King & Queen Cantina - San Diego

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$30 and under
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Mexican
King & Queen Cantina is a Modern Mexican Cuisine with a special twist. The food & drink will blow your mind. Something different and unique.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour! Food was awesome and drinks were great as well !

d
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My reservation were seating upstairs so our seating was not what we reserved for

OT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Always amazing!

WA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Omar was our server and he was excellent. Gave great food and beverage recommendation. Food was delicious.

FM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing time! Love the eccentric vibe, food and drinks always up to par!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful delicious food per usual

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

The table next to us upstairs were obnoxious and overly drunk. Please cut people off when they are intoxicated. I like to party, but it ruined my lunch with my girls.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a reservation and when I got there the woman in charge of seating guests said she had already checked me in? I had to show her my ID to prove my identity. So in other words, she gave away our table to someone else who claimed to be me. Then we had to wait for her to figure out where to put us and she seemed very annoyed. Not sure why she was giving my friends and I attitude if we had gotten there on time and the mistake was her’s not ours. She also didn’t give us our own table. She seated us with strangers upstairs in a tight spot. Not very comfortable. The food and drinks were fine, but the whole reservation mishap and the way that woman handled the situation was not ideal. My friends and I drove an hour to get here so it was a little disappointing to not have our reservation honored. The young woman who served our table was very nice (She had red/burgundy hair). I’m giving this place a higher rating because the food was good and the server was wonderful, but the hostess made a mistake and in my opinion I felt that she mistreated us for something that wasn’t our fault.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my girlfriends birthday we got seating at the time of our reservation of 16 and everything was fast food was great, some of our party hadn’t been there and they had fun, overall great experience.

SG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, the table next to us was given a

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loud but fun not good for one on one date

AM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience, wonderful food, amazing service once we were seated by our waiter and other gentlemen attending our table. However, hostess were rude and had a terrible attitude! Was treated like we were an imposition when we arrived and please know we had reservations for 2 people and arrived 10 minutes before reservations time. So not late either! Beyond our first contact with restaurant, everything else was exceptional!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were good. A bit expensive($25 for margarita flight) but I was expecting it being it is a trendy place. The place was packed at 11am on a Sunday so definitely recommend reservations. Only gave 3 stars because our food came out 15 minutes apart! We kept asking whete my friends plate was and only got told sorry we are busy. I understand a couple minutes but by the time my friend's plate came out, which was only bfast tacos, i was already done with my plate. Not the end of the world but not the greatest experience

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Recommend it for taco Tuesday’s!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating two birthdays! The service was great and the waitress was very kind. Food was delicious and overall we had a great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The drinks and food were both amazing, staff was really friendly, attentive and quick. The only thing that made us not enjoy our experience was how hot it was inside! We we’re all sweating and it was really hard to breath in that room.

JO
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I felt very welcomed at this restaurant and the food and drinks were so good! I would for sure come back and recommend this place to other people. We did have to wait a while but other than that, I think the service was great. I did have one big issue about employees pressuring the rest of my group to tip them even though we already tipped on the bill. I have worked in a restaurant before, and I completely understand the importance of tipping. But I would never pressure any guest to hand me a tip, even though the lack of one is very upsetting.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I made reservations for a surprise birthday dinner upstairs for 8 people. I confirmed and told the host it was a surprise. Our table looked like it was added last minute right in front of the hostess station. As soon as we got out of our Uber, the surprise was ruined. We were basically sitting on the sidewalk on tables that looked added last minute. If the reservation couldn’t be accommodated, a heads up would have been nice.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, drinks were great, tastes just like what you think they would or should. Music was great and for the vibe perfectly.

AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The tacos were amazing, but the drinks left a lot to be desired. I ordered a gin martini and they put marischino liqueur in it. It was disgusting. Too loud and we felt rushed. Won’t go back.

LR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, our waitress Maria was awesome! Loved celebrating my bday there, would definitely return.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I like this place always good service but today I felt rushed to order and pay

GI
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

N
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and great service. Was very impressed with the staff. Only downside was that there was an extremely loud and obnoxious party next to us that ruined the ambiance. Other than that it was a great place.

ED
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to try this place for months and we got to go on 9/13 for my sons bday. Let me just say it was everything I hoped it would be and then some!! Food, drinks, and service was all great, and they were busy. Definitely try the margarita flight and the ceviche duo!! Not one person in the party was disappointed with their choice. Don't forget the delicious churro cart!!! We will be back soon!!

DK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Good vibe in restaurant, but found it to be overpriced and noisy. Food was average.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service was fast. Great place.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very hip and trendy. Will come again. Food was perfect. Margaritas are something to try.

D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! We look forward to returning again! 😃

RC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going. Went on a couple date with great friends. We ordered the flight of margaritas and they were excellent!! Then we each had a dish went home with the best feeling. Not many places to go and hear great music, drinks and food all in one place. Will go as often as possible for now on!! Thank you to the staff chef and owner!!! Best spot!!

MO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, great food, excellent service! Sunday Funday at its best!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The upstairs patio dining is a little crowded, so you’re close to other parties. Noise level is quite loud. Drinks are great

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food delicious. Margaritas happy hour Bomb. Over all awesome place cool vibes.

b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The table reservtion seating was accurate. The bartending staff was precise and attentive. Although it's good to hear the watermelon margarita is made from fresh cut fruit, it was a bit tart. The pomegranite marg is a better choice if you prefer a semi-sweet and slight tart taste. The pork belly bits was my best choice of the night. They were cooked to perfection and crunched only on the outside as they should. However, with the thought that a wet phone can dry in a cup of rice, a good queen should never place the kings salmon over the rice because we all know what this will do to the fish.

OT
Berlin
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mexican food with the modern touch. Idea to serve pork belly is genious, almost the way they prepare it. In combination with octopus, well thought through dish. I had house tacos and it was really one of the best tacos ever. Great service, Viv was a perfect hostess. She took time to suggest food, no matter it was a busy Saturday night.

D
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and a fun contemporary atmosphere. Went here for a birthday and there was some confusion with our reservation and seating but the manager was quick to fix the problem and made us happy. The service was great and we enjoyed our time. Also, they do something very special if you come the day of your birthday.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great and our server was awesome!! I had requested an outdoor table but they seated us inside and it was really hot in there.

OT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome Birthday celebration experience. Service was amazing! Drinks were incredible and everyone loved their food. Nobody was disappointed. Wonderful birthday experience and the birthday dessert was so much fun!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 8th year anniversary with my wife. Customer service was excellent. The drinks (mango martini) were perfect and food (shrimp ceviche along with fish tacos) was delicious.

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