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El Cantarito

191 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6723
+1 865-482-0090
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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191 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6723
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat here often and is my only go to Mexican restaurant in Oak Ridge. Good food at great prices and large portions. It does get busy at times and you may wait for your server to check back with you or to bring your...More

Thank M5Mediapixs
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

They had fair portions, food was hot and tasted fresh. The prices were fair too. Our waiter only stopped by maybe twice after bringing our food out. We waited so long for the check, we just went up to the counter because we never could...More

Thank TNTraveler2003
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My co-worker and I came here on a recommendation from a local, and we are so glad they told us about this place. We went around noon on a Wednesday and it was pretty busy which we took for a good sign. We probably waited...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Good food at a great price. This place is usually pretty busy which tells you a little something about the food. You will be full when you leave and meals are served up hot. Their Pina Colodas are of the chain too.

Thank botunkus
Reviewed 25 May 2017

stopped in on may the 5th to confirm our suspicion that this was no fluke from the first time we stopped in with our daughter. Very authentic décor and the best Mexican cuisine this side of the Mississippi. waiters were friendly ,beer cold and reasonably...More

Thank terry s
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Had a couple of tacos and CR. The CR and chicken taco was way better than beef. All in all a good place.

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We eat here several times a month. Hands down our favorite Mexican food restaurant. We live in Knoxville, but this is well worth the drive. Salsa has the perfect blend of tomato, onion, cilantro, spice and heat. Service is warm, friendly and efficient. Food comes...More

Thank TravelDiva001
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We ate a late lunch here and the food was terrific. Service was fast and friendly. Beer was good and cold. Prices are really reasonable for lots of food.

Thank camerica1st
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Well plated and we'll seasoned ,fresh and delicious. Not "watered down" or "Americanized" but not overly spicy, either. Good balance and reasonably priced.

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite go to places to eat. VERY reasonably priced and very tasty. Maybe not the most authentic food, but I have eaten a dozen different things off of their menu and enjoyed everything I've tried. My two favorites are the pollo primavera...More

Thank toddebaker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-482-0090
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