El Cantarito Mexican Restaurant
at a Glance
STYLE: Casual Dining
BASE: Local Restaurant
HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 11AM - 10 PM; Friday: 11AM - 11PM; Saturday: 11AM - 10:30PM
Sunday: 11AM - 9:30PM
HEALTH INSPECTION RATING: N/A (Last available posted score.)
Official Website: http://elcantaritomex.com/index.htm
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This page last updated 01/01/2012
191 S. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Served with chicken or beef.
Served with cheese.
Served with beans.
Served with beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream & guacamole. Half order also
available (deduct $2).
Nachos with grilled chicken, spinach, pineapple & sour cream. Half order also
Fajita Nacho Mixed
Half order also available ($5.50)
Our steak or chicken fajitas served on a bed of crisp nachos, topped with sauteed
tomatoes, onions, peppers and melted cheese. Half order also available ($4.50).
Shrimp Fajita Nachos
Our famous shrimp fajitas served on a bed of crisp nachos and topped with sauteed
vegetables and melted cheese. Half order also available ($6.00).
Eight wings, deep fried and topped with our special sauce, served with celery,
carrots and dressing.
Grilled onions, peppers, tomato & chorizo on top of melted monterrey jack cheese.
Lettuce topped with guacamole, tomato and cheese.
Chicken or beef, served in a crispy flour tortilla bowl with lettuce, tomato, cheese
and sour cream.
Grilled Chicken or Beef Salad
Served on a bed of greens with tomatoes, onion and bell peppers, sprinkled
with shredded cheese. Substitute shrimp for $1.00.
Fajita Taco Salad
Chicken or beef fajita meat in a taco salad shell topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese,
sour cream and guacamole. Substitute shrimp for $1.50.
El Cantarito Dip
Beef Pico de Gallo cheese dip.
One taco, one enchilada, and your choice of rice or beans.
A crispy taco topped with lettuce & cheese. served with rice & beans.
A soft corn tortilla stuffed with your choice of pulled chicken, ground beef, or
cheese, topped with enchilada sauce, rice & beans.
Tender pork wrapped in masa corn meal, topped with our seasoned ground beef
and mile sauce., served with rice & beans.
A flat, crisp tortilla covered with beef, lettuce, cheese, tomato & sour cream, served
with rice & beans.
A flat, crisp tortilla covered with beans, lettuce, guacamole & tomato, served with
rice & beans.
A flat, crisp tortilla covered with beef, beans, lettuce, cheese, tomato & guacamole
served with rice & beans.
Chile Relleno Lunch
A mild green chile stuffed with monterrey jack cheese, lightly battered & deep fried,
topped with traditional red sauce and served with rice and beans.
One chicken, one beef, one cheese enchilada served with lettuce, tomato, sour
cream and cheese.
Special Lunch #1
One chalupa, enchilada with rice & beans.
Special Lunch #2
Burrito, taco and choice of rice or beans.
Special Lunch #3
Chile relleno, taco and served with rice and beans.
Special Lunch #4
Enchilada and taco served with rice & beans.
Special Lunch #5
One beef burrito served with rice & beans.
Special Lunch #6
Chile relleno, taco and choice of rice or beans & guacamole salad.
Quesadilla Mi Rancho
A quesadilla filled with pulled chicken or beef tips & cheese, served with guacamole
salad & rice or beans.
Stuffed cheese quesadilla with your choice of ground beef, beef tips or chicken,
topped with ranchero sauce served with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and your
choice of rice or beans.
Same choice of stuffing as above, topped with green sauce, served with lettuce,
tomatoes, sour cream & guacamole and your shoice of beans or rice, chicken or
Flour tortilla stuffed with pork, cheese and grilled veggies, served with your choice
of rice or beans & guacamole salad.
Fajita Quesadilla (Mixed)
Flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of fajitas chicken or steak, cheese & grilled
veggies, served with your choice of rice or beans & guacamole salad.
