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Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte)

4.3
4.3
1228 Reviews
$30 and under
Traditional Mexican
Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent Mexican fare to the people of Charlotte. A philosophy of only the freshest ingredients cooked from scratch to traditional recipes; guarantees an Authentic Mexican Celebration every time.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Mexican, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 752-9797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, a seminar, a luncheon, or a retirement party – we cater directly to your specific event. At Cantina 1511, we approach every event with absolute professionalism and passion.<br />Our clients have been raving over our authentic Mexican creations and Tex Mex- culinary dishes for years! Our event planners can transform a simple room into a delightful space that is detailed to perfection. We always create a unique experience for your guests and provide them with a lasting impression that leaves them wanting more.

  • Private party facilities

    Cantina 1511 offers private dining accommodations for up to 70 guests. There are several different rooms that can be configured into a variety of seating designs, based on your personal preference. We also have the capability of renting our entire restaurant for your venue space.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Beaty: (980) 266-4272

  • Neighborhood

    Ballantyne

  • Cross street

    Johnston Road

  • Parking details

    Valet and lot parking available

  • Entertainment

    We feature Live Music on our Patio Friday through Sunday starting at 6pm. Join us for amazing margaritas and great music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Good for Groups

  • Charlotte

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Wait service tried their best. Food, unfortunately was the worst I have had in 20+ years. Must have been a bad day
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good good and good service.
  3. KZ

    KristinZ

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was cold and overpriced. A disappointing experience.
  4. BO

    BillyO

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall a very enjoyable experience. The only complaint was that the onions in the salad were too strong.
  5. BT

    BaileyT

    Charlotte

    188 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    What a sad day that Cantina 1511 is no longer a reliable Mexican fav in Charlotte. :( The service was awful (minus the manager who was very helpful at the end of the night) and my food was undercooked, took at least 10 minutes to get it recooked and then the same piece of fish was charred and given back to me. The queso we got was not heated up and as we were eating it, they brought the meat to put into it as it wasn't even mixed in. I was more disappointed at how poor the whole experience was as Cantina used to be a favorite of ours. We hadn't been in about a year and unfortunately, things had decreased significantly since then.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food and new menu items. Service was awesome
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Husband ordered the pastelitos and when the food came he took one bite and the inside was cold. They took it back and instead of firing a new dish, they microwaved it and brought it back out. We know this because the one pastelito had the bite taken out of it. Microwaving it made the dough go from crispy to soggy. I ordered three tacos and one of the tacos I got was the wrong one. I just ate it. Waitress was inattentive and the bartender noticed and came over to check on us and got the check for us. Overall a bad experience and will be going to the park road location from now on instead.
  8. F

    Foodie

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nice restaurant. It's much larger inside than it looks outside. I had the mix and match tacos all of which were very good. I would recommend this for small and large groups.
  9. DR

    DawnR

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food as always. Service was slow, even though the restaurant wasn't that busy. However, staff was friendly so we didn't mind.
  10. G

    Gene

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Noticed the prices have gone up quite a bit. We usually get the tables I guacamole but it was $15 as opposed to 995. It seems like everything has gone up at least four or five dollars.
  11. m

    markt

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Good service. Reasonable prices. Nice location.
  12. BR

    BrianR

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    No air conditioning this visit in the section where we were seated! Was uncomfortable to say the least
  13. B

    Blackeye

    Charlotte

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Brought our granddaughters for dinner. Food was good and service was okay but not exceptional. Restaurant was very warm with several floor fans being used.
  14. C

    Chauncy

    Charlotte

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good. Service is great, especially Hector.
  15. KA

    KatherineA

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Waiter hovered until we all got there and then disappeared. But the food is always delicious and not a bad price.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was pretty slow for being a fairly empty restaurant. I also haven’t been to Cantina in so long I didn’t realize they made their menu smaller. Food was still awesome though.
  17. i

    ins4me

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We did not stay- the restaurant’s dining room was full of dirty dishes at empty tables- tables hadn’t been cleared- just didn’t give us a good vibe for our first visit. No one wants to sit and eat surrounded by dirty dishes.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    So sad to see this restaurant so empty tonight. We had a great meal with great customer service
  19. B

