Cantina 62 is Taking Brunch in South Buffalo to the Next Level 

Cantina 62
Cantina 62 / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

At the intersection of Seneca and Cazenovia in South Buffalo, a once abandoned Shea’s Seneca Theater has been given new life. Currently serving as a mixed-use structure, open now are an event space, Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve, a florist, and Cantina 62. In the works are loft-style apartments and a second Public Espresso location! Having recently bought a house in South Buffalo, I am thrilled that this building is around the corner from me. 

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You might recognize the name Cantina 62, and it would be because they previously had a location on the corner of Ridge Road and South Park Avenue in Lackawanna. Having eaten a fantastic brunch there in… 2015? (oh god haha)… I was excited to return to their new location, especially because it is *walking distance* from my new digs! 

Cantina 62 offers a breakfast/brunch menu as well as a lunch/dinner menu, both of which offer a plethora of options. From beet bowl to southern BBQ nachos to mac n cheese to churros, you can get as tex mex as you want, or go classic Mexican with a barbacoa beef taco or the like.  

We opted for the breakfast nachos to share and the more lunch-based options for our entrees. The breakfast nachos consist of chorizo, egg, beans, queso, sour cream, and jalapeño and had a perfect distribution of toppings – not too much to make for a soggy chip but just enough to disperse the flavors accordingly. 

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Cantina 62 / Photo x Adrianne Salmon
Cantina 62
Nachorrito at Cantina 62 / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

There was no way we were passing up the Nachorrito – yes, a burrito full of spanish rice, beef, and sofrito atop chips and smothered in enchilada sauce and sour cream. A true ode to the gluttonous nature of us Buffalonians with a tasty twist. I should mention how oversized this burrito is – very. Expect multiple meals out of it.

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Cilantro shrimp & Spicy Potato and Corn Tacos at Cantina 62 / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

I got the cilantro shrimp and spicy potato and corn tacos because #tacosarelife. The tacos had what all tacos aspire to have – balance. Flavorful base ingredients with complementary spices and add-ins that didn’t mask any of the other flavors. 

Cantina 62 leapt into the heart of South Buffalo, and it’s a breath of fresh air to the once stagnant brunch scene here. It’s amazing what a cerveza and a plate of huevos rancheros can do for the soul. <3 

 

Cantina 62

Location: 2178 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10am-10pm; Wednesday & Thursday 8am-10pm; Friday & Saturday 8am-12am; Sunday 8am-10pm 

Social: Facebook, Instagram 

Booze: Yes

Patio: No

AdrianneSalmon
Author: AdrianneSalmon

Adrianne is the face behind the @buffalobrunch Instagram and she's enthusiastic about the up-and-coming food and drink scene in Buffalo. When she's not brunching or writing about it you can find her behind the pine at Ballyhoo. Adrianne enjoys yoga, cycling, and snowboarding to work off all of the Bloody Marys and pancakes.

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