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About Union Cantina

New farm to table Mexican restaurant from Ian Duke of the Southampton Social Club.

40 Bowden Square
Southampton, NY 11968
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11am-4:30pm Daily
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(631) 377-3500

Website:
http://www.unioncantina.net/

Union Cantina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.4

service

3.5

ambience

3.5

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (3)
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Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Authentic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Union Cantina is a great place to go for Tex-Mex food in a casual, informal setting. The enchiladas and tacos are especially tasty and the portions are generous. The menu prices are reasonable for the Hamptons.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went to Union Cantina for brunch. I love their huevos rancheros along with their Cadillac margarita. Service was excellent (thanks, Irma) and the food was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The soups were fabulous, the burritos tasted frozen, not fresh

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant does not have sufficient heat to maintain a comfortable temperature when cold outside. It was in the low 60s and people were eating with their coats on.

The menu has changed since this summer and the food was not as good. The chicken empanadas were served cold inside (probably because they were frozen before being fried). My skirt steak was tough and chewy.

Service was grumpy and inattentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I liked the food a lot. Portions weren't too small. Excellent service. The live music was amazing!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were eating by ourselves which was fine. Late nite supper. We were told after we were sitting that there was no steak left on the menu, very disappointing. The server said there were only 2 Vodkas, both were premium, $15 bucks a drink. No house/well vodka, impossible.
Meal was good, but not steak, which was what my wife had been looking forward to.
Dessert was good, but did not show up with fruit or cream drizzle. Disappointing.
2nd time at the restaurant and unlikely to go back for a meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was not appetizing, lacked complementary flavors. The wait for the food was unusually long, the waitress forgot a specialized order and one of the drinks. The turn around in correcting the forgotten drink was again longer than it should have taken. The kids did not enjoy their sliders, they asked for well-done and got charcole burnt sliders. We opted to take our dessert which we ordered with our meal order to go and the wait for that was at least 20 minutes. I would not recommend or visit again.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had an early dinner on Saturday night before we drove back to NYC. It was just what we wanted, a casual atmosphere and good food. We had the avocado hearts of Palm which was wonderful.
We had fajitas for dinner.
We will definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service were great. Booking on open table was a breeze. Live music was a bit loud but we asked to be far from it and we were easily accommodated. We enjoyed what we heard from that table as background music. This was perfect because we were there for a somber occasion. Thank you to all the staff.
We will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Live Music, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Two for one taco and margarita night. The chips and guacamole were delicious. The margaritas were not good at all. The tacos: 2 teeny little tacos and not very good. The first check was completely incorrect. We were charged full price for everything. When this was pointed out the waitress had it recalculated and corrected. This was a very disappointing meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Union Cantina is a must! Delicious fare, great service and a lively, beautiful environment.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Vegan, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Much improved service over first visit there. Food very good both meals.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great lobster tacos. Outstanding margaritas. Even though our rez was for 7:30, there were a ton of very young children there. So it's a very family-friendly place but if you'd prefer something less frenetic, dine later.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Amazing drinks!!! Service was spotty. Our food was warm not hot and our appetizer dishes were never cleared from the table. We had to eat with dirty plates in front of us. Our server was friendly but left the appetizer plates on the table when he checked on us - until the bus girl removed all the dishes at the end of our meal. Minor changes would make this a great place.

Tags: Quick Bite, Spicy, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The interior main dining room was incredibly noisy and lacking in decor and ambience. It detracted from the good food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food quite good. Service a little snotty. They refused request to move tables even though a noisy party was ensconced at the bar and overwhelming our party's conversations. There were open tables when we arrived and also after we finished our meal. Going back again for a second try. Hope the food is as good, the service better and the loud people in another state.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was ok; service was really terrible

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The people who work here are wonderful. Great, positive vibe. The food and drinks are good... a little overpriced, but that's not a surprise given it's Southampton. I tend to assume Mexican (unless super fancy, written up, etc) won't be as pricey as other meals but this was more expensive. Again, the food is good and so is the atmosphere. It's not going to be the top of my list, but I'd return. That said, we had a reservation and we arrived early. They said they'd try to seat us soon but had to seat other reservations before us and to have a seat at the bar... 15 minutes past our actual reservation, we were seated. It felt a little like the Hamptons mentality of trying to make more money while having people wait at the bar. The restaurant was empty! Didn't love that...

