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Cantina 18

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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433 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605-1314
+1 919-835-9911
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the two tacos (fish and ground beef) which were good. Added rice to the side of black beans. Chips were good but salsa was a bit bland.

Thank RaleighBri
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Cantina 18 for the first time on a Friday night and it was busy, but we only had to wait a few minutes for a table. The service at Cantina 18 was quick and courteous, but not over bearing. We got chips and queso for an appetizer and it was delicious! Since we shared the... More 

Thank chaceifland
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The taco chips and salsa are excellent. The same is true for guac. We sat a outside and because there are trash receptacles that are used by another restaurant in the area, the smell of garbage permeated the area-not the best atmosphere for what could have been an excellent experience.

Thank lesliebB4132GE
Oriental, NC, USA
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Went here for a quick dinner with a friend. Place is comfortable, with the typical layout of booths along the walls, a bar, and tables out on the floor. Followed my friend's lead and ordered three-taco dinner, two pork belly and one crispy shrimp. Served on a metal tray that keeps them standing up. All ingredients are locally sourced. Shrimp... More 

Thank Roger C
Newport News, Virginia
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I attended a pleasant business reception and dinner in the upstairs area of Cantina 18. Service and food were both good, although the dishes were a bit bland for my taste. The wait staff were attentive and friendly, did a good job ensuring everyone was well taken care of. There was plenty of convenient parking which is nice about being... More 

Thank SuzanneSays
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Cantina 18 has been on my Want to Try list for quite a while. We have been huge fans of 18 Seaboard since moving to the Raleigh area six years ago. Don't know why it took so long but definitely going back soon. Cantina 18 offers Farm to Table fare with a Tex-Mex spin. Start with the Special Guacamole it... More 

Thank Beth R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Love the atmosphere at Cantina 18. Nice selection on the menu. Great wait staff. I had the beef taco, but wish I had tried something else. Taco was a little bland. Food is normally excellent. Could have been an off day for me. I'll certainly go back again. Good location at Cameron Village.

Thank Linda R
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I went here with friends--there were three adults and two teenagers and all of us enjoyed our meal. I ordered a salad and asked for it to be altered, ie no cheese and dressing on the side. All adhered to. I loved the salad. The others had tacos and they loved theirs as well.

Thank Leslie O
Durham, North Carolina
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We lucked into Cantina 18 for Father's Day. Convenient parking. Great local to table food. I had the shrimp tacos from Pamlico County shrimp. Fabulous. My son had the duck fondit tacos. You will want to order three (you can get a combo. Wonderful wait staff. Great food. Couldn't have been luckier.

Thank Lee W
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Monday night. There's indoor and outdoor seating. We sat at the bar and Trey was awesome. The pineapple habanero guacamole is a must have. They have drink specials throughout the week.

Thank Jaime S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605-1314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-835-9911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?