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SoCal Cantina, Tuscaloosa, AL

SoCal Cantina

4.6
4.6
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
With Southern California inspired street tacos and a variety of other innovative Cali-Mex bites, the menu was constructed to have a flavor for everyone, including many gluten free and vegetarian options, while never sacrificing flavor.

The specialty margaritas and cocktails are designed and made with only fresh squeezed lime juice, muddled fresh produce, and time tested liquors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 247-3205

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Alabama

    Best Ambiance

  • Alabama

    Healthy

  • Alabama

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  1. w

    wendyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked to have our company Christmas party, the staff was friendly drinks and food was good. Will be back again
  2. h

    haycjen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friends here for the first time, one of my favorite spots. They said they didn’t feel like they were in Tuscaloosa and the vibes were amazing. The drinks are so creative and the food is even better. Our server Bella was amazing. Go try out SoCal! Great food, great place, great staff. Love this place so much !!
  3. S

    Steve

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience, absolutely the best Margaritas anywhere and fresh food was exceptional.
  4. RM

    RonM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and it was a great experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Drinks - Great! Food - too expensive for quality
  6. S

    Sweetie

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food and drinks! Our waitress was great! Took a bit to get main courses but waitress kept us informed. Will definitely return
  7. c

    cezek

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a 6:30 reservation for four and were seated fairly quickly but were given a high, small, bar type table with four stools. I told the hostess that would not work for us (there was almost no table top space and we were literally sitting with bulky coats in our laps). She was sweet and told us to order drinks and appetizers and she would move us to a table with seat backs when one came available. Our waiter was nice and fairly attentive. He came to take our order for entrees and I checked to see if we should order there or if needed to move. The hostess said the manager told her we could not move because they were too crowded. We weren’t thrilled, but made the best of it by pulling another stool over and piling our coats on it. It would have been nice if she or the manager had come by to let us know and offer to do something with our coats. The food was good-very fresh and a nice take on tacos. Tacos come a la carte. Our queso, guacamole and chips were very good. Great drinks. We ordered a dessert to split, but they were out of the single dessert on the menu. Great atmosphere. Energetic and full but not so loud that you can’t hear one another. Glad to have them in town. Will definitely go back, but will request a regular dining table the next time we make a reservation.
  8. HL

    HaroldL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Love this place, beautiful young crowd, will definitely go back when in town.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    taco tuesday ❤️
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time! For being open only one week, they have a great menu and friendly service. Food was decently priced and delicious! Can’t wait to go back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and good
  12. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was not good but I’m hoping they train their staff better as time goes on. Cocktails were amazing and food was overall good. It is not the best place for kids- no kid menu, no high chair/boosters, and no cups with lids offered.

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SoCal Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for SoCal Cantina

2310 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tuscaloosa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (205) 247-3205

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