Mas Amor Cantina

4.6
217 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Featuring authentic, fresh food at approachable prices in a festive atmosphere, Mas Amor appeals to diners everywhere! From scratch made tortillas to hand crafted cocktails, Mas Amor is your neighborhood Tex-Mex restaurant with solid North Carolina roots that will keep you craving more!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 217 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Georgem
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRAVO!!
All good. Drinks, food, service, ambiance, smiles, lighting, freshness of the atmosphere was over the top. It’s nice to see the hustle going on. It makes the experience that much better.

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MeghanC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT GREAT service, Taylor was amazing!
The atmosphere was spectacular
The food was so damn good! Cant wait to go back!

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Heather
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, and the best margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent twist on Mexican food. Atmosphere was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and loved the atmosphere! We sat inside but would like to sit on the patio next time.

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JaniceH
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We were repeat customers, the food was delicious as expected! However, our server this visit was inattentive, absent and notably not helpful. I had to ask about specials, ask for a child’s me -when we obviously had a 3 yo dining with us.
The food was delicious, ambience was great-we will be back, but hopefully with a different server.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food
Good service
Noisy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places, never ceases to exceed my expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made reservations on day we wanted to dine and we were so happy we were able to get outdoor seating—exactly what we hope! The nachos with chicken were delish and so were the margaritas! Have reservations to take my sister next Friday and I can’t wait!!

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JackieG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we were very pleased. The prices are a bit high but the food was delish (especially the wings, highly recommended). We will definitely go back but probably just for special occasions.

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MadiT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant with just as amazing service! A perfect atmosphere for date night or any occasion! Will definitely be back!!

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Rich
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Good service. Plan to be back asap

PL
PaulaL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitress not very attentive to our needs..slow service but food was good...music was a little on the loud side..menu was pricey

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LaurieG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and generous portion size. Its a fun colorful relaxing atmosphere. The wait staff was attentive and made you feel in no rush to finish. The bar area is lively and very inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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AlexisB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service. Will definitely be back soon!

JH
JaniceH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a delightful evening with family! The food was fresh and hands down authentically yummy! Everything our party orders was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My husband and I have been dining at Mas Amor quite frequently since they opened. The food has always been really good! I have a gluten allergy, so they initially had quite a few Gf options and even a Gf chip option! I was so thrilled about this!

However this week, we went in and were informed that the chips are no longer Gf anymore. This was super discouraging as who wants tex-mex with no chips and salsa. They did however bring me veggies to have with my salsa instead. This was nice of them, and I appreciated it…

However, when I hear the chips are no longer gf because they added some fried kids meal options.. that was upsetting!

We will continue to dine here, just not as frequently now:(

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EliG
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I’ve been to Ma Amor 3 times now, ordered something different at each visit, and it’s been outstanding every time. My only complaints are the noise level and the decor inside. It looks like a school cafeteria set in a rainforest and it’s super loud. I’ll choose outside at every opportunity. It’s beautiful and you can carry on a conversation with your dinner partners.

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RyanH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we got the fajita dish and deluxe (for 2). The food was amazing. Shrimp in the dish was too spicy, but overall everything was fantastic. Definitely returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wanted to try a new restaurant. It was good. Pricy but you got a lot of food; however the margaritas were small and cost $10. Not a good value.

Restaurant was bright. Interesting seating

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Chenita
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lack of flavor in the food, the fajitas had no flavor at all

JC
JannaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance and attentive staff. Both times we have been we have had to wait past our reservation to be seated. The bar staff are the hardest working in town. Very nice and make it an experience.

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vipKnJJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cool place! Very loud, though.
Food was great but SO SALTY!!!
Will return but be prepared to drink lots of water

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place with beautiful decor. Food was tasty and not usual run of the mill Mexican (although some could be found for those who don’t like to be a foodie adventurer!). Had heard reservations were recommended. At 7 on a Wednesday it was packed! Glad we had made reservation with Open Table. .

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Caleb was excellent...my Tamale could have been warmer but overall good experience.

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vipJennW2009
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining at Mas Amor and there is a reason it stays busy and reservations are needed! Fajitas are AMAZING! The foamy butter sauce....just, wow!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and overall experience! We had a reservation for 8:15 and arrived a little early. They were busy but our table was ready at 8:15! Our waitress was very friendly and helped us decide on what we wanted! We got the queso which was delicious! We also ordered a tequila flight and pineapple cilantro margarita which was tasty and refreshing! The star of our meal was the street corn which received rave reviews from everyone! If you go you have to get the corn! Overall the food and drinks were excellent and the service was great! We will absolutely be returning and I am excited to have this addition to the Hickory area!

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Jmac2505
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

First, it is very loud (the music). You had to talk very loud for anyone at the small table to hear each other. Second, having a table right in the path of servers and staff constantly walking by very close or even asking you to move in so they could get by. Not something I should have to do constantly while trying to eat. If whatever is in that back room is so important then just don’t put a table there. Last, we sat at our table for over 10 minutes before we got a server to even acknowledge us. The person who did come up asked if we’d been helped yet. Well if you have to ask that would lead me to believe no one was responsible for the table and that is just bad management. Great food just poor execution.

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MaeganM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere is an excellent addition to Hickory!!

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vipLindaG
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe..great food..amazing cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was OK at best. I will go again and try something else to compare.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Margaritas were so salty they had to be sent back and we ordered a different drink. The chips and food was also extremely salty. 4 different kinds of tacos were ordered and all needed “something” of additional flavor, just tasting flavorless. We could have forewent the side of beans for more flavor than over salted food. We never get dessert and decided To try the churros. The hot cocoa (that comes with the churros) was cold and basically unnecessary because the whole table was sharing. The churros were fried without any flavor. No cinnamon or sugar. They were not edible. We were wishing it was a funnel cake from a local fair!
The waitress was only ok and overall, we will not go back. There were way too many dislikes for us try it again. And the cost with tip for 6 of us with only 4 alcoholic drinks?? $180!!! Wayyyy too much money for the value.

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CatS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very busy and long wait time but enjoyed it..food was good, a little pricey.
they need more servers obviously

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, loved the decor, was very loud. Next time I would sit outside. But over all I really loved it and we will be back for sure

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Jamie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was my second visit to Mas Amor, wanting to give it another try after my first relatively marginal experience. My first meal was the carnitas, which was essentially like eating huge pieces of charred lard (think: bacon chunks with minimal actual meat). At $22, I was hugely disappointed. This second time I wanted to try their chicken quesadilla; however, the server informed our table that the "flat top grill was out," rendering two entire sections of their menu not available. I opted for the chicken enchiladas, which was basically tomato-flavored minced chicken meat. This place has a nice atmosphere but is essentially nothing more than a snobby, overpriced Dos Amigos with slower service and a requirement of weekday evening reservations. It's very loud, and despite the high prices there were still two tables with screaming toddlers in the vicinity (and these were 6:30pm reservations). I tried twice and I won't be back.

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jdanaya22
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I have been here twice. I love the atmosphere. But there is much to be desired with taste and flavor. I have had the sangria twice..this last time just tasted like juice and ice. I ordered a special of the day or week. It took longer to get my food than anyone else at the table they were half way dont eating when I got mine. My arroz con pollo was covered in sauce and I couldnt taste any flavor other than cheese. I was offered free dessert for my long wait and I choose churros because I had them before. This time they were not completely cooked in the middle and raw. Not much flavor going on on the outside of it. And no merigue in the hot cocoa to dip the churros. I was disappointed with all of this and probably wont return to this place anytime soon.

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Mas Amor Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 267-9800.

Mas Amor Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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