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menu items subject to seasonal changes

starters

queso | 5
blended mexican cheeses | tortilla chips

add to queso
refried beans |2
chorizo |2
jalapeno |1
pineapple salsa |1.5

cantina 18 guacamole | 6.5
pico de gallo | tortilla chips

goat cheese guacamole | 8
dried tomatoes | pickled jalapeno | black beans | cilantro 

smoked jalapeno guacamole | 8
tomatillo relish | cilantro

pickled corn and pineapple guacamole | 8
poblanos | cilantro | cantina 18 hot sauce

nachos & quesadillas

nachos topped with lettuce and sour cream | quesadillas served with southwestern slaw

short rib nachos | 11
corn | peppers | beans | goat cheese

grilled chicken nachos | 9.5
pickled chiles | pineapple | bbq sauce

black bean & avocado nachos | 9 cherry tomatoes | pickled corn |  pepperjack cheese

chicken quesadilla | 9
white cheddar | sour cream | salsa

spicy shrimp quesadilla | 12.5
avocado | cheddar cheese

black bean & red pepper quesadilla | 9.5
pickled poblanos | grilled onions
add: chicken | steak* | shrimp | 4

burritos
served with salad or southwestern slaw

short rib | 11
pickled onion & poblano | pepperjack rice & beans | chipotle crema

pulled chicken tinga | 10
grilled onion | chiles rajas | rice | cheddar cheese | tomatillo relish

grilled steak* | 12
avocado | habanero crema | pickled corn relish | rice & beans

moore brother's ground beef | 10
braised collards | tomatoes | rice & beans | queso fresco

carolina classics fish | 10.5         jicama slaw | grilled onions | rice |  chipotle crema

vegetarian | 9.5
rice | pinto beans | spinach | pickled corn | cheddar | jalapeno pico

soups & salads

cantina 18 chili | 6
verde rice | chipotle crema

chicken tortilla soup | 5
avocado | hominy | crispy tortilla

cantina 18 house salad | 6
mixed greens | avocado | jicama | tomato

romaine salad | 7
black beans | pickled corn | pico | cheddar cheese | tortilla strips

dressings: cilantro-lime vinaigrette | balsamic vinaigrette | spicy buttermilk dressing | smoked jalapeno vinaigrette
additional dressing choice | 1

add: chicken | 5
steak* | 6
shrimp | 6.5
salmon* | 7                                     

 ground beef | 4.5

entrees

negra modelo pork enchiladas | 12
mole | queso fresco | black beans | spinach

braised heritage farms pork empanada | 14  collard greens | queso fresco | served with dressed greens|  jicama | pico | pickled corn

grilled steak chimichanga* | 13
goat cheese | rice | cherry tomatoes | black beans | served over lettuce topped with habanero bacon jam & avocado

adobo glazed salmon* | 16           roasted sweet potatoes | sauteed spinach | smoked jalapeno & goat cheese grit cake

fajitas for 1 or 2 | peppers & onions | sour cream | cheddar cheese | tortillas

chicken 13/22 | steak* 15/24 | shrimp 16/25

choice of 2 | 17 for 1 person
| 27 for 2 people

taco platters
served with black beans and southwestern slaw | substitute side salad for 2.5

one taco 7 | two taco 11 | three taco 13

ground beef
pico de gallo | white cheddar

grilled chicken
apples | cranberry | goat cheese

carolina classics fish
jicama slaw | salsa verde

spicy braised short rib
pickled corn relish | chipotle cream

crispy shrimp
spicy slaw | avocado | scallions | charred tomato sauce

vegetarian
pinto beans | roasted sweet potatoes | oven dried tomatoes | jalapeno crema

housemade chorizo
corn and pineapple salsa | avocado puree duranguense

*consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

 

cantina 18 proudly serves

moore brother's beer- robeson county, nc

hopkins poultry- guilford county, nc

heritage farms pork- wayne county, nc

carolina classics fish- pitt county, nc

pamlico sound shrimp

 

 

   

