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Colley Cantina

Colley CantinaColley Cantina

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5 Ratings
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.11%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

1316 Colley Ave
Norfolk, Virginia, 23517
United States
phone: (757) 622-0033

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(Place added by: OldFrothingSlosh)
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BringusKilkenney

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

I really like this place they have great burritos and other food. The lighting at night is a bit dark and smokey but is not unbearable. Have a good selection of beers on tap including some Stones and Rouge Deadguy, and a few locals. I would go back to this place but is seems like the Ghent locals always overwhelm the bar area. They have currently changed up the menu a bit if you go back the vegetarian items have changed a lot. TShe overall selection was not that big it they did have the token mexican beers and specials on those daily if that is your type of thing.

03-17-2009 21:36:28 | More by BringusKilkenney
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$$

First off, I hate Mexican food. So I ordered French Fries (for almost $3!) and they were awful. Hence my low food rating. The atmosphere was cool, mostly college kids with a decent mix of families/older people - gets crowded in a hurry though. As for the beer selection, maybe I came on a bad night. They didn't really have anything except a couple of Lagunitas brands and products from the Legend brewery. They had a couple of nice items on the menu or on tap that they were OUT of (like a good-priced Stone Epic 070707). The manager apologized but still, that doesn't get me the beer. Other than that, you will be paying Ghent prices which means a pint will run you $5.

04-01-2008 00:10:17 | More by clayrock81
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nortmand

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Hole in the wall Mexican restaurant in the Ghent area of Norfolk that happens to offer some nice beers on tap. Neat aquatic themed murals adorned the walls, lending a subdued, calming atmosphere.

Beers were OK, a bit stale. There enough beers on tap to satisfy me, but there wasn't an astounding selection. It was nice to see 3 Stone beers on tap, although a bit more local/ east coast stuff would have been more appropriate.

The servers didn't know the beer selection very well, but they were friendly enough and fairly quick.

The food is typical of American-Mexican restaurants. Not authentic, but still pretty good. The pork chimichanga was good.

Overall, an OK place to go for dinner with non beer drinking friends/family. Fairly expensive, expect to pay $4-5 for a pint.

09-20-2007 14:58:35 | More by nortmand
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catwoman

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $

From my ratings above you may think I don't like Colley Cantina, but in fact I like it a lot. It is what it is. A true locals' hangout. The atmosphere can be downright grungy, but the walls are brightly painted with sub-tropical creatures. The servers are usually very friendly and competent but it does get busy and they can get swamped. The beer selection is definitely above average in quality although not huge....this is a small place and has limited storage. But there is definitely quality in the small numbers. Arrogant Bastard (sometimes the oaked), Stone IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King, Legend Tripel, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout are the current 'best' choices IMHO for beer geeks. They also have Hoegarden but this one beer is a bit overpriced. The food is very reasonably priced, and it is usually pretty decent considering the excellent prices. I suggest the build-your-own quesadilla, the fajitas, or the $6 blackened fish taco as good choices. I am amazed by the amount of fish you get for $6. Non-beer-drinkers will appreciate the very strong margaritas. The outdoor patio is extremely popular in warm weather. The restaurant inside can get smoky, but sometimes they make the back section 'non smoking' and this is nice in cold weather when you can't sit on the patio. A very friendly locals place; you'll bump into college students, their professors, research scientists, and aspiring punk musicians. Location is very close to a cool independent movie theater (the Naro) and is ideal for before or after a movie.

05-24-2005 00:07:19 | More by catwoman
Colley Cantina in Norfolk, VA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.