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Side Street Cantina

205 11st, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.962.9993
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Ranked #85 of 1,242 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went here around 5:00 to get a jump on the dinner crowd. It was pretty empty and we got seated and got drinks, chips, and salsa pretty quick. Once we ordered they did not really check on us. Our waiter was very interested in the cashier. But the food was fabulous. I am a salsa snob and this was... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had the street tacos and was pleasantly surprised. I have yet to find real Mexican food in Virginia, but this was actually somewhat authentic. Great salsa and hot sauce. Just watch out for the drunks at the bar.

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ALLEGAN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Was in the mood for Mexican and came upon this restaurant by chance. Our hostess was less than interested in us but the waiters were good. We were going to order the shared Parilla but they wouldn't serve it with tortillas, go figure. We switched to enchiladas supreme and they were anything but. We have been to Mexico numerous times... More

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Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Family looked this place up on tripadvisor. Looking for fish tacos. We went out for dinner, a few blocks walk from our hotel. Place is down a small sidestreet and you could miss it easily. Wife even said "are you sure this is it?" when we got there. Once inside, food was fantastic. Despite the fact that they were understaffed,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a friendly, hometown restaurant with very good mexican food for the east coast! Hand made guacamole at your table is excellent. The service is fast and friendly. If you are in the mood for mexican this is the place to go.

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What a great find! Its not the most classiest of places but the food was delicious. You definitely want to order the guacamole which is made table side. And those margaritas! I'm still thinking of this meal and it was 5 days ago!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Found this place because of groupon and researched here on trip advisor, I have to say it was some of the best Mexican food I have ever eaten and I am a very picky person and usually have something I don't like about my food! lol, its nothing fancy but service was excellent and food was great, had the flavor... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great Mexican food! Prices are reasonable and they give you a lot for your money. It's a must that you get table side guacamole made for you.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

First of all, the waiter was very friendly and prompt. Started off with a large Margarita which was quite good. It had plenty of Tequila and didn't have that heavy high fructose corn syrup feel. The chips and salsa were really good. The salsa was very tasty with a little bit of heat, and they served a white sauce as... More

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Danville, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The service is fast, the beer cold, and the food is excellent. If you like Mexican, you will enjoy this cantina. It is not a huge spot, and you might miss it if you don't look for it, but worth the trip.

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