King & Queen Cantina - San Diego

4.5
178 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
King & Queen Cantina is a Modern Mexican Cuisine with a special twist. The food & drink will blow your mind. Something different and unique.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Sushi, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(619) 756-7864
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kettner Blvd & Beech St.
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Parking details
Street parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 178 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun and vibrant atmosphere. Attentive service. The food was unique, interesting, but the overall flavor was confusing. Yet, I would come back for the atmosphere and the drinks

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EM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

service was AMAZING

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and amazing service.

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SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My normal go to was all booked on a Saturday so I explored other options. Lucky for me! I selected this restaurant from Open Table app do its proximity to a concert venue I was attending after and the fact they had vegetarian options as well as meat options for my husband. I got roasted veggie tacos. So delicious. My husband got steak. We both ordered Chardonnay that was amazing. I only wish I lived closer!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. The kitchen had some trouble and it was too loud to really have a conversation. The food was good but the menu was confusing and pricy. Overall fun experience.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great time when we visit king and queen, love the drinks and the food selection. I always recommend making reservations because they can get pretty busy! We’ve never been disappointed

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GM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The surf and turf burrito was delicious

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T
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS! Great drinks and a lot of fun. Fried rice bowl is the BEST

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i
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and energetic place to enjoy a delicious food or drinks at King & Queen Cantina!

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JK
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place has an eclectic menu, that you will
Not be disappointed by. We had a great server, who was friendly and offered great suggestions. Margaritas were on point-well deserved on a Friday night. The only thing I don’t like about this place is the music is extremely loud-makes it very difficult to have a conversation with the other people at your table. I love the music, it’s just too loud for my taste.

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RW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg!!! We love this restaurant!! We keep coming back!! The service is unbelievable and the manager even checks on you lots!!! Best lighting TVs food drinks! Everything!! The best!!!! Thx for this restaurant 😉

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KL
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very unique presentation...best salsa I’ve had in a long time...we will be back

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing! Get the bloody mary!

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King & Queen Cantina was the perfect spot for our large group of 13!! The hostess and our server went above and beyond to make sure our group was taken care of. Our server was excellent and was so kind to be able to split up our bill so easily. The food and drink were AMAZING. Portion sizes were fantastic and the margaritas were delicious. It was a fabulous meal for a special occasion.

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M
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like a low carb diet and Veridiana, my server went above and beyond to fullfil my request. She offered alternatives to enjoy a delicious meal.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blast with my fiancé as per usual in this place . The food was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible. Absolutely love this place and so do our friends that we introduced to ya .

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome drinks!

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate brunch there on Sunday. The food was perfect and the service was attentive without being "too much". Very happy overall.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The restaurant space is the same layout as the previous restaurant that used this space. It looks great and the energy is upbeat with friendly staff that always points you in the right direction.
However, where things began to fall apart was when we tasted the food, which alone, was presented very well. We started with the guacamole and chips with a small cup of salsa. The guacamole, while fresh tasting, was bland, at best. There was nearly no seasoning to taste aside from the garnish that came with it. The salsa tasted watered down, but again, still fresh. There were many components lacking in the flavor of all the food we ordered.
I had the salmon and my wife had the grilled octopus for our entrees. Yet again, presentation was great but I was only thinking about my meal as food at that point, versus enjoying the meal and the flavors I was expecting.
The energy is great, but some of the seating is very tight, think sardines in a sardine can. I get the business but the space could be better used/laid out. The staff was great, but when there's one thing going wrong, the food, it ruins the experience.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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MP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fun atmosphere, fantastic food and excellent service - all at a very reasonable price.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and service. Slightly too loud! But very lively spot.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oustanding food, very friendly service, awesome drinks!

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time & I must say I was surprised how nice it was and how everyone who worked there Greeted you.. 5 star I'll give this cantina

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CL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined there 26/9 and found the food delicious and the service very good and staff attentive.

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V
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good, we go there for happy hour because prices are decent, the price on the regular menu are a bit high for what you get, I guess going to an upscale restaurant is a little pricey, I love the atmosphere and margaritas are really good.

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D
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic. Maria our waitperson was very helpful and so much fun.
Try the spicy margarita. It was delicious.
Everyone in our party had something different and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
Ask to sit in Maria’s section. She is wonderful!
We live in the area and will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early birthday

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely be back ! Great food , amazing service , fun atmosphere !

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday brunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, drinks, and ambiance! Celebrated my birthday here with a group of 15+ and our waitress and entire staff couldn’t have been more attentive and accommodating!

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F
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu of food and drink options, but very good. Cool decor and atmosphere.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at King And Queen Cantina. The tacos were amazing. Daisy was our waitress, and she went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. We will definitely be back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and server daisy was outstanding!

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RM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

If you are just a bar food kind of person that is hungry for Mexican fare this might be something interesting. Not a comebacker for us.

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G
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was disappointing. My dish was extremely salty.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location and festive vibe! Great food options

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BD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Fun and a little bit loud but good food. Great for a Date, party or drinks with friends.
Service was A+ (We had multiple people ask if we needed anything, clearing off dirty plates, etc.)
Decor was exceptional as well. Great night out

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KM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were fun and friendly. The food was really good, but overpriced for what you get. Fun place. Good drinks.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and good atmosphere!

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