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Cantina 76

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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2901A Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1841
+1 803-708-6004
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All 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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Roswell, Georgia
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275 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Brad A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank lisakayy
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique, quaint spot. Nice atmosphere, outside seating is great for people watching & the drinks are delicious. Convenient location. Will likely return.

Thank Sharon K
Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard great things about Cantina 76 and was not disappointed. It was packed when we arrived and when we left, and I can understand why! They have unique dishes (like pesto chicken tacos) and my friend said her margarita was amazing. There were so many amazing things on the menu that we had a really hard time deciding... More 

Thank adgriffith
Columbia, South Carolina
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I go monthly but only because convenient and one of the better choices near me, not because this place is great. Too expensive for what you get too.

Thank 5pointsbuyer
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I started with a strawberry Margarita. It was perfect. Not too sweet or strong. Then we ordered guacamole which was fresh and delightful. Only critique was that is was a small order compared to the large basket of chips that came with it. I ordered a shrimp taco and buffalo chicken taco. Both were amazing but if you don't care... More 

Thank Julie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner around 8 pm on a Saturday. It was packed which I'm sure is normal, there had been a USC game earlier that day so that was mostly the crowd. We were told 10-15 min which was accurate, quick service and food was all delicious. The dirty queso was the bomb! Our server Katherine did awesome making... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Good location for a quick lunch break. Service was very good and prompt delivery of food. Excellent guacamole and chips. Very good selection of tacos, particularly the daily specials. The surf and turf taco was fantastic. Highly recommended for downtown.

Thank 550traveltime64
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We love the food but this last week the time it takes to get the food, wait I line, over all service has really dropped. The food is good but not worth the time spent waiting.

Thank vnya77
Clemson, South Carolina
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331 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

$2.99 soft tacos. Several varieties of soft shell tacos for $3 each. A full meal will take two tacos. Outside seating on the sidewalk. Has a bar also.

Thank imdarkside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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