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433 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605-1314
+1 919-835-9911
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food with great cocktails. Bartenders where rocking with a packed restaurant. Best margaritas around!!Beautiful evening with outdoor patio. Must visit.

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Thank Ellen S
Chadbourn, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cantina 18 is a tex-mex style restaurant with a modernized theme. I went here as part of a business trip and got the chicken fajita. I love mexican-style food but the food here was kind of bland to me and did not have much flavor. The sauce that accompanied the chips tasted more like chopped up tomatoes than a salsa.... More 

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Thank Nicky H
Raleigh
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158 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An attractive place - two stories with outside seating - and indoors opens up to outside in nice weather. A lot of menu choices, the food is imaginative and tasty. They are flexible, e.g. there are a lot of choices on the taco menu - and if you order two or three tacos you can mix the types. The food... More 

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Thank Hank8Raleigh
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I've eaten several times at Cantina 18, but tonight was the last straw. I'll never go back again. Two or three of us, both genders, have had lunch, dinner, and/or drinks over the past couple of years, both before the renovation and after. The food is still good, but the service has gotten progressively worse. Wait staff training must be... More 

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Thank AVLDweller
Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch, having read the recent reviews. This restaurant really was good. The decor is OK, but the food and service was great. Well trained wait staff, who were helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. Very good Queso and Guacamole. Shrimp Tacos were really great. The chicken enchiladas were also very good. There is a... More 

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Thank George O
Apex, North Carolina
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

With friends in from out of town, we headed to Cantina 18 for dinner Friday night because they wanted Mexican for dinner. We arrived to a cheerful greeting and a full restaurant. The manager took our number to text when our table was ready. He read the number back to us and it wasn't correct so we told him to... More 

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Thank CarolinaKStew
Rocky Mount,NC, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped by on our way home and enjoyed lunch. This is a casual restaurant with good Mexican fare. Our service was very courteous and efficient.

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Thank William Lee H
Raleigh
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had the two tacos (fish and ground beef) which were good. Added rice to the side of black beans. Chips were good but salsa was a bit bland.

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Thank RaleighBri
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

My wife and I visited Cantina 18 for the first time on a Friday night and it was busy, but we only had to wait a few minutes for a table. The service at Cantina 18 was quick and courteous, but not over bearing. We got chips and queso for an appetizer and it was delicious! Since we shared the... More 

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Thank chaceifland
Denver, Colorado
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 27605-1314
  • 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?