There are three Cantinas in California right now. The Berkeley location offers eight beers on tap (both local and imported), the Newport Beach Cantina recently debuted the Berry Frosé Twisted Freeze and pours the only Taco Bell branded beer, and the San Francisco location, after two years of struggle, finally got its liquor license and now sells beer.
Unfortunately, Colorado’s only Cantina, which is located in Boulder, can’t actually serve alcohol. The city denied its request for a liquor license due to the fact that the eatery is open until 3 a.m. Don’t lose hope though, Boulderites, because they plan on reapplying in the future.
While the Orlando location is coming soon, Gainesville was the first to the finish, opening a Cantina in early 2018. Sadly, it is still awaiting its liquor license.
Chicago boasts four Taco Bell Cantinas and all of them serve alcohol. Congratulations, Chicago. You are the center of all things boozy at the Bell.
Right now, the Royal Oak Cantina in suburban Detroit does not serve alcohol, as the city denied its request for a liquor license. But the owners hope to attain some sort of probationary license soon. Fingers crossed!
There are two Cantinas in Cincinnati and both serve the full array of Catina drink options, including beer, Sangria and spiked Freezes. There’s a location coming soon to Columbus.
Though Taco Bell’s first Cantina opened in Chicago, the Las Vegas location serves as the flagship. It’s open 24 hours every day, it has a DJ booth, and it features a full wall of Freeze taps. Flavors range from Margarita to Blue Raspberry. And, since this is Vegas, you can get your drinks to go.
There are currently three Cantina locations in Brooklyn, but none of them serve booze right now. There are two more Cantinas in the works for the city, one in Chelsea and the other near the NYU campus.
A Raleigh Cantina is coming soon and, according to all reports, it will indeed be serving alcohol.
The Lone Star State has just one Cantina at the moment in Austin. It offers local spirits with its Twisted Freezes: Tito’s Vodka, Treaty Oak Rum and Tequila 512. There are also local beers from breweries like Live Oak Brewery and (512) Brewing Company.
Alexandria is psyched about its upcoming Taco Bell Cantina. The Alexandria City Council recently unanimously approved an application to install the boozy fast food spot in the city’s Old Town neighborhood.
The Madison Cantina location is currently fighting for their liquor license. After the city denied the restaurant, Taco Bell sued Madison. Stay tuned to see who gets their way.