Stuffed w/ Cheese, Served w/ a Side of Honey Sriracha Sauce and Sambal Aioli

                                                                                                      • Seafood Rice$20.00

                                                                                                        Saffron Rice, Octopus, Shrimp, Calamari, Green Onions, Tomato, Chipotle Aioli, Red Crushed Pepper and Shallots

                                                                                                        • Grilled Octopus$18.00

                                                                                                          Avocado Purée, Cheery Tomatoes, Pomegranate Seeds, Mixed Greens, Lime Crema and Achiote Sauce

                                                                                                          • Fresh Oysters (3)*$9.00

                                                                                                            • Stuffed Oysters (3)*$12.00

                                                                                                              Stuffed w/ Shrimp Ceviche, Chipotle Aioli, Lime Crema, Serrano Sauce and Avocado

                                                                                                              Ensaladas

                                                                                                              Add Protein: Salmon $7, Ahi Tuna $7, Shrimp $7, Steak* $7, Chx $5, Soyrizo $4

                                                                                                              • Fresh Berry Salad$14.00

                                                                                                                Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Strawberry, Pomegranate Seeds, Tomato Vinaigrette

                                                                                                                • Grilled Caesar Salad*$16.00

                                                                                                                  Romaine Heart, Parmesan Croutons, Pecorino Cheese

                                                                                                                  • Blue Cheese Salad$14.00

                                                                                                                    Mixed greens, pears, apples, candied pecans, mango vinaigrette

                                                                                                                    Asados

                                                                                                                    • Tomahawk (USDA Prime)*$140.00

                                                                                                                      Tomahawk Steak Served w/ Beans, Guacamole, Salsa, Grilled Nopal, Grilled Onions, Tomatoes and Chiles Toreados and Tortillas

                                                                                                                      • New York (USDA Prime)*$80.00

                                                                                                                        18 Oz New York, Served w/ Beans, Guacamole, Salsa, Grilled Nopal, Grilled Onions, Tomatoes and Chiles Toreados and Tortillas

                                                                                                                        • Carne Asada*$26.00

                                                                                                                          Grilled Steak, Pinto Beans, Grilled Nopales, Guacamole, Cheese Enchilada, Pico, Served w/ Corn Tortillas

                                                                                                                          • Grilled Chicken$18.00

                                                                                                                            Grilled Chx Breast, Served w/ Saffron Rice, Roasted Veggies, Avocado Puree, Lime Crema, Achiote Sauce, Pesto and Micro Cilantro

                                                                                                                            • Mayan Grilled Salmon$20.00

                                                                                                                              Fresh Grilled Salmon, Served w/ Saffron Rice, Roasted Veggies, Grilled Pineapple, Guajillo Achiote Sauce, Avocado Puree and Lime Crema

                                                                                                                              Japamex Sushi

                                                                                                                              • Mr. Tempo Vip*$22.00

                                                                                                                                Shrimp Tempura, Cream Cheese, Crab Meat, Salmon, Avocado, Tuna in Seaweed and Rice Topped w/ Octopus, Shrimp, Spicy Crab, Cilantro Dressing, Chipotle Aioli and Eel Sauce

                                                                                                                                • Crunchy Roll*$14.00

                                                                                                                                  Avocado, Cucumber, Crab Meat and Shrimp Tempura, Wrapped in Seaweed and Rice, Topped w/ Tempura Crumbs, Spicy Mayo and Eel Sauce

                                                                                                                                  • Ensenada Lemon Roll*$18.00

                                                                                                                                    Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Crab, Avocado, Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Wrapped in Seaweed and Rice, Topped w/ Spicy Tuna, Lemon and Eel Sauce

                                                                                                                                    • Don't Touch Me, Eat Me$22.00

                                                                                                                                      Shrimp Tempura, Crab, Cream Cheese, Avocado, Cucumber, Wrapped in Seaweed and Rice, Topped with Spicy Tuna & Salmon, Green Onions, Eel Sauce, Lemon and Spicy Mayo

                                                                                                                                      • Diablo Roll*$18.00

                                                                                                                                        Avocado, Cucumber, Crab Meat and Shrimp Tempura, Wrapped in Seaweed and Rice, Topped w/ Spicy Tuna and Crispy Onions

                                                                                                                                        • Hot Cheetos Roll*$19.00

                                                                                                                                          Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Cucumber, Crab Meat, Wrapped in Seaweed and Rice Topped Cream Cheese w/ Cheetos Flamin Hot, Spicy Mayo, Tapatio Sauce and Eel Sauce

                                                                                                                                          Sides

                                                                                                                                          • Chips & Salsa$6.00

                                                                                                                                            • Fries$5.00

                                                                                                                                              • Espy Fries$6.00

                                                                                                                                                Parsley, Garlic, Serrano Peppers

                                                                                                                                                • Rice & Beans$6.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Grilled Nopales$3.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Chiles Toreados$3.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Roasted Veggies$6.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Habanero Slaw$3.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Guacamole$4.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Tortillas$2.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Tostadas$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                What 728 people are saying