Melted monterrey jack topped with chorizo, peppers, tomatoes & onions, served
in a steamy flour tortilla. Served with rice or beans & guacamole salad.
Pork tips served with rice, beans & guacamole salad and served with tortillas
Chunks of pork topped with green sauce, served with rice beans & tortillas.
Taco de Carne Asada
An order of three Mexican style tacos of grilled steak served with beans & Pico de
Chopped sirloin steak topped with chile Colorado sauce, rice, beans & tortillas.
Thin sliced sirloin steak grilled with onions and served with beans, salad, pico de
gallo, fresh guacamole and tortillas.
Our grilled chicken served with cheese & rice. Half order $4.50.
T-steak topped with ranchero sauce, served with rice, beans, guacamole salad
Pollo El Cantarito
Chicken breast topped with two kinds of cheese and served with guacamole
salad, rice and beans.
Three deep fried corn tortillas stuffed with beef tips & served with guacamole
salad, rice and sour cream.
Steak Mexican Style
Grilled t-bone steak topped with bell pepper, onions and tomato, served with rice
Pollo a la Parilla
Grilled chicken breast on top of a bed of grilled vegetables, topped with grilled
pineapple served with rice & beans.
Grilled chicken with ranchero sauce & cheese dip, rice and beans with three
Nacho chips steamed with ranchero salsa & cheese dip served with rice and
guacamole salad. Choose beef or chicken.
All skillets served with rice & beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, Pico de
Gallo and corn or flour tortillas. All skillets are served with tomatoes, onions
and peppers that are served hot on the skillet.
Beef or Chicken Fajitas
Combo Fajitas (beef & chicken)
A combination of beef, chicken and shrimp.
Chicken, steak, pork, shrimp & chorizo. Served with rice & beans, guacamole
sour cream, Pico de Gallo & corn or flour tortillas. Skillets come with hot tomatoes,
onions and peppers.
A la Carte
Chicken or Beef Burrito
Beef or Chicken Quesadilla
Chicken or Beef Enchilada
Chicken or Beef
Pico de Gallo
Corn or flour.
Cantarita Lunch Specials
Huevos con Chorizo
Three scrambled eggs with Mexican sausage, served with rice, beans & tortillas.
Three eggs over easy topped with ranchero sauce, served with rice, beans & tortillas.
Nacho chips steamed with ranchero salsa & cheese dip served with rice and
guacamole salad. (Beef or chicken).
Two corn tortillas wrapped aournd pulled chicken or beef tips & deep fried. Served
with rice, beans guacamole salad.
A stuffed flour tortilla with your choice of beef, chicken or ground beef, golden fried
and topped with our cheese sauce and served with lettuce, sour cream, guacamole,
pico de gallo and served with rice and beans. Lunch portioned.
Fajitas El Cantarito
Strips of chicken or beef grilled with tomatoes, onion & bell peppers, served with rice
beans, flour tortillas and salad. Lunch portion.
Chicken in mole sauce, rice & guacamole salad, servedd with tortillas.
Burrito Mi Rancho
A large flour tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef, topped with lettuce, tomato,
sour cream & cheese, served with beans.
A large flour tortilla filled with your choice of beef or chicken, topped with lettuce,
tomato guacamole, sour cream and served with beans.
One enchilada, one chalupa and one cheese quesadilla.
Burrito de Chile Colorado
Sirloin steak inside a big flour tortilla covered with cheese & chile Colorado, served
with Pico de Gallo, rice and beans.
Burrito de Carne Asada
A flour tortilla filled with sirloin steak, onions, peppers, smothered with cheese dip &
green sauce, served with rice, beans and Pico de Gallo.
El Burrito de la Roqueta
Soft tortilla filled with delicious grilled chicken & vegetables, topped with cheese dip,
ranchero sauce, Pico de Gallo and served with rice and beans.
A flour tortilla stuffed with pork, grilled tomatoes, onions & peppers, topped with
cheese dip & guacamole salad.
