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Cantina de Salsa

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149 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1297
+1 607-547-4070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, 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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  • 153
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 21
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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
Tale of Two Restaurants

We had a great lunch of a shrimp burrito, plantains, and empanadas. Service was decent. My parents went that night and said service was horrible and so was the food. I half wondered if they went to the same restaurant, but when they described the place I was sure they went to the same one we did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
3llamamama
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Lake Forest, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was a little bit slow. It was a little bit expensive. It was very different from most of the Mexican restaurants we've eaten at. That being said it was very tasty. The free chips and Chipotle Picante really grow on you. The chicken chimichangas were awesome. The chicken tacos get a so/so rating from the wife. All in all... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We ordered takeout while in town for baseball. There is a street-side and a restaurant, and the street-side staff offered confusing information about the hours that the quick meals were offered. Our takeout meals were ok, but nothing to get excited over.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great lunch of a shrimp burrito, plantains, and empanadas. Service was decent. My parents went that night and said service was horrible and so was the food. I half wondered if they went to the same restaurant, but when they described the place I was sure they went to the same one we did. Weird. I would... More 

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our meal at the Cantina. The surroundings were certainly Mexican inspired with lit chili peppers and talavera pottery. The food was hot and delicious. There were non-mexican options too like fish and chips. A nice selection of beers in bottles and a friendly atmosphere rounded out our experience.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We always went to Alex and Ika when in Cooperstown as it was so fantastic. We decided to try the new Mexican restaurant in its place. Had the Nachos and ground beef had no flavor and appeared to have been browned and browned again when they melted the cheese and was burnt beyond recognition.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We work hard to prepare delicious, fresh food, and are very upset to hear that this was not your experience. We will address these concerns immediately. More 

Newcastle, UK
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very generous portions of well-cooked and tasty food. The full variety of Mexican, nicely served by friendly staff in a place full of character.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We strolled in one night to try out the new restaurant (which we were told was not actually under new ownership). The margaritas were delicious, and they also have a great craft beer selection as well as a ton of tequila. They have a great specialty cocktail menu. I had the adobo pulled pork tacos- these are the best tacos... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal! More 

Oneonta, New York
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166 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have been to the sister restaurant in Cherry Valley and today we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here - right in the middle of town, so close to Baseball Hall of Fame and other attractions! plenty of beers on tap and in bottle and a huge tequila offering! Tacos are fresh made and tasty!

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Ridgefield, CT
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

No longer Alex & Ika, which I found excellent in the past, the same ownership now serves Southwest style dishes, with tacos, tamales, burritos etc., of very fresh taste and quality (including a goat meat entry!). I samples soft tacos with fried cod, pulled pork, and tuna steak - all very savory and fresh tasting! The pulled pork selection was... More 

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

Thank you for giving our new restaurant a try! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and thank you for taking the time to post a review. More 

Treadwell, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

the fish tacos are the gold standard. The combined tastes of the fish, the black bean and corn salsa and the cilantro are heaven! Most everything else on the menu is awesome but the fish tacos: Oh, my!

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

Thank you for checking out our new venture, Cantina de Salsa, and its Latin menu. We know the fingerlings are missed, but we are so glad you enjoyed the fish tacos and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Cantina de Salsa

Address: 149 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1297
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 13326-1297
  • 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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