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La Abuelita Californain Homemade Mexican Food

8101 Coastal Hwy, 81st BaySide, Ocean City, MD 21842-2971
410-520-5248
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Ranked #268 of 385 Restaurants in Ocean City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Va
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ordered four dinners including burritos and tacos and the food was not good. Definitely not authentic Mexican; salad tasted as though it came from a bag and the rest from cans. Sauce tasted like ketchup. This is the kind of place that survives because it is in a beach town with limited choices during the dinner crunch if you don't... More

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georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

La Abuelita serves simple and good food with large portions! You order at the counter and the food in packaged in to-go containers. It is very clear from the moment you enter La Abuelita this is NOT a sit down restaurant. Not sure about the authenticity of the food but I do know the food was good and exactly as... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've been coming to OC every summer for 10 years to stay in our condo behind this little shopping strip. In previous years this food was AMAZING and was without a doubt a must have on my vacation (especially for late night food/snacks). However, this year I was surprised at the lack of authentic tasting food. We ordered the nachos... More

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DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Nasty, nasty, nasty. Let me repeat - nasty, nasty, nasty. The food was not authentic. Be aware that this is a take out place and not a sit down restaurant. I was ok with that but the food was so awful. We got the nachos which were edible but not good food. We also got the taquito platter and the... More

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Montgomery, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

the food was so authentic-made as we waited...they do a tremedous takeout business....family works very hard to make sure food is tops...

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great tasting Mexican food! Best in OC. Better value than boardwalk food. Big portions good service. Only negative is lack of seating.

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Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We are Tequila Mockingbird regulars, but just could not get it together to go out last night. So, we ordered carry out from here. The food was great. I had the flautas, which were amazingly light for mexican food. Crispy, flavorful chicken, perfectly ripe avocado. My husband had a burrito, which he enjoyed as much as I did my food.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Great traditional dishes made to order. Yes, that takes time, so if you want Taco Bell, don't come here. We try to stop by here each visit to OC.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

One of the only few places open for lunch. The food was good, serving portions very generous, and amazing service. We order Carne Asada and shrimp platter. We love the food it taste like homemade. Clean place, good service, very busy place, and affordable prices.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the best food places of any kind in Ocean City, or on the Eastern Shore for that matter. Try it and see for yourself. We live in Salisbury and drive here just for a burrito. Say hello to Abuelita for us while you're there.

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