Cantina 76

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Southeastern Columbia, Columbia
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  • Ranked #5 for Mexican restaurants in Columbia
  • Julie T.
    "Get the strawberry basil margarita and Peruvian shrimp tacos."(5 Tips)
    Antwon C.
    "Tried the Peruvian Shrimp and BBQ Brisket Taco, both were good."(4 Tips)
    Candice V.
    "Amazing! Friday night is great for $2 coronas."(3 Tips)
    Val H.
    "Strawberry Basil Margarita was delish!"(2 Tips)
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  • Jason W.
    Jason WrightDecember 7, 2012
    Best gourmet food for your money hands down. Amazing margs, salsa, guacamole and chips. The best part you don't have to worry about them "recycling" the leftover salsa. lol
  • Candice V.
    Candice VMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing! Friday night is great for $2 coronas. BBQ brisket taco is to die for! I get the Peruvian shrimp and substitute fried chicken, yum! Margaritas, esp. prickly pear, are great! Love it!
  • Ðëvïlîshlÿ Ð.
    Chimi's are really good and as you can see stuffed full. Great flavor and wonderful service. I would come back for sure.
  • Wesley D.
    Wesley DonehueMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish taco and Korean BBQ taco (a special not always available) are phenomenal. They might rock your face right off your head.
  • Chip O.
    Chip OglesbyFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Their weekly specials are always worth checking out. They have a great selection of tacos and their Margaritas are great too!
  • Katie R.
    Katie RudderOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tacos are ALWAYS good, check for specials and quesadillas! Queso is a MUST HAVE. Don't add the hot sauce to the salsa--way too hot.
  • Smita G.
    Smita G.September 13, 2014
    Got here and were promised a specific table; over an hour later we're still waiting and our table was split apart to seat larger groups who came in after us. Not a place to come with more than 3.
  • Drew S.
    Drew SteinApril 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Beef nachos are awesome, and weekly specials are pretty good too. Texas margarita, great bartenders. And yea Friday is $2 Corona day, wednesday is wine day. Awesome spot
  • Taylor
    TaylorDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The daily specials are always delicious, but NOTHING beats the 2 for 1 classic margarita during happy hour
  • Rock Star D.
    Rock Star DadAugust 8, 2012
    Their tacos are great and their margaritas are delicious. Great service and prices too!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FitzHughMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Peruvian Shrimp taco is to die! It has a special sauce that has a kick. It's a must have for lunch or dinner.
  • Maddie
    MaddieSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic lunch specials, try the Peruvian shrimp taco and the guacamole!
  • Nyasha G.
    Nyasha GreenFebruary 8, 2014
    Really good food but the portions are ridiculously small.
  • John M.
    John MoylanJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If they have the surf and turf tacos, get them. They're very flavorful.
  • Antwon C.
    Antwon ColemanAugust 16, 2013
    Tried the Peruvian Shrimp and BBQ Brisket Taco, both were good.
  • Bill K.
    Bill KoenigDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the dirty queso. Incredible appetizer that's not on the menu
  • John B.
    John BrunelliDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fresh cilantro in the salsa! The teriyaki chicken is the best.
  • Whitney M.
    Whitney MartinJune 8, 2014
    Happy hour is great! Half off margarita pitchers until 7pm!
  • Julie T.
    Julie TringaliMay 10, 2015
    Get the strawberry basil margarita and Peruvian shrimp tacos.
  • Thom H.
    Thom HarmanMay 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Peruvian shrimp taco is a-mazing! And kids meals are only like $2.49.
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 29, 2016
    The Peruvian shrimp tacos rock, but service is SERIOUSLY lacking. College girls are the ditzy hostesses. They dont take reservations. Wont be returning! Go to Yo Burrito. Much better!
  • Derry L.
    Derry LondonNovember 5, 2011
    The BEST Mexican in town, with a little southern taste too
  • John J.
    John JeffcoatMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All Tacos are great. Buffalo Chicken is my favorite.
  • Natasha
    NatashaMarch 31, 2012
    Try the Surf and Turf taco--it is amazing!
  • Liz M.
    Liz McCarthyJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken teriyaki is the way to go.
  • Tonya S.
    Tonya SartorDecember 31, 2015
    Great food and ok prices
  • Misty S.
    Misty SnowMarch 10, 2014
    Call before you come. Was told they close if they aren't making money. By our server!! Smh
  • Val H.
    Val HaningtonApril 13, 2013
    Strawberry Basil Margarita was delish!
  • James S.
    James SkinnerDecember 3, 2011
    Tiny chick with the rose tattoo is gorgeous and highly helpful
  • Molly S.
    Molly SpenceMay 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So dayum gewwwwwd 😳
  • Catherine H.
    Catherine HunsingerAugust 4, 2010
    Chicken Pesto Tacos are THE BOMB. Healthy and delicious!!
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GoldstonSeptember 20, 2011
    AVOID! Small portions. Expensive prices. Few beers. Chips/salsa is $3.50. The beef nachos are 6 chips!
  • Bobby R.
    Bobby RedfernMarch 10, 2010
    Eat at least one of each Taco per visit. They are off the chain.
  • Reed D.
    Reed DApril 24, 2016
    Everything
  • Brent M.
    Brent McConnellJune 7, 2012
    Cantina could pay me in Surf n Turf tacos to work there.
  • Gordon
    GordonMarch 8, 2011
    Great prices at Happy Hour (5-7).
  • John M.
    John MettsMay 31, 2013
    Try the chimichanga!
  • Deborah K.
    Deborah KehoeNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    FINALLY! A great mexican restaurant in Columbia.
  • Wesley D.
    Wesley DonehueDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Brisket taco saved my life. Twice.
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TroutmanJune 22, 2013
    Great food. Average service.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HalleyAugust 5, 2016
    Margaritas and tacos
  • Marcy A.
    Marcy AplinSeptember 21, 2011
    pulled pork & brisket tacos FTW Read more
  • Leanne S.
    Leanne SmithAugust 9, 2011
    2 for 1 margaritas on Saturday.
  • mac k.
    mac kellyJuly 6, 2012
    awesome happy hour.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BurkeSeptember 2, 2014
    Tacos are bangin
  • Quintin S.
    Quintin SykesMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish taco. Shrimp taco. 'nuff said.
  • Caitlyn M.
    Caitlyn McAnultyFebruary 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    $2 coronas and corona lights all night
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