Order of two burritos, one chicken, one beef, topped with lettuce, tomato and sour
Two burritos with beef tips, topped with cheese dip & ranchero sauce, served with
beans & guacamole salad.
Order of two burritos stuffed with sirloin steak & grilled veggies, topped with green
sauce, served with rice & beans.
Cheese Steak Burrito
A soft flour tortilla filled with thin sliced steak, grilled onions & pepper, topped with
cheese dip, lettuce, tomato & your choice of rice or beans.
Grilled chicken with creamy spinach in a big flour tortilla, topped with cheese dip,
lettuce, tomato & sour cream, served with rice and beans.
Fajita chicken, beef & pork in a flour tortilla, served with chorizo, guacamole sald
and rice & beans.
Order of three chicken enchiladas topped with ranchero sauce, served with rice &
Order of three enchiladas stuffed with beef tips & topped with green sauce & cheese
dip, served with rice & beans.
Four corn tortillas filled with grilled chicken breast smothered in green sauce, cheese
dip with sour cream & salad.
Supreme combination. One chicken, one beef, one cheese, one bean, all topped
with enchilada sauce with lettuce, tomato and sour cream.
Two enchiladas stuffed with pork, grilled tomatoes, onions, peppers and topped
with enchilada sauce and served with guacamole salad.
Three enchiladas filled with creamy spinach, topped with cheese dip and served with
rice or beans and guacamole salad.
Three enchiladas filled with pork & grilled veggies, topped with enchilada sauce
and served with rice or beans and guacamole salad.
We fill a flour tortilla with your choice of proteins (below) then deep fry it to a golden
brown and top it with cheese sauce. Served with rice & beans, lettuce, sour cream,
guacamole and Pico de Gallo.
Chunks of Steak
Tamale, two taquitos (one chicken, one beef) and a sample of chicken nacho
El Cantrito Special
One chalupa, chile relleno, beef taco, rice, beans, enchilada and a burrito.
Tostaguac, burrito and a chicken enchilada topped with lettuce and sour cream.
One chicken burrito, one chicken enchilada, topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream
and guacamole with one cheese quesadilla.
Special la Casa
Steak, chicken breast, and shrimp served with guacamole salad and rice or beans.
One skewer of each chicken, steak & shrimp marinated in special spices, served
with four chicken wings and four quesadilla pieces all served with our own “Beef
Pico de Gallo Cheese Dip. Half order availabe, deduct $3.00.
Dinner for Two
Two beef burritos, two beef tostadas, two tacos all served with guacamole salad.
Fajitas for two with beef & chicken.
Fajita with shrimp, chorizo, chicken & steak, served with rice, beans and tortillas.
Two burritos, two enchiladas, two tacos, cheese nacho & sopapilla for dessert.
Fried flour tortillas covered with honey, butter and cinnamon.
Also known as Mexican custard with a caramel taste that melts in your mouth.
Fried Ice Cream
Delicious vanilla ice cream rolled in crunchy corn flakes and tucked neatly inside a
tortilla bowl and drizzled in your choice of chocolate or honey.
A sweet banana rolled in a flour tortilla, deep fried and smothered in our delicious
caramel sauce and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Back in late 2002 or early 2003 Oak Ridge’s most patronized Mexican Restaurant, El Arriero split, it is not clear what the conflict may have been
but sides were split and the competition was fierce, El Arriero has since ceased to exist and El Cantarito has continued to exist with the Oak
Ridge location as well as a new location in Harriman. Given and ethnical restaurant that has survived as long as El Cantarito has been in Oak
Ridge, the food and restaurant quality must be living up to expectations. Based on our contact with patrons, El Cantarito is serving up the right
dished at the right quality. Individuals eating here tend to have a biased opinion of the competition which has resulted in the former El Arriero
shutterings it’s doors. Our last review of this restaurant is very dated but back then we found everything to be equal to average of El Arriero
and found no conflict with either restaurant.