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Mother's Cantina

28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Ranked #21 of 383 restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went there based on trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent and plentiful. The queso dip was sublime and nachos were piled high - the taco specials during happy hour cannot be beat. We thought the house margarita during happy hour was pretty weak so you may want to think about upgrading - they have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Good, fast, friendly, food. Definitely a must stop. Top of our list next time in OC. Happy hour is a great deal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have heard about Mothers Cantina's happy hour which if I recall correctly consist of a special on Margaritas , domestic beers and about 6 or 7 different types of tacos ,but what I did not know was that they have a full regular menu with tons of delicious options including vegetarian,vegan and gluten free options . I myself am... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love this place so much! The atmosphere there is amazing along with the incredible happy hour specials that are offered every day 4-7pm! Best margaritas in the world along with a great selection of beers and they had their own homemade red and white sangria when I was there. They also have a spectacular dinner menu if your not interested... More

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Ocean City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place isn't the locals favorite for nothing! The food and drinks are obviously made with the freshest ingredients and never fail to disappoint. I always start my meal out with their guacamole which I have no doubt they make fresh daily. The portions are generous, I can always count on having leftovers for lunch the next day. Happy hour... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Mother's Cantina around 5 PM on a weeknight and did not have to wait to get a table. The food was just okay. Salsa is not very spicy, and the beef chimichanga is not shredded beef but ground beef. Wait staff was friendly but a little too attentive. They stopped by the table far too often.

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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We came in around 9pm on a Monday expecting to enjoy "Mexican Monday" specials of 1.25 tacos and select craft beers for 2.25 advertised on the website - clearly listed separately from "happy hour" (4-7). First, we had to wait 5 minutes to be greeted and seated, even though there was nobody in front of us. Next, we waited 10... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After reading the rave reviews and noting that this restaurant is the #1 rated Mexican restaurant in OC and #16 out of 376 overall we were anxious to try it. I am not sure what restaurant those other people ate in, but it could not have been the same place we ate. Small place. Long wait for tables. Service just... More

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Sandy Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We recently had dinner and were not disappointed. The food was fabulous and the service was friendly. We did have to wait 45 minutes for a table as the restaurant is small but well worth the wait.

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Elkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had the chimichanga combo platter and it was fantastic. not just plenty of food but very well prepared. Even the side dishes were great not the normal runny beans and bland rice.

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