Cantina Laredo

★★★☆☆
Cantina Laredo - Modern Mexican Cuisine
  • 592 12th Ave S

    Nashville, TN 37203

    Cross street: The Gulch

    Map & Directions
  • 615-259-9282

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We should have known by "gourmet" in the name. The food was beyond bland and overpriced. The snap peas were odd for a Mexican side and underdone. The shrunken heads were creepy and we had poor service. Rather than offering to correct a problem, the waiter said "that's how it comes." I got the manager who did change out a meal for another bland one. My wife and I could feed our family at other local Mexican restaurants for what we spent here and got better food. I won't be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

We should have known by "gourmet" in the name. The food was beyond bland and overpriced. The snap peas were odd for a Mexican side and underdone. The shrunken heads were creepy and we had poor service. Rather than offering to correct a problem, the waiter said "that's how it comes." I got the manager who did change out a meal for another bland one. My wife and I could feed our family at other local Mexican restaurants for what we spent here and got better food. I won't be back.

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we had a party of six and we thought we were the first ones there...the hostess said tables were available, however since the entire party was not present we would have to wait...then we realize two of our party were already seated...made me wonder why we would have to wait for the rest of our party when they wouldn't....the waiter messed up my wifes order and then tried to charge us for what he thought she ordered....my fish tacos were horrible...if you want gourmet mexican food go try solario in opryland...the food has much more flavor and the price is right without the attitude....

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★★☆☆☆

we had a party of six and we thought we were the first ones there...the hostess said tables were available, however since the entire party was not present we would have to wait...then we realize two of our party were already seated...made me wonder why we would have to wait for the rest of our party when they wouldn't....the waiter messed up my wifes order and then tried to charge us for what he thought she ordered....my fish tacos were horrible...if you want gourmet mexican food go try solario in opryland...the food has much more flavor and the price is right without the attitude....

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We had fruit flies buzzing at our table, our waiter was a jerk, the food was bland. I got the chicken enchiladas de mole and the chicken tasted like the canned chicken you get at the grocery store. Their standard side item is snap peas (wierd) and they were not fully cooked. We had reservations and the table was not ready when we arrived so they proceeded to seat us right next to the kitchen. Don't waste your time here.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had fruit flies buzzing at our table, our waiter was a jerk, the food was bland. I got the chicken enchiladas de mole and the chicken tasted like the canned chicken you get at the grocery store. Their standard side item is snap peas (wierd) and they were not fully cooked. We had reservations and the table was not ready when we arrived so they proceeded to seat us right next to the kitchen. Don't waste your time here.

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Unfortunately, I have more negative things to say than positive about Cantina Laredo.

I have given it a lot of chances but I don't think I can go back anymore.

The first thing that bothers me is that it is a chain restaurant, yet they all act very snobby like I just walked into a Michelin star restaurant. They always want to "explain" the menu to you, even though there are no specials and the menu is extremely self-explanatory.

Service is very inconsistent - some days it's fast, some days you sit there for 10-15 minutes waiting for water even when it's not busy.

And the food is really not that great, certainly not great enough to put up with all the negatives. And it's really expensive.

Eh.

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★★☆☆☆

Unfortunately, I have more negative things to say than positive about Cantina Laredo.

I have given it a lot of chances but I don't think I can go back anymore.

The first thing that bothers me is that it is a chain restaurant, yet they all act very snobby like I just walked into a Michelin star restaurant. They always want to "explain" the menu to you, even though there are no specials and the menu is extremely self-explanatory.

Service is very inconsistent - some days it's fast, some days you sit there for 10-15 minutes waiting for water even when it's not busy.

And the food is really not that great, certainly not great enough to put up with all the negatives. And it's really expensive.

Eh.

Pros: Convenient

Cons: Slow and expensive

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I am a big fan of TexMex restaraunts and this is one of my favorites. I grew up near Dallas and ate at the Cantina Laredo there the last couple of times that I was home and the local one is just as good. They have the best guacamole that I have ever had and I am now trying to copy their recipe. The fajitas are also among the best. The other mexican restaraunts in town just don't measure up.

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★★★★★

I am a big fan of TexMex restaraunts and this is one of my favorites. I grew up near Dallas and ate at the Cantina Laredo there the last couple of times that I was home and the local one is just as good. They have the best guacamole that I have ever had and I am now trying to copy their recipe. The fajitas are also among the best. The other mexican restaraunts in town just don't measure up.

Pros: Great Guacamole and Fajitas

Cons: I haven't found any

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I've been wanting to try out this "gourmet" mexican resturant for a few months now, so a few of my girlfriends and I went down for the Thursday Ladies Night . With 1/2 priced wine & margaritas how can you go wrong??? The resturant was packed, the queso with the taco meat was phenomenal, and we had a blast with our server Jeremy.

A week or so later, our group went back to try Sunday brunch (again amazing) & thought it was so cool that Jeremy came by our table to say hi. The manager Rachel even stopped by to thank us for coming back. I think it is wonderful that the staff takes the time to make you feel welcome if you're a repeat customer.

I highly recommend this resturant and I will be dining there again soon!!

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★★★★★

I've been wanting to try out this "gourmet" mexican resturant for a few months now, so a few of my girlfriends and I went down for the Thursday Ladies Night . With 1/2 priced wine & margaritas how can you go wrong??? The resturant was packed, the queso with the taco meat was phenomenal, and we had a blast with our server Jeremy.

A week or so later, our group went back to try Sunday brunch (again amazing) & thought it was so cool that Jeremy came by our table to say hi. The manager Rachel even stopped by to thank us for coming back. I think it is wonderful that the staff takes the time to make you feel welcome if you're a repeat customer.

I highly recommend this resturant and I will be dining there again soon!!

Pros: Strong margaritas, fresh ingredients, fun staff

Cons: Popular weekend & Thursday night spot.... if that is a con

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margertias were good and strong. guac at your table was a poor presentation and flavor. had to wait for 10 minutes to get a chip refill. my server talked me out of what i really wanted to get to get something else i had no interest in eating. took forever to get our bills. food was very bland and overpriced.

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★★☆☆☆

margertias were good and strong. guac at your table was a poor presentation and flavor. had to wait for 10 minutes to get a chip refill. my server talked me out of what i really wanted to get to get something else i had no interest in eating. took forever to get our bills. food was very bland and overpriced.

Pros: drinks specials on thursday

Cons: everything else

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I had heard great things about Cantina Laredo, that it was one of the best new restaurants in Nashville, so, of course, I had high expections. But they were soon dashed by reality:
- They had great margaritas and a happy hour scene
- I had the Enchiladas de Mole - which was one of their specialities - however the Mole sauce was bland and the chicken totally tasteless and dry . Perhaps mix in some cheese or something to make the chicken less dry and tasteless.
- my guest's meal was delivered cold and had to be reheated.
- Service was good, overall, but didn't quite make up for the quality of the food.
-for $80 for two - thought it was overpriced as well.

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★★☆☆☆

I had heard great things about Cantina Laredo, that it was one of the best new restaurants in Nashville, so, of course, I had high expections. But they were soon dashed by reality:
- They had great margaritas and a happy hour scene
- I had the Enchiladas de Mole - which was one of their specialities - however the Mole sauce was bland and the chicken totally tasteless and dry . Perhaps mix in some cheese or something to make the chicken less dry and tasteless.
- my guest's meal was delivered cold and had to be reheated.
- Service was good, overall, but didn't quite make up for the quality of the food.
-for $80 for two - thought it was overpriced as well.

Pros: Great Friday bar and happy hour scene (or to be seen)

Cons: Food quality not up to expectations

 

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