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Cantina 18

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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433 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605
+1 919-835-9911
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank lesliebB4132GE
Oriental, NC, USA
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Thank Roger C
Newport News, Virginia
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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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 

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Thank Beth R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Thank Linda R
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

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Thank Leslie O
Durham, North Carolina
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32 reviews
28 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.

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Thank Lee W
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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97 reviews
67 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.

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Thank Jaime S
Zebulon, North Carolina
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and daughter and myself went to lunch here wanting to try something new. The food was good but not your typical Mexican menu. My chicken burrito was cut in half and has a small salad with a cilantro dressing. My daughters fajitas looked great and my wife had a quesadilla. The staff was friendly although I believe our... More 

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Thank eltjrnc
NC
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We needed a quiet place to "kill" an afternoon, and we happened into Cantina 18. Good choice. From the first greeting on, the visit was delightful. We didn't eat enough to say much about the food, but all our neighbors appeared to be enjoying their food ... and their overall experience. Wi-fi was good, and we never felt as though... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • 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?