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Side Street Cantina

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205 11st, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.962.9993
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  • 77
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  • 19
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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
Authentic Mexican, Great Ambiance, Good Value

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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Reston
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Lorton, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and our 2 year old son visited their restaurant and we were for the most part satisfied. The ambience was unique and the food was not bad either. Our only two complaints were that the service was slow and it was really warm and humid inside.

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Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was very good - authentic. Good atmosphere to hang out with friends. Easy to walk to from our hotel.

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Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While this place was a little pricier than I'm used to for mexican place, it was totally worth it. My margarita was fabulous, the chips and white sauce were prefect and the tacos al pastor were some of the best I've had. Everything tasted fresh and you could taste that fresh, quality ingredients were used. Not to mention our waiter... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great food and did the job for us but I do wish the service was a little better. We arrived for an early dinner and although I read that was the busiest time, they had ample waitstaff, were not busy, but we still had to wait for vast amounts for service. We are willing to give it another shot next... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Was Jonzing the BEST carnitas in VAB and stopped the other night at Side St. A little rowdy on the bar side and the bartender didn't have much personality, but the food was as good as I remember. Been awhile and I will definitely not wait so long again!

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Union, NJ
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had dinner here recently and the food was good so I don't want to speak ill about the food. However, our service experience was really lacking and will not be going back. I'll spend my money elsewhere! Walked in and staff was not very welcoming. The one waiter grabbed some menus, mumbled something and I assumed we needed to... More 

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Bear Creek Twp., PA
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped at the Side Street Cantina for dinner, based on the reviews from Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. Make sure you go with an empty stomach, because you get a lot of food with your order. The table side guacamole was awesome, and the fajitas were delicious as well. If you... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After reading a lot of reviews of the Mexican places in the area we decided to walk the 9 blocks to this one. And it looks like a little side street restaurant then you get the food! Service was fast and the food was amazing! We got a variety from chicken fajitas, shrimp fajitas, enchillada's, and pork carnitas everything was... More 

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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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