KARINE VARGA the traveler
home - restaurants - things to do







BUFFALO RESTAURANTS

Cantina Loco
191 Allen Street
Buffalo New York 14201


Before my departure from Buffalo in July of 2011, the word was out about this prime spot on the corner of Allen and Elmwood Ave which had been vacant for years. It would soon become local chef Mike Andrzejewski next restaurant venture. So of course, on a recent trip back to Buffalo I had to give this new Mexican joint, Cantina Loco some attention.


Pizza



My husband and I stopped into Cantina Loco early in the evening, and made our way up to their chill-in bar. The bar top was decked out with vibrant Mexican art, and the tequila bottles that lined the liquor shelf looked like individual pieces of art. We were quickly greeted by a pleasantly unique bartender, who was most helpful and made my experience at Cantina Loco untouchable. Honestly, this guy was on it ! I sipped on the Smokey Margitia which was intense and packed with flavor and my husband ordered the BoilerMaker, which is a Tecate and a tequila shot (only five bucks for food service amigos ).






We ordered the Koreatown Tacos (Grilled Kalbi Shorts, Kimchee, Spicy Sauce) for $6, and the Carnitas (Braised Grilled Pork, Tomatillo Onion Relish, Cilantro ) for $5.50. The picture perfect tacos arrived after a short wait and vanished moments later. I enjoyed both tacos, a friend recommend the Korean Taco and I would like to continue the recommondation onto you.





Overall my bar experience was great, and I will be back. But, I think if we had sat at a table, our time wouldn't have been so cool. The decor is not cohesive, the dinning room and the bar seem like two different restuarants.

Cantina Loco on Urbanspoon




2012 karinevarga.com

RESTAURANTS
Near
Cantina Loco

Bingo's Dim Sum House Bistro Europa
My Tomato Pie
Kostas
Mezza
Saigon Cafe
Globe Market
Kuni's Sushi Bar
Anchor Bar
Fat Bob's
Smokehouse

Mother's
Papaya
K Gallagher's
Lake Effect Diner
Dagwood's
Sweetness 7 Cafe
Pizza Plant
Frog Hair Grille
P.F. Changs
Dagwood's & more
Mother's
Sorrentino's
K Gallagher's
Kostas Family
Sole'
Ted's
Lake Effect Diner
Anchor Bar
Charlie the Butcher
Just Vino

COMING SOON

Indian Gate
Organic 3 Cafe
Vasilis Express
Bambino Bar & Kitchen French Quarter Cafe
Prosit
Betty's


NEW
CHECK OUT

What's Cooking
in My Tiny
Kitchen




FOLLOW ME




Karine The Traveler Buffalo restaurants



about
contact advertise
links