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Cantina Loco

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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191 Allen St, Buffalo, NY
+1 716-551-0160
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First off, I believe there are two different varieties of Mexican cuisine. I happen to love both. One is the simplistic authentic whole in the wall type of restaurant. The other often to appease gringos like myself is a little more upscale and modern with its approach. This restaurant is the ladder. Modern twist to classic Mexican food. Packed with... More 

Thank Andrew M
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeah this is a place for gringos - you can tell that just by looking at the same. (it should be cantina loca lol). But the food is excellent. We got queso, guac, tofu tacos, and the quesadillas, and it all was awesome. The poblano sour cream is excellent. The margaritas were also delicious.

Thank Sara R
Watkins Glen, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went here before a sabres game with friends to get something to eat. Was not disappointed, the nachos were to die for. They are plenty big enough to share with three to four others. I also got the shrimp taco and it was great. Highly recommend going here

Thank wgfdcar19
East Amherst, New York
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511 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have been trying to get dinner reservations for a long time with no luck. We had occasion to be in the area for lunch and stopped in for a bite. We were seated immediately and our server was there to take our drink order right away. Shortly after delivery of the drinks, she took our order. Food was served... More 

Thank Henry D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food, good service and nice atmosphere. Everything was very tasty and served hot. I would recommend Cantina Loco. There is a public parking lot half a block away.

Thank laura78299
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nice little place in Buffalo area. the food is quite good and so are the drinks. they should have more non-carb choices, there is only a couple of them now. I ordered the skirt steak and wanted it medium, it was rare. I would have given them 5 stars otherwise. We have also had brunch there, they should add some... More 

Thank arctush
Tonawanda, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a last minute party of 8 - they were accommodating to us and we enjoyed a nice night of gathering with friends.

Thank Wendy P
Berlin, Germany
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great food, great craft beers. I ordered one fish taco to start, then ordered another. Then another. Enough said. Great neighborhood bar/restaurant.

Thank MarLay99
Vestal, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

OMG. The food, maaaan, the food. My boyfriend and I were busy all day on a Saturday, so we were ready to finally eat by dinner time. We waited about 15-20 minutes and looked over the menu beforehand so were able to order relatively fast. We ordered the nachos as an app, chicken enchiladas, and 3 tacos (Koreatown, fish, and... More 

Thank raininjuly
Tonawanda, New York
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had some friends in from Boston for the weekend to visit the sights. I gave them the choice of local places to eat before they came out and after looking at the website, they wanted to check out Cantina Loco. The drink choices are deep along with the choices of Tequila and Mescals. For those looking for a refreshing drink,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Allen St, Buffalo, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-551-0160

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