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Side Street Cantina

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205 11st, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.962.9993
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    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
A great authentic Mexican Restaurant

This restaurant was recommended to us at our hotel and it was definitely worth the walk! Great menu, great service and an awesome evening. Great happy hour specials! Definitely recommend the Stuffed Jalapeños as appetizer. Not too overly hot

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
charrupp
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Ontario, Canada
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We read the reviews and were very excited to go check out the tacos at this place. My husband and I both felt that the tacos were ok, but not great. We were a little disappointed.

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Thank ChrisRam2014
Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us at our hotel and it was definitely worth the walk! Great menu, great service and an awesome evening. Great happy hour specials! Definitely recommend the Stuffed Jalapeños as appetizer. Not too overly hot

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Thank charrupp
Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We were there off season, so there were only 3 other tables and some people at the bar. We were seated and it took a long time to get drinks, but the waiter turned it around and was fast with drink refills, etc. The food was tasty and filling--we all had different things and we all enjoyed our meal.

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Thank makotara
Montreal, Quebec
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

You need to take 1 hour to go eat their excellent tortilla chicken soup! Everything is homemade, tasty and the owner who served us, knows how to talk about the good food for Mexico! The portions are very generous! And dont judge this cantina with the side crappy rock bar on the right side. Take a seat and savour!!!

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Thank Marie-Elaine C
Norfolk, Virginia
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404 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

There is a limit to this review. I've only had their chicken taco and their chips and salsa. The hard taco was meaty with plenty of cheese and chicken. It was tasty but not especially different. Service was okay. Parking seemed to be a problem. Decor was pleasant. It struck me as a relatively reasonably priced escape from the hubbub... More 

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Thank Robert B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This little neighborhood place is within walking distance so we decided to try it! So happy that we did. It was very spacious inside, great decor and comfortable. Everyone was very attentive, the menu had more than enough from which to choose and our orders came out surprisingly fast. The food and drinks were delicious! I'd give it 5 stars,... More 

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Thank TravelingSHay
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Good mexican food, interesting decor.. I really like the chile relenos and tamales.. The wait staff was attentive, and we enjoyed our dinner!

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Thank Uma P
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Service was fast, Jose was our waiter he was very personable and friendly food was GREAT we got Fajitas, big portions definitely would come again !!!

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Thank Lndsray
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Food was good. Quite spicy even though ordered mild. Has a bar section. Spacious. Music was too loud for Family outing.

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Thank shine82h
Reston
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Authentic Mexican food. Each member of my party of four ordered something different and we were all pleased with our selections. Other positives: + prompt, good service + unique Mexican decorations, wall mural + everything was reasonably priced + within walking distance of our hotel

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Thank markj105

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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