From the outside peering in, Cantina 109 might seem to be your average Mexican restaurant. But once you step inside, you’ll be transported to a new state of mind. Colorful lights, starry decorations, impressive cases of tequila, and warm and attentive staff greet guests, bringing waves of both relaxation and anticipation. Cantina 109 strives to differentiate itself from other Mexican restaurants by offering individualized service and a uniquely local atmosphere. “Good food and drinks are just a byproduct of what we do. The experience is the true product,” says General Manager Michael Kemna, who began bussing tables and bartending at the establishment about six years ago when it was known as Salado Pedro.
Cantina 109 proudly offers 135+ different tequila selections. Our wide range of tequilas means we can satisfy a wide range of palates, varying from the experienced tequila connoisseur to someone new to tequila completely. Our staff is all trained by our in house tequila expert to ensure that every customer has a one of a kind experience.
"Best Mexican Food in SW FL. Delicious wet fajitas with steak, chicken, & shrimp. Tasty margaritas. Wonderful chips & salsa. Outdoor seating. Convenient location at Gulf Coast Shopping Center. Friendly service. Reasonable prices."
"With over 700 reviews I thought "why write another one" but determined...hey, they deserve it. Everytime I go to Cantina 109, which is more frequently than I would like to admit, I come away impressed. The food is great and the atmosphere is wonderful but the employees really take pride in their work and seem happy. That's amazing these days. The culture Mike and his team have developed really sets this place apart and you can see it in the way the employees engage with the customers. They really care and want to do well. If you have a night free and want to enjoy yourself, go to Cantina 109."
"The table side guacamole is fantastic. We tried the Nachos with smoked pork that was delicious. The Tequila Lime Shrimp were very tasty. The service was great! We had a great experience overall. We will definitely be back."
"This is a great dining option for travelers flying in or out of RSW airport. The Margaritas are excellent. If you like Tequila, this is the place for you as there is a large assortment to choose from! Take advantage of the outdoor seating in the covered patio. The large ceiling fans make it very comfortable, even in the summer. We tried the vegetarian options on the menu and were very satisfied."
"Wonderful Mexican restaurant. Special on Margaritas and tacos. The chips, salsa and quest are sooooo awesome. Great margaritas and service. The grouper tacos were fantastic! My favorite Mexican restaurant in SW Florida."