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“Little Margarita Time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina 1511

Cantina 1511
1511 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203 (Dilworth)
(704) 752-9797
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Ranked #189 of 1,939 restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Dilworth
Cross street: 485 & Rea Rd.
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.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Little Margarita Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We met friends for dinner on a Friday night at Cantina 1511. The restaurant was busy, but we ended up only having to wait for 15-20 minutes. While we waited we grabbed drinks and chips and salsa at the bar. When we were seated our server was excellent - She gave us plenty of time to order and enjoy our appetizer before ordering dinner. We ordered the small guacamole, which they make table side. The 3 tacos and the mexican bbq platters were amazing. More than enough food to enjoy and then share a bit. The regular Casa Cantina ($7) margarita is outstanding and our friends ordered the blood orange ($11) margarita, which was yummy as well. I like my margaritas a bit tart so the blood orange is too sweet for me. If you want to try a few they also offer a flight of three margaritas for $15, which is the house, the blood orange and then another premium margarita. Overall we love Cantina 1511 and will always make our way over when we're in the mood for Spanish style cuisine.

Visited June 2013
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south carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tasty , fresh Mexican!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We live in Columbia, SC and were at this restaurant to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday. Staff was friendly, organized and relaxed. They didn't rush us and didn't mind us bringing in a cake from outside. We had margaritas, short ribs, glazed duck breast and tacos. Don't pass up the top shelf guacamole which is made at the table. Everything was delicious and fresh and portion sizes were reasonable. We loved it! Especially since we don't cuurently have decent Mexican restaurants in Columbia.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“EXCELLANTE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Best Mexican Food we've ever had. Even better than Southern California spots. Service great....food outstanding!

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a short stop in Charlotte and had to stop by my favorite Mexican restaurant in the US. Love the staff, love the food, enjoyed every moment. The menu is special. The service is always perfect, presentation of meal always beautiful. If you are even in Charlotte,this is a spot that should not be missed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“I love this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

I am a huge fan of mexican food, and this place doesn't disappoint! Wonderfully flavorful food and delicious margaritas. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, and my girlfriends and I had a blast!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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