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Cantina de Salsa

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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11 Main St, Cherry Valley, NY 13320-3727
+1 607-264-9500
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cherry Valley, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have enjoyed everything I've eaten here. Including, Taco salads, enchiladas, fish tacos, homemade chips and delicious salsa.

Thank jguido2
CantinaMgmt, Owner at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Cherry Valley, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

We loved our dinner at the Cooperstown location, but our Sunday brunch in Cherry Valley was not a favorite. When we walked in, the tables were set, but it was obvious they had not been wiped from the night before. My husband's glass of water arrived with a lipstick stain, and when our entrees arrived, the tortillas were forgotten. The... More 

1 Thank Jane N
CantinaMgmt, Owner at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

Thank you for trying our location in Cherry Valley. We are happy you had a great experience in Cooperstown and are sorry that your experience in Cherry Valley did not live up to the same expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will do our best to address the concerns you have raised. We will look forward to seeing you again... More 

Cherry Valley, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Cantina is a fun restaurant. The food is a sort of Mexican - TexMex combination straight from Alex Webster's culinary imagination. Margaritas and Sangrias are delicious. They are open for dinner and Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is festive, especially on a bustling night. Reservations are a good idea. One if my favorite meals is the pulled pork burrito.

Thank Kathy M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We took my son here for his 21st birthday. I wanted to bring my own birthday cake and the restaurant was so accommodating! They even lit the candles and let us sing the real song. Pros: - Food was delicious and made fresh. There was not one complaint and we all ordered a different dish! - They expected us and... More 

Thank Beth O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2015

I took a special trip to this restaurant with my family when we were out in Sharon Springs. It's about a 20 minutes drive from there, but I'd been told by a friend that it was a good place, and since there's no good Mexican food within half an hour of Cobleskill, he told me I should try Cantina de... More 

1 Thank Tom B
BBatCV, Public Relations Manager at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you so much for the wonderful praises. I am glad the food was a catalyst to reminiscence of your yesteryears! Hope to see you soon! More 

upstate ny
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

having enjoyed a meal here over the summer we thought we would try takeout....not as good. Guacamole benefitted from our addition of lime and salt and was a portion of about a cup for $14. Jalapeño cheese dip was inedible....clump of cheese with liquid floating on top for $8. Reheating only made it worse. Chips were good. Highlight was the... More 

Thank sandyupstateny
BBatCV, Manager at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. As a result, we have taken into consideration that the Jalapeno cheese melt does not travel well for take-out. As for spicing it up yourself, that is exactly our objective which is why we offer four salsas -- to satisfy an array of customers. See you again soon! More 

Cherry Valley, New York
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

The food here is really not Mexican, nor is it very good. If you like real Mexican food, this is not the right place for you. They know very little about Mexican cuisine and cannot answer simple questions about their food. The food is pretty bland, though the ingredients are fresh. They do make really good drinks though

Thank Caitlin K
BBatCV, Manager at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

We are sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy our food but we do. We make a great effort to educate and train staff to be knowledgeable about both the food and the culture. As for feeling the food is bland, we believe that it is largely the customer's choice as we have a wide range of salsas -- We... More 

Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

AMAZING!!! By far the best Mexican restaurant I've ever eaten at! The atmosphere is so inviting, with the colorful walls and tasteful decor. The drinks were nice and strong, all of our food was delicious and the service was great! We had the calamari, fish tacos, taco salad, burger and a platter of beans with veggies and burritos for the... More 

1 Thank Tereza S
Cooperstown, New York
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2014

Why would a chef put sugar in the black beans? In the pulled pork? In the enchiladas? The margaritas and the guacamole are good, but that's about it. Also we have been there many times, and in general, the service is apathetic at best. Once we sat for 15 minutes before anyone even looked our way. No water, no menu,... More 

1 Thank 46hazel
Villa Park, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

After researching possible places to dine in the area, we set out for a different restaurant in Cherry Valley. It was after Labor Day and it seems everything in upstate NY closes or changes service hours after the Labor Day holiday. This place was open and had a fair number of cars parked around it. We soon learned why. The... More 

Thank Grace T
BBatCV, Public Relations Manager at Cantina de Salsa, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Cantina! Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Main St, Cherry Valley, NY 13320-3727
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 607-264-9500
Fresh Latin food served in the casual and fun atmospheres of our locations in both Cherry Valley and Cooperstown. Find all your favorite Mexican classics, as well as dishes with exciting Latin twists. We offer a full bar, including wine, beer, margaritas, speciality house cocktails, and an extensive selection of tequilas.

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