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Cantina de Salsa

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149 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 1332
+1 607-547-4070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fresh Latin food served in the fun, casual stmospheres of our two...
Fresh Latin food served in the fun, casual stmospheres of our two locations - Cherry Valley and Cooperstown. We offer favorite Mexican classics and dishes with a Caribbean twist in addition to a full bar and outstanding selection of world class tequilas, orginal house cocktails, wines, bottled and draft beers and of course, maragritas!
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 57
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting take on Mexican food

We went for a late afternoon lunch on a Saturday, so the restaurant was quiet and we were served immediately by friendly wait staff. There's a good selection of beer, including local brews, and a vast selection of tequilas. The tortilla chips are freshly house made with middle of the road salsa. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
lindahVermont_USA
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Vermont, USA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Good but would not last in California with all the authentic Mexican food restaurants. Service wad good, food was ok.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's true that first impressions are a little odd; the restaurant is small and tables are close together. The floor wasn't entirely clean. After being seated, however, we were charmed by the wait staff and won over by the quality of the food. The complimentary taco chips were very good. We ordered the hottest salsas for everything and were not... More 

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Belton, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very good Mexican food in Cooperstown. Delicious soft tacos. A good choice for your visit to Cooperstown.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Came here with my wife last night, she had chicken tacos on the soft flour tortillas and I had the steak fajitas as recommended by our great server Valery, AMAZING. Also, the aioli on my wife's tacos was incredible, I hope they plan on selling bottles of that someday. Try the Beach Bunny cocktail for their creative spin of rum... More 

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Vermont, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went for a late afternoon lunch on a Saturday, so the restaurant was quiet and we were served immediately by friendly wait staff. There's a good selection of beer, including local brews, and a vast selection of tequilas. The tortilla chips are freshly house made with middle of the road salsa. We enjoyed decent mains: the shrimp-corn fajita was... More 

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Troy, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've been loyal fans of Alex and Ika, their menu, atmosphere, staff, etc. for years. But their Cantina de Salsa, despite it's friendly staff and exact same ambiance has....mediocre to actually horrible food. Ok, so it's a new endeavor, and perhaps they will learn how to make Mexican food, but I would advise anyone to avoid it until that happens.... More 

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Greater Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went for a late-evening dinner. We checked out the restaurant hours and they were still open. When we walked in, it was nearly empty. We decided to sit at the bar and the host gave us menus. We received chips and salsas. These were decent. So far, so good. We were asked for drink orders right away by the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

they have no competition - only mexican place around....so if you're craving mexican you can go, but beware that it's not very exciting food. and rather pricey. staff is friendly and service was pretty fast, but all in all felt like it wasn't worth the money.

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CantinaMgmt, Owner at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are sorry you found you food to be only average. We try our best to offer a fresh menu that appeals to the wide range of our customers, and to offer spicier salsas and hot sauces for those looking for a bit more intensity in their food. We hope you enjoyed the rest... More 

waltham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a really fun restaurant with kind of funky decor. Lots of different kinds of salsa which were fun to try. I had curried goat and it was excellent.

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CantinaMgmt, Owner at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again. More 

Cooperstown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been to their other location many many times and always had an outstanding meal, great service as well. Went to the Cooperstown location and had a much different experience. Restaurant was not very busy yet the floors where totally disgusting... Food and garbage all over. While there for over two hours it was still not addressed and still... More 

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Additional Information about Cantina de Salsa

Address: 149 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 1332
Phone Number: +1 607-547-4070
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 1332
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-547-4070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Fresh Latin food served in the fun, casual stmospheres of our two locations - Cherry Valley and Cooperstown. We offer favorite Mexican classics and dishes with a Caribbean twist in addition to a full bar and outstanding selection of world class tequilas, orginal house cocktails, wines, bottled and draft beers and of course, maragritas!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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