Cariño Restaurant and Cantina

Cariño Restaurant and Cantina

Mexican Restaurant, Burrito Place, and Taco Place$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Brendan H.
    "Bonita crew!"(6 Tips)
    Keilon L.
    "... corazón! We had the jalapeño con queso to start, chicken quesadilla, and pork..."(4 Tips)
    Sam B.
    "Crispy fish tacos are splendid and everyone is kind."(3 Tips)
    Rachel S.
    "Try the Sopa de Lima!"(2 Tips)
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  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Cariño Restaurant and Cantina is a great place to drink Pueblo Viejo Tequila.
  • Katie d.
    Katie deLaski2 weeks ago
    Skip it. The food is generic and boring.
  • Lee S.
    Lee Simpson2 weeks ago
    The food here is OK but generally its kind of expensive. Probably wouldn't eat here again.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Enjoy a cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The best cocktails are mixed here with Pueblo Viejo Tequila!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Share a cocktail with Pueblo Viejo Tequila!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieSeptember 24, 2016
    If you're looking to avoid the long lines at Vanessa's across the way on a late night, this is a great alternative option. Great service and reasonable prices as well.
  • Holly D.
    Holly DomkeSeptember 15, 2016
    Favorite Mexican restaurant, for sure. Fantastic tacos and burritos. Great margaritas. Happy hour until 7!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FrietasAugust 5, 2016
    Birria taco special was surprisingly authentic and delicious!
  • Carmen R.
    Carmen RodriguezJuly 31, 2016
    The margaritas are great, so is the quesadilla.
  • Aditi
    AditiMay 22, 2016
    No tacos on dinner menu. Not cool.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannApril 13, 2016
    Happy hour all day Tuesday and Wednesday! $6 margaritas!!!!
  • Eric L.
    Eric LanehartApril 10, 2016
    repeat after me — nachos, hanger steak, and flan, nachos, hanger steak, and flan, nachos, hanger steak, and flan
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Cariño Restaurant And Cantina!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Cariño Restaurant and Cantina, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 12, 2016
    When you visit Cariño Restaurant and Cantina, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 29, 2015
    If you are in Cariño Restaurant, try a real Mexican taste, order a Spicy Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 8, 2015
    If you are in Cariño Restaurant And Cantina, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MOctober 29, 2015
    Best Mexican food in America. Hidden gem in Williamsburg
  • Mikael M.
    Mikael MerrittOctober 25, 2015
    Margaritas, mescal, tequila, guacamole, oh my
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceOctober 10, 2015
    Burritos, good. Charging that much for chips and just-ok guac, bad.
  • Bjorn L.
    Bjorn LarsenAugust 31, 2015
    Overpriced, undersized and IMO not very special Mexican. Go to Cerveceria just a couple blocks away, it rocks.
  • Pattigrace L.
    Pattigrace LuJune 9, 2015
    Shrimp tacos are delicious
  • Pattigrace L.
    Pattigrace LuJune 9, 2015
    Try the shrimp tacos! 😋
  • May 5, 2015
    Burritos are great with frozen margaritas and guacamole w chips
  • Michael H.
    Michael HintzeMarch 26, 2015
    This place is cheap but the food quality is not high
  • Mikk O.
    Mikk OlliMarch 7, 2015
    Amazing pork enchilada
  • Sally S.
    Sally SimmsFebruary 21, 2015
    Tacos are best in williamsburg. Recommend shrimp & al pastor. Great frozen margaritas
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngFebruary 15, 2015
    Guac comes w lil tortillas hidden in a roll of paper - make lil guac tacos!
  • Jacqueline V.
    Jacqueline VanDusen 🐷November 30, 2014
    Tacos and nice waitstaff.
  • D. Gabriela O.
    D. Gabriela Ocampo UchaNovember 1, 2014
    The chile relleno is awesome. One of the best chiles I ever had.
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 8, 2014
    They do meat best!
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithApril 20, 2014
    A lot of places half-ass their michelada. This is not one of them.
  • Keilon L.
    Keilon LawrenceApril 7, 2014
    The food is fresh but has no soul, no umph, no kick, no corazón! We had the jalapeño con queso to start, chicken quesadilla, and pork burrito....all meh. Drinks lack liquor concentration.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SchwartzJanuary 20, 2014
    This place is great! Amazing food, amazing music, and they're so nice. Try the Sopa de Lima!
  • Sable W.
    Sable WorthyDecember 20, 2013
    DO get the Sopa de Lima- it really is that good. Jalapeños con queso, with that so, so soft tortilla? ¡Delicioso! Top it off with a puerco burrito, and you can call it a good night.
  • Antonio V.
    Antonio ValladaresSeptember 22, 2013
    My first time here. The food is amazing. So good. Pomegranate Guac. amazing tacos. Beef. Pork w pineapple. Eating my friend's ' burrito Now. Everything so far is awesome. plantains, so awesome.
  • Brendan H.
    Brendan HasenstabAugust 13, 2013
    Oh where to start?! The jalapeño con queso is such a great way to start dinner here. Lots of love for the chicken enchiladas, the pork cracking tacos, the crispy fish tacos and oh my, the Bonita crew!
