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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Outstanding

Went this weekend on a whim and found a great place. Hidden Gem. Friendly, Clean, and GREAT FOOD, Jose was our waiter and he was outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Scott O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went this weekend on a whim and found a great place. Hidden Gem. Friendly, Clean, and GREAT FOOD, Jose was our waiter and he was outstanding.

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Fremont, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and saw great reviews. I decided to stop there once while we were on vacation. I am so glad we did. It sits on a side street and doesn't look like much. But, the food was delicious, service was excellent and I would definitely stop there again! And the have a sauce they serve... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

awesome fast friendly service. very reasonable prices. We got take out and it was very quick as well.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Found this hidden gem while walking down the strip. Drink prices during happy hour were cheap! We did not try the food,but enjoyed the drinks. Nice little place down the strip.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were seated immediately by our waiter who was really tearin' it up. He was obviously busy but managed to check on us when we needed him and got our food in a decent amount of time. The atmosphere really feels like you are in Mexico I had the chicken. I honestly liked the tacos and guacamole was very smooth... More 

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Largo, FL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Found this restaurant from online map of Virginia Beach and saw that it had happy hour prices, daily food specials, and within walking distance of our hotel. Decided to try it out. Sat at the bar and drank $2 bottle beers with complimentary chips and salsa. Ordered enchilada dinner to go; Walter (bartender) added tortilla chips to the order. Delicious.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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238 reviews 238 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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