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101 Cantina - CLOSED

1632 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
+1 352-283-8883
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
13 Jun 2016
“Fun place with inexpensive drinks!”
3 May 2016
“A college bar that happens to serve food.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1632 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

With a bar inside and outside, you have a good choice of scenery. I've never eaten here, but the people I was with said their food was good. Overall it's a central location to have a good time with friends!!

Thank adamsrod
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The focus of this restaurant is the drinks. It is mainly a bar that also serves food. It has all the prerequisites that one might expect in a college bar, for instance, sticky floors, dirty tables and no paper towels in the bathroom. The food...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Cheap drinks, good atmosphere, awesome staff. All in all it's a common stop for just about any time I'm in midtown, and an absolute must-hit for Sunday fundays in Gainesville. Cantina can be many things depending on which day and what time you attend. The...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 30 May 2015

If you are looking for a quick bite for lunch & like a young crowd, liquor & loud music, this is the stop for you! You can eat outside in the front or back, as well as eat inside. The food is just average but...More

Thank Ericka M
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Fun college town restaurant with a large outdoor area. I ordered the Cabo Wabo rolls and the buffalo chicken taco. Those were great! The salsa was flavorful, but I prefer it to be hotter. Service was good. There's no kids menus so the kids ended...More

Thank WPMagicJourneys
Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Was in Gainesville for business this past Monday and was in the mood for some tacos. I passed by cantina and decided to head in and check them out. Though their chicken tacos were okay their drinks and queso were delicious. The bartender, Picco suggested...More

1  Thank Mgvelasquez
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Was in town for a football game (Go Gamecocks :-) ) and stopped here before the game. Nice atmosphere, beautiful servers/bar tenders that were friendly. Had a nice bar outside in the back but was a little chilly so we stayed inside. The food looked...More

1  Thank Willie T
Reviewed 7 November 2013

let me start off by saying this place is the real deal! Gameday is awesome, and the service was incredible. the food is great and the drinks were even better. this is a GO-TO place if you're visiting gainesville for sure. Everytime i'm in gainesville...More

1  Thank msmitty1
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Living in MN good Tex-Mex is hard to find. Fortunately, my gf lives in Gainesville and took me to 101 Cantina for a 'Tex-Mex Tuesdaze' as she calls it. Very good food, wonderful atmosphere for young crowd, very reasonable prices, awesome service! Definitely try it...More

Thank pavan_206
Reviewed 22 March 2013

A small place on University Ave, easy walking distance from campus. I've been several times for a quick dinner after class, and this is one of my favorites. The small, tapas style tacos are great, 3 is enough for me, 4 if I'm really hungry!...More

Thank Maizegirl
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1632 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-283-8883
  • E-mail
101 Cantina is a Mod-Mex Restaurant and tequila bar. Featuring full service lunch, dinner, and late-night menus, 101 Cantina is a chic addition to the mid-town area
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