Skinny's Cantina - LIC

4.2
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28 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Skinny's Cantina offers the absolute best mexican food in New York. We are a staple in Long Island City because of our delicious mexican dishes and fun environment. Bring your friends or family to Skinny's Cantina for Lunch or Dinner or order online and enjoy our Mexican cuisine from the comfort of your own home. No other restaurant has better Mexican appetizers like our signature Guacamole, Queso Fundido, and Chili con Carne. Our Tacos, Burritos and Fajitas are simply the best of the best. Try everything on our menu at least once, especially our Platos Fuertes, and be sure to ask your server about our signature cocktails. Come to Skinny's Cantina for a Mexican meal you wont forget. We look forward to serving you!

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 28 People Are Saying
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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had the tostada de camarones in the appetizer section as my meal as per my waiters recommendation and it was awesome. Also had a skinny margarita w jalapeño added. I would come back and get both again!

WB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great margarita pitchers and fun atmosphere.

MB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server was very friendly. Food came quickly. Love the coconut pancakes!

LZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

It took 45 minutes for our food to come, and while dining with 3 children, their meals came out last. From the time the first dishes were delivered, to the final dish was 10 minutes (not exaggerating). Additionally, one of the children complained that the chicken didnt taste good - upon further inspection, his was not cooked (pink/raw in the middle) and the meat smelled rancid.

We always knew the service was slow and moderate at best, but never had such issues with the actual food. Will not be going back.

MB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, the coconut pancakes were fantastic! My margarita on the rocks was awful - very sweet but tasted like fake sugar. I didn’t drink it but ordered a frozen margarita (much better). The server didn’t even ask if something was wrong with my drink. We also asked for our check and had to wait about 20 minutes and ask again. Overall the food was good, some drinks good, service just ok.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bustling and delicious menu!

MK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening during the latest NYC heatwave. They were so accommodating and attentive. Food and service were top notch. Drinks were excellent and setting is lovely. FISH TACOS were superb!

ET
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great music, good food, nice ambiance and location.

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

Food was great but I had reservations for 5pm and me and my family weren’t seated until 20 minutes later so that was the downside of it me and my family were just waiting by the bar which wasn’t a good experience . Once seated we ate and enjoyed our selves .

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter was the kindest and most exceptional to my family.. ty!!!

SH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place!! Amazing food, amazing margaritas and service is great! Brunch or dinner this place is a wonderful!

k
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The tacos were outstanding!!! The soft shell and crunchy shell combination is to die for.

KR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice, casual spot for tex mex style food. Love coming here. Close to the water. Outside seating can get very windy. always a lot of kids/strollers so be prepared for the occasional kid having a meltdown.

CL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was awesome.

LD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Someone recommended this restaurant and it turn out to be fantastic!

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Although the location was great the drinks were terrible. We went for bottomless drinks and the food was good but the drinks gave us headaches immediately. Not sure what was in the margaritas but it didnt have that lime taste and the headaches hit quickly. Had migraines all night long after this.
Bellinis and mimosas were also warm.

AB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Found a long hair in my food. Waitress didn’t seem phased by it (guess it’s a normal occurrence?) And they didn’t offer to replace the dish, or attempt to make it right.

And, we STILL got billed for that plate that I didn’t end up touching!!!!

BD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I am from Texas and love Tex-Mex as well as authentic Mexican food. This restaurant provides neither. I've had straight from the head barbacoa con seso, and never have I ever tasted even a touch of sweetness. The barbacoa in the enchiladas tasted candy sweet as did my wife's corn and chicken salad. The fact we left a third of a pitcher of margaritas on the table should be very telling.

NP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was great ! The music was a little loud and hear anything the waiter is saying or hear you with.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place and staff is very attentive. Food is good and taste fresh. Will definitely go back.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

so, if you're going to do pulsed vouchers its great. What you need to do then is actually abide by the terms of the deal. All inclusive except tax and tip...yet they brought us a bill for 85$?

Wont be back.

LI
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

A little smaller inside than I expected especially the tables and they didnt put out chips and salsa on the tables as most Mexican Restaurants I've been to. The food was decent and fairly priced. The staff was nice.

C
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was really excited to try skinny’s for brunch as i had been here before randomly on a Saturday afternoon and the food was amazing however i was quite disappointed. Maybe they were new to brunch I’m not sure but my friend and I arrived and stood at the front for several minutes before we were seated. The restaurant was so hot with no air or fans running. Then once we were seated again no one acknowledged us and we again sat for at least 20 min before anyone even came and said anything. We had a Pulsd deal and got bottomless and we literally got 1 drink every 30 min as the service was poor. On top of that the food was mediocre. I absolutely would not return as there are so many more amazing places in LIC for brunch

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot. Great food and drinks. Great service. What else could you want.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Valentine’s Day. It was so intimate yet lively. Staff was extremely kind. I love the fact that it wasn’t packed and tables were sufficiently far apart from one another. Their tacos are so delish. Always a pleasure everytime I go.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find. They took really great care of us. Very kind and attentive staff. Food was delicious, very well-created and hearty. Thank you. ❤️

CF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Good atmosphere and variety of music.

OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very outstanding and exceptional service.. food is amazing and the ambience very cozy