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Mother's Cantina

28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Ranked #32 of 385 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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86% Recommend
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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245 reviews 245 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The tacos are great at Happy Hour as well as the Margaritas. The HH prices are great and the regular prices for dinner are reasonable for what you get.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

By far one of the best Mexican restaurants I have been to and one of the better places to eat in OC. Whenever my husband and I visit OC Mother's Cantina is a must do for dinner or happy hour. We have sampled several dishes on the menu and have never been disappointed. Not quite sure what they do to... More

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Mount Royal, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The honest facts.... The restaurant was full with a 40 minute wait. The dining room is really small (only 12 tables + a bar). If you can get past those negatives, you will certainly be rewarded. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks. I had a combo platter that included a tasty and spicy sausage chimichanga... More

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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just visited Mother's Cantina again! We discovered this gem several years ago on our annual vacation to Ocean City MD. It was shortly after they opened for business, and we make sure to eat there at least once every time we visit. The food is incredibly fresh, the portions are wonderful and we have never once been disappointed with our... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is basically a bar in a tiny strip plaza so if you are looking for a fine dining experience or if you have a large group or a lot of young children with you this may not be the place for you. If you enjoy perfectly prepared, ridiculously fresh Tex-Mex type food in an unpretentious environment served by people... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try a Mexican restaurant for a change from eating seafood. This was not a good idea. We read the reviews here and I don't get it. First of all we went for lunch and the bartender was the only one tending bar and tables. Need I say what a mess that was! The guacamole was the most... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family loved this place! Happy hour 4-7 is the way to go. The 3.75 margaritas were perfect! No, really! Marbin, the bartender, was outstanding! My husband loved his chicken tacos and my daughter loved her Mac and cheese bites. My inferno taco was AMAZING! Super spicy! Guacamole appetizer was good but too garlicky for my taste! Will be back... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Their margaritas were okay! Very pricey though for what you're getting. The food is decent though. I liked the tacos and the bathrooms have a cool chalkboard thing where you can write messages on them using the chalk on the back of the toilet. It was our friend's birthday so we wrote her happy birthday!

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Annapolis, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Get the double decker fish tacos and a margarita. And now I need more characters to make trip advisor happy.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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