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La Cantina Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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2709 MacArthur Dr, Orange, TX 77630
(409) 670-9830
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Mexican Food

We decided to give this restaurant a try. It has been hard to find good Mexican food in this part of the country, but this one is a keeper. Our server was very good! Our food arrived quickly and was steaming hot! (We both ordered the fajitas.) The frozen margaritas were very tasty and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Peggy R
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We decided to give this restaurant a try. It has been hard to find good Mexican food in this part of the country, but this one is a keeper. Our server was very good! Our food arrived quickly and was steaming hot! (We both ordered the fajitas.) The frozen margaritas were very tasty and plentiful! And, their prices are good...... More 

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Thank Peggy R
Orange, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The atmosphere is lively and friendly. You can relax and enjoy some of the best Mexican food you will ever eat. It is one of our favorite restaurants . The hot sauce is served warm and they bring you green sauce also. We love the polo locco, and tortuga plate.

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Thank paulajim2015
Denver, Colorado
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The sauces on the enchiladas were very bland. The salsa tasted like straight canned tomatoes. Chips were pretty good and the margarita was also good.

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Thank Craig D
Garland, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very colorful and lively atmosphere. The chips came with a green sauce and a warm red sauce. Both are "different". I liked everything on my combo lunch plate except the beans, which polite words cannot describe how bad they were. Lunch prices available even on Saturday were very reasonable. Great place for families.

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Thank Darrell D
New Braunfels, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The chicken fajitas were excellent. White Brest meat with onions, peppers were prepared to perfection. The chaos beans had a great favor. The beef enchiladas and tamales with gravy both were cooked to perfection. All food was hot and inviting, with the Waite staff meeting all our needs.

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Thank CDBSLB
Orange, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Authenic Tex-Mex fare alright. Food & service consistently good. Menu features a wide variety of Tex-Mex dishes. Me? I like the Coyote Special. It's all good & there's soft ice cream for desert. Kids love the place. Friday nights are pretty crazy sometimes.

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Thank Ron S
Winter Springs, Florida
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enchiladas Al Pastor, Tacos De Lengua and plenty of chips and Salsa Verde Y Salsa Rojas. Lots of beers also. Great service.

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Thank Matt T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I go often as well as her being a Teacher at one of the local schools and on workdays and special occasions this is one of their #1 choices with a limited time for lunch and and large number in group they handle them very very well .

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Thank Teresa H
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the Polo Loco and my food was raw and the waiter didnt care... he just said "I dont know what to tell you!"and beans had a hair in them. On the way out the door 2 men were chasing a mouse with a broom and dust pan. I will never walk into this establishment again!!!

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Thank urbaybgirl4
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Drove over from Louisiana with a couple family members. We had heard good things but unfortunately did not live up to expectations. Food was okay and kind of pricey for what we got. Not cozy atmosphere booths and metal chairs with beer neon signs.

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Thank JLGlenn

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2709 MacArthur Dr, Orange, TX 77630
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (409) 670-9830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?