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Francisco's Cantina

121 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3351
+1 608-294-1100
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Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good54%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Sep 28, 2018
“Inexpensive and Tasty Lunch”
5 days ago
“Dinner”
Closed
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican
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LOCATION
121 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3351
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we arrived this place was a mad house with a formal frat party. I think we were the oldest people there! A small family owned business. And you could tell in many ways. Not many staff and they were busting their butts! Very friendly...More

Thank Mrstewart
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Francisco’s is just around the corner from my office. I ran in for a quick bite because I was craving a burrito. My favorite thing about Francisco’s is that after you find a place to sit and the staff brings you chips and salsa, they...More

Thank MaggieMae1
Reviewed August 7, 2017

I ate here w/ 2 friends and we all loved what we had (Mole Poblano, Enchiladas Verde, and fajitas). 3 mains + 3 rounds of margaritas (big) ran us $56. The service was friendly and efficient. We would definitely go back again.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Checked out on line and looked good. The food and drink was outstanding. The service was a bit less than average. We ordered water and a Margarita. We got the Margarita before the water and they never refilled our water until almost done with dinner....More

Thank faustinj
Reviewed April 23, 2017

This is a nice little place that does not look like much, but is super delicious! My hubby had the tacos and I had the sopes (sp?). Everything was very good! When in Madison we will definitely eat here again. I would recommend it to...More

Thank Casey T
Reviewed August 31, 2016

I love coming here. The food is delicious and cheap. I can get 2 dips and 2 entrees for around $25.00.

Thank Ellie M
Reviewed August 1, 2016

This is a pretty solid Mexican option. It is close to the Capitol Building, so it's pretty centrally located. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The chips and salsa are great, but they are even better if you order queso sauce as well! Margaritas were...More

Thank Addison S
Reviewed April 10, 2016

We tried Franciso's Cantina on a recent Friday night. It's not a large space and it was only about 50% full. The restrooms are actually in a hallway out the backdoor and are shared by the restaurants/bars on either side. The space was clean although...More

Thank rickleed
Reviewed January 7, 2016

I've been frequenting this establishment for a few years now and it never disappoints. I recommend the fajitas with some yummy margaritas. You can't go wrong at this restaurant. The price is on the cheap side but the food isn't.

Thank Janay007
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friends and I met here for lunch on Wednesday after going to downtown Farmer's Market. I had pizza and was able to get anchovies on the pizza. Oh! So yummy. Two people had salads and enjoyed them. It was not loud and were able to...More

Thank TravelingDiva13
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3351
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-294-1100
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