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Side Street Cantina

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205 11st, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.962.9993
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  • 13
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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
Most recent review
Local favorite - great experience

We had a great dinner - nothing fancy, "shoveling food" Mexican. Like the Margaritas, $4 happy hour till 8pm. The top shelf ones were great, and reasonable. Portions weren't huge, but were relatively inexpensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
MNataro
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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231 reviews 231 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a great dinner - nothing fancy, "shoveling food" Mexican. Like the Margaritas, $4 happy hour till 8pm. The top shelf ones were great, and reasonable. Portions weren't huge, but were relatively inexpensive.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I'm spoiled by our local Mexican restaurant, so I can't say my opinion is entirely objective.The food was no different than many other places like it. The decor is typical. The service was kind of slow. That could be an acceptable pace, I don't know what the attitude is in that area. overall, not horrible but not the best I've... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Food is your average mexican #11 but at night this turns into a place to hang out and enjoy music and margaritas.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were looking for some good food without spending a lot of $$ and the Side Street Cantina more than filled the bill- at any price. Delicious food, excellent and attentive service and reasonable prices- the trifecta, as far as I'm concerned. Some of the the best Mexican/Tex-Mex/South of the Border food we've had...and we've lived in Texas and California... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

we loved it here so much we ate there twice during our trip - loved the chicken chimichangas - best mexican food I've ever had!! Still thinking about it!

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food was out of this world. the atmosphere was very quiet and relaxing. There was nothing to dislike about this restaurant. And it was within walking distance of the hotel.

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

food is very good, but menu can be a little confusing unless you ask, and even then it's not real clear. Limited on tap beer and below average ambiance.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We loved this place so much we went here twice - one for dinner and then once for lunch. It was amazing! I love Mexican food so I was extremely happy to find a great one in Virginia Beach. I had the Chimichangas. The three of them came with rice and beans and a great side salad (with avocado) for... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We expected the usual tex-mex style of cooking here, but found that it was more of a south american style. They served typical chips before hand had a nice bar with lots of local clientele but the food was just not what we expected. I don't care for this style, but others probably love it. Service was very good and... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited for dinner and were all very happy with it. Nice atmosphere, good drinks, good food. The service was prompt and friendly and we would definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 11st, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757.962.9993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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