Cantina Laredo in Tyler is all about the taste of modern Mexico

Cantina Laredo, located in Tyler, Texas, is all about bringing unique and authentic Mexican food dishes to East Texas.

“We really try to make a very interesting take on Mexican food,” said General Manager Seth Machin. “It’s all traditional style from Mexico City. And we really try for the freshness from the best beef to the best seafood. It’s a lot of very fresh flavors. Simple ingredients…to let the ingredients speak for itself.”

One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the Camaron Poblano Asada.

“Come experience a unique and authentic Mexican food menu, inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City at Cantina Laredo Tyler. “

“Its a stuffed poblano pepper,” said Machin. “And it’s stuffed with a little bit of shrimp, jack cheese, spinach onions, mushrooms, and we take one of our Carne Asadas and wrap it around it. And then it’s topped with a little of our homemade chimichurri sauce, a little sour cream drizzle, and we put it on a bed of our cilantro rice.”

Another unique offering at the restaurant is their tableside guacamole. “You can pick out exactly what you want in it and we prepare it right in front of you,” said Machin.

“Unique modern Mexican beverages in contemporary setting at Cantina Laredo Tyler located in Tyler, Texas.”

And you can’t visit a Mexican restaurant without making a trip to the bar to check out the margaritas.

“What you can expect at Cantina is the best margarita,” said Machin. “We do everything fresh. Our bartenders squeeze limes daily, we make our own simple syrup and nothing is pre-mixed. And so you will get the best margarita in town.”

If you aren’t a margarita person, there is still plenty of drink options. You can view their drink menu here.

Cantina Laredo Tyler also offers private event spaces and catering.

“Another thing that sets us apart is our banquet rooms where you can hold private parties,” said Machin. “You can hold small private office banquets or we can do larger receptions.”

They will customize menus for you and your guests, or set up a buffet. When you rent the room you can decorate it and they provide full services tailored to your event, including some audio or video equipment.

Click here for information on private dining.

“And ten if you can’t come out here you can get us to cater,” said Machin. “We have a fajita option, full-size buffets or catering to-go trays. We will work with you and talk to you and try to accommodate.”

Click here for information on catering.

Cantina Laredo is located at 7428 Old Jacksonville in Tyler, Texas.

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You can view their menus here.

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Kendyl Turner

Kendyl Turner

Kendyl Turner writes, shoots and edits all stories for The East Texas Weekend. A Texan at heart, Kendyl was born and raised in Houston before venturing away to study Journalism and Spanish at The University of Mississippi. A few years later, Kendyl and her husband moved to East Texas where they’ve decided to make it home.