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“Good mexican food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo
Ranked #268 of 2,023 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lebanon
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

This place has good food, the staff don't always understand what you are asking mind you. The starters are nachos and salsa which are yummy, drinks are refillable. The Guacamole they make at the table is amazing, as are their burritos and fajitas. Must leave room for dessert, the apple pie is great!

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Try the Fajitas or the Guacamole prepared at the table with as much or as little kick as you desire... a surprisingly good meal for a restaurant situated in a busy shopping Mall... Worth going shopping for just to be able to pop in

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Richard H
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Authentic Mexican Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Cantino Laredo is one of those unique restaurants where you can go just about any time of day without having to wait. Its got a truly authentic mexican flair and they have created a menu which can appease even those who are not the biggest fans of Mexican food. Case in point the steak stuffed with shrimp.. Things that I would say dont miss are: Tableside Guacomole, Shrimp Cocktail and most of all the Beef brisket soft tacos.. This is a affordable place for a quick lunch as well and they have several lunch combos available at a great price..

I forgot to mention the complimentary chips and homemade salsa, which are addicitive with the red sauce.. (Avoid the darker sauce they serve as it tastes kinda burnt and pretty spicy as well)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bali, Indonesia
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“NOT Mexican, whatever anyone says...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

The fajitas resembled something like a fake Asian stir-fry, not anything even close to a real Mexican fajita. The lemon mint drink was too sugary. Service is overbearing, the atmosphere (at least at the time) felt like a campy theme restaurant, and I was made to feel rather uncomfortable being there alone. (The staff and other diners seemed confused that I should be there alone.) I wasn't expecting authentic, of course, but this isn't even as good as most "Mexican" chains. Yuck. Go to the restaurant at Sheraton Corniche instead, if you're craving Mexican. It's more expensive, but worth it. Go to any number of other restaurants in the mall, if it's location that's drawing you.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mixchel
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Just go for the service and apple pie”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

Nothing special about the starters nor the main dish, however their apple pie is the best I have tasted compard to over than al restaurants in more than 10 countries :). It gets my 3 stars solely for those 2 reasons.
Will i go there again?
Yes, but only for the apple pie.

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Thank ABebars
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