Tempo Cantina - Downey
Come for the atmosphere, but stay for the food. From Italian to French to Asian, you will find all of your favorite Latin dishes combined with inspiration from around the world. Join us happy hour, weekend brunch or Taco Tuesday for a dining experience like you’ve never experienced before!
Love it! I can truly say it’s my favorite restaurant ever! Since we got there the vibe was just great! First time being at a restaurant where the service and food is great but let’s talk about those drinks! My whole experience was just amazing. All I have to say is that I enjoyed my birthday brunch with friends. Definitely recommend this place and I will for sure go back!
It was very loud like a club not a restaurant vibe hard to talk. I felt I was at a club/bar. Wanted to have a nice dinner with friends but the loud noise of the music was hard to talk. If you want to go to a hip place to have drinks this is the place. Drinks were good, food was okay.
Reservation request don’t matter at this location! Excessively over crowded and service is slow! Food and drinks are ok nothing out of the ordinary and the ambiance was nice!
ALWAYS A GOOD TIME. It's fun to run into friends. It always feels like a party.
The restaurant was So small, waiters crash several times
My wife and I arrived for our 7pm reservation and were called to be seated within 5 mins. The hostess walked us to a bar top that faced a wall. We asked her if we could be seated at a table and that we would be willing to wait. She stated that would be fine, they just didnt want us to have to wait since we had reservation so they were attempting to seat us at the first available, which seemed nice but we wanted a standard table. After waiting another 5 to 10 mins we were called again to be seated. A different hostess walked us to another bar top seating were we would have to face away from each other. We advised her we requested a standard table and were told that a bar top is a table. We said thanks but we decided to leave. After leaving Tempo Cantina notified OpenTable that we had not honored our reservation and that we were a "no show". I notified OpenTable of the issue. The place was very busy so I dont think they worry if someone isn't happy since others are waiting for upwards of 2 hours for a table.
Great experience really loved the food
Ok so I broke a rule and yes I took my picture of the margarita flight after I took them down. Total party foul I know.
This place is way cool and filled with Latin vibes. The music was awesome you can help but shake the hips. The service honestly have to be in my top three experiences. I lost count of all the staff that stopped at the table. How is everything? Can I get you something? Do you need another drink? Removed plates timely and quickly.
The service we was great she knew the menus in and out made awesome recommendations.
The best part is the menu prices for the quality of food is perfect.
Hats off to the chef way to go!!!! Talk about taking Mexican food up so many levels. The paring the the taste was unlike any other experience I have had. The patio dining is lit with many heat lamps the inside decor rocks.
The chef also take on sushi with a Mexican fusion if you visit I highly recommend getting a roll so it you won't regret it!!
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with my husband .
Our first and last time going there.... the service was good but the tables were so close to each other that we could basically hear their conversations to the right and left of us. Our poor waiter almost drop my husband food when he would pass by our table. Too bad! I We felt like sardines in a tuna can.
Super great service !!
Amazing time and the servers have great energy!
Had a great time food and drinks are great. Well be back soon !!!!
I went with a group for my birthday, I made reservations prior but still had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. I didn’t like that but we could order drinks while we wait and they were brought out fast. Ambiance was great! I love the music playlist, gets you hyped up and in a good mood. Food, I can never complain! It’s always exceeds my expectations!
My birthday was lit
Food is always delicious. Service outstanding
Fun, nice crowd. We really enjoyed ourselves
We were sat down immediately. Service was AMAZING! Food & drinks were AMAZING! We were celebrating my birthday and it was a wonderful night! I’m so happy I chose to celebrate here!
If you choose to eat at Tempo Cantina, keep in mind that you will be asked to leave if you stay more than 90 minutes. Our server was anxious about our presence as our party finished our meals, asking us repeatedly if we needed anything else. Then one staffer put a pile of new plates on our table and a reserved sign to demonstrate that another party was on its way. Finally, two staff members came up to my party and told us that the table was reserved and we would have to leave, or be put on a wait list for another table. This policy of turning the tables as quickly as possible felt incredibly unwelcoming, and I felt sorry for the staff who had to enforce it.
Place only has One booth table, and they only gave us 1 hour and a half to dine. Sucks
We overall enjoyed ourselves, but had a few disappointing moments. Our poached egg in the benedict was hard boiled, the French toast pieces were extremely small (although very delicious), and the mimosa flight was tasty but the size for the price was not worth it.
I reserved a table for two but I was seated with another group. The food was not good. It was very over priced . This is not a good spot to have dinner . The noise level was too high. It’s like having dinner at a night club.
This place was nice to go to. I reserved a table for 2 and i got sat down at an island where i was looking at a bush outside. I was upset as to why i reserved a table and i didn't get sat at one. The drinks are good. The food was whatever. Nothing special. The music was very loud. It was making my head hurt a lot.
Great service and great food
Excellent vibe, service, and most importantly... food! I will definitely be returning soon.
The food is exceptional. Staff members could be alittle more personal & not so robotic like (I'm just here to take your order & get on to the next one) The restaurant is not exceptionally large so the more people the more body heat, alittle cool air would be really nice. Even on a cool January night. Otherwise I really enjoyed the flight & entrees we ordered were fabulous! Not quiet at all... very loud music videos on the tele screen playing.
Service was good! Drinks were good! The music can use a better DJ but overall, i highly recommend! :)
It was my birthday! The accommodation were great!
This is a happening place. Not your ordinary family restaurant.
Worst experience. Got sat by a pathway which the waiters kept bumping into the back of my chair. None of them ever apologized. They just went on their day. The mojito ($11) was all syrup. The food was OK.
Celebrated my birthday there with friends. Food, drinks, and service was amazing. I was even able to bring my own cake and they kind enough to bring plates and a knife. Valet parking is $6.
Place is great !
We were extremely disappointed that when our waitress made a mistake by giving the wrong food to someone in our party, instead of taking it back and bringing our other friend a new plate she brought back the same one our friend had eating out of. When we talked to manager about situation he wasn't really apologetic about situation.
Appetizers were yummy, tacos are average. Service is awful, servers and bus boys kept picking up drinks that were NOT empty. Also, valet in Downey? Seemed to be hurting business more than helping customer service. Will not return. Have frequented San Diego and Brea locations, much better than this location.
This was a great place. The drinks were really good and the presentation was really cool. The music was a little loud though. Overall a great place. I would recommend this place.
Great food and customer service! Only complaint is that the music was tooo loud (club like), we couldn't even hear each other conversation during dinner and this was in the diner section not the bar
Went to Tempo for the first time on Christmas Eve. The place was practically empty but the menu and bar are well worth the visit. Our only problem was having to ask for napkins and utensils. The food was worth the small inconvenience. The chips and guacamole was very good but not exceptional. However, I must rave about the House Selection tacos which allow you to have a sampler of 4 different flavors. The mole was a must have again. The margaritas were also very good. I will have to return to sample more of their unique offerings. A definite must visit.
The ambiance was friendly, the food and drinks were good. Definitely will be back.
This was our first time visiting tempo cantina, we came to celebrate my 40th birthday and I can honestly say it was amazing 🤗🙂 food was good and the service was amazing.