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“Family Friendly Dining”
Review of Taqueria el Cantro - CLOSED

Taqueria el Cantro
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Montgomery, Alabama
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family Friendly Dining”
Reviewed June 18, 2011

There are so many good things about this restaurant. First, the food is great. The ingredients are fresh and the cooking style is wonderful. Better yet, the service levels are the best I have had in the city. Our family never had to ask for refills as are servers were on top of the task through our visit. Best of all are the owners of the restaurant. They are always friendly and helpful which is refreshing due to the poor service levels in this city. I am willing to go back with family and friends due to so many good dining experiences. Any place that can stretch my food entertainment dollar is a big plus in this tough economic time. Yay, Taqueria el Cantaro!!!

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank eater2011
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13 reviews from our community

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English first
Montgomery, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well, it's "cántaro," but who's spell checking... This is a real downhome family owned restaurant...”
Reviewed January 26, 2009

Well, it's "cántaro," but who's spell checking... This is a real downhome family owned restaurant. Don't let the lack of decorating fool you--this is a SERIOUS restaurant. Good tacos with fresh cilantro--to die for. I only fault them on their lack of beverages.

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Thank rocketgirl1970
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Woodmere, AL
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little place just off Ann @ I-85”
Reviewed December 2, 2008

Mexican specialties in this family run place; with friendly and fast service - special drinks exceed any other place in town. Decor is plain and modest, parking is always available. Crowded at lunch time, many loyal worker/clients

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Thank JPL1
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Montgomery, Al
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ta-Daaaaa! This is THE place in town for real Mexican food”
Reviewed November 24, 2008

For REAL Mexican food, this is the place to go. The food tastes like you stepped off the street in Mexico. I LOVE this place - the proprietors are lovely people, the food is delicious, the restaurant is impeccably clean, and the food is delicious. They even help me with my Spanish. I have never found a dish here that I didn't like, but I'm especially partial to the tacos pastor and the green enchiladas. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Thank candydrgn
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Montgomery, Alabama
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Want real Mexican food? This is the place for you.”
Reviewed November 22, 2008

Finally!!! This restaurant provides a place in town that makes real Mexican food. The owners make their salsas daily. Eating here eliminates the necessity to take a trip to Mexico or the coasts of the U.S. for good food. The other Mexican food restaurants are there for gringos who have never had the pleasure of eating an authentic, high quality product. The service levels are good and they serve horchata and jamaica to wash down your meal. Best of all, their flan is better than what I can make at home for dessert. You can't miss with El Cantaro.

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1 Thank jsminmgm
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