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Cantina 1511

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Freedom Park
Mexican
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4271-B Park Rd, Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28209 (485 & Rea Rd.)
+1 704-331-9222
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent...
Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent Mexican fare to the people of Charlotte. A philosophy of only the freshest ingredients cooked from scratch to traditional recipes; guarantees an Authentic Mexican Celebration every time.
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    Very good
  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

I was at Cantina 1511 for a business lunch. The food was good - I had a quesadilla with ancho chicken. I'm always somewhat annoyed by people who go on and on and "authentic" Mexican restaurants - by which, in my experience, they usually mean places frequently mostly by yuppies. I think most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Alex D
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited there Saturday night for the first time with 3 other couples for dinner. The place was very busy and we were expecting to enjoy some great Mexican food. It is a good thing they provide chips and salsa while you are waiting for your entrees. They brought the accompaniments and the tortillas for the fajitas to the table at... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was at Cantina 1511 for a business lunch. The food was good - I had a quesadilla with ancho chicken. I'm always somewhat annoyed by people who go on and on and "authentic" Mexican restaurants - by which, in my experience, they usually mean places frequently mostly by yuppies. I think most average Mexican citizens would recognize the form... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is my go-to sit-down mexican restaurant. Best guacamole anywhere (no contest), made right at your table to your liking, and worth the $10. Chop salad, quesadillas, barbacoa. You really can't go wrong. Make a reservation – this place fills up fast on the weekends!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant! It may not be your traditional American Mexican restaurant, but that's part of the reason it's so wonderful. From the really cool atmosphere with Day of the Dead accent wall, to the delicious food and margaritas, this restaurant has it all. I've been here for both lunch and dinner and have loved everything I have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I loved cantina back when it was on east blvd in 2009. I've watched the menu and management change over the years. Fast foward to the a visit in 2015 at the new location on park road, it is bigger but the food was not that great. I could taste subtle differences from the queso dip etc.

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Zach S, Guest Relations Manager at Cantina 1511, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and your business. We have been faithful to our recipes over the years and I assure you that the recipes are the same. We do hope to see you again soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

so many tables - inside and out - also tall tables and stools at the bar - really good apps and daily specials - tues $5 margs, wednesday 1/2 price bottles of wine - guaci made at your table - bottomless chips - music nice - glad they moved their act to our neighborhood!

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Zach S, Guest Relations Manager at Cantina 1511, responded to this review

We're glad we moved in to the neighborhood as well. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was in NC over the weekend assisting my daughter as she makes a move to the state. While there I was able to visit what I call the best restaurant in the state. I know there are many good restaurants in NC but my favorite is Cantina 1511. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere and great food... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Really, really good food, but slow service. Waited for 30 minutes for a table, and then another 25 for our food. VERY LOUD, I could not hear my companion. Overall, I would eat there again- probably when they aren't as busy.

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Zach S, Guest Relations Manager at Cantina 1511, responded to this review

I do apologize for any slow service you experienced as well as for the noise levels. We will be installing noise cancelling materials in the next couple of weeks to combat the high volume. We do offer call ahead service as well as reservations to help lessen the amount of time our guests have to wait to be seated. Thank... More 

South Carolina
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is the Mexican food restaurant we do NOT have where we live so we frequent Cantina 1511 on frequent visits to Charlotte. The recent visit prompted this review--thank you to Server 1154, Frank A, who didn't miss a beat, anticipated every need (for five of us, including three kids, that's a nice treat for this tired mom!), and the... More 

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Virginia
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

While visiting Charlotte, we tried this restaurant hoping to get some decent Mexican food. I wasn't disappointed! Ordered spiced shrimp skewers with fried plantains, black beans and rice. Good beer variety, queso was excellent, service good, and the place was rowdy! Filled with people having a great time!

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Zach S, Guest Relations Manager at Cantina 1511, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We appreciate the feedback. I am a huge fan of the fried plantains myself. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4271-B Park Rd, Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28209
    (485 & Rea Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Freedom Park
  • Neighborhood: Freedom Park
  • Phone Number: +1 704-331-9222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent Mexican fare to the people of Charlotte. A philosophy of only the freshest ingredients cooked from scratch to traditional recipes; guarantees an Authentic Mexican Celebration every time.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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