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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 59
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 15
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best place to take those who annoy you, you can't hear them talk!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Rachel K
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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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
4 restaurant reviews
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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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ordered brisket enchiladas on recommendation of waitstaff. Just terrible. I shared it with others but not one person ate it. Very good guacamole and delicious chicken quasadillas. The beef chimichanga was loaded with beans and rice but not much beef.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We met family here one night for a birthday dinner. Should've listened to my instinct. There was about 10 of us that ordered food. It took over an HOUR to get our food. When we finally did get our food, my 'burrito' was done cold. When I brought this to their attention, I got attitude and they took it to... More 

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

Hello- I am so sorry that you had a poor experience at our Park Road location. I have sent you a private message to get some more details about your visit. Normally we do quite well with large parties and I am terribly embarrassed that we dropped the ball on your visit. The General Manager as well as the Chef... More 

Hardyston Township, New Jersey
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great menu - much more than your "average" Mexican selection. Deep and varied - lots of choices, including a set of interesting, fusion selections. We sampled a bunch of eats and loved it all. Meals arrived hot and each course arrived timely. Nice selection of beers on tap plus a wide selection in bottles. Service was great and atmosphere was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Cantina 1511 is a consistent go-to for lunch in our office. It's always fresh and flavorful food. I love the table-side guacamole and the salads.

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Buffalo, New York
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Food was good. We bright our dog for a late dinner out on the patio. Only gripe was they were very very busy and from start to finish it took us almost 2 hours. We ate somewhat leisurely but food took forever to get out to us.

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Additional Information about Cantina 1511

Address: 4271-B Park Rd, Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone Number: +1 704-331-9222
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Freedom Park
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
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?