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Mother's Cantina

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28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
410-289-1330
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and fun!

Mother's is in a great location and has some of the best chicken tacos I've ever had! Prices are good, staff is friendly and the food is great! This is also a locals hangout, so you know it's good and they treat people right!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ejrobert
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Stevensville, Maryland
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Stevensville, Maryland
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mother's is in a great location and has some of the best chicken tacos I've ever had! Prices are good, staff is friendly and the food is great! This is also a locals hangout, so you know it's good and they treat people right!

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1 Thank ejrobert
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not being a big fan of Mexican food, I have to say they converted me! The first time I had two appetizers, hand cut grouper tenders & wild pork wings! Both were plentiful & perfectly done! Second trip was dinner & I had steak & shrimp & it was superb! Delish! 😊

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1 Thank Michael L
Ocean City, Maryland
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Mexican food and am so glad to finally find a good Mexican restaurant in OC. First of all - kudos for complimentary chips and salsa on the table with an entree order. That is something I always look forward to when dining Mexican style. The salsa was good and tasted fresh although I would have liked it if... More 

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2 Thank OCMDRaven
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best mexican food in Ocean City, the staff is great as well. Is not a really big restaurant, but do not let that shy you away. You will be surprise.

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1 Thank wrCp06
New York
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193 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a non-descript strip-mall but don't let that shy you away. Went here with my teen aged boys and hubby. We went based on reviews. This place does not have very many tables and a large bar. We did have to wait about 30 minutes for a table for 4. We went during happy hour when they had $1.50... More 

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Maryland
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Drove by this place way too many times. Finally took a chance and so glad we did! Our Server Bruce was outstanding! From the moment you walk in the door you feel the Mexican Spirit!. Must have the fabulous Traditional Margarita, salsa and chips. Great service, and food! The atmosphere (fun) and lively. Will be back!! One negative the flour... More 

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1 Thank IslandDreamsMaryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Great margarita, and the Old Bay wings were awesome. Great service and atmosphere. It's a must when visiting OC.

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1 Thank Robert P
Bel Alton, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a little overnight trip to OC during our time off this holiday season. We ended up at Mother's Cantina after we found our go to Mexican place was closed. Trip Advisor assured us that we would be happy here, and we were. The place is small and very busy, but we were lucky to get... More 

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1 Thank Sheila H
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We found Mother's on a previous trip to Ocean City. When you walk in the door, don't let the appearance scare you -- it's just a different kind of "ambiance" and the food is worth hanging around for. Prices are reasonable. The queso with chips and fresh salsa is a value at $5.99. But, you really don't need appetizers because... More 

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1 Thank Roberta B
Honolulu
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Just ok. Ordered chips and salsa ($2) to start. Chips needed salt and salsa was bland. We would have preferred the fresh pico de gallo to the salsa. We had fajitas, kids cheese quesadilla and the fish taco trio platter. The fajitas were good as expected, but the fish in all three tacos was cold. Can't mess up a quesadilla,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410-289-1330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?