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                                                                                                                                                                  Good food good drinks

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                                                                                                                                                                  Katie

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  I came here the night before my birthday to celebrate with my boyfriend as we wouldn’t be together on my actual birthday. The waiter asked us to order the minute we sat down before we even looked at the menu. 5 minutes after we order drinks and an appetizer, the waiter followed up and reminded us again there was a 90 minute seating limit (we were aware already from the first time he told us). He followed up continuously every 5-10 minutes to consistently remind us to order and that there was a 90 minute limit. It was so stressful and overall Unenjoyable so we decided to leave after the first 30 minutes. Will not be back.

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                                                                                                                                                                  DeniceC

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                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was good! The food the drinks was amazing! However, they didn’t respect my reservation time. They gave me my table an hour late. But so far everything was good.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Ariel

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Birria was great! Highly recommend staying away from the Burgers as they are just as small as a McDonalds Kids Burger. They don't offer any happy hour deals for groups over 8. They also charged me for a churro cart that they brought out for my birthday. I didn't even order it! We thought it was complimentary until we saw we were charged $30. They did not ID anyone at our table (only half of us were over 21). It's pretty pricey for what you get, 3 birria tacos should not be $20 especially when its served with a literal tablespoon of salsa. This place is definitely just a one time experience.

                                                                                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Great place for drinks. Our food took longer then expected but we were offered a complimentary drink for the wait. I will be back again.

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                                                                                                                                                                  AmeliaA

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Where do I start. When we get there, we approached a male employee at the front and asked for a table, he said there was no seating available and that we would be able to go to the bar. We accepted and continued to walk in. The hostess snapped at us and said “you guys can only sit at the bar”. Not even a “welcome in”. Then I decided to check the menu and I see that I can place a reservation 15 min from that point. I made it and gladly the hostess that I met then was super nice and walked us to our table. When w sat, the Server that helped us had an attitude since the beginning as well. We celebrated a birthday party and she mocked us about it. She also brought us some shots that were completely watered down. And let me tell you they were NOT cheap. We asked about it and she explained that because we chose to have them “chilled” the would be mixed with ice water. I’ve never heard of this in my life. And if this is a common thing please let us non-alcoholics know that we will be paying $25 for a water/tequila shot. 🤔

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                                                                                                                                                                  HeatherA

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 17, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Best tacos and service I have ever had! A little pricey but worth it.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Timothy

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 16, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  The food was amazing. Was the best steak burrito I have ever had.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

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                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great place! Fun and good food! Will definitely go back.

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                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Only thing I didn’t like was the seating when making the reservation. if they give you the option to reserve were you want to sit they should at least honor your request.

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                                                                                                                                                                  MarioR

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Always a great experience!!! Service, food and atmosphere theres is always lit. Our waiter was on point with everything and making sure we were all set with our food and drinks. Definitely a must place to visit.

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                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Very good service! The food was wonderful!

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                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Great food, attentive service, great drinks and fun atmosphere

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                                                                                                                                                                  Greece

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Amazing service and ambience - but food was disappointing - and the management needs to take a look at their automated gratuity calculations as they are not correct! The tacos were good but the empanadas were very greasy and the deconstructed quesadilla was just gooey cheese and not very appetizing. We later learned it should have been served with tortillas and also picked onions which were never served. Our server did take this item off the check but only after we reminded him - it was included on the original check in addition to added vegetables that also never came. The worst surprise came when we wanted to give our server a generous tip for being so nice - our check was $42 before tax (we had already been at the bar for margaritas and appetizers). So 25% would be about $10, but when I went to select 25% on the handheld, it indicated 25% would add an additional $16.42 to the check? That is 40%! I’m very curious what kind of math the restaurant uses to calculate the automated gratuity. Even with tax added, it does not come near $16? This is disturbing as I wonder how many other unassuming guests are just selecting a percentage gratuity and assuming it’s a correct calculation?

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                                                                                                                                                                  Orange County

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  Yeyé teté te

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                                                                                                                                                                  EdithV

                                                                                                                                                                  Orange County

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                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                  We had a reservation so we were seated right away. The service and food were great. Definitely recommend. 5/5

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                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  My husband and I had a good time! The drinks were good, but every drink I got looked slightly different! But the drink was good and strong! $5shots on Thursday! Excellent. The food - we only shared two appetizers shrimp wrapped in bacon and pork belly- they were delicious and the dip sauces were bomb! Service was great! Music was really good! Only thing is tht tables have a 90min limit… so the thought of getting comfortable with friends to really do some drinking and eating is kinda lost! The back of your mind… it’s like time is ticking LOL, so tht kinda sucks- but still a good vibe! Def go back , outdoor seating in day time seems like be fun !

