El Cantinero

(212) 255-9378 | View Website

86 University Pl, New York, NY | Directions   10003

40.733520 -73.993093

Open Hours

Mon-Thu and Sun, 11:30am-1am; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-4am

 
Restaurants, Mexican, $  more

Tags: Buffet, Group Dining, Happy Hour, Late Night Dining, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe Menu

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown

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El Cantinero
El Cantinero
Menu
Nachos, Nachos Deluxe, Guacamole, Sopa de Frijoles, Quesadillas (2), Sol Ranchero, Chicken Wings (7 pc.), Ensalada el Cantinero, Ensalada el Cantinero with Chicken, Aguacate Relleno with Chicken... more

Reviews for El Cantinero

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

yikes – Words cannot describe how bad the chicken dishes are. What-did-I-do-to-deserve-this bad. My girlfriend and I were both nauseas from the taste. Maybe just a bad batch (does chicken come in batches?), but we received no explanation.

Or maybe we were just nauseas from the laughably slow service. And when we politely informed our server we were in a bit of a hurry, it just seemed to slow down even more.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

AMAZING! – CANTINEROS IS THE BEST RESTAURANT THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO! THE FOOD IS GREAT, THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE SALSA AND CHIPS ARE TO DIIIEEE FOR!!!!!!

CANTINEROS IS GOD!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great fajitas and margaritas – My boyfriend and I have been twice in the past 2 weeks. Originally from TX, we haven't been able to find good Mexican food in NYC that isn't "fru fru". This is pretty close to the Tex Mex in TX, and everything we've had has been great (fajitas, enchiladas, tacos). The salsa is also fresh which is a plus, and the margaritas are great too!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

good food, drinks, and cheap! – Been here dozens of times, always good, great enchiladas. The food isn't drowned in cheese or sauce like most places are, but there also isn't a ton of fat on the meat like you get at some of the traditional places. Margaritas are generous and a good price

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

GREAT in every way! – Been here twice in the past two weeks - it's GREAT! So fun, great space, great service, yummy food and great marg on the rocks! Will continue to go back time and time again! Fri and Sat night - might have to wait for a table! The guac portion is small, but it's OH SO good!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome – I've been going to this place for the last 10 years. The food and drinks are great. The place is cute. The outdoor patio is nice over the summer. The prices are good. I also had my birthday party here last year with about 50 people and everyone loved it. The staff was great.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A great place – I came her for my birthday dinner last night, after a fiasco at Patsy's Pizza. The staff was cery accommodating of large groups, the food and drinks are great, and the prices are good. The waiter even provided a free round of shots upon hearing it was my birthday! Highly recommended.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Nothing Special – The food was decent, but nothing good, and is certainly not a place to go to for a really good meal. Everything was average across the board at best. Service was somewhat slow and disorganized, the food was greasy, and my tacos fell apart and were difficult to eat. I was full when I left, and they certainly give you plenty of food, but I'm not particularly eager to return there.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

i love this restaurant – I have been going to this restaurant for more than 5 years and its the best!! the waiters are cheerful and helpful, the food is excellent..very authentic, YES.. greesy and real, how mexican food should be!! The drinks are excellent the margaritas are the best wether you like them frozen or on he rocks.. i come go there for just drinks to celebrate an occasion or just to sit and have a good meal with good spanish music in the background

Doesn't Recommend
2.5
over a year ago

Ok, but disappointing – I liked this place a few years ago. I came here recently and was disappointed. The food was not very good. One of my guests ordered Quesadillas. They had a chicken bone in them! Also, I was surprised that the portions were not large. In the past I used to get plenty here. My brother was still looking for I don't think I'll be back.

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