Cantina 1511

(704) 331-9222 | View Website

1511 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC | Directions   28203

35.200005 -80.841893

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm

Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Sun 11am-10pm

Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm

 
Mexican, MasterCard, Discover  more

More Payment Methods: Visa, American Express, Diners Club

Categories: Catering, Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Dilworth

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Cantina 1511
Cantina 1511

From The Owners of Cantina 1511

We have a brand new menu with exciting new appetitzers, entrees, desserts, & cocktails! Call 704-331-9222 for reservations & specials!

Menu
Prima Guacamole, Five Cheese Queso Fundido, Antojitos, Chicken Tostada Salad, Western 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

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great experience all around! – My husband and I just had a very positive dining experience at Cantina 1315! I was a little apprehensive after reading all of the "bad" reviews but our experience couldn't have been better. The waiter was attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. We wanted something authentic and asked him to choose for us. The food was excellent, the guacamole was the best I have ever had, and the mojito a delight. What a delightful experience. We would recommend it to all.

over a year ago

I sincerely appreciate your kind remarks about your dining experience at Cantina 1511.

Thanks very much, we look forward to serving you again.

Frank Scibelli, fscibelli@cantina1511restaurant.com

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

What's the problem? – After reading reviews we were worried that service would be bad, especially since the parking lot was quite full when we arrived. However, there were absolutely no problems with service for us (perhaps because it was Sunday night.) I can't speak for the authenticity of the food, but it tasted really good, and was out quickly. The server was knowledgeable about what was better between A or B (always ask your server to find out how good the service is!) Drinks were nothing to write home about but I can't understand why people needed to send them back. Pretty impressive tequila list.

over a year ago

Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your experience at Cantina 1511. I am interested in hearing from you. If you could please explain your comment "Drinks were nothing to write home about" it will help us to improve the quality of our drinks.

Thanks again for your comments. Sincerely, Frank Scibelli- fscibelli@cantina1511restaurant.com

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Decent food, terrible service – I've been to Cantina twice, and both times, the bad service far outweighed the good food. The first time I went with a friend, and we sat outside on the patio. After our meal, we were having a drink when the waiter came up and asked us to leave our table because people were waiting. I was horrified at his rudeness and vowed to never go back. Several months later, I went again, this time with friends on a Sunday afternoon. We ordered a pitcher of sangria. When the bill came, it was significantly higher than the menu price for the sangria. We notified our waitress, and then we overheard her saying to another staff member, "Yeah, they saw the price on the menu. We need to change it." It seemed as though they were intentionally overcharging us, but since we caught them, they had to change it back. Never again!

over a year ago

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you experience poor service. Please know that changes have been made to the service staff since your last visit. We do hope you will try us again.

Frank Scibelli fscibelli@cantina1511restaurant.com

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review – Experience authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails in a casual spacious atmosphere at Cantina 1511 in Charlotte.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Food is great, but the service is terrible – This is the 3rd time that I have been to Cantina and I finally felt compelled to write a review. My wife loves to go here because of the Guacamole dip, but this time it was unbearable. The service is awful, whether you are waiting in the bar or on your food. It takes a while for the server to come to you and then you wait for an appetizer , but our dinners came out about 5 minutes later so you cannot enjoy the appetizer and my wife's order was wrong. It was also funny to see many of the tables around us having problems as well. Overall the food was good and the wait was not bad, but the service is terrible and hopefully they will fix all of the problems.

over a year ago

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize that you have had poor service. Please know that we have been working hard to improve our level of service. We do hope you will try us again.

Frank Scibelli fscibelli@cantina1511restaurant.com

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

I can walk which only makes it better!!! – Is Cantina like having tex-mex in San Antonio? No, but it is always solid and consistant. I go 2-3 times a month because the food is good and the prices fair. Even if i'm not in the mood for anything there is always something on the menu that catches my eye. Don't go in expecting traditional mexican food b/c they don't really have it, what they have is flavorful Tex-Mex and they do a great job at it.

over a year ago

Thanks for the positive feedback and for being a loyal customer.

