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Monterrey Cantina – Royal Oak – Mexican

Monterrey Cantina

Mexican food is one of those cuisines that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. At least for me it is. Nachos with beans, jalapenos and cheese, bean burritos, fresh salsa to snack on, there is something for everyone.

Our favorite place outside of mexican town in Detroit is Monterrey Cantina in Royal Oak. Now, its a bit Americanized, but still really good. Its nothing like On the Border (which to me has nothing to do with Mexican food), but its not fully authentic either.

In the summer, the patio is always bumping with a long wait, and its located in the middle of main street, so its prime location.
Monterrey Cantina

We hang out in Royal Oak alot, and have ate here sooo many times.
Monterrey Cantina

The decor is rustic and playful with big peppers everywhere.
Monterrey Cantina

I had my usual. Refried bean burritos with rice and beans ($12). Yummy! Perfect ratio of beans to sauce and cheese.Monterrey Cantina
Monterrey Cantina

Hubby had the veggie quesadilla ($10), which is huge btw.
Monterrey Cantina

Lots of cheese, zucchini and peppers. Very fresh and simple.
Monterrey Cantina
Monterrey Cantina

If you are ever in the area past 10pm on Friday and Saturday night check it out since everything is 1/2 off. It also seems to be the place most club goers come eat before hitting places like Black Finn and Mr.B’s. Again, its not authentic mexican food, but its pretty good simple food for what it is.
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This article has 4 comments so far!

  1. Ellie says —

    What a great Mexican restaurant and the spread of food is delicious.

  2. e thompson says —

    got food poisoning Saturday night from the chicken

  3. MiraUncut says —

    Ugh…that is terrible! 🙁 Hope your feeling better. To be honest I haven\’t been there for a while since a really nice Mexican place opened 5 min away from where I live.

  4. daja says —

    Found roach in taco chicken salad disgusting…

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