Cantina 1511

(704) 752-9797 | View Website

7708 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC | Directions   28277

35.062287 -80.814465

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm

Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Sun 11am-10pm

Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm

Restaurants, Catering, Mexican  more

Tags: Lunch Spot


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From The Owners of Cantina 1511

Experience authentic mexican cuisine and cocktails in a casual, spacious environment at Cantina 1511 in Charlotte.

Prima Guacamole, Five Cheese Queso Fundido, Antojitos, Chicken Tostada Salad, Southwestern Cobb Salad, Chopped Salad with Jicama & Avocado, Achoite Seared Salmon Salad, Soup of the Day, Exceptional Tortilla Soup, Frontier Fajitas... more

Reviews for Cantina 1511

6 months ago

Not at all impressed. I had the Enchiladas De Pollo and my friend ordered the Enchiladas Verde. They were both swimming in a strange creamy cheese sauce. There was hardly any filling in the enchiladas. All I could taste was the chessy sauce. The only good thing on the plate was the rice--best rice I've ever had in a mexican restaurant. Now I must confess, I am quite a mexican food snob. I'm from southern California and absolutely love real mexican food, but this dinner wasn't even as good as the tex-mex places all over Charlotte. Guess I'll have to stick to making my own, which is so easy now with all the major stores carrying authentic mexican foods. Thanks Cantina 1511 the beer was cold and the rice was great, but I don't think I'll be returning.

10 months ago

All the new menu is,is colorful and you took away the great food you had in the past !! Sssoooo disappointed no three ceviches and the bar food. Oh and raised prices too

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Before Cantina changed ownership, my husband and I would go there a couple of times a month. The staff knew us by name and the food was fantastic as were the prices. However, after the ownership change, the menu went from food that was unique and delicious to essentially a taco menu with a few, maybe five, "authentic" Mexican dishes.

Also, the prices are now excessively high. My husband and I went there our last time and spent $70 with only one drink!

Such a shame. I miss the old Cantina 1511. We don't need another ordinary Mexican restaurant--Cantina had something special.

over a year ago

Disappointed – We have eaten here several times and had never had a complaint but last night, our fajitas were burned and I could not eat the chicken at all. Luckily my husband did not mind as much. When we were finished, our server asked how everything was and I asked her if she wanted my honest opinion! She told me that she would get the manager and so we pretty much critiqued the whole meal for him. We were nice, he was nice. We had ordered one beer and one margarita with our meal and refried beans which were not eaten b/c they were overly salted and had no taste.

It would have made us very happy if he had told us that the drinks were on the house...a beer and a margarita would not have cost them much at all and it would have made us v appreciative. As it is, we will not be going back.

over a year ago

Great place for drinks in Ballantyne – With the limited selection of decent bars in Ballantyne...our work group has gone to Cantina for drinks and it works great. Food is always excellent, but the bar area is great for a group get together if it isn't too big (your group that is).

The last time we went was on a Thursday for a Margarita's followed by a few beers and apps. My only suggestion would be to work on that Margarita menu....our server had to go through it for 10 minutes with us, it was like a calculus equation figuring out what the price would be. Besides that, keep up the good work.

over a year ago

Great Lunch Spot! – I had a lunch appoinmtent at Cantina 1511 in the Stonecrest Shopping Center this week and let me tell you this is a wonderful spot. I sometimes forget how convenient it is to the Ballantyne area especially with it being located right off of 485 at the Rea Road exit but can assure you with the customer service and great food I will be back sooner than later. Our waitress, Angela who was also working the beautiful bar, was so attentive from keeping our drinks filled to making sure we never ran out fresh chips. Once our food arrived (I had the Enchiladas, always one of my favorites) the excellent service continued until we walked out the door and back to our office. Do yourself a favor and stop by for a real treat.

over a year ago

great food, service and atmosphere – its been a while since i've been here but... i do remember excellent food, a very knowledgable waiter, and great ambiance... now that i'm thinking of it... i need to go again real soon!


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