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Francisco's Cantina

121 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3351
(608) 294-1100
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good51%
  • Average31%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
8 Jun 2017
“Great Chile Relanos Tamales”
1 Aug 2016
“Great Mexican option”
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
121 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3351
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Checked out on line and looked good. The food and drink was outstanding. The service was a bit less than average. We ordered water and a Margarita. We got the Margarita before the water and they never refilled our water until almost done with dinner....More

Thank F Austin J
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a nice little place that does not look like much, but is super delicious! My hubby had the tacos and I had the sopes (sp?). Everything was very good! When in Madison we will definitely eat here again. I would recommend it to...More

Thank Casey T
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love coming here. The food is delicious and cheap. I can get 2 dips and 2 entrees for around $25.00.

Thank Ellie M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a pretty solid Mexican option. It is close to the Capitol Building, so it's pretty centrally located. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The chips and salsa are great, but they are even better if you order queso sauce as well! Margaritas were...More

Thank Addison S
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We tried Franciso's Cantina on a recent Friday night. It's not a large space and it was only about 50% full. The restrooms are actually in a hallway out the backdoor and are shared by the restaurants/bars on either side. The space was clean although...More

Thank rickleed
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I've been frequenting this establishment for a few years now and it never disappoints. I recommend the fajitas with some yummy margaritas. You can't go wrong at this restaurant. The price is on the cheap side but the food isn't.

Thank Janay007
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Friends and I met here for lunch on Wednesday after going to downtown Farmer's Market. I had pizza and was able to get anchovies on the pizza. Oh! So yummy. Two people had salads and enjoyed them. It was not loud and were able to...More

Thank TravelingDiva13
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We went to Francisco's Cantina for dinner. First of all the food especially the entree is pretty cheap when compared to other Mexican restaurants around town. The people out there were very friendly. But the food wasn't really the best Mexican I have ever eaten....More

Thank Debajyoti C
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Trendy atmosphere and a nice place for friends and family. Food was tasty but not much of it, could have had more rice and beans. The price was fair especially for the area. I will go back to try other dishes.

Thank iqttrvlr
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My husband and I were walking around downtown. We weren't quite ready for dinner so we decided to stop here for drinks. I should have been tipped off by the fact that on a Friday night there were only a couple other people here. Our...More

Thank chicagolefty
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3351
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 294-1100
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