The Spotted Donkey Cantina

3.9
254 Reviews
$30 and under
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Chef Inspired Mexican Cuisine made fresh with simple ingredients. Try our unique Herradura Double Barrel Reposado Tequila made exclusively for the Spotted Donkey Cantina!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual food. Great service and enjoyable night!

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MaryR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was hit and a miss unfortunately!! We dine here every year we visit CWBeach. Was a huge disappointment. Service was very good though!

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HowardM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staying at hotel. This was so convenient
I had fajitas, they were excellent and plentiful

Wonderful dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service! Highly recommend, can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great, and she knew a lot about Cryptocurrency which was impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the jalapeño popper and the ceviche appetizers. The enchiladas were really good as well. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Bursting with flavor! Margaritas were made with the specialty tequila and are just what you want after a day by the water. Michael was our waiter, he was professional and charming, checked on us a few times while we were there, had great personality. Due to the weather in the area this week it was a bit quieter than expected but that gave us the opportunity to hear the music which added to the ambiance.

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vipJanet
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ok, just had our dinners served 10 mins apart

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LeticiaD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good enchiladas. Avoid margarita — way too sour. Salmon dish is a bit one-toned.

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vipRobertP
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated but not content with the service, ambience and lack of cleanliness and left prior to a server engaging us.

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Jonsey
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Friendly staff , took a little while to come to our table. The food was good and fresh

DB
vipDBM01
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Mediocre food and service experience.

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KimS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service, fajitas we're very good

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They would not seat us. They told us after we made reservations that that won’t take a group more than 10. The hostess was incredibly rude. The manager tried to accommodate us but told us the other part of our party would need to sit on the other side of restaurant. They even called 4 hours prior to confirm and we verified how many quest. They should’ve mentioned that our group size would’ve been an issue. The restaurant was completely dead, only one table seated inside. Yet they didn’t want to serve us. Asking being treated so poorly with the hostess and the manager, we honestly felt that our business was not welcomed, which was surprising because there was no one there on a Friday at 6 pm.

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Lawgnr
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very casual restaurant that is part of the Hilton hotel. They offer a nice selection of tasty Mexican food. The service is very good, and the food is ready quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice quiet atmosphere inside. Good was very good. Waiter was nice but a bit overwhelmed with too many tables. Nice atmosphere. Make a reservation or you won’t get a table.

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AnnaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great! Waitress could have checked back in a few more times took a bit for our bill. Wasn’t really busy but overall it was a pleasant experience!

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vipcelow
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Sam was great ! No hesitation to change fish tacos from deep fried to grilled and they were very good along with the sides. Chips were fresh. Only thing they should changes is Salsa. Found it very bland

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

KD
KarenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Extremely friendly host. We were more than 30 minutes late due to traffic, but the host put us at ease and seated us right away.
The food was okay, fine for a family meal. Definitely tasty and prepared well.
The location is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location! Great queso and beef fajitas! Nice to sit outside at night!

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vipAngabba
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Where to start. The service was horrible. Every empty table had dirty dishes on it that were never cleared. We sat for 2 hours and no one cleared out table. My husband had to place our dirty dishes on the bar then we watched those sit until we were leaving! No bussing of tables. The server delivered food in stages, where my kids were the last to be served. The food in general was below average.

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Sarah
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Our service was awful, had to get up to get our own silverware after food arrived, had to ask other workers for chips when our queso came out, food took forever and wasn’t good. Another table came after us, ate/paid their bill and left before our food even arrived. Very expensive too for an awful meal. Our waitress was always missing, and there were always 3 girls just hanging around the hostess stand that should have been helping out if they were understaffed. Also, tables were left dirty after other guests left so tons of birds were gathering (we sat outside). A waiter dropped a glass right when we got there and no one cleaned up the broken glass the whole 1.5-2 hours we were there. I would not recommend.

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vipCCCS
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty drinks and food. Best Mexican restaurant in Clearwater!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Skip the fajitas!

The wait staff checked on us multiple times, but it seemed more out of trying to hurry us along than they were really interested in how we were doing or what we needed. The place was packed and it looked like many others waiting.

The barbacoa nachos were delicious, but the guac and fajitas left something to be desired. The chicken fajitas tasted more like teriyaki chicken than anything resembling Mexican food. We admittedly have a bias since we lived in Texas for a long time, but if you are accustomed to real Mexican or TexMex I would skip this place. Otherwise, get the nachos and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Very slow service. Literally wondered if anyone was coming back to see us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Sat outside as hostess told us she would light the fire to keep us warm. Asked 4 different staff to light fire to warm up and to be able to see our food/drinks. We were there for one hour and someone came and changed out the propane tank as we were standing up to leave after our dark and chilly dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place

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Leah89
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in their outdoor dining area for dinner and had a great time! Wonderful service. The food and drinks were fantastic. My daughter was eating the salsa by the spoonful. The chipotle sauce is THE bomb. Felt this was a great, safe outdoor dining option during Covid era!

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ABGG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not open on Mondays, so I can't give an actual review. Our reservation was worthless. Lol

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place while on vacation. The food was wonderful and our waitress, Oneda was great! The house tequila in the margaritas was a 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice restaurant. Food nice. Nothing special though.
Fast service. Entrees were ready with in minutes.
Waiter was nice and friendly. But seemed to be in a hurry. Dropped the check while both my wife and I were still eating. Didn’t even get offered desserts or a chance of another cocktail.
Would try it again. Based on value and food.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The spotted donkey is a quaint Mexican eatery. There is plenty to choose from on the menu, all looking yummy. The dip that comes with the chips isn’t your normal salsa and was a pleasing dip. Ordering was quick and the food came fresh and hot. We would return again given the opportunity.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was not good & overpriced. good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good and drinks were good. Service was slow, we sat for about 10 minutes before

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ShannonS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was served cold and was mediocre

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

CO
vipChristopherO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Parking was little tough, but the food and service were outstanding.

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vipPotts
Louisville
71 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was good, not great

FAQs

The Spotted Donkey Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 461-3222 ext. 585.

The Spotted Donkey Cantina is rated 3.9 stars by 254 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.