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

terrible food and service. Queso was almost inedible, entrees were cold. We needed to ask several times for our guacamole, and drinks took forever. Would not go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have had several dinners at this restaurant and have been very pleased. The Chef, Scott Kampf, has done a remarkable job bringing delicious choices to the diners with moderate pricing and excellent service. The staff and hostesses are very attentive. I have and will continue to recommend this new restaurant. The outdoor seating is very comfortable. We recently took our 6 year old grand-daughter and the children's menu was very reasonable and she loved the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Ordered empanadas to start, which to our surprise were 3 mini items. For the value ($12) would have preferred just one normal size empanada. The chicken quesadilla barely had flavor and the whole fish not only smelled very fishy when it arrived at our table but had no taste at all. The best part of the meal were the yucca fries we ordered on the side.

I do have to say, we were all happy with the actual service. The servers were very attention and always smiling.

It's supposed to be a Mexican place. It would help to use Mexican spices to make it taste authentic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

It's nice to find a place in the Hamptons that is reasonable and kid friendly. Our server was patient and everyone enjoyed the food. Thank you!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Better than anticipated (had fairly low expectations). Good margarita, excellent gaucomole and really enjoyed the deconstructed shrimp enchilada (thoughbit was not at all spicy as billed). It was a tuesday and this could account for the relaxed friendly service. I imagine summer weekends are a bit more frenzied.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a 4 pm reservation, but about 40 after we sat down, we were told that since it's after lunch and not yet dinner, the chef is not in yet to prepare our main course orders. Granted they gave us a round of drinks on the house, but why take customers in when the chef is not there. And there were they people seated too. Food: guacamole was ok, needing salt. Salsa was way too mild, almost bland. However, fajitas (beef and chicken) were delicious, once they came out. Portions were pretty small though. I feel like if we didn't fill up on guacamole and chips for an hour before, the main course would have left us unsatisfied.
The drinks were good: we had 3 types of margaritas - and all were tasty but very light on alcohol. None of us were even slightly buzzed after drinking 3 rounds of drinks in 1.5 hours.
We chose to sit outside on the patio because it was very cold inside. The patio was beautiful and when it got chilly, they lowered the clear vinyl curtains to make it warmer. The setting was very nice.
The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Overall a nice place but a bit pricey. I think fajitas were $30 each. I don't know if I would go back though.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The staff was very polite and professional--bar prices were high, and it was a little disappointing to be on the East End and see no local wines on the list! The tacos were very tasty.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great mex food in the Hamptons, FINALLY!!! The deconstructed enchiladas, esp the steak option, is prob the best thing on the menu! I love the truffle quesadilla as well as many of their other options including the cerviche. The guacamole is delish & nachos or queso are decadent. Go hungry!! The margaritas are yummy & the bartenders knowledgeable. Good wines are available & always poured long!! Not to miss, but, like I said, go hungry bc the portions are sizeable & once you're there you'll want to try different menu options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had a great time service was awesome. Desserts were very good. Appys were great. Entrees a little heavy

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Was OK experience. Small portions and nothing special. Would not go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fantastic service "Zachary" was
Our server

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We dined outdoors on the veranda. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The menu had many excellent choices and the peach sangria was delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food here is pretty good but not great. I've been here before but this time I thought that the restaurant looked dirty. When we walked in and waited for the hostess to return to here station, there was a distinct smell of bathroom. Yuk- not a good way to start the evening.

Our waiter was very nice and enthusiastic (Adam, I think).

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always a great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Delicious nachos and frozen margaritas - should have stopped there. Entrees were overpriced - shrimp fajitas had 4 small shrimp!
Wait staff was lovely but place was largely empty and uninviting. Felt like a cafeteria.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Nothing very negative to say, but everything was prettt much average - food, service, ambiance, drinks, etc. Next time I want Mexican, will likely go to one of the other local restaurants within the vicinity instead.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

This was our first time at Union Cantina for dinner; we've been there for brunch. It's a bit uneven, and a lot of the experience depends on when you go and where you sit. It's a big rambling layout, and on this Friday night it was very quiet in the room we were seated. It is more festive outside on the deck, and in the bar area, if you want that type of mood.

Food was so-so, lacking something in preparation and presentation. The salsa for the chips was tasty, but the chips seemed almost stale. My enchiladas were only warm, not as hot as should be the case. Service was polite and quick, and the drinks were good, but overall it was kinda meh. They can do better.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It was Cinco de Mayo so it was busy. But they handled it well. The food was good the service was still good despite being so busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It's always fun and the food is different from the standard refried beans/cheesy fare that passes as Mexican. If there's a band, and they're usually good, it is loud. Not a place for intimate conversation. And it's not cheap. But I think it's worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

great happy hour good snacks,drinks and food paying easy, very nice inside

Tags: Spicy, Great Beer, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent food
Excellent value
Food Is clean & simple
To notch ingredients

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Delicious meal was had with great service. I highly recommend the mahi-mahi tacos and the traditional margarita.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Quick Bite, Casual
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