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“Delicious food!”

Cantina 76 Main Street
Ranked #18 of 1,110 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Description: Cantina 76 is a lively, independently owned restaurant and bar that specializes in fresh Mexican-inspired cuisine and signature margaritas; providing a fast yet satisfying dining experience in a casual, upbeat atmosphere with seating inside and out at two locations in Columbia, S.C. and one in downtown Greenville, S.C. Margaritas are hand-crafted using elements like agave nectar, fresh lime juice and variations such as muddled strawberries and basil. Full of fresh, unique ingredients, the menu includes a large assortment of imaginative tacos, as well as enchiladas, nachos, salads, quesadillas, chimichangas, soups and sides. Sauces, dressings and salsas are made in-house daily, and the bar is stocked with a selection of premium tequilas. This comfortable, inviting restaurant and bar is a go-to for families, couples, young professionals, the business community and college students – perfect for a night out and drinks with friends or a quick meal with coworkers during a lunch break. Cantina 76 was founded in 2009 by four college friends in Columbia, S.C. A popular neighborhood restaurant and bar serving fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine, Cantina 76 expanded to Columbia’s Main Street in 2013. Its first out-of-town expansion is to ONE City Plaza in downtown Greenville, S.C., in 2016.
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Description: Cantina 76 is a lively, independently owned restaurant and bar that specializes in fresh Mexican-inspired cuisine and signature margaritas; providing a fast yet satisfying dining experience in a casual, upbeat atmosphere with seating inside and out at two locations in Columbia, S.C. and one in downtown Greenville, S.C. Margaritas are hand-crafted using elements like agave nectar, fresh lime juice and variations such as muddled strawberries and basil. Full of fresh, unique ingredients, the menu includes a large assortment of imaginative tacos, as well as enchiladas, nachos, salads, quesadillas, chimichangas, soups and sides. Sauces, dressings and salsas are made in-house daily, and the bar is stocked with a selection of premium tequilas. This comfortable, inviting restaurant and bar is a go-to for families, couples, young professionals, the business community and college students – perfect for a night out and drinks with friends or a quick meal with coworkers during a lunch break. Cantina 76 was founded in 2009 by four college friends in Columbia, S.C. A popular neighborhood restaurant and bar serving fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine, Cantina 76 expanded to Columbia’s Main Street in 2013. Its first out-of-town expansion is to ONE City Plaza in downtown Greenville, S.C., in 2016.
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Came here for a business lunch and the surf n turf taco are amazing! The queso was also fantastic! The service was on point and quick!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Loves2Cruise10
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Ordered:
Sampler (salsa, guacamole & queso)
Shredded chicken taco
Original taco
Cheese enchiladas
Refried beans
Texas Margarita

Cons:
The salsa was good, but zero “heat” to it
The shredded chicken wasn’t tasty.
The cheese enchiladas were more like cheese soup.
The retried beans were yuk- definitely canned.

Pros:
The original taco was good.
The queso was yummy.
The Texas margarita was great!
The service was spot-on!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank texashill
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

$3 tacos are cheap and tasty. There are several to chose from and 2 to 3 will fill you up. Quac was good too.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank imdarkside
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Overall we thought the food was great. Queso and chips were delicious. The tacos were hit or miss, with the basic beef and roasted chicken tacos not really hitting the mark they should. Surf and turf and the teriyaki tacos on the other hand exceeded our expectations. Overall would recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank BRE0117
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

They have an enclosed patio with heaters that allows dogs which was great since we were traveling with our dog on a cold March day. The cheese dip was very good with the chips. I loved my side of fried brussel sprouts which were hot and fried nicely. We had a variety of tacos and a taco salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal which was served very quickly

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank GBruz
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