Skinny's Cantina

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Hunters Point, Queens
  • Ailie C.
    "They have an awesome Roasted Corn Salad with Chicken."(2 Tips)
    "... the amazing guac, the mexican burger and Skinny's Margarita!"(2 Tips)
    Azer Y.
    "The best margaritas and sangria served in Long Island City, Queens."(11 Tips)
    Chris W.
    "The Quesedilla Chicken Tinga -- Yun"(2 Tips)
82 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • roasted corn salad
  • cocktails
  • steak
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    TenantKing.comJune 20, 2014
    The Tenant King team started to hang out on the streets of LIC to get to know the users better. We usually end our days here. We recommend the amazing guac, the mexican burger and Skinny's Margarita!
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This Mexican restaurant is a big spot for locals. Good crowd, The food is good full of Mexican delights. They have a happy hour for food. staff is friendly and skinny is always around, ask for Nicole!
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangJanuary 14, 2015
    I order from here because they deliver really quickly. They have an awesome Roasted Corn Salad with Chicken. The Jalapeno Vinaigrette is so tasty with the right amount of spicy kick.
  • Helen
    HelenOctober 15, 2014
    The steak quesadillas are so good! The meat was so tender and yummy. Tacos and other entrees are just okay. Generally a bit over-priced for what it is and how much they give you, but cute atmosphere.
  • Lourdes G.
    Lourdes GuillenDecember 5, 2011
    Try the Chicharones ! The pork is tender and juicy. The grilled Calamari App is cooked to perfection, their Guac is addictive and their refried red beans are Heaven. They had me at "Cantina"
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownApril 16
    Been here 5+ times
    An upside down mini bottle of Corona in a frozen margarita? Yes! The Coronita is a legit good beer cocktail, aka a Mexican Bulldog.
  • Dana O.
    Dana OMalleyJune 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the elote or guac with either fish tacos (broiled), steak, or beef barbacoa. Skip the dry burrito.
  • Mika A.
    Mika AbitolOctober 10, 2013
    Great service great beer and good appetizers however some good portions were really small and the tacos are soft so fall apart really easily just a heads up.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduJune 18, 2012
    Pork belly al pastor tacos are really good. The skinny margarita is really strong. Skip the fundido (it's okay) and save room for the tres leches.
  • Pete K.
    Pete KearneyDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Food and service is great. really fun place. The menu keeps growing. And the margs are killer. No mix. Love it! We need more places like this in LIC
  • E M.
    E MurrayOctober 7, 2014
    They have a takeout window & the outdoor seating is 🐶 friendly when the weather is nice.
  • Brittany G.
    Brittany GoodwynDecember 23, 2014
    The food is delicious. I definitely recommend the shrimp fajitas. Also, make sure to try the guacamole.
  • Ed P.
    Ed PodojilMay 27, 2016
    Nice outdoor seating near the waterfront, the waiter even brings out a small takeout container filled with water for your dog on hot days
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DancygierFebruary 22, 2014
    Skinny's Cantina got a health rating of A with 9 points. Download the nyc health ratings android app to view and share restaurants on FourSquare Read more
  • Katie T.
    Katie TJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    2 thumbs up for the avocado salad. Salsa is really tasty, too!! Best wait staff I've seen lately!!
  • Senencito
    SenencitoSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    I've been here more times than I can count. Skinny is the coolest owner and the vibe is always great.
  • George K.
    George KordasMarch 11, 2016
    Fish tacos and shrimp a la mexicana are fantastic. Awesome guacamole as well.
  • Anthie M.
    Anthie MilonasSeptember 14, 2013
    Good food, good service, great atmosphere! Will definitely go back! Delicious guacamole !
  • Pete K.
    Pete KearneyDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't wait until the bad review are off here. This place is awesome. Food is amazing. Service is great. You're missing out.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduJune 29, 2014
    Tres leches (pic) is beautiful but really bland and soggy. The Mexican Burger is ok. After several meals here, everything is just ok. Service is friendly though.
  • Paul
    PaulNovember 16, 2013
    Good margaritas but Manhattan prices. Get the guacamole extra spicy.
  • Lilian C.
    Lilian ChenFebruary 21, 2016
    The brunch is great. Always get the extra spicy bloody Mary's.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WardakMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice simple healthy choice Mexican Food in the Hood. The Quesedilla Chicken Tinga -- Yun
  • Jill C.
    Jill CJuly 3, 2016
    Calamari and queso fundido are great appetizers to share.
  • Disi F.
    Disi FeiNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome brunch special! $15 for entree and two drinks!
  • Steve C.
    Good eggs, bad potatoes, charge money for chips. The kind of place that has multiple tables for 10 people at lunch
  • Dave L.
    Dave LazAugust 18, 2016
    Very dog friendly. Food was good. Decent al fresco dining.
  • P. M.
    P. M.September 19
    Local's favorite spot, great burgers, cozy atmosphere.
  • Arianna V.
    Arianna VarasAugust 7, 2012
    El diablo cocktail, the best! (spicy minty margarita)
  • Leah M.
    Leah M.July 4, 2012
    They have cactus!!! Try it - it's like a less flavorful roasted red pepper. Mmmmmm
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYJune 3, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Fish Tacos Not too much Taste Maybe stick to drinks #drinks $10.00 & Up
  • Scott S.
