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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, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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  • 283
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  • 159
    Very good
  • 58
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  • 22
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  • 18
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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
Better than most

After having a hearty breakfast at the Coperstown Diner I was at a loss for where to have dinner that was better than American standard fare. The Cantina hit the mark, good salsa and good fish taco's. Not over the top authentic but like I said an oasis in a run of mill menu town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
David P
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Staten Island, New York
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Our group loves Mexican and was very excited to eat at Cantina de Salsa. We were a large party of 10 and the entire experience was off. Our waiter was not great and there seemed to be some communication issues. We had some special requests that were met with an attitude. The food was ok - we just did not... More 

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

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. We try our best to provide a positive experience for all of our guests, and are disappointed that this was not what happened during your visit. We apologize. More 

Whitesboro, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and beverages...margaritas were made fresh and everything tasted authentic. Restaurant is small, so at times it felt cramped, but honestly, the dining experience was well worth tolerating the small accommodations!!!

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We have actually just begun to look for a more spacious space to accomodate more diners and offer outdoor seating for our guests. We hope you look for us on your next visit! More 

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our food was delicious and so were the drinks. Our waitress was brand spanking new and she was the most helpful person I have encountered in a while. We had a large group (4 families) she was helpful with splitting the checks and accommodating the kids. I would definitely come here again. (BTW - your new waitress is a gem!... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review! And thanks for the the praise for our new waitress! We will be sure to pass it along to her! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was our first trip to Cooperstown. The town was pack, but if you look off the beaten path you will find this place. The atmosphere was great as well as the food. Service was friendly, and the margaritas are great!

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

Thanks for the review. We are happy you found a place to escape the busy streets for awhile and that you enjoyed your experience. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

After having a hearty breakfast at the Coperstown Diner I was at a loss for where to have dinner that was better than American standard fare. The Cantina hit the mark, good salsa and good fish taco's. Not over the top authentic but like I said an oasis in a run of mill menu town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CantinaMgmt, Owner at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. We are glad you had a good expereince and enjoyed Cantina de Salsa. More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I hated to give this place less than a 5 rating because the food and the service were very good, but if the 5 rating is going to be meaningful, it needs to reflect near perfection imo. You can't go wrong eating here... We all were very happy with the choice, but it is not what you'd call memorable. But... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are happy you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for recognizing the limitations of small town life.We ope to see you again! More 

Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We fell upon the restaurant, which is in back of the street entrance. Great Mexican food with choices we haven't seen before. All of our food was excellent. Wonderful staff!

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

Thank you for visiting Cantina de Salsa. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Irwin, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Heard about this place from other baseball families visiting the area, so we had to check it out. Staff was very accommodating for large parties, and actually took our phone number to call us when a table was available so we could shop around town while waiting. Portions are large, food is fantastic, and jalepeno cucumber lemonade was a family... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience. More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stopped in here for a quick bite to eat. Split 3 chicken tacos with my hubby. Very filling, really good, prices reasonable! Would return if in the area again!

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

Thank your for your review! We hope to see you again sometime in the future. More 

Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

With a limited number of restaurant choices in Cooperstown, NY and mexican food is a personal favorite, so had to give Cantina de Salsa a try. Food was so good that it turned into a double play with back-to-back days dining here. First impression, first visit was not good. The hostess was busy serving shots to one guy at the... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for coming by for a second visit. We apologize for the service at the door during your first experience. We have addressed this with our staff and hope future customers will be greeted as soon as they enter. Thank you for your review! More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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