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Cantina 76

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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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2901A Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1841
+1 803-708-6004
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Today
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a large group and had excellent service. With a party of 14 they were happy to provide individual checks and were very resourceful in splitting shared menu items (appetizers). The tacos were great and much more filling than I expected. The margaritas were delicious and I loved that you could pick your tequila, which they had a... More 

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Thank C_Brina
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is a little different they have a special twist on everything and speciality tacos. the food is good. but the service wasn't very good. Haleigh was our server, and once she took our order she never came back, except to give our checks. She didn't ask if we needed anything else, refill our drinks, or give us straws.... More 

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Thank tori555
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went for a early dinner.variety of tacos impressive I must say. Dirty queso was different but also good.other stuff on the menu looked good but was not that hungry. Mostly a younger, college age crowd,(it is very close to the USC campus).I could see this being one of my stopping places in my younger days. Our service was better than... More 

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Thank Jeffrey R
Columbia, South Carolina
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122 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Gourmet tacos and other neat things you will find here. From the friendly staff to relaxing atmosphere, is a nice neighborhood gathering spot for a drink, snack, meal and conversation. A very nice place to visit.

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Thank MyrtleBeach60
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have eaten here several times while visiting my daughters. The service is average but friendly, the food is great and the happy our specials are a great value. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Tony6019
Raleigh, North Carolina
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240 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went for early lunch. There were maybe 2 tables w customers and it took almost 10 minutes before our server came by for first time. We almost walked out. There were 3 staff cleaning the bar bottles, so that was irritating. But once we got a server she took good care of us. Not a fan of having to pay... More 

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Thank tjeason
Irmo, South Carolina
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216 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was a decent meal. The food is a little pricey for the quality and quantity, but it was good. I was surprised by the fact that chips and salsa cost extra, $3.49 buys a very small serving, so you need a few for a party of seven like us. As we were eating, the waitress came to take any... More 

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Thank BethIneson
Greenville
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to eat. It was pretty reasonable in price. If you go at night and on the weekends, you may have trouble finding a spot. It reminds me of good Tex-Mex, but the food was very fresh. This is my second time going and I enjoyed it again. Now, the space can be tight especially if... More 

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Thank Barry K
Roswell, Georgia
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275 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Ate here with about (6) people. It was outstanding. Everyone had tacos except my wife, who had the enchiladas. The tacos were a huge hit and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her enchiladas. Our server was very good and helpful with drinks. She was very friendly and courteous. Would eat here again in a heartbeat.

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Thank Scotchman2926
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great food, drinks and a fun atmosphere! Went with another couple and enjoyed the looking forward to another visit in the near future!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901A Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1841
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-708-6004
Description
Cantina 76 is a lively, independently owned restaurant and bar that specializes in fresh Mexican-inspired cuisine and signature margaritas; providing a fast yet satisfying dining experience in a casual, upbeat atmosphere with seating inside and out at two locations in Columbia, S.C. and one in downtown Greenville, S.C.

Margaritas are hand-crafted using elements like agave nectar, fresh lime juice and variations such as muddled strawberries and basil. Full of fresh, unique ingredients, the menu includes a large assortment of imaginative tacos, as well as enchiladas, nachos, salads, quesadillas, chimichangas, soups and sides. Sauces, dressings and salsas are made in-house daily, and the bar is stocked with a selection of premium tequilas.

This comfortable, inviting restaurant and bar is a go-to for families, couples, young professionals, the business community and college students – perfect for a night out and drinks with friends or a quick meal with coworkers during a lunch break.

Cantina 76 was founded in 2009 by four college friends in Columbia, S.C. A popular neighborhood restaurant and bar serving fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine, Cantina 76 expanded to Columbia’s Main Street in 2013. Its first out-of-town expansion is to ONE City Plaza in downtown Greenville, S.C., in 2016.

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