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“Good food, but....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Amigos Cantina

Amigos Cantina
120 W Jefferson Ave, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO 63122-4008
314-821-0877
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Ranked #11 of 51 restaurants in Kirkwood
Cuisines: Mexican
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Alton, Illinois
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Good food, but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

My fiancé and I found this place via Trip Advisor and decided to try it out. We were seated right away and the staff were very friendly. It became very apparent this place was not owned by a Mexican family...and if the owners have ever actually been to Mexico, I would be surprised. We ordered our drinks and....no piña colada? How can you have such a large bar and not have piña coladas? Seriously? I have traveled to just about every corner of Mexico and outside of Sol, straight tequila, and margaritas, piña coladas are one of the most popular drinks either in or out of the tourist traps. My fiancé ordered the fajitas, while I ordered the tacos. The first thing I noticed about the tacos...authentic tacos you find I n Mexico come with two corn tortillas to help keep them together and not fall apart from moisture. This wasn't a big concern...the tacos were fairly dry. However the chicken taco was very very good. My fiancé's fajitas were very good, as were her beans....the rice she had was dry and barely edible. Since they did not have piña coladas, we each tried a margarita, and I admit they were very good. In all...not authentic in the least bit...the food would have been better had it not been extremely dry....the service and margaritas were good at least. I think I'll pass next time.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Peters
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“Spacious outdoor seating in nice weather”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Amigos has a great deck in the back of the restaurant. The appetizers and drinks are tasty and varied. There are plenty of different seating options and the restaurant is a good place for happy hour, good dinner with the family, or get away for a couple.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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st. louis, missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Texmex at a reasonable price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Great Tex Mex the fish tacos with grilled fish is the best. They also make a great margarita. If you like pozole this is a great place to get it when they have it on the menu. Not a super fancy place

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“It's not saying much, but this is...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

It's not saying much, but this is Kirkwood's best restaurant. Good chips & queso, the best margaritas, awesome fish tacos & terrific Trevino's shredded pork. Go in expecting an average Kirkwood restaurant and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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