                                                                                                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Hostess was very nice and sat us quickly. The server was nice as well and had a few recommendations. Overall the food was mediocre and overpriced. My girlfriend really enjoyed the birria tacos. That was the highlight of the meal.

                                                                                                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Toronto

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great food and atmosphere!

                                                                                                                                                                20. UN

                                                                                                                                                                  UNVMYP

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  The music in the background was very loud and that made everyone talk over each other and scream (feels like I was in a club). Everyone that was around us had to talk very loud like we were competing with Each other who could talk to the loudest. They should lower the volume just a little so we can enjoy our conversation.

                                                                                                                                                                21. PM

                                                                                                                                                                  PhilipM

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Service and food , outstanding and fast - restaurant is fun and has a great vibe - only request, turn the music down a hair, near impossible to communicate with your server

                                                                                                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  It wasn’t worth a birthday celebration.

                                                                                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Loved it!!!! Perfect vibe/ great drinks and food!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                24. S

                                                                                                                                                                  Saveurista

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Not appreciating the time limit considering the high prices… we’re spending a lot of cheddar to be kicked out after an hour and a half. Especially for a bday. Also the music is too loud for the environment… all the concrete and metal and glass exacerbates it… not comfortable to be screaming at our guests on our table. Churros were stale but the tacos, etc were excellent!! Server was also great.

                                                                                                                                                                25. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Service was very fast :)

                                                                                                                                                                26. IV

                                                                                                                                                                  InfrequentVisitor

                                                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                  Music videos playing so loud, you could hear them over the pothole repair crew noisily working on the street right in front. Food was decent to good, service was good, value was meh. Highlights included birria tacos, which were good.

                                                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  our server was sooooo funny!!!

                                                                                                                                                                28. R

                                                                                                                                                                  Robbo

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Loud, fun and great! Love love love!

                                                                                                                                                                29. YA

                                                                                                                                                                  YouAskedForIt

                                                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Food was only passable. Server said a dish was "not at all spicy" but it was spicy at "hot" level.

                                                                                                                                                                30. LS

                                                                                                                                                                  LindaS

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Unbelievable food. The best fish tacos ever. so so delicious!!!

                                                                                                                                                                31. IL

                                                                                                                                                                  IvanL

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Good and service were amazing! Music was too loud, the server had to shout for us to hear him and we had to shout for him to hear us as well. Ridiculous.

                                                                                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                  They didn’t even honor the reservation or bother to contact us just rudely said we don’t have a table for you and blamed open table. Pathetic.

                                                                                                                                                                33. AM

                                                                                                                                                                  AndrewM

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                  They said they would not honor our open table reservation.

                                                                                                                                                                34. RO

                                                                                                                                                                  ROXIEDINES

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                  70 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  70 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Upon arrival and check in we were advised of an Open Table glitch and our reservation would not be honored. The hostess was rude and had THE worst attitude. Offered no accommodation for the mishap. No we can try for something sooner, Check the bar its open seating, nothing. Just a terrible attitude. I dine out often and have never experienced such rude behavior by a hostess. And what's with the bouncers all around the front? The Valle location is much nicer.

                                                                                                                                                                35. KP

                                                                                                                                                                  KeyavashP

                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  When i got there, they put me on the waiting list. They’re really not honoring their outdoor reservations!!!! I don’t understand the purpose of the reservation to be honest. I reserved a table for 7PM and i was there by 7:10pm. They shouldn’t accept reservations on this app if they don’t mean anything. I went somewhere else instead.

                                                                                                                                                                36. RM

                                                                                                                                                                  RichM

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                  Made a reservation through OpenTable for 7 pm and called to adjust it later by 15 minutes. The uninterested hostess who answered the phone explained they don't take reservations for any time after 6 pm. I'm not convinced of the quality of a restaurant that doesn't even know if/how people are making reservations at their business. Look elsewhere.

                                                                                                                                                                37. M

                                                                                                                                                                  Melly

                                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                  They told us there was a glitch in the system and they don’t accept reservations after 6pm? Would have appreciated a call or any warning.

                                                                                                                                                                38. TA

                                                                                                                                                                  TeresaA

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Experience was fantastic! Amazing service 👏 I will definitely recommend this establishment.

                                                                                                                                                                39. JC

                                                                                                                                                                  JoeC

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Nothing more than you guys are The bomb. Thank Guys

                                                                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great food and atmosphere. Our server, Maria, was the best.

                                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                King & Queen Cantina - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 756-7864.

                                                                                                                                                                King & Queen Cantina - San Diego is rated 4.2 stars by 728 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                Google Map for King & Queen Cantina - San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                1490 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA 92101

                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                  Kettner Blvd & Beech St.

                                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                  Little Italy

                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                  Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                  Mexican, Sushi, Steak

                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                  Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                  Street parking

                                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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