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2901 2ND Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2900
(205) 323-6980
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be on everyone's list of I can't decide where to go. Just go to the Cantina!! Food is always good and you have the option of dining under the the stars or a couple of different atmospheres inside. If you have not been then it is your loss. Cheers!

Thank thissiteisyesterday
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88 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here many times over the years but hadn't been in several years until last night. I was pleased to see some new menu options, (presumably since the Castro brothers took over after their brother's unexpected death.) My family chose the patio given the perfect weather. The ordering at the counter was unexpectedly slow given the fact that... More 

Thank PrednisonePrincess
Garland, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Our group of 6 stopped in for a mid-afternoon snack. We sat on the patio, as it was a lovely day! We sampled several items, including tacos, nachos, queso. We also had both the Key Lime and Prickly Pear Margaritas (fresh, refreshing, good, not a bottled mix). The service was average (you place your order at a counter, then they... More 

Thank sfink0508
Birmingham, Alabama
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The Cantina is one of my favorite quick and easy restaurants. The owners think of everything as being important. The fish tacos are some of the best I have ever eaten. Try the margaritas!

Thank cookrman
Gardendale, Alabama
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83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Not really what we expected when we got there. Counter service then they bring your food out to you. We tried a lot of things. All the tacos were good. We had a Nachoroto. It was the favorite of all. We had a really good Cuban sandwich as well. Great price. Great food. Nice, friendly people.

Thank AM4774
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

After moving away, this is still one of the places that is always on my "must go" list when I come home. I cannot branch from the fish taco's as much as I really want to because I know how great everything else is. I even had my rehearsal dinner here and everything was perfection!

Thank Meredith L
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I eat here regularly and the food is always great. The food truck is always close by and is very good as well.

Thank Donahootraveler
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

There are a few dishes that I eat often and of which I am very, very particular. Fish tacos are one of those. The beauty of fish tacos is that they are so versatile. So, how can you mess them up? Well, some restaurants can. However, Cantina on Wheels ALWAYS DELIVERS amazing fish tacos. The fish is always seasoned and... More 

Thank Slmars1338
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We were just passing through Birmingham and found the restaurant on TripAdvisor. Walk in and see the sign "order at the register" and tried to figure it all out on our own. The employees didn't pay any attention to us and walked by several times. We finally just left. Awful service.

Thank Mindy S
Madison, Alabama
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a very nice place to take family and friends when you want an upscale casual place with good food to sit and talk. The atmosphere is leisure with no pressure to eat and leave, to make room for the next customer. The outdoor patio as well as the large party room are fantastic places to sit, eat, drink... More 

Thank John L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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: (205) 323-6980

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