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Cantina 1511

$$ - $$$
Freedom Park
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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4271B Park Rd, Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28209-2231 (485 & Rea Rd.)
+1 704-331-9222
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is awful! We were served low quality, bland and unimaginative Mexican food. The service was scattered and it tools close to 15 minutes to get a margarita. Chips were stale and the restaurant was not clean. The best aspect of the restaurant was the fun and relaxing patio seating.

Thank bifflestam
Wingate, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was AWESOME!!! The fresh squeezed juice margarita was the best Ive ever had!! FIsh tacos, shrimp po boy tacos, carnitas tacos, steak tacos all AMAZING!! great atmosphere and service. Cant wait to go back again.

Thank Robyn B
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Baja fish tacos. My husband ordered kind of a burger dish with pork. My daughter ordered beef quesadilla. All very good. The worst was the service. It was wait wait wait wait. Drink refills were very slow too. Love park road shopping center

Thank Lindafox4
Denver, North Carolina
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese dip contained 5 different cheeses and was delivered over a little flame. I had two different tacos which were excellent! Very Clean! Definitely will go again!

Thank PonyMan132
Vero Beach, FL
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is expansive with something for everyone. Food was good, but not spectacular and prices are on the high side of moderate. What stood out was the service (our server was excellent). We had two ravenous young boys in our party and they literally inhaled the chips and salsa, but our server made sure that a fresh round appeared... More 

Thank Glenn R
Roswell, Georgia
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurants in a pretty nice location. Nicely decorated inside and the service was prompt. I thought the food was just OK. I also thought it was overpriced for what I got. $6.50 for a Single fish taco is nothing to write home about. And it didn't have that much fish in it. Glad I went but not spectacular enough... More 

Thank aTriguy
McLean, Virginia
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340 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Food is great, and there are more different kinds of margaritas than i knew existed! Good location in Charlotte with plenty of parking. And clearly it's a local place because everyone is table-hopping and talking to friends. So it's a noisy happy place with really good food and great drinks. huh. guess i will come back.

Thank Bruce M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Love the homemade guacamole and chips. Had a few other dishes here all were enjoyable. Only two complaints each I go to this restaurant there's always food crumbs that are noticeable and it is usually very noisy.

Thank JohnT01Traveler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was my first visit to the Park Rd location. I have been multiple times to the Stonecrest location. I went for lunch, the food and service were great. I had the Marco Polo and Carne Asada tacos. The Marco Polo is a particular favorite of mine. The food is fresh and never disappoints. I will definitely be back.

Thank Kfam704
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited Cantina 1511 on a busy Friday evening and after a 30 minute wait we were seated. Wait wasn't a problem as we were able to get drinks at the bar. Staff was very attentive and personable. Loved the Crab and Avocado Quesadilla and the Queso Dip!

Thank schaf1283

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4271B Park Rd, Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28209-2231
    (485 & Rea Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Freedom Park
  • Neighbourhood: Freedom Park
  • Phone Number: +1 704-331-9222
Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent Mexican fare to the people of Charlotte. A philosophy of only the freshest ingredients cooked from scratch to traditional recipes; guarantees an Authentic Mexican Celebration every time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?