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brunch

carne asada & eggs | 13
marinated skirt steak | roasted jalapeno pico | 2 eggs | spicy hollandaise

shrimp & grits benedict | 13
jalapeno grit cakes | poached eggs | hollandaise | bacon | home fries

anson mills blue corn grits | 12
country ham anson mills blue corn grit cake | peppers & onions | 2 eggs | charred tomato sauce

two scrambled egg & chorizo tacos | 10.5
pickled chiles | queso fresco | spicy avocado puree | served on corn tortillas with refried beans & rice

breakfast blt | 10.5
2 over medium eggs | bacon | lettuce tomato | avocado | chipotle crema | home fries

desserts

mango panna cotta | 6
bruleed mango | mint

warm white chocolate – coffee bread pudding | 6
housemade vanilla ice cream

carrot cake | 6
cream cheese icing | candied carrots

 

cocktails

skinny girl margarita | 8/28
blanco tequila | triple sec | fresh lime

top shelf margarita | 11/38
cazadores blanco | patron citronage | fresh lime | oj

cantina 18 frozen margarita | 7
el jimador reposado| triple sec | fresh lime | oj

house margarita | 7
blanco tequila  | triple sec | fresh lime | OJ

pineapple jalepeno margarita | 9
cuervo silver | patron citronge | citrus | pineapple | jalapeno

tequila mojito | 8
blanco tequila | mint | lime | cilantro simple syrup

pomegranate margarita | 8.5
pama liquer | blanco tequila | fresh lime | soda | sugar rim

pear-ginger sangria | 6/22
nc pears | white wine | absolut pears | canton ginger

strawberry vanilla bean sangria | 6/22
strawberry | vanilla bean | white wine | strawberry vodka | brandy

wine glass/bottle

white

salmon creek brut | sparkling | california | 6/24

stella | pinot grigio | italy | 6/24

j. lohr | riesling | monterey co. california | 7/28

montes | sauvignon blanc | chile | 6/24

montevina | chardonnay | chile | 6.5/26

sonoma cutrer | chardonnay | russian river valley california | 9/36

red

mark west | pinot noir | california | 7.5/30

gato negro | merlot | chile | 6/22

los cardos | malbec | mendoza argentina | 6/24

sawbuck | cabernet sauvignon | california | 6/24

draft beer 16oz glass/pitcher 4.5/16

dos equis ambar

dos equis lager

negra modelo

pacifico

foothills torch pils

lonerider peacemaker

railhouse fca IPA

big boss high roller IPA

lonerider dead eye jack porter

white street brewing kolsch

aviator madbeach

dale's pale ale

bottled beer bottle/bucket

corona | 3.5/19

corona light | 3.5/19

dos equis amber | 3.5/19

dos equis lager | 3.5/19

modelo especial | 3.5/19

pacifico | 3.5/19

bohemia | 3.5/19

tecate (can) | 2.75/16

amstel light | 3.5/19.5

budweiser | 3/17

bud light | 3/17

michelob ultra | 3/17

miller lite | 3/17

yuengling | 3/17

tequila

blanco
silver or plata

1800 | 8
cabo wabo | 9.5
cazadores | 7.5
don julio | 9.5
el jimador| 7
herradurra| 9.5
lunazul | 7
milagro | 8.5
patron | 10
sauza hornitos | 8
cuervo | 7
cuervo tradicional | 8

reposado
rested

corazon | 9.5
cuervo | 7
herradurra | 9.5
el jimador| 7
lunazul | 7
milagro | 9
patron | 10.5
sauza hornitos | 8
cuervo tradicional | 8

anejo
aged

1800 | 8.5
don julio | 10.5
el mayor | 9
herradurra | 10
milagro | 9.5
patron | 10.5
sauza hornitos | 8.5

make any tequila a margarita | additional 1.5
housemade sour mix, triple sec, orange juice

floats

gran marnier | 2
pama liquer | 2
domaine de canton ginger | 2

specials

monday
$5 house margaritas

tuesday
$3 pints

wednesday
$8 top shelf margaritas

thursday
$2.50 Mexican bottles

friday
$5 glasses of sangria all flavors