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Taqueria el Cantro

1130 Ann Street, Montgomery, AL 36107
334-356-7361
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Ranked #97 of 369 restaurants in Montgomery
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Nov 21, 2013
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English first
Montgomery, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The service and food here have always been excellent for me. The complementary chips and salsa are delicious. The tacos can be ordered in a more American style with lettuce and cheese or more authentic Mexican with a chopped onions and tomatoes and cilantro. They have a variety of choices for meats also with chicken, beef, and pork- but also... More

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Montgomery, AL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have eaten Mexican food from San Francisco to San Diego and from Browsville to Key West. (Honestly, I don't particularly care for the Mexican food in Mexico?!?) I have eaten at this restaurant at least 50 times. It is the best anywhere. The owner/chef is Mexican culinary school trained --not some franchise hack or family recipe scrambler. Mole sauce... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

I ate here while on business in August 2011 based on the high ratings on Trip Advisor. I was disappointed. Perhaps compared to other Mexican restaurants in Alabama, this is good, but compared to other Mexican restaurants around the US, you will be disappointed. The salsa was OK, the chips were poor. The food quality was average to poor. Service... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011 via mobile

The details are what makes the difference. The ground beef is spiced to perfection. The salsas are well-blended and flavorful. Fresh cilantro even comes with the condiments (be sure to request!) Do yourself a favor and come for the most authentic Mexican food around.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

My husband and kids love the place. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to eat at El Cantaro when we do not feel like cooking at home. We are always greeted with a smile and the service is great. Best of all, this is not an expensive restaurant so it easily fits into our budget. Everything seems so fresh... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

I took my family to Taqueria el Cantaro for dinner last night and had a great meal. Everything was fresh and the service was speedy. We never had to ask for refills and the meal was delicious. Without a doubt, we will return as the entire family was pleased.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

There are so many good things about this restaurant. First, the food is great. The ingredients are fresh and the cooking style is wonderful. Better yet, the service levels are the best I have had in the city. Our family never had to ask for refills as are servers were on top of the task through our visit. Best of... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

Well, it's "cántaro," but who's spell checking... This is a real downhome family owned restaurant. Don't let the lack of decorating fool you--this is a SERIOUS restaurant. Good tacos with fresh cilantro--to die for. I only fault them on their lack of beverages.

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Woodmere, AL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

Mexican specialties in this family run place; with friendly and fast service - special drinks exceed any other place in town. Decor is plain and modest, parking is always available. Crowded at lunch time, many loyal worker/clients

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Montgomery, Al
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2008

For REAL Mexican food, this is the place to go. The food tastes like you stepped off the street in Mexico. I LOVE this place - the proprietors are lovely people, the food is delicious, the restaurant is impeccably clean, and the food is delicious. They even help me with my Spanish. I have never found a dish here that... More

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