The Hungry Wanderers

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Cantina 1511

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on February 20, 2010

Last weekend, we finally made it to a place I’ve been wanting to try for a while: Cantina 1511.  We originally thought about doing it as a Valentine’s date before we headed to Virginia for a good friend’s baby shower, but we rethought it and decided it would be a way more fun meal with friends! Luckily, Kath, Matt, Kelsey, and Eric decided to join us 🙂  Although it almost didn’t happen with the biggest snow “storm” Charlotte’s had since we moved here! It was beautiful!

IMG_1939 Luckily, we all made it safely to the restaurant and we didn’t have to wait for a table even though it was a busy Friday night. Nice!

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While we looked through our menus, they brought a ginormous basket of chips and two super delish salsas.  The green one was a bit tart while the red one was sweet.  We played around with the hot sauces as well and couldn’t get enough 🙂

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After ordering, I enjoyed all views from my seat.  There were lots of good spots for groups large and small.

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As usual, the Husband ordered a beer but I debated on what to have.  Then the specials menu came out and I was glad I waited.  There was a Dessert Pear Margarita on the menu and it sounded interesting.  It was Centenario Plata Tequila, Desert Pear Monin, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, and sour mix.  Sounds delish, no? Unfortunately it was actually just so-so.

IMG_1932 On to the entrees… I had a burrito, like I often do at Mexican restaurants.  This one had ground beef, onions, caramelized poblano peppers and shredded cheese.  It was HUGE! I had been most excited for the poblano peppers but I barely tasted them :-/ I had originally considered the veggie and goat cheese burrito and wish I had ordered that.  Perhaps next time…

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The Husband ordered the Red Chile Enchiladas.  It was desribed as Texas style-red chile seasoned ground beef enchiladas with mixed cheeses, topped with ranchero sauce, sour cream and sliced avocado. It came with refried beans and Mexican vegetable rice.  The Husband thought his dish was good, but he wouldn’t recommend it.

IMG_1938 Overall, we were actually not very impressed.  We started off well with the good salsa but the rest of the food was jus so-so.  Our friend Michelle advised that the Ballantyne location has better food than the East Blvd location so perhaps you might head there if you’re interested in checking out Cantina 1511.

Cantina 1511 – Dilworth
1511 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-331-9222





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