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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
+1 205-323-6980
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average2%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

I was simply looking for a place to have lunch and it looked like an interesting place. While the atmosphere was interesting, it only went down hill from there. After looking at the menu, I got the impression that it is aimed at a more...More

Thank Andrew v
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

I have dined here several times, including the food truck, and have never been disappointed. The cream of corn soup and the Argentina steak sandwich was so delicious but the truckload fries??!! Worth a drive! A huge order of their yummy garlic fries LOADED down...More

Thank Rhona O
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Tacos are the big ticket at this restaurant, located in an older building lovingly restored and remade into a very spacious eating area with a large area with umbrellas, paved with bricks. Both are comfortable. It's a typical Mexican restaurant in some ways, but the...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a fast food Mexican Cantina w margaritas, beer and tequila to go with the usual Mexican food. Truck Fries were the best🎉! Everything was good, but those really were delicious. It's quick, it's Mexican. What more could you want.

Thank Toni W
Reviewed May 27, 2017

We haven't been to the main restaurant but Cantina On Wheels is terrific. We went to Avondale Brewing Company and they were one of the food trucks at the back patio. Yum! The fish tacos have fried tilapia filet with dry slaw, cilantro mayo (the...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is a very casual taco place. You order at the counter and take a number. Chips and salsa for an appetizer. The wait staff brings your food to the table. All of the tacos are excellent. The fish taco is generally one of the...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I went there and I wasn't hungry, so I had the margaritas and they were great. So what's the secret ingredient that makes them so good?

Thank Frank M
Reviewed February 6, 2017

It all started when we couldn't find a steakhouse on the boulevard that didn't have an hour wait. So we drove into downtown Birmingham where we found an interesting old building Martin Biscuit Company. Inside was an interesting looking Mexican themed restaurant full of happy...More

Thank Vidking
Reviewed January 10, 2017

What a delightful place!The old building gives this restaurant so much charm. The decorations are well done, along with the food and service.

Thank ArtTeacher7
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

My hubby had the taco carnitas I had a very cheesy quesadilla! Fun atmosphere, good service. Near Hop City!

Thank powerknitter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-323-6980
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