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Coastal Cantina

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1236 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
2524800024
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Description: Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking...
Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views, beautiful sunsets, at this open air Cantina on the south end of the Duck Waterfront Shops. Live music in season. Family friendly.
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a quick lunch

Food here is always good. We love that it is low key and outside. Our waitress never came back to see if we wanted anything additional to drink and simply dropped off our check. We had to get additional drinks at the bar, which wasn't that big of a deal. The shrimp quesadilla and chicken fajita... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Amy M
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Outdoor picnic bench with Mexican food. Drinks were great and food was mediocre at best. I would go again because the location is so good and it was nice to watch the sun set and have a margarita. They take reservations and it is really crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Friendly, attentive staff. Bathrooms are next door. Good tasty, if a little different. I recommend. Sit closer to bathrooms to avoid sitting in sun in afternoon

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food here is always good. We love that it is low key and outside. Our waitress never came back to see if we wanted anything additional to drink and simply dropped off our check. We had to get additional drinks at the bar, which wasn't that big of a deal. The shrimp quesadilla and chicken fajita tacos were great!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Crowds of people waiting or eating at a resturant is usually a good indication of the food, service, and/or atmosphere. Coastal Cantina has the constant flow of people at dinner service suggesting a good place to eat. Indeed that quality of food is good which can be described as a beach version of American-Mexican (or Baja). Service is also good.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we stopped here for dinner on our way back from Roanoke Island. Fortunately we were able to get a bench on the main deck rather quickly. Service was quick and friendly, and reasonably priced. We were rewarded by very good food and a fantastic sunset. I had the fish tacos, the kids had Ropa Vieja burritos, and the wife had... More 

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North Reading, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very good Mexican Food overlooking the Sound. I usually get the fish tacos. Grab something to eat and walk the boardwalk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had tried the tacos, burritos, and the quesadillas. Everything was great. The margaritas were great, as was the queso. Our only complaint was that there wasn't much shade and it was a bit hot. Otherwise it was awesome!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Other than the view there is really no reason to go here. The food is pathetic, its way overpriced and the service I received was down right rude.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Actually, the Wahoo fish tacos are the best I've had (period). Tha Mahi Mahi ones are also great. They're juicy with just the right amount of toppings and sauce. Awesome view of the Currituck sound and lots of shops and things to do.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

On the northern end of the boardwalk a great place to watch the sunset in the evening and enjoy a frozen margarita. Food is tasty we got the mahi tacos for about 9$. Just a few tables and a bar so don't expect a full restaurant but a nice place for a casual meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1236 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 2524800024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views, beautiful sunsets, at this open air Cantina on the south end of the Duck Waterfront Shops. Live music in season. Family friendly.

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