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Mother's Cantina

28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
410-289-1330
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Ranked #36 of 384 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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perkasie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

1st let me say, it's a bar. I've read many reviews where people were upset that it wasn't family friendly. It's a bar. Okay, now that's out of the way. We have been going to Mother's every time we visit OCMD the last couple of years. We don't go for the bar we go for the food. Always good, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

There was a 30 min wait bc they were short staffed but you would never have known! The owner was nice enough to call our cell when our table was teacups we could take our 2 year old back to the car. Then the service was great, everyone helping each other. The owner came over right away to ask what... More

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NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

went for happy hour. we got there late, so there was nowhere to sit. no big deal. NO AIR CONDITIONING in the summer. really? no thanks. dom drafts and margaritas are the happy hour specials. i ordered a bud and a margarita and the bartender brings me a bottle of beer.. why wouldnt a bartender give a patron what the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been going to OC for many years, but this was my first time at this restaurant. It is small and calling ahead is recommended. The Pineapple and Ginger infused sangria was fabulous. The portions are HUGE. We totally over-ordered for 2 of us getting an appetizer and 2 meals (both fajita's). We do not have small appetities, so... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In the mood for great Mexican, visit Mother's Cantina. 4-7 happy hour fish tacos and Margaritas awesome. I actually went twice on my vaca and had the Chorizo and Chicken mix Chimichanga both times. Don't forget to get the Mothers Guacamole, excellent.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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187 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
2 reviews
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
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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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