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King & Queen Cantina - San Diego, San Diego, CA

King & Queen Cantina - San Diego

4.3
4.3
762 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
*WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME*

King and Queen Cantina brings Latin flavor to San Diego from creative founder and owner MR.TEMPO.
Come for the atmosphere, but stay for the food. You will find all of your favorite Latin dishes infused with Asian flavors. Join us Happy Hour everyday, Weekend Brunch or Taco Tuesday for a dining experience like you’ve never experienced before!
#MASCHINGON

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Sushi, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 756-7864

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Kettner Blvd & Beech St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 762 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. DC

    DouglasC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Lot's of great Mexican restaurants in San Diego but this is not one of them. The bad service along is enough not to ever go back. this is not my first time more like my th time. the food comes out one dinner at a time. so no one is eating at the same time, Yesterday my meal did not come till after the rest of my family was almost done with there dinner. soooo go ANYWHERE ELSE.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was ok Not comparable to Valle de Guadeloupe
  3. L

    Lolo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best time, the drinks, the food, the vibes. All so great!
  4. MJ

    MariaJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of energy here. Great food. Fun atmosphere.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was to die for!! The pork nachos were def our favorite. Must go to if you visit San Diego !!
  6. BE

    BennethE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was excellent as we were impressed with the flavors. I took my company team out for dinner/ happy hour. There were 8 of us. I get with a fairly large party that items may fall through the cracks, but a drink order was missed, meat was forgotten on dirty fries, and an enchilada order was missed. The team and I still had an awesome time with all of the flavors, music, decoration and ambiance. Everyone enjoyed each of their drinks, the chips and guacamole appetizers as well as each of the dishes they ordered. Excellent flavors.
  7. NM

    NoraM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s really really loud. Drinks are good, food is decent, service was great but they kick you from your table after 90 minutes so if you are catching up with your cousin from across the country that you haven’t seen in 5 years plan to move somewhere else to talk after 90 minutes.
  8. SE

    StephanieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, friendly staff, drinks and food were delicious
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We love this place! Amazing food, the service was Ok . The tuna tostada is a star of the menu, and the music was just SO loud. It was good music , we loved the actual songs. But the level of the music we were screaming next to each other
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    After being seated, took ten minutes for a server came over. My GFs meal came out first. Mine came out 15 minutes later. Server said her manager “might” take if off the bill, but didn’t. Wont go back again, better places in SD for tacos
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Boyfriends food
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Tacos in a night club is the best description for this restaurant. Cocktails are great and the waiter was very attentive. We really enjoyed the food but the music was so LOUD there was no way to even have a conversation. It was a Thursday night at 6:45 so the night club atmosphere was unexpected.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Can't go wrong with any selection here. Everything was good and service was even better.
  14. LN

    LenaN

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I’ve eaten. Great service. Can’t wait to come back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had a party of 12. Two members in the group did not get their food until they were already bringing the check. Sever kept coming back hovering over the table but saying “ it’s ok .” As if he’s not rushing us out, but he was. I know there’s a 90 minutes limit, but the food should come out a lot faster than an hour for some of the guests in the group.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service. Great employees. Amazing food & drinks!
  17. N

    Nina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 3rd time to this location. The food was wonderful and the service was top notch.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good
  19. F

    Foodlover23

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We came here for my fiancé’s birthday. They only let you sit for 90 minutes. We were about to order our 3 round when we were told no because we only had 15 minutes left. The waiters were very persistent with clean up every 10 minutes or so in the last 45 minutes. We enjoyed the drinks and food. The food can be a little pricey .
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time coming to king & queen and it was amazing! The food was so good and the service was very attentive and so nice!!
  21. JR

    JustinR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I reserved a table on open table for a tall table upstairs but when we got there they said it was closed and not open till later . Don't think it was the restaurants fault. This app should be clear on it reservations so these types of things don't happen. We all got our food at different times.The food was OK but definitely not worth the prices that they are charging. Customer service was great , the employees were awesome
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greattt food and drinks!
  23. c

    carmenm

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very great service. The best quesabirria tacos I've had! Watermelon Agua Fresca was perfect.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephanie was very helpful and very polite
  25. P

