Skinny's Cantina

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Hunters Point, Queens
    "... 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."(10 Tips)
    Ailie C.
    "They have an awesome Roasted Corn Salad with Chicken."(2 Tips)
    George K.
    "Fish tacos and shrimp a la mexicana are fantastic."(10 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • 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"
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Nice outdoor seating near the waterfront, the waiter even brings out a small takeout container filled with water for your dog on hot days
  • 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!!
  • 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
  • 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.
    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.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WardakMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice simple healthy choice Mexican Food in the Hood. The Quesedilla Chicken Tinga -- Yun
  • Lilian C.
    Lilian ChenFebruary 21
    The brunch is great. Always get the extra spicy bloody Mary's.
  • Disi F.
    Disi FeiNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome brunch special! $15 for entree and two drinks!
  • Jill C.
    Jill CJuly 3
    Calamari and queso fundido are great appetizers to share.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LazAugust 18
    Very dog friendly. Food was good. Decent al fresco dining.
  • 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!!
  • Leah M.
    Leah M.July 4, 2012
    They have cactus!!! Try it - it's like a less flavorful roasted red pepper. Mmmmmm
  • Arianna V.
    Arianna VarasAugust 7, 2012
    El diablo cocktail, the best! (spicy minty margarita)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • John B.
    John BurkeAugust 9, 2014
    Great flavored margaritas. Very strong.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • chefdave m.
    chefdave martinNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great mole ... Yum ) like really great
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy SFebruary 15, 2012
    They fired the old chef! Great food now!
  • KT L.
    KT LaiAugust 26, 2012
    Ask for Ricardo! So handsome!! Teeheehee
  • 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!
  • Tom C.
    Tom CahillMarch 31, 2012
    Great selections of tequila
  • Danny M.
    Danny MoriartyJanuary 11, 2015
    Good brunch
  • Sofia C.
    Sofia ChristopoulosOctober 6, 2012
    Great strong drinks woooohooo!
  • Abad M.
    Abad MianAugust 10, 2014
    Chicken tinga burrito
  • 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!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrabowskiJune 3, 2014
    Really slooooooow bartender service
  • G P.
    G PedersenNovember 30, 2011
    Mexican food with no Guacamole for appetizer??
  • Greg J.
    Greg JonesMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour specials!!!
  • James I.
    James IngrassellinoJune 23, 2012
    Lobster tacos are delicious!
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYJune 3, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    SHI & Skinnys are sister Resturants
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