Frank Scibelli fscibelli@cantina1511restaurant.com

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great upscale Baja - but be prepared to wait – This is a great place for Mexican with a twist. Not the average food, salsa or anything else that we have come to have to eat here in Charlotte that is called Mexican. This place is anything but average. The food is wonderful and the best guacamole that I've had since Cabo- its very pricey but worth it! The staff is just ok-not exactly friendly but it is very busy most of the time. I think that the kitchen staff needs help as they are SLOW SLOW SLOW; We go often and the wait to get our food is way to long. If you get an app then tell them to still put your order in or they hold it a bit. Really great food but YES expensive compared to avg Mexican.

over a year ago

Thank you for your feedback and for being a loyal customer. Glad you enjoy the food, look for more exciting dishes when we return from our next trip to Mexico.

Frank Scibelli, fscibelli@cantina1511restaurant.com

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

deplorable service, excellent food! – what a waste of such tasty entrees! The staff were rude. ill mannered, and just overall unfriendly! Never again will i waste my hard earned money on a place that values their customers so low!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best dining experience! – I am not usually somone who writes on these kind of sites, but my experience at Cantina 1511 was so amazing I could not resist. I went there this Saturday evening and and had the time of my life. I went with about three other girlfriends for dinner. Our service was excellent, they were constantly filling our drinks and chips. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. The food tasted incredible, and being someone who really is not a fan of mexican food, this means a lot. The portions were very generous, I think we all were carrying to go boxes at the end of the night. The manager was very friendly, going from table to table making sure everything was alright and making light conversation with the guests. After dinner we ended up spending most of our evening in the bar, because the atmospere was so much fun. There was music and a good crowd. I will be going back again this weekend, and I will be recommending this restaurant to all my relatives and friends.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Dining Experience I have ever had---Horrible Owner and Manager – I went to Cantina 1511 on East Blvd. here in Charlotte on Saturday night and have to say it was the worst dining experience I have had in my 27 years on this lovely earth.

I was with a party with 6 other ladies and we had a reservation for 6pm. We sat around 6:20pm which they said was fine because we were still waiting for a couple of people. They kept mentioning how they had a reservation for another bigtop for 8pm and I guess they insisted on sitting at the table we were at? We did not request this special table (AKA The Fishbowl) but they sat 7 people who were having dinner and drinks there at 6:20pm expecting them to be out at 8pm.

So as 8pm starts nearing, the very rude blonde manager kept prancing by our table glaring at us and checking his watch at the same, how trite. We finally mentioned to our waitress(I think her name was Terri and she was great and fabulous service!) how the manager treated us and how rude he was. He came to our table, tried to reiterate the point that he told us that there was another reservation for 8pm. We repeated told him how rude he was treating us and he insisted that he was right and since we were customers giving them business, paying for entrees and I am sure, overpriced alcoholic drinks, that we were wrong. To make it worse, the OWNER came over and pretty much treated us like we were teenagers at Denny's ordering water and splitting appetizers and telling us we were rude and wrong in this situation.

All in all, I will never go to Cantina again. Or Mama Ricotta's, which is also owned by the Frank Scibelli. I have never been treated that poorly as a customer before and discourage anyone from giving their time or business to this audascious restaurant.

over a year ago

Thank you for sending us your comments on your experience at Cantina 1511. We appreciate your letting us know that you were disatisfied with how our mngt. team handled your situation but you gave us no other choice. Our host staff explained to you that your requested reservation time of 6:30pm was full, but that 6pm was available with the understanding that your party had to be done by 8pm due to an existing reservation. You agreed and made the reservation. That evening, when the first half of your party arrived you were reminded again that an 8pm reservation followed. Our host staff immdediatly alerted the mngt. team that your party was late. Both the floor manager and myself had to ask & remind you several times that another party was scheduled for 8pm. I got the impression that each time we asked you nicely to be conscience of the other party you purposely prolonged your experience. Sincerely, Frank Scibelli, fscibelli@cantina1511restaurant.com

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