    Bonappetite

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  20. J

    Jfood

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was awful. Waiter very rude. Ruined the whole experience
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    We went in a Monday evening with a 7:45 pm reservation. We were told that we had 15 mins to order because they were closing the kitchen early. Why take a reservation if you are closing early? Why not tell us you’re closing early when we arrived instead of after you had seated our party? Very disappointed
  22. j

    jayski45

    Nashville

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was OK, the service adequate. But I was shocked at two fajitas orders and two beers came to almost $100 with a tip. Seriously? Nothing special for that kind of price.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  24. PR

    PaulaR

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was overwhelmed. I didn't get wine until after appetizer came. Took so long to get appetizer gave up on ordering food. Kids food took 40 minutes to come, kids burger bun was stale and hard, kids chicken tender sat in greese and was awful. Only good thing here were chips. Not coming back.
  25. 1

    1234

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was very poor. Hostess neglected to bring a chair for one of the members of our party. Waitress did not bring one of the food items we ordered and then also did not bring a drink I ordered.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Will return!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Understaffed but still please take and working their butts off. Food was okay but not for the price.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from beginning to end. Our server was delightful, the food was excellent and we absolutely had a great time!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One of the better Mexican restaurants. Food is always good. This time my wife's Carne Azteca was a little tough to chew, but flank steak can be that way. Still one of our favorite places to eat.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Ordered veggie fajita- by the time a waitress remembered to bring the tortillas etc- the veggies were no longer hot
  31. PB

    PhyllisB

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Did not like that we had to pay extra for rice and or black beans.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service love
  33. l

    louiefong

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Enchiladas were very disappointing.....mostly spinach, not much chicken in the mix and the whole thing was quite dry....would not order this entry again.....
  34. F

    Foodie76

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was our 1st time here and everything was great! The food and service was good. I like how the Queso was served fondue style. We will be back again soon
  35. CL

    CLTfrqDiner

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I wanted to like this restaurant because I love the Park Road location, but it was totally disappointing. I can not comment on the food quality because we decided to leave after we ordered drinks. The skinny margarita was basically orange juice and tequila. Our server was friendly, but service was unusually slow and the restaurant was not full. I would not try this location again. There are many other cantina style restaurants in the area that are much better.
  36. H

    Hammer

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed is what it was. We ordered table side guacamole they brought it from the kitchen not right. The drinks were ok. The mint in my mojito was black I don’t think that is the regular color of mint. They have changed to ordering tacos by 1,2,3 so I ordered one plus black beans rice and some of the slaw they serve. The manager brought our food and all I received was a taco no sides. It really used to be a great place for food and drink but this time it was sad.
  37. m

    mjdcss

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good and the service was ok.
  38. M

    Mark

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Noise level was high because they decided it was ok to vacuum while we ate.
  39. AE

    AEM84

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Total dining disaster. Very embarrassing for this once great restaurant, we won’t ever be back again.
  40. BB

    BeverlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Margaritas were great!!!! Great service!!! I will definitely be back!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte) does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 752-9797.

Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte) is rated 4.3 stars by 1228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte)

12330 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Johnston Road

  • Neighborhood

    Ballantyne

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Mexican, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet and lot parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We feature Live Music on our Patio Friday through Sunday starting at 6pm. Join us for amazing margaritas and great music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 752-9797

  • Catering

    Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, a seminar, a luncheon, or a retirement party – we cater directly to your specific event. At Cantina 1511, we approach every event with absolute professionalism and passion.<br />Our clients have been raving over our authentic Mexican creations and Tex Mex- culinary dishes for years! Our event planners can transform a simple room into a delightful space that is detailed to perfection. We always create a unique experience for your guests and provide them with a lasting impression that leaves them wanting more.

  • Private party facilities

    Cantina 1511 offers private dining accommodations for up to 70 guests. There are several different rooms that can be configured into a variety of seating designs, based on your personal preference. We also have the capability of renting our entire restaurant for your venue space.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Beaty: (980) 266-4272

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