  • David John S.
    David John SimpsonJuly 14, 2013
    All about the pork belly tacos!
  • Nina N.
    Nina NiremaMarch 22, 2013
    FYI: their nachos have carrots and radishes on them. Take that as you will.
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SMarch 4, 2013
    They make great bloody marys. Also check out their corn with cheese.
  • Jacqueline V.
    Jacqueline VanDusen 🐷February 27, 2013
    Hood happy hour prices before hitting S 4th Bar
  • Lucy C.
    Lucy ChenFebruary 2, 2013
    Pork belly taco is muy greasy :-s
  • Abigail B.
    Abigail BesdinDecember 2, 2012
    The jalepenos con queso make me proud to look Mexican.
  • Jake K.
    Jake KatzNovember 12, 2012
    Way better than La Superior and they serve cool drinks in clay cups
  • Karla M.
    Karla MSeptember 20, 2012
    Eh. Their margaritas need sugar! 
  • Elle S.
    Elle ScottSeptember 8, 2012
    Their brunch menu is pretty awesome!
  • Sam B.
    Sam BiddleAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Crispy fish tacos are splendid and everyone is kind.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SilberbergAugust 4, 2012
    Don't get the fried fish taco, it taste like soap...don't get the diabolita...after completing it, I still can't tell you what it tastes like.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HuestonJuly 4, 2012
    tortas overpriced. Carne asada was lost on roll & was $13. Far better tortas in Brooklyn @ 1/2 the price. Stick with a quesadilla. It's $10, but flavorful, right balance of cheese & meat.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethMay 28, 2012
    Sooooo dog friendly!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MagerMarch 18, 2012
    Order the Jalapeño con queso with a La Peña to drink
  • Terri P.
    Terri PowersMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Carino is AMAZING! The Crispy Fish Tacos are THE best ever! The tacos are SO much better than La Superior's. From the margaritas, guacamole, tacos, rice and beans, to the Carmelized Plantains, Yum.
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HarrisMarch 11, 2012
    Good food. Tacos are a little too small.
  • Moumin G.
    Moumin GhanemMarch 9, 2012
    Riazul silver is the way to go. Salud!
  • Zayne S.
    Zayne SavallFebruary 18, 2012
    The mimosa was poured generously today.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LanganFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order everything. The chips + guac are incredible. I always get the empanadas when they're filled with my kind of ingredients.
  • Zayne S.
    Zayne SavallFebruary 18, 2012
    Delicious guacamole.
  • William O.
    William OrellanaFebruary 7, 2012
    Love This place!!! I recomend It!!!!!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BremmerJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Same fish tacos as Bonitas, but better booze.
  • Oscar M.
    Oscar M. R.August 30, 2011
    Outstanding Mexican food Read more
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeAugust 15, 2011
    A total neighborhood spot, but amazing gringo mexican food. It's the old Bonita staff and menu and it always hits the spot. Chicken empenadas are the best.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MerhautJuly 25, 2011
    Solid food, awesome cocktail menu and great service. Read more
  • William Zoe F.
    Try the Ice Cold Jarritos Tamarid Pop - I think I found my next drinking spot.
  • Samuel L.
    Samuel LuchiniMay 22, 2011
    Best Nachos and Fish Tacos :)
  • Susannah V.
    Susannah VilaMay 18, 2011
    Top 5 guacamole in NYC -
  • Chris F.
    Chris FerryMay 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chabela with Sol to clear up the foggy head.
  • Allie Jane C.
    Allie Jane ComptonApril 16, 2011
    Yo' vegetarians, the rajas tacos are _SOGOOD_!!! <3333
  • Emily G.
    Emily GunsbergerApril 10, 2011
    Chicken soup is awesome.
  • John H.
    John HarringtonApril 4, 2011
    The fish tacos are the best I've had in NYC
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AzuMarch 27, 2011
    The pork torta was AMAZING! Can't wait to return! So good!
  • Brooklyn B.
    Brooklyn BasedMarch 20, 2011
    The quesadilla is made with masa from Nixtamal and gooey cheese from chihuahua. The best ever.
  • Tom K.
    Tom KeefeOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork nachos!! Best I've ever had.
  • Veronica C.
    Veronica CarvalloAugust 29, 2010
    Really good Bloody Marys!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DrawbackAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    everything is really delicious, down to the botanas they put out at the bar. try a torta or order a bunch of plates family style. also they have like a billion kinds of tequila.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LaFrenaisAugust 5, 2010
    The elotes is amazing! Also, I've heard the carne esada is great.
  • Frank L.
    Frank L.June 18, 2010
    Even without their liquor license, worth checking out. Everything you liked about Bonita, and the food might be even better.
  • David j.
    David justusJune 2, 2010
    Ask for the special white sauce.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CastilloMay 16, 2010
    If you miss Bonita, come here! Some of the same people & some of the same menu items - really good!
  • Trip H.
    Trip HosmerMay 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Same staff and food as Bonita. Awesome.
  • Tara J.
    Tara JepsonMay 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sopa de lima!
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