    Scott SklarFebruary 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    With the kitchen change the food is now great. Give it another try.
  • Bobbie S.
    Bobbie SalibaFebruary 2, 2012
    2nd review, new cook? Better food, however 12 for 3 tacos? Not bad but to be server in a plastic basket? With 13 drinks? Miss Match! Don't go to an Asian for Mexican! And vice versa! Go to Shi!!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerAugust 27
    Plentiful outdoor seating that's dog friendly.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KnellNovember 20, 2011
    They're new, so be patient and prepared to wait. A lot.
  • Bobbie S.
    Bobbie SalibaDecember 16, 2011
    Service was good! I got take-away... I feel as though this may be an eat in restaurant... Enjoy
  • chefdave m.
    chefdave martinNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great mole ... Yum ) like really great
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FornellDecember 31, 2012
    Mmmm cocomofo us tasty! Also chicken tostada rocked!
  • Inaki O.
    Inaki OrozcoApril 21, 2012
    Try the Riazul bloody Maria! Off the hook
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy SFebruary 15, 2012
    They fired the old chef! Great food now!
  • Leah M.
    Leah M.July 4, 2012
    Good luck using the 50% off deal c/o ScoutMob -- can never get a wireless signal in that place!
  • John B.
    John BurkeAugust 9, 2014
    Great flavored margaritas. Very strong.
  • KT L.
    KT LaiAugust 26, 2012
    Ask for Ricardo! So handsome!! Teeheehee
  • Danny M.
    Danny MoriartyJanuary 11, 2015
    Good brunch
  • Tom C.
    Tom CahillMarch 31, 2012
    Great selections of tequila
  • G P.
    G PedersenNovember 30, 2011
    Extremely slow service. Asked waitress for Guacamole as a side, that never arrived. The portions are very small, no spice at all. I was so looking forward to this place. Very disappointed!
  • Sofia C.
    Sofia ChristopoulosOctober 6, 2012
    Great strong drinks woooohooo!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrabowskiJune 3, 2014
    Really slooooooow bartender service
  • Abad M.
    Abad MianAugust 10, 2014
    Chicken tinga burrito
  • Greg J.
    Greg JonesMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great happy hour specials!!!
  • G P.
    G PedersenNovember 30, 2011
    Mexican food with no Guacamole for appetizer??
  • James I.
    James IngrassellinoJune 23, 2012
    Lobster tacos are delicious!
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYJune 3, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    SHI & Skinnys are sister Resturants
  • Lucas S.
    Lucas SiegelMarch 23, 2013
    So, we left without being served... Or even greeted after a solid 20 minutes! We won't be back!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderNovember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Esquites!
  • Greg J.
    Greg JonesNovember 2
    Been here 25+ times
    WiFi for Cantina 5Ghz is 47O5center
  • Noel M.
    Noel MJune 25, 2012
    lobster tacos :)
  • Azer Y.
    Azer Yesil EmreSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best margaritas and sangria served in Long Island City, Queens. A nice complementary serving of chips and salsa. I love the roasted corn salad.
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYJuly 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Sit Outside - Sidewalk
  • Zackary H.
    Zackary HendrickxNovember 19, 2011
    Opening night! Let the Taco Party begin!!
  • Camille D.
    Camille DuranNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best place to meet neighbors!!
  • BIG D.
    BIG D'ANovember 23, 2011
    Get the Signature "Skinny's Magarita"
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy SMarch 25, 2012
    Wifi password is taco4705
  • Kitty
    KittyFebruary 8, 2014
    Great margaritas!!
  • David H.
    David HsuMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent Mexican spot for LIC.
  • AJ I.
    AJ IngogliaMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fuck Janice and her shitty comment. This place is great! Nobody puts skinny in a corner
  • Journo G.
    Journo GirlApril 30, 2012
    Poor service!!! In order to redeem special you need to show the hostess your phone! & she/ he has to TOUCH it!!!
  • Jamie A.
    Jamie AddeoDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing Marg's.
  • Journo G.
    Journo GirlApril 29, 2012
    Excited to try to 50% off SPECIAL!!!
  • Camille D.
    Camille DuranMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Brunch!! :D
  • Damon F.
    Damon FlintDecember 24, 2011
    Skirt steak is nice.
  • Larry C.
    Larry CunninghamNovember 20, 2011
    Food is pretty bland and the portions are small. Spice it up!
  • Lise L.
    Lise LaurentAugust 15, 2013
    C U tonight!!
  • Michael
    MichaelSeptember 15, 2012
    Avoid the Bloody Mary
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYJuly 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    12.00 Margs.
  • Lola
    LolaApril 14, 2014
    Good food but what shitty service.
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DancygierFebruary 22, 2014
    Below average Mexican enchiladas are soggy. Read more
  • Reno M.
    Reno MAugust 12, 2012
    Terrible service! Terrible food! Skip this place!
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.
    Shitty food!
  • Janice S.
    Janice S.February 1, 2012
    This place sucks! Where do they go off increasing price after opening November??
  • Reno M.
    Reno MAugust 12, 2012
    Terrible service. Terrible food. Skip this place!!!!
  • Major Alan "Dutch" S.
    Nothing here is worth the worst service ever.
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