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Cantina

2901 2ND Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
(205) 323-6980
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Ranked #351 of 908 restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 14, 2014
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English first
Birmingham
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Conveniently located in Pepper Place, this has become a local favorite. Warm and inviting with patio seating and a large room for group gatherings. The fish tacos are outstanding as are the nachitos. Some of the side I have tried are the garlic fries, corn in a cup, and rice and beams. They also have beer and wine. Good place... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

starting off, i don't know what all the fuss is about. we recently went there on our roadtrip and had a great time. location looks really good. it's counter service, but i don't consider that an inconvenience. plus, the waiters were really nice guys (one of them gave us some hints on which places to visit on our trip) and... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Mediocre food - at best - and prices are too high, all things considered. Counter service and everything is premade

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Memphis TN
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Cantina takes an updated approach to Tex-Mex standards and appeals to those who also like freshness. 7 of us conducted a little business while enjoying the queso and the guacamole in advance of delicious and affordable entrees. The gaucho steak and fish tacos were especially good. Try this place if ambiance is unimportant and you have a hankering for good... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This restaurant has been partnering with a coupon company to allow people to purchase a certificate for food at a discount. Between the certificates that I buy, and several of my friends, I have been eating at Cantina about once a week for several months. I am aware that one of the terms/conditions on the certificate states "dine in only,"... More

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Chelsea, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Went here for a private party & had excellent service & very good food. I really liked the Duck empanadas they served. We will be back soon for a regular sit down meal to give proper feedback.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

When there for a private party over the weekend and the food they served was great. Was about to brag about the Duck Empanadas and the Chorizo Quesadillas, but noticed they were not on the regular menu? Based on what we had, I'd give it a try...

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Poorly managed and not customer friendly. Cheese dip SCORCHED, salty. Cuban sandwich and garlic fires like a half sandwich--fries smelly. Had looked forward to trying--disappointment.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent margaritas and good upscale Mexican dishes. Always something exciting on the special daily menu.... Excellent place for dinner before a show!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have been several times to the cantina. I have only been disappointed once, I ordered the beef tacos which were really bland, no lettuce ,tomato ,sour cream, it's partly my fault , i should have asked what came on the tacos. The cilantro chicken is delicious, guacamole , fish tacos, and margaritas are great, but the cups seem small... More

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