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619 Cantina

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Southwestern, Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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619 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3423
+1 757-967-9607
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Alexandria, Virginia
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I went here with my girlfriend and it was my first time in downtown Portsmouth. It was a nice and quaint part of town with a lot of restaurants and bars. The restaurant was conveniently located on the main strip and has some seating and a bar area. We started with the Poppin Peppers which I felt were okay and... More 

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Thank Naoji W
Portsmouth, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We ate there a couple of times when we wanted quick Mexican for a good price. Usually busy and I've never had anything bad there.

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Thank dekedog
Chesapeake, VA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The restaurant is a tiny little place, but the food is all San Diego! The menu is interactive with a grease pencil and you the diner, picks what goes into your burrito or taco. Of course, if you don't know what you want, they have the "Bad Idea" which will satisfy the biggest eaters. There is the cheese crisp which... More 

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Thank act2-113
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I ate here several times while visiting Portsmouth; got the carnitas and chicken on tacos and they were both delicious. The beef tacos were just ok compared to the others. The fresh chips were delicious too. The food was quick, delicious, and I appreciated how FRESH everything was. Highly recommended!

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Thank Bonnie C
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

My husband live in the southwest for almost 20 years, so I was excited when I heard about this place. He always says that there are no good Mexican or Southwest food in the area, especially Carne Asada Burritos. Though the Rolled Tacos were not how they are traditionally, he enjoyed them. The burrito unfortunately was not good. No flavor,... More 

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Thank Felicia P
Denton, Texas
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268 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

First visit for us. Interesting order process using the plastic coated menus and Greece pencils. Decent selection of burritos, tacos, etc. they have a Sandra dog that I want to try on my next visit. The description sounded Ike hot dog greatness and I do love a good dog! We shared three pork tacos and the grandson had the cheese... More 

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Thank MarkMM55
Portsmouth, Virginia
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

You get exactly what you want at Cantina 619.....you choose everything that goes in or on your tacos or burritos. The menu isn't extensive, but everything they do is good. Don't miss $1 taco night on Wednesdays!

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Thank Mariner65
Norfolk, Virginia
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

-Carne Asada fries--very tasty. You'll be tempted to get the nachos, but the fries are a great twist and delicious. You can get nachos anywhere. -Build your own menu is fun, and the size you get is pretty big. -Staff was very conscious of their audience--when we walked in with five small children they immediately switched and turned down the... More 

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Thank Dana C
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Food: Well prepared, authentic flavor Drinks: Draft Beer, Cold and Carbonated, tasted great. Atmosphere: Former Navy diver memorabilia on the walls. The Bar is a bit too tall for the stools that are there, we moved to a table to eat more comfortably. Great for a relaxed atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Disappointed in the food. I didn't understand that to order tacos, the only option was to make your own. When I did, the tacos were average at best. When I go to a restaurant that prides themselves in tacos, I hope that they have some tried and true combinations that work and that are on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Southwestern, Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3423
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-967-9607
Description
619 Cantina is a local owned Southwest style food that is great and consistent. All the tacos, burritos are made to order build your owne Style. Food is always fresh and beer always cold. This is definitly the relax and enjoy your self type of joint. staff is friendly. This is a must visit joint when in PTOWN. (757) 967-9607

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