    Polypeptide

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Overall, decent, but I was expecting a little bit more considering it was in Little Italy. The place turns into a "club"-like restaurant in the evening, so I was a bit surprised by this because I wanted to have conversations with the guests at my table.
  26. OC

    OrenC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was super friendly. The Birria tacos and chips and guac were amazing and the michelada was on point.
  27. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at King & Queen. Great food, music and drinks.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Just sucked. The service was lame, was reminded about the 90 minute limit, tables seated after us were served before us. It’s all hype, like all bark no bite kinda place
  29. K

    Katie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited over an hour for food, then mine came 15 mins before my partners. The salmon was so bland I had to ask for some sauce to try and give it some sort of flavour. The music was way too loud and I could barely hear the waiter or my partner. No menus made trying to download it on my phone hard and took too long.
  30. PB

    PierreB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food is overpriced and ok. You only get 90mins to eat (if you dine in). So we felt rushed when ordering and eating. Music was way to loud. My wife and I had to raise our voice just to here each other.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good drinks
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our experience was horrible, the only good thing was the cucumber margarita that we had - the service was so poor. We saw our waiter about 2 times and my husband had to go ask the bartender for a glass of water. Food was cold by time it reached us and def not worth the hype.
  33. J

    Jaxx

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food & drinks are good, service is sub par.
  34. j

    jonnybravojl

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Plenty of hospitality staff that are all attentive to your requests as a guest. Food and ambiance was all very good. The atmosphere encourages guests to socialize if desired.
  35. K

    Katie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I came here the night before my birthday to celebrate with my boyfriend as we wouldn’t be together on my actual birthday. The waiter asked us to order the minute we sat down before we even looked at the menu. 5 minutes after we order drinks and an appetizer, the waiter followed up and reminded us again there was a 90 minute seating limit (we were aware already from the first time he told us). He followed up continuously every 5-10 minutes to consistently remind us to order and that there was a 90 minute limit. It was so stressful and overall Unenjoyable so we decided to leave after the first 30 minutes. Will not be back.
  36. DC

    DeniceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience3
    Everything was good! The food the drinks was amazing! However, they didn’t respect my reservation time. They gave me my table an hour late. But so far everything was good.
  37. A

    Ariel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Birria was great! Highly recommend staying away from the Burgers as they are just as small as a McDonalds Kids Burger. They don't offer any happy hour deals for groups over 8. They also charged me for a churro cart that they brought out for my birthday. I didn't even order it! We thought it was complimentary until we saw we were charged $30. They did not ID anyone at our table (only half of us were over 21). It's pretty pricey for what you get, 3 birria tacos should not be $20 especially when its served with a literal tablespoon of salsa. This place is definitely just a one time experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Great place for drinks. Our food took longer then expected but we were offered a complimentary drink for the wait. I will be back again.
  39. AA

    AmeliaA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Where do I start. When we get there, we approached a male employee at the front and asked for a table, he said there was no seating available and that we would be able to go to the bar. We accepted and continued to walk in. The hostess snapped at us and said “you guys can only sit at the bar”. Not even a “welcome in”. Then I decided to check the menu and I see that I can place a reservation 15 min from that point. I made it and gladly the hostess that I met then was super nice and walked us to our table. When w sat, the Server that helped us had an attitude since the beginning as well. We celebrated a birthday party and she mocked us about it. She also brought us some shots that were completely watered down. And let me tell you they were NOT cheap. We asked about it and she explained that because we chose to have them “chilled” the would be mixed with ice water. I’ve never heard of this in my life. And if this is a common thing please let us non-alcoholics know that we will be paying $25 for a water/tequila shot. 🤔
  40. HA

    HeatherA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tacos and service I have ever had! A little pricey but worth it.

FAQs

King & Queen Cantina - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 756-7864.

King & Queen Cantina - San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for King & Queen Cantina - San Diego

1490 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kettner Blvd & Beech St.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Sushi, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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