Cantina Laredo is connected to the King of Prussia Mall, but has it's own entrance on the third level of the parking garage beside Bloomingdale's. It's a relaxed and fun atmosphere where you can go and grab a drink with girlfriends, watch a game or simply a date night for a quality meal.
My friend Kate and I decided to give Cantina Laredo a try in anticipation of the event next month, and we were so thrilled with our experience. When we arrived, the restaurant was lively with couples who were enjoying a Saturday night drink and families who were intently watching the Villanova basketball game.
Kate and I both don't eat seafood, which in many places means a pretty limited menu or needing to endlessly substitute our options... not here!
Immediately, two bowls of tortilla chips were brought to the table with a mild and a spicy salsa/sauce for dipping. We also ordered the Top Shelf Guacamole (Kate's actually the one who got me guac-obsessed a few years ago!), a signature dish, made table side for us... it doesn't get fresher than that. You literally cannot come to Cantina Laredo and not order this. One of the best parts of this is that you can customize it to your taste - not a fan of jalapeños (cough cough, Kate and I)? Don't include them! Don't like cilantro? No worries! You'll only get the ingredients in the guacamole that you love.
Salted Watermelon Margarita
Casa Noble Crystal Organic Tequila with watermelon puree, Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur, lemon and lime juices
Passion Fruit Colada
Mt. Gay Black Barrel Rum with passion fruit syrup, coconut puree, fresh lime and pineapple juice
Barbacoa Taco (Gluten Free)
Corn tortillas filled with braised and pulled Certified Angus Beef brisket, with house marinated red onion, chopped cilantro, roasted tomatillo sauce and Monterey Jack
Chicken Fajita Taco
Corn tortillas with chicken topped with avocado, pico de gallo, chopped cilantro and queso fresco (also available with skirt steak)
Braised pork shanks topped with chipotle wine sauce. With seasonal vegetables and Mexican rice
If you're unfamiliar with Mole sauce, it's a combination of cocoa, chili peppers and other spices but it's not sweet in the sense that you usually associate chocolate with. The chocolate is a subtle flavor and complemented the spiciness of the peppers and herbs really well.
The Veracruz, pictured below, was topped with a spicy tomatillo sauce and veggies. These were served with a cilantro lime rice, which was less spicy than the Mexican rice we'd tried earlier, but certainly not lacking in flavor. I actually found that it was nice having a milder rice to complement the spicy sauces!
Two enchiladas filled with pulled chicken, topped with a sauce from a sweet, spicy blend of dried Mexican peppers
Two enchiladas filled with pulled chicken, spinach and Monterey Jack, topped with tomatillo sauce, marinated vegetables and queso fresco
With pecans and walnuts on a sizzling skillet with Mexican Brandy Butter and vanilla or cinnamon ice cream
Cantina Laredo Website, here.
Cantina Laredo Facebook, here.
Cantina Laredo Instagram: @cantinalaredo
690 W. Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Sun-Thur 11:00AM to 10:00PM
Fri-Sat 11:00AM to 11:00PM
Mon-Fri 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00PM to Close