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La Abuelita Californain Homemade Mexican Food

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8101 Coastal Hwy, 81st BaySide, Ocean City, MD 21842-2971
410-520-5248
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food

This sis mostly a take out restaurant with only a couple of indoor and outdoor tables for sit in. The cook was a kind very pleasant grandpa type man by himself but handled our six dinners very efficiently in less than 10 min for take out. All the dinners were delicious with good size portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

During the past two years this was a good hole on the wall Mexican carry out. Carne asada was my favorite, nicely done, good flavor, that was until today. We went for a good carne asada and rushed to our hotel for what we thought a good lunch! It was NOT! The beef had no flavor, tasted old, and of... More 

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Potomac, Maryland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having stayed across the street 82nd last year I saw La Abuelita and was intrigued but ended up going to Fat Daddy's instead (another review coming). But one of my friends tried La Abuelita and was surprised at how good it was so I decided to try it. The food was excellent, I had the Carnitas platter and each part... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is not a sit down dinner but a little place with snack trays if you'd like to eat there. Your food is prepared when ordered and my friend from California said it was authentic. The prices are reasonable and I got enough food for two meals. Lots of cheese in the quesaedilla.

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This sis mostly a take out restaurant with only a couple of indoor and outdoor tables for sit in. The cook was a kind very pleasant grandpa type man by himself but handled our six dinners very efficiently in less than 10 min for take out. All the dinners were delicious with good size portions. Good price. less than $10... More 

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Va
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

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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Address: 8101 Coastal Hwy, 81st BaySide, Ocean City, MD 21842-2971
Phone Number: 410-520-5248
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8101 Coastal Hwy, 81st BaySide, Ocean City, MD 21842-2971
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410-520-5248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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