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Mother's Cantina

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Mexican
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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: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Great Food

A great place - great food! One of the few restaurants in the area that caters to Vegan diners. Staff are always super nice!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great place - great food! One of the few restaurants in the area that caters to Vegan diners. Staff are always super nice!

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really great mexican dishes. The best salsa and tacos in town! Friendly staff and fresh ingredients.

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Mother's Cantina has happy staff and fabulous fresh food!! Alternatives available for children and vegans. Will be eating there again!!

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent food. A small restaurant located in a small strip of shops. When we arrived (about 7pm) we had to wait an hour to be seated...a very popular place. Wait staff seemed to be overwhelmed by diners. although app came out very quickly our meals seemed to take forever. Our large party had to be seated at two separate tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Being from Westchester NY, real Mexican is all over where I live and I am happy about that. This place is like being in Mexico and eating at the neighborhood place where all the locals go. Long lines but this place is a must in OC! Very good Margarita too!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My family came here for dinner end of June. Once again tripadvisor was right about this place! There was a little bit of a wait since the place is so small. We were seated at a booth which was nice. We were here at happy hour and got the $1.25 tacos and $4.50 margaritas. Everything was so fresh and delicious!... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is by far the best Mexican food I have had anywhere, including Mexico. The chicken fajitas come with 2 large, tender all white meat whole breasts and plenty of grilled onions, peppers, veggies, etc. The sausage chimichanga was spicy as described but made with all fresh ingredients. i never thought a Mexican restaurant would become my favorite place in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great happy hour decent beer selection and some hard to find tequilas we only had drinks. It was a nice little dive bar

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the best Mexican restaurant on the planet. The only downside is the wait for a table. It's always going to be a while. But if you have a margarita the wait isn't so bad. Totally worth it. The guacamole is the best ever!!! We love the fish tacos and the beef burrito was also amazing. The prices are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Don't judge a book by it's cover - this place looks a little dumpy from the outside and when you walk in; it's very small, not many tables; the decor is dated. BUT, the service was great and the food even better. If you want a good Chimichanga this is a great place to visit.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?