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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Love the Fajitas

If you want Mexican, definitely make Mother's Cantina a must on your list of where to eat. I get the Steak Fajitas, that comes to the table smoking on a hot lit plate. My dinner comes with more than enough food to feed me for two days. Plenty of vegetables, steak, and a sauce to die for. CS is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
BekkaF
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New York
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  • Late Night
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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want Mexican, definitely make Mother's Cantina a must on your list of where to eat. I get the Steak Fajitas, that comes to the table smoking on a hot lit plate. My dinner comes with more than enough food to feed me for two days. Plenty of vegetables, steak, and a sauce to die for. CS is excellent... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My appetizer didn't come out till after my meal. Had to get my own silverware and salt. Terrible food no taste. Really really bad service. Had a great bar but table service stunk. I won't ever go back to many other great spots in the area.

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Philadelphia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went for an early dinner. Nice drink special for happy hour. Food was good and somewhat authentic. Would go again. They also have individual taco specials for happy hour.

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were looking for a quick bite to eat later on a Sunday night. We came upon Mother's Cantina. The service was excellent and we had the most delicious taco salads! We were able to customize our meals, the server & kitchen staff were more than happy to modify any ingredients for us!! We were also able to watch some... More 

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went here based on positive reviews here. The kids were happy with their quesadillas. The tacos were pretty tasty and they were able to make our orders gluten free. There isn't much table seating and it is loud and dark-do maybe not ideal for little kids for dinner. We were surprised the bill seemed really high. Found out later... More 

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Taneytown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Hubby and stopped in the cantina about 10PM on a Friday night for a small bite to eat. We walked into a bar area that was full, and everyone seemed to be having a good time watching the Orioles game on TV's mounted above the bar. We were led to a smallish side room where the atmosphere was a little... More 

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Northern Virginnie
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went here for dinner while at OC. Mother's is a small restaurant with a separate dining area and a bar area that has several booths for dining. Cute. The staff is personable and welcoming and helpful with food choices. Their menu is extensive and everything we tried was amazing! We shared chips with salsa, and guacamole which was served in... More 

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Ontario
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140 reviews 140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Restaurant came highly recommended. Seem to have a nice atmosphere however I believe there was about 12 tables. The wait was going to be over an hour so we did not stay. Need to go before the rush hour crowd.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews 138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Daily HH from 4-7 includes $1.25 tacos (soft or hard, pinto or ground beef) and $3.50 margaritas. We shared the chips/salsa which was very fresh and tasty. I had 3 tacos and my husband had 4; we were both full when we were done. They were warm, tasty, fresh, and quick which was great!! Everything on the menu sounded great... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

New favorite Mexican restaurant! Fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, all flavorful and beautifully presented. Even the staples like queso, Spanish rice, and refrieds were unexpectedly good. Dinner hours end at 11; we rolled in at 10:45 and got good, attentive, fast service. Be aware that this is a bar, not so much a family restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?