Connie's Cantina

★★★★☆
  • 3340 Grand Ave

    Oakland, CA 94610

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  • 510-839-4986

About Connie's Cantina

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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We've eaten here twice. The first time, we were new to the neighborhood, and thought it would be fun to check out our favorite food: Mexican. So, we ordered on the phone and took some food to go. We were very disappointed. The food was not

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★★★★★

We've eaten here twice. The first time, we were new to the neighborhood, and thought it would be fun to check out our favorite food: Mexican. So, we ordered on the phone and took some food to go. We were very disappointed. The food was not

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I have been going to connie's for a while now, and I must say her food is very good. I at first only wanted her chille rellenos and did not eat anything else for a bit. But trying my friends plate he had an enchilada plate and it too was good. It;s a small little place I loved it from the first time I went. She has many locals visit, most of the neighbors go to her restaurant and she is a nice lady.

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★★★★★

I have been going to connie's for a while now, and I must say her food is very good. I at first only wanted her chille rellenos and did not eat anything else for a bit. But trying my friends plate he had an enchilada plate and it too was good. It;s a small little place I loved it from the first time I went. She has many locals visit, most of the neighbors go to her restaurant and she is a nice lady.

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On a warm and lovely afternoon, we stopped by Connie's Cantina where we met the owner, Connie--what a warm and lovely person. It was a beautiful day so we sat in the colorfully decorated patio and sipped Margaritas while munching from a huge platter of nachos. Delicious. Such a sweet ambiance run by a lovely proprietor serving Mexican food that perfectly fits a neighborhood cafe-style restaurant.

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★★★★★

On a warm and lovely afternoon, we stopped by Connie's Cantina where we met the owner, Connie--what a warm and lovely person. It was a beautiful day so we sat in the colorfully decorated patio and sipped Margaritas while munching from a huge platter of nachos. Delicious. Such a sweet ambiance run by a lovely proprietor serving Mexican food that perfectly fits a neighborhood cafe-style restaurant.

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I mean c'mon people... this place is great!! the food is always very good. I have had no issues sure when the place is full there is a wait,, If 20 of my friends came over to where I work at the same time they too would hve to wait. Connie's food is very flavorful. I would think that chef Anthony Bourdin would love this food....and connie...

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★★★★★

I mean c'mon people... this place is great!! the food is always very good. I have had no issues sure when the place is full there is a wait,, If 20 of my friends came over to where I work at the same time they too would hve to wait. Connie's food is very flavorful. I would think that chef Anthony Bourdin would love this food....and connie...

Pros: Good food-Good flavor- happy place.

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Anyone who says the sauces are bland are crazy. The lines and long waits are because of the great sauces. The patio is awesome! We were thrilled to taste guacamole with lemon juice. You must try the breakfasts. Yes, Connie needs to figure out a better system for getting the food
out faster on those busy days and use the microwave less.

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★★★★☆

Anyone who says the sauces are bland are crazy. The lines and long waits are because of the great sauces. The patio is awesome! We were thrilled to taste guacamole with lemon juice. You must try the breakfasts. Yes, Connie needs to figure out a better system for getting the food
out faster on those busy days and use the microwave less.

Pros: delicous sauces, breakfasts, tacos

Cons: Could improve on the long wait and connie should switch to long grain rice.

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I moved into the neighborhood and had been eyeing Connie's Cantina, so I logged on here and read a bunch of terrible reviews about it. Well, I had been avoiding it for about six months before curiousity got the best of me and we went anyway. Thankfully! The food was great, the prices were very reasonable and we met Connie! We were plesantly surprised with the small quaint atmosphere. The service was quick and the beers were cold - for me a worthwhile experiment.

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★★★★☆

I moved into the neighborhood and had been eyeing Connie's Cantina, so I logged on here and read a bunch of terrible reviews about it. Well, I had been avoiding it for about six months before curiousity got the best of me and we went anyway. Thankfully! The food was great, the prices were very reasonable and we met Connie! We were plesantly surprised with the small quaint atmosphere. The service was quick and the beers were cold - for me a worthwhile experiment.

Pros: price, atmosphere, food

Cons: quiet, small for groups

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If you think about going here, think again- This is beyond the worst Mexican food you would make for yourself at home. I can't belive this place is actually in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you think about going here, think again- This is beyond the worst Mexican food you would make for yourself at home. I can't belive this place is actually in business.

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The best thing I can say is that Connie is very very sweet. Other than that, we were not seated at all and they couldn't make up their mind to have us order up front or at the table. We grabbed our own menus, but then were abandoned and ignored. After waiting twenty minutes to place an order, we hadn't even received water, much less chips and salsa to stave off the hunger. The waiters seemed to be lost and the microwave seemed a bit overused (we had a great view of it). We left without ordering and I have no intention of ever attempting to eat there again. However, there were a lot of people there, so maybe they just need to learn how to run their business. As is, they are doing a horrible job.

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★☆☆☆☆

The best thing I can say is that Connie is very very sweet. Other than that, we were not seated at all and they couldn't make up their mind to have us order up front or at the table. We grabbed our own menus, but then were abandoned and ignored. After waiting twenty minutes to place an order, we hadn't even received water, much less chips and salsa to stave off the hunger. The waiters seemed to be lost and the microwave seemed a bit overused (we had a great view of it). We left without ordering and I have no intention of ever attempting to eat there again. However, there were a lot of people there, so maybe they just need to learn how to run their business. As is, they are doing a horrible job.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

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I love Connie's Cantina! It took me forever to find a yummy mexican food restaurant in my neighborhood. Connie always makes me feel right at home with her personal service and warm smile. Her outdoor patio is a must on warm nights. The enchiladas are awesome, the chile rellenos are awesome, the chimichanga is awesome, the tacos are awesome. Beware the burritos! They are giagantic. No really! GIGANTIC. Way too much for even the heartiest appetite.

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★★★★☆

I love Connie's Cantina! It took me forever to find a yummy mexican food restaurant in my neighborhood. Connie always makes me feel right at home with her personal service and warm smile. Her outdoor patio is a must on warm nights. The enchiladas are awesome, the chile rellenos are awesome, the chimichanga is awesome, the tacos are awesome. Beware the burritos! They are giagantic. No really! GIGANTIC. Way too much for even the heartiest appetite.

Pros: sauces are excellent, service is friendly

Cons: burritos bland, some food mistakes

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Connie's Cantina is certainly NOT the best Mexican food in the Bay. I've been there around five times and each time I've hoped for the best only to be disappointed. Connie is a sweetheart. Her food, however, lacks flavor. The guacamole is overpowered by the amount of lime used. The sauces are dull and lukewarm. The last time I went my entree was rewarmed in the microwave before being served. I will never go back due to lack of taste, fresh ingredients and fast food style perparation.

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★★☆☆☆

Connie's Cantina is certainly NOT the best Mexican food in the Bay. I've been there around five times and each time I've hoped for the best only to be disappointed. Connie is a sweetheart. Her food, however, lacks flavor. The guacamole is overpowered by the amount of lime used. The sauces are dull and lukewarm. The last time I went my entree was rewarmed in the microwave before being served. I will never go back due to lack of taste, fresh ingredients and fast food style perparation.

Pros: friendly service, good value, locally owned

Cons: not made to order, dull flavor, hideous patio

 

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