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Cantina de Salsa

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Mexican
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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, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: Fresh Latin food served in the fun, casual stmospheres of our two locations...
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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  • 65
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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
Nice atmosphere and fresh food

We had a really nice time. The service was great and the food was very fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming as were the rest of the staff not even serving us. It's nice when you arrive and leave to be thanked for your business. We ordered margaritas and did not really like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
peggywestshokan
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West Shokan, New York
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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a cocktail and an appetizer at the bar just to check out the vibe. Have to say I've never had a margarita the way they make it and I would not order one again there. They also didn't have most of the tequilas I asked for that were on there list. My tiny little appetizer for $8 came with... More 

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West Shokan, New York
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really nice time. The service was great and the food was very fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming as were the rest of the staff not even serving us. It's nice when you arrive and leave to be thanked for your business. We ordered margaritas and did not really like them. And, we know... More 

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Thank peggywestshokan
Windham, New York
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were killing time while waiting for the Ommegang Brewery tour and the Ommegang Cafe was packed. An hour wait, so we drove to Cooperstown (since there is nothing around the brewery). On the way, one of us searched online for options and found this place. We were a large party, but we were promptly seated by our friendly waiter.... More 

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Thank mike c
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This chef owned restaurant is terrific, Alex is hands on and the food is great, the drinks are great and nightly specials are unique

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Thank angus m
DC
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is gourmet Mexican. The staff was incredibly friendly. They entertained me while I waited for my fresh food to be prepared.

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Thank pjbDc
Utica
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Zin Brilliant the owner's wife recommended this place. Plantain appetizer was AMAZING! chorizo tacos were full of chorizo and the eggplant parmigiana with pesto was delicious!!!! If Alex is cooking you won't be disappointed!!!

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Thank AMPUtica
Albany, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Best margaritas and the pork tacos are amazing. One of my favorite restaurants in Cooperstown. I go there as often as I can with my fiance or with co-workers. I recommend the corn salsa with the chips.

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Thank Michele J
Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We wanted to dine here for lunch, but staff issues prevented us from doing so. All the kitchen help disappeared, and so did we! It appears that the greeter was trying to cook, too. Very uncomfortable situation, and they just kept piling people in. Shoulda put a "closed" sign up and tried again the next day.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Great ambience, great service and amazing food at a fraction of the cost compared to other upscale places! Not too many restaurants stay open late and this one was open past 10pm on a Saturday! They even helped me surprise dear hubby with a cute birthday dessert !

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1 Thank TrvlGalore
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Terrific food, drinks and service! Interesting twist on classic Mexican dishes. We ate here twice over two days (dinner and lunch) and both meals were superb.

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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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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