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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed to be relegated to the boring front section of the restaurant once again, due to being an older couple? Service was great but our food was bland and boring as the location of the restaurant we were regulated to. Will not return and if...I did it would be to cuss out the maitre d for treating us differently from the other customers!!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

We were not impressed. Everything seemed to have an ‘upcharge’ attached. The sign on the door said a 3% upcharge would be added to all credit card payments. Cheese sauce on several items instead of red sauce had an upcharge. I generally order a child’s...plate, but for those over 12, there was another upcharge. (Not that the serving was any different — just more money based on my age.). As my dad used to say, “I’ve been there twice — my first and my last”.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2021 via mobile

They randomly charge extra for regular items on the menu with no explanation. We found hair in our plate and management did care and did not own it and yelled us “ they did not need our business”. Unacceptable level of rudeness and customer service....Mediocre food taste with absolute low quality. Sugar laden drinks with very low or non existent alcohol levels. Dirty interior . Strongly recommend to waste your money here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2020

The menu is expansive, but we love eating on their outdoor patio during this Covid-19 era. It is always shaded, with a cool breeze. Both take-out service or outdoor dining are good options. The service is good, but not especially friendly. Nevertheless, we love it...here.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

Pleasant surprise. Walking distance from our downtown hotel and it was absolutely delicious! Authentic Mexican. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

We've had some odd experiences at this restaurant. However they've gotten better with time. On two early occasions I've tried to order just tonic water with a squeeze of lime. They have a full bar, but two times in a row our table attendant came...back after some delay and told me they don't have tonic water. I wondered if they would have found some if I had ordered a Gin and Tonic. I suspect they would have. On a third occasion my wife ordered an enchilada dish that had mole sauce (the picture on the menu clearly showed the mole sauce on top. . When her dish arrived there was no mole sauce so the waiter apologized and took it back. After several minutes the waiter came back with the same plate and told us that the chef had told him that the mole sauce was "inside" the enchiladas. It was such a bogus story that my wife told the waiter never mind, I've decided not to eat. It was just the oddest thing. Now we've been back a couple of times because my wife's family likes it. I'm happy to report that they've found the tonic water. But, we don't know whether they're still serving the invisible mole.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

This is a great place to visit for lunch if you work in downtown Little Rock. Being from Texas, I was surprised to find this hole in the wall place that is packed during lunch. If you love mexican food, this is a great place...to visit several times a week.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

I truly wished i could really like this place because I live close. But several dishes I’ve tried were bland. Burrito with ground beef with nothing else inside & a bland red sauce on the outside. The taco was ok but where is the spice?...Tacos for Life is better than this! I kind of have this complaint about most Mexican restaurants locally but I just need to accept mediocrity. Thursday night no wait.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Monday night once again & it was hopping. Not enough servers for the # of patrons. Our server was not friendly but could be because he was so busy. Tortillas are very good. Decent frozen margaritas. Fajitas for two was huge platter. Server didn’t give...us water until later in the meal despite asking for it & only one person received it.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

No wait on a Monday night. Fast service. Their combos are a decent value. This is one restaurant that every item doesn't taste the same. I had a taco, chalupa, tamale, enchilada & rice & beans. Chips are good- salsa was good as well. I...wish they would price their carne Assad’s comparatively to other Mexican restaurants in the area. I would go back- better than some other Mexican food found locally.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

The service was good. The food came out fairly quickly, but the taste was just OK. The fajita salad had an overwhelming amount of green peppers, and the enchiladas were quite bland.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bit to eat during lunch, nothing too special, certainly wasn’t the best Mexican I’ve had, doubt I’ll go back, salsa was pretty good however.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

A Tex-Mex location near to work and my apartment seemed too good to be true... and then I realized it was. It took over 45 minutes for our table of four to get our food and then it was cold. I wish I could come...up with something clever to describe how terrible the waiter was but he was so bad that I cannot. Disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Typical Mexican food. Good quality at reasonable prices. It wasn't crowded. We got good service. I would go again.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Went hear to meet with clients at their suggestion. Great chips and salsa. My burrito was very tasty. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Cantina Cinco De Mayo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5