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Cantina Mexicana

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922 S Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204-2310
+1 571-970-6571
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Sep 4, 2017
“Neighborhood Mexican”
Jul 20, 2017
“Smaller Places Deserve Attention”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
922 S Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204-2310
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint place and the service is friendly. The food just isn't that great. Not really that bad; it's a little bland and nothing to go back for.

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was introduced to me by my girlfriend. I have since eaten here several times with her and I have also eaten here with her parents. Every time the food is delicious and the staff has gone out of their way to be friendly!

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed October 23, 2017

I tried take out and was disappointed. The enchiladas were too soft / undercooked. Just disappointing. Not much point in writing up my usual full review as it was take out. I won't be back.

Thank ZanderDubbs
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Friendly service, easy going neighborhood feel. Bigger than it looks, with more menu choices than you'd guess.

Thank Chari3
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Previously gave this restaurant 4 stars - but the poor service and obnoxiously loud music don't make the diverse menu (the quality of which has dropped dramatically) worth your time. Air conditioning wasn't working all that well either. Food took an extremely long time to...More

Thank Dabarton
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Chimichangas was the choice of most of the table. The Shredded beef reminds me of pot roast but my tablemates love it. I prefer the Tres Colores with a variety of selections. Never knew that you could add an egg on top of a dish...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Great Happy Hour specials; reasonably priced and well-prepared margaritas; great salsas; and entrees that moderately priced and not assembly line prepared. Seating is basic and not terribly comfortable and the bar can be noisy (hence 4 rather than 5 stars). Limited street parking, but they...More

Thank Dabarton
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I finally tried this place and it's great. You can get creative specials or select the classic Tex-Mex options. Friendly and fast service too. Lots of drink options. Nice unpretentious atmosphere.

Thank JGalt99
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went for an early light dinner one evening. Very good, large chicken burrito had no fillers like rice or beans. Just meat and vegetables. Partner had an all beef burrito. Only $8.50 each. Excellent free chips and salsa. Free parking in rear and metered...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed July 18, 2016

I've visited this relatively new neighborhood cantina several times over the last year with consistently excellent results. The menu lists the typical wide variety of Mexican fare. My dining companions are always pleased with whatever they've ordered. I've learned to just order the special. It's...More

Thank V M
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Judy H
December 15, 2015|
Response from Sue1012Oct | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has a small parking lot behind it and street parking is free after 6:00pm. Additionally, up the street is the Columbia Pike branch of the Arlington library with a parking lot, also free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 922 S Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 571-970-6571
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