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“Just okay...”
Review of Maria's Cantina

Maria's Cantina
Ranked #1 of 145 Restaurants in Southaven
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ate at this dining establishment this evening. Had been told the food is "great" from the locals I'd asked. They recommended the salad bowl. Well, not so much...
First things first. Quickly seated, hostess friendly and efficient. Waiter quickly greeted. I asked if they served sangria. His response made it evident he wasn't sure what that is. Isn't this a Mexican restaurant? If they serve sangria, he does not know tnis. So I ordered a maria mojito (made with tequila instead of rum... their house special according to the menu) and the salad with "boiled" tequila lime chicken. He offered the special drink (2 for 1), did not advise if there was a food special.
No chips and salsa served unless you order it as an app ($1.50). The salad arrived in mere minutes, the drink took a little longer, but not too much longer. The salad looks good - mixed greens, cheese, olives, cabbage, tomato, the chicken, and balsamic vinaigrette, but tastes just okay. The balsamic vinaigrette, however, was wonderful,and that boiled chicken wasn't bad. Where was the cheese though? I didn't see but a pinch of cheese! The mojito was also just okay.
Total bill was $15, not too bad in an area where dining out seems to be pretty pricey. The waiter was also just okay. Asked a few questions about the food and he didn't know and didn't offer to find out. But he was overall efficient. Now, at the end of the meal, found out I got a regular mojito, not the tequila version I ordered.
There are better Mexican restaurants in the area I'd recommend instead, but it's probably one of the more decent options within Town Center (which isn't saying much, Southaven). All in all, the entire experience was just average... not "great" though, like I was told. Really just boring.

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Looks like a sports bar, and it was trivia night. But, when we were asked if we wanted smoking or non-smoking, I should've left. After a trip to wash my hands, I now smelled like a cigarette. My wife had the chicken relleno, which she said was ok. I had the BBQ pork tamale. If you enjoy good tamales, pass on this one. The black beans were good and the lime rice would be good, if not for some of the uncooked or hard grain. Our waitress was a sweetheart but she made me wonder if a waitress with an obvious cold sore should be serving food. She kept the cold beers coming and they were tasty. With the assortment of good places to eat, I won't return because of the smoking.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I use to go maria's after work for a beer and have some food. I love this place and peaple working is always friendly. The patio in spring is perfect place to relax and enjoy beer margarita and food. I suggest to try it..

Thank carminiooo
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The salad with mahi fish is my favorite dish, which I wouldn't even try at a normal mexican restaurant by the way. The food always comes out really fresh and tastes great. The margaritas are good, and the best part is they are ALWAYS two-for-one! I pay six bucks for a normal margarita on the rocks with a salted rim, and get another one free. Comes out to three bucks per drink!

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Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile
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