Stay far away. Get nachos at Taco Bell before this place and see which is better.
Skip the food and go straight to the second floor for the all night Happy Hours on Monday and Thursdays where you can dance to Bachata and Salsa – the crowd is a bit older.
Amazing happy hour every day of the week $4 drinks...interesting crowd but a pleaser!
No matter how many times I go here and order margaritas, I'm always shocked at how strong they are.
Amazingly strong margaritas, also a bar upstairs. Great guac and delish food! They usually bring a free round over if you buy a drink or two. (We prefer the pitchers.)
Highly recommend this place for the margaritas. Order a couple pitchers with dinner and stick around long enough and the friendly staff just might bring out a round of tequila shots on the house
I got roofied here. Don't do it.
Great place to celebrate all your Mexican holidays. Viva México, 200 years of independence.
Best Margaritas ever!
Recently raised happy hour price of drinks to $5. Adjust yout budget accordingly.
Happy hour special. If you dub on the mayor, you get a free drink.
Great service, never had to ask for chips or water, just got them. Sunday you can get a small margarita with dinner. Taco salad and Mole with chix were awesome! Ask for corn tortillas to eat with mole
Unknown tip! Free margarita, sangria, or soda with lunch
When ever you want home made food taste come here !! Super good !!!
Drinks good everything else sucks!!! Run!
Get the chimichanga...really good.
Have loved this place for years great drinks (very strong) and great authentic Mexican
The frozen margarita pitcher was good. I split it with a friend and we agreed that sharing it with another works too.
They have free Mexican food! How can you not love that!
the food is always good (if not great) but the best thing about el cantinero is the service. the guys here are fantastic. I've not known another place in the city so accomodating aa el can't.
$4 margaritas every night all night upstairs at the bar.
Food is weak. Not a fan.
$5 drinks from 5pm-4am on Thursdays with free wings. And dancing. Can't beat that
Great frozen margaritas !!
Monday is all you can eat entree day for 12 bucks!!!
The worst time of my life.
Food is great but the portions are big - try not to make the same mistake I once made by eating too many chips before the meal. Those chips are damn good though.. maybe I'll just have one more.
Great food, great service, feels like home!
Chips and salsa good. Everything else meh. Don't sit on the terrace in the back. Charming until the air conditioning fan (or massive refrigerator motor?) kicks on.
Love the chimichangas and margaritas. The service is on point. They very attentive and hard working!
The Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Poblano are awesome.
The Monday night special is amazing!!!!
Do not drink cucaracha shots from a man named Daniel Hernandez.
Excellent service - fun atmosphere - delicious food and awesome drinks & the dessert is to die for especially the fried ice cream :)
Nice atmosphere. Dancing on 2nd floor.
Fried ice cream is...somehow soggy
Always my go to for large, rowdy, group dinners - perfect before a night out. Cheap, yummy mexican food and pitchers on pitchers on pitchers of margaritas and sangria!
Nice food and thursday spot for some salsa dancing
Good people watching by the window. I had mussels& shrimps which was good. My friend ordered arroz con pollo and was highly disappointed. Sangria was good!
great music margaritas n chips
The shrimp enchiladas were to die for. Authentic
Find some place with more space!!!
Try the Beef Chimichanga (via @Foodspotting)
Anyone feel like their in the movie Bridesmaids?
The bar/party floor is good. But good drinks, super crowded by 6pm, good music. If you are looking to drink and dance early it's a good after work spot.
Really think this place is overrated. The prices are very reasonable however the food was tasteless and drinks watered down. They sit you pretty quickly, however the staff is lacking personality!