Cantina 18

Mexican Restaurant, Bar, and Latin American Restaurant
433 Daniels St (at Cameron Village), Raleigh, NC 27605, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Open since March 2010, Cantina 18 is located in Cameron Village, minutes away from downtown Raleigh. We serve fresh southwest cuisine and a variety of high quality cocktails.


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  • tacos
  • sangria
  • margaritas
  • nachos
  • skinny girl
  • mahi mahi
  • chicken
  • outdoor seating
  • burritos
  • grits
  • good for a quick meal
  • vegetarian food
  • great value
  • draft beer selection
  • salmon
  • shrimp
  • kimchi
  • s'mores
  • cocktails
  • duck
  • Richard H.

    If you have ben hunter as your server and you drink 8 red bulls in 2 minutes or less you receive 3 orders of kimchi on the house

    Richard Hunter · March 26, 2010
  • Melissa H.

    Order the grilled chicken nachos. DANK!

    Melissa Huculak · August 17, 2011
  • Eddie S.

    great new restaurant, great food

    Eddie Sautro · May 24, 2010
  • Misha

    1 plate of nachos is easily enough for 2 people, the food is great!

    Misha · April 5, 2010
  • Wendy C.

    The strawberry vanilla bean sangria is the best in the area!

    Wendy Cernel · September 9, 2012
  • Donna B.

    Tuesday evenings appear to draw all the young ladies. Seriously, not a dude in sight.

    Donna Backshall · July 24, 2012
  • Melinda K.

    The ginger bartender is the best and so calming!

    Melinda Kate · April 2, 2012
  • Grace H.

    The short rib nachos are the best thing in the world. There's more than enough to share, but you won't want to after you taste how good they are! Skinny girl margaritas go best with them!

    Grace Hutaff · July 11, 2011
  • Vivian W.

    $8 top shelf margaritas in Wednesday. So incredibly delicious. The sangria is killer, too. Sit in the bar area for excellent service by the ginger.

    Vivian Weatherby · April 3, 2013
  • Melissa P.

    VERY dog friendly!

    Melissa Patrick · March 15, 2012
  • Valerie W.

    Mmm vanilla bean strawberry white wine sangria

    Valerie Worth · October 4, 2011
  • Mike F.

    If you like cantina 18, you should try 18 seaboard.

    Mike Facchinei · June 15, 2011
  • Metromix

    Margaritas are made on-site and Skinny Girl versions are available as a low-cal option. Read more

    Metromix · October 29, 2010
  • Conner H.

    I've really liked everything I've gotten here. Meals come with really nice side salads with chunks of avocado. Good vegetarian options and the queso is amazing!

    Conner Hobson · April 14, 2014
  • Art H.

    11.00 for 2 crappy tacos with way too much goat cheese. This place has gone way down hill

    Art Hansen · September 13, 2013
  • david m.

    Its so yummy. My server was amazing and the food, quick and delicious. Im upset I left my to go box right on the table when we left!

    david michael · May 2, 2013
  • Raleigh C.

    I really have nothing but compliments for Cantina 18. Read more

    Raleigh Citizen · August 2, 2012
  • The News & Observer

    Try the Pineapple-Barbecue Chicken Nachos served with pickled chiles and Spanish olives. Read more

    The News & Observer · July 20, 2012
  • Jesse M.

    The manager has a super sweet ass!

    Jesse Moschler · February 19, 2012
  • Melissa M.

    The Mahi & BBQ pulled pork tacos are the best!!

    Melissa Monroe · June 1, 2011
  • Bradley G.

    Beware of the chicken house salad--sounds healthy but there is an entire salt shaker in it. Ask for less salt!!!

    Bradley Guidry · March 21, 2011
  • Michael E.

    Great food, good people. Duck Confit taco is where it's at.

    Michael Erana · June 2, 2010
  • Meg G.

    The Chicken Tacos are amazing!!! You have to try them!!!

    Meg Grant · May 15, 2010
  • Trey B.

    Go to Cantina 18 and get the duck taco. You will be glad you did.

    Trey Bailey · April 8, 2010
  • Ryan H.

    Their steak burrito is an excellent choice. Their guacamole leaves a little to be desired though...

    Ryan Hamlin · January 23
  • Crystal D.

    Great spicy margaritas and monitors!

    Crystal D. · December 30, 2014
  • Jessica T.

    My personal fave is the chicken soft tacos, but the pork dishes are very popular. Dog friendly!

    Jessica Thompson · September 21, 2014
  • Raleigh H.

    Great queso and guacamole!

    Raleigh Happening · August 22, 2014
  • Karen G.

    Fanatic food and service.

    Karen Gray · August 13, 2014
  • Kate D.

    Strawberry Vanilla Bean Sangria and any of the Tacos!

    Kate Downing · August 10, 2014
  • Ralph G.

    Very good!

    Ralph Gray · July 13, 2014
  • blair w.

    if you like the shrimp tacos, ask for the "old school shrimp tacos" they have chipotle crema on them and they're amazing. they'll make them special if you ask!

    blair womack · August 30, 2013
  • Rasha J.

    Love this place! Best sangria and service ever(:

    Rasha Jallad · June 2, 2013
  • Bret A.

    Awesome black bean nachos!

    Bret Askeland · April 4, 2013
  • Keena B.

    The goat cheese guacamole is yummy!

    Keena Bartley · December 15, 2012
  • Laura

    To reiterate another's tip, the chicken nachos are HUGE but yummy :) The chips are a little greasy but otherwise, very good food!

    Laura · August 17, 2012
  • Brad L.

    Good service. The manager took an interest in our requests concerning my wife's allergies. The server was also very helpful. The Adobo salmon was excellent.

    Brad Lockerbie · July 5, 2012
  • Matt B.

    Mix and match any two or three tacos for a great meal.

    Matt Brewer · May 5, 2012
  • Jason C.

    Margaritas are off the charts! Staff is great, and the patio is nice. Food is average.

    Jason Coe · April 30, 2012
  • Caitlin

    Strawberry. Vanilla. Sangria.

    Caitlin · April 1, 2012
  • Kristen B.

    I love this place! The strawberry vanilla bean sangria is a must! The mahi mahi tacos are delicious!!!! And definitely get an order of guac

    Kristen Baughman · September 13, 2011
  • Nicki C.

    Pitcher of margaritas! Brought my friends puppy with us and sat on patio. Perfect summer night. Chicken burrito :)

    Nicki Cleary · May 29, 2011
  • Sharon H.

    Short rib nachos!!! Enough for 2!

    Sharon Henry · May 14, 2011
  • Ali B.

    Literally has the best chips and salsa I've ever had! Make sure you try the strawberry sangria too which has a hint of vanilla and tastes amazing

    Ali Bethune · March 24, 2011
  • Sam S.

    PEAR Sangria, not peach! But you MUST TRY!

    Sam Shaber · March 19, 2011
  • Sam S.

    The Peach Sangria is perfection. Perfectly balanced and tingles your tongue!

    Sam Shaber · March 19, 2011
  • Frank S.

    Even though the posted closing time is 2 am, they'll kick you out at midnight. Eat quick and drink quicker :(

    Frank S · January 2, 2011
  • Meagan O.

    Shrimp & Grits is an excellent choice for Sunday Brunch!

    Meagan O'Daniel · November 4, 2010
  • Jay H.

    if you havent had the chicken taco you have never had good food before. also great draft selection

    Jay Hammo · October 29, 2010
  • Julianne D.

    mango/cilantro shrimp nachos...go get em

    Julianne Davis · July 18, 2010

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