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Cantina 76

) #47 of 797 Restaurants in Columbia $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2901A Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1841
+1 803-708-6004
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (82 reviews)
“queso” (15 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2901A Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1841
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular place, busy and somewhat noisey, we enjoyed our entrees. Happy hours drinks $1 off. Excellent wait staff. Will definitely return.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and the service and food have always been great. This is Mexican with some creativity...interesting flavor combinations and offerings, and they aren't afraid to use spices. Wide range of offerings that appeal to everyone from adventurous eaters to kids who just...More

Thank ConstantTravelerSE
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went as a large group and had excellent service. With a party of 14 they were happy to provide individual checks and were very resourceful in splitting shared menu items (appetizers). The tacos were great and much more filling than I expected. The margaritas...More

Thank C_Brina
WWEB, Owner at Cantina 76, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi C_Brina, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you received excellent service and enjoyed our tacos and margaritas. Come back and see us soon! Cheers, Rob Cantina 76 Owner

Reviewed 24 February 2017

The food is a little different they have a special twist on everything and speciality tacos. the food is good. but the service wasn't very good. Haleigh was our server, and once she took our order she never came back, except to give our checks....More

Thank tori555
WWEB, Owner at Cantina 76, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi tori555, Thank you so much for dining at Cantina 76. We really appreciate your business. We're very sorry to hear about the less than great service. It sounds like you went to the Columbia Main Street location? The review is for our Devine location...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went for a early dinner.variety of tacos impressive I must say. Dirty queso was different but also good.other stuff on the menu looked good but was not that hungry. Mostly a younger, college age crowd,(it is very close to the USC campus).I could see this...More

Thank Jeffrey R
WWEB, Owner at Cantina 76, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Jeffrey, We're so glad you enjoyed our tacos and the Dirty Queso, which is one of our most popular items. We strive for excellent service and are happy to hear that you received above average service. We hope you come back and visit us...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Gourmet tacos and other neat things you will find here. From the friendly staff to relaxing atmosphere, is a nice neighborhood gathering spot for a drink, snack, meal and conversation. A very nice place to visit.

Thank MyrtleBeach60
WWEB, Owner at Cantina 76, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi MyrtleBeach60, What a kind review. We greatly appreciate your business and hope you come visit us soon! Cheers, Rob Cantina 76 Owner

Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have eaten here several times while visiting my daughters. The service is average but friendly, the food is great and the happy our specials are a great value. We will definitely be back.

Thank Tony6019
WWEB, Owner at Cantina 76, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Tony, We're so glad you enjoy our happy hour specials and we appreciate your review. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Rob Cantina 76 Owner

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went for early lunch. There were maybe 2 tables w customers and it took almost 10 minutes before our server came by for first time. We almost walked out. There were 3 staff cleaning the bar bottles, so that was irritating. But once we got...More

Thank tjeason
WWEB, Owner at Cantina 76, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi tjeason, We appreciate your review and thank you for brining this service issue to our attention. We strive to provide excellent service. So glad you enjoyed our salsa-- made fresh, in-house daily. We're glad that overall your experience was positive and we hope to...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was a decent meal. The food is a little pricey for the quality and quantity, but it was good. I was surprised by the fact that chips and salsa cost extra, $3.49 buys a very small serving, so you need a few for a...More

Thank BethIneson
WWEB, Owner at Cantina 76, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Bethlneson, We're sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet expectations. We'd love for you to come back and give us another chance to make your dining experience great. Thank you for your review. Cheers, Rob Cantina 76 Owner

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to eat. It was pretty reasonable in price. If you go at night and on the weekends, you may have trouble finding a spot. It reminds me of good Tex-Mex, but the food was very fresh. This is my second...More

Thank Barry K
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Shelby W
30 July 2015|
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Response from WWEB | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry Shelby. Yes, the restrooms are clean. I think you will find the entire restaurant is maintained at a very high level as this is one of our main areas of focus. It does need a little updating, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901A Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1841
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-708-6004
  • E-mail
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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