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Corolla Cantina

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1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927 (Formerly Corolla Cantina Bar & Grill)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Corolla Cantina is located in the Corolla Light Town Center across from...
Corolla Cantina is located in the Corolla Light Town Center across from the Historical Whalehead Club. Look for the bronze horse!! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week serving California/Baja style dishes w a twist. Enjoy your dinner and watch the sun go down over the Currituck sound w a frozen drink in hand on our patio. We are sure your gonna have a great time!!! See ya here!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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On our recent vacation to OBX we stopped at Corolla Cantina...we tried the Seared Tuna...it was amazing! I would highly recommend this to anyone! The drinks were amazing as well. It's a great little place and we would definitely go again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

On our recent vacation to OBX we stopped at Corolla Cantina...we tried the Seared Tuna...it was amazing! I would highly recommend this to anyone! The drinks were amazing as well. It's a great little place and we would definitely go again!

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41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Went there with our 3 year old. Had a great time! Our Server was super friendly! Had the nachos with tuna added to them-it was the best!!!! Great variety for kids menu too. Everything was great! Highly recommend

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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I recently had a chance to eat at the Corolla Cantina. As luck would have it, on a Tuesday. On Tuesday tacos and chips are specially priced. This resulted in the rare occurrence of a lunch in Corolla for less than $10.00! I had the beef tacos and an order of chips & queso. All were Delicious & lovingly prepared... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I stopped in the Cantina with my mom and daughter for lunch during spring break and had the best veggie wrap!! All 3 of us loved the food more than anything else we ate that week! Will definitely be going again on our next OBX visit!

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Party of 14, we sat outside for lunch. Stopped in after our Horse tour from Bob's Wild Horse tours (2-3 doors down) Great Friendly service. Menu is good - a lot of variety! Salads were very good, tuna sandwich, fish & chips... our whole party enjoyed everything! Easy spot to park. There is indoor seating! Was dog friendly outside. Had... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been visiting Corolla every summer for the past five years, yet this was the first time we decided to try the Corolla Cantina. I wouldn't say Corolla, NC is known for great food. To me, the best food is what you cook back at the beach house in the big open kitchen. However, if you need to get out... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The best part about our visit to corolla cantina was the convenient location. We were staying near corolla light. The shopping center is nice if you have kids, because there is an ice cream shop and play sets nearby. The fish tacos were okay. No one really complained about our food, but no one raved either. We had the rice... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took the family to visit Corolla last week and stumbled upon this great place. The cool vibe of the restaurant, complete with Bob Marley tunes in the background was exactly what we needed after a long day of crabbing down by the pier. Hubby and I started off with tasty Pina Colada's and Lime Margarita's made fresh by the owner... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was our second visit to the Coastal Cantina. Since we had already tried the tacos on the first visit, we went with the Warm Mushroom Salad and the chicken/shrimp entree this time. Both were very tasty, especially the chicken and shrimp dish, which was marinated with a light salsa and served with the rice and beans. We are somewhat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was expecting Mexican food and it was more caribbean. I highly recommend the blackened fish tacos. A good casual place to go with kids. They did have a small outdoor sitting area. Margarita was good too. Tip- the rice is coconut rice but they do allow you to sub out chips and salsa but it will cost you

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927 (Formerly Corolla Cantina Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 16
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Dessert

Description

Corolla Cantina is located in the Corolla Light Town Center across from the Historical Whalehead Club. Look for the bronze horse!! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week serving California/Baja style dishes w a twist. Enjoy your dinner and watch the sun go down over the Currituck sound w a frozen drink in hand on our patio. We are sure your gonna have a great time!!! See ya here!!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?