El Cantarito MC

336 Dunes Plaza, Michigan City
(219) 243-7117

Recent Reviews

Danielle Roberts

I had the birria tacos and they were sooooooo good! I’d highly recommend!


Great food. Had the jalapeno poppers appetizer and then the Molcajete which was a good choice for 2 since it gave a sampling of everything. Service was also excellent. Would recommend.

Bailey M.

Really good Mexican restaurant in the area! We were so sick of all the American bar food so we were happy to have something different! The pricing was very reasonable! A good variety of menu options. The service was fantastic! We were seated right away, food was served fast and hot, and our server was very personable. The queso appetizer was delicious! Just your basic melted white Queso which is how I like it! They also have a version with chorizo. I ordered the enchiladas verdes. I like that it was a poblano cream sauce on top. I don't think the lettuce and radish on the side is necessary. The rice was also delicious. I was curious why they don't also serve beans like most Mexican restaurants. I would suggest that for the future instead of the lettuce and radish. Overall I would definitely come back! The dessert menu looked really good as well!

Luke P.

The tacos de birria at El Cantarito are the single best dish I've had at a Mexican restaurant anywhere. Considering I've lived in both Chicago and Cincinnati extensively it's a bold claim. They stew beef in herbs for many hours until it's completely tender and then dip the corn tortillas in the juices before they put them on the griddle to add a slight crisp. Next, they add melty cheese with the tender pulled beef. They top it with cilantro and provide grilled onions, limes, and a side of the juices to dip your tacos. It's memorable! The space is also relaxing and well-designed. It feels like a much classier establishment than a strip mall would suggest. The mango margarita is on point. Go!

Taylor Zang

This is the first time we tried this place during our visit to Michigan city and we were not disappointed. It is a decent size restaurant with cozy interiors. The staff is great with hospitality and so is the food. We ordered Chicken burritos and vegan fajitas. The portion size was great for the price we paid and tasteful too. They had all different kinds of margaritas but I stuck with Classic one and very pleased with the quantity and quality. Parking is ample in front of this place. But they have long wait depending on the time and day. Will definitely come back. 4 star review: it kind of took long for them to come to us since we first sat.

Aaron W.

We ate here several times while on vacation with our family. Service was great, food was phenomenal and atmosphere was great!

Alex Alcaraz

Great atmosphere here everyone is kind and outgoing. The food was good for those who have an open taste. Margaritas were delicious and well prepared. Overall it was great lunch and food experience.

Jason Hawley

Food was amazing, kind of small portions for a Mexican restaurant but still amazing none the less. My wife had margaritas and said they were great, I just had beer, plenty of Mexican options for beers. Our server was what made the experience fantastic. Unfortunately I forget her name because I’d love to give her props but she was super helpful, made great suggestions, was bubbly and happy and just a pleasure. I’d definitely come back, hope she’s there next time.

Sherry Mougros

They serve delicious entrees.

Pat D.

Love this place, we had the grilled chicken fajita burrito, tacos birria, grilled shrimp tacos, carne asada, each were amazing. We will definitely be back! Great service and fast!

Codi Lynn Landess

Tacos de Birria ! The best dish I’ve had in the Midwest. definitely on my top 5 favorite dishes I’ve ever eaten. They cooked this to perfection! Great job to the chef/cooks!

Heather S

Best tacos in town! Great menu, reasonably priced, restaurant is clean, staff is friendly. We had Arturo as our waiter. He is kind, polite, super professional. He made our date night amazing today!

Elaine S.

The first few times we were there food and service was awesome. We went yesterday ( Father's Day) not so impressed. It was very busy. I assume that's why food was just ok not hot. My order was was wrong. Quickly replaced. We will give it another try.

Eduardo Castaneda

Food was really good, staff really friendly

Kali Bo-Baily

Great food and service. Everything was delicious and the kids meal options have a great variety for picky eaters!

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