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La Cabana Restaurant

112 Highway 64/264, Beside Piggly Wiggly, Manteo, NC
252-473-9364
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Ranked #3 of 29 restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: New restaurant in the Outer Banks of North Carolina serving Latin Central American Mexican food and local seafood favorites. Excellent food. Locals favorite. Lunch and dinner daily. Sunday brunch. Daily specials. Family owned.
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English first
Greenville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My parents live in Manteo, and we visit most weekends. My mom chose La Cabana for lunch on Saturday. We went with my parents, my wife and 5 year old daughter. The place does not look inviting from the outside, it seems to be in an old gas station (although I can't say for sure). Once you get inside though,... More

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Troy, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went here on the way into town and would gladly go back any time we are back. Te food was a great mix of Latin dishes and everything came out hot and delicious. The only thing I wish thy would change is not giving the kids rice or beans with a meal instead of fries.

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Manteo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

La Cabana never disappoints me, my husband, or our friends. Always excellent food and service, reasonably priced. Tonight I had the shrimp enchiladas and my husband had the tuna fajitas. Both were amazing. Can't recommend this place enough.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This joint next to the Piggly Wiggly does the trick after or during the day of activities on Manteo. The meal is decent, but not great food. The service is excellent. However, you could wait for a table at peak times. If you are hungry in Manteo, La Cabana satisfy your family and is a better choice than a chain... More

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Kershaw, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Lunch at La Cabana was delicious. I had the wonderful shrimp tacos. The service was good, World Cup was on tv, and the food was wonderful.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat in Manteo! Food is terrific, prices are quite reasonable. Nice to have a break from fried seafood. Yum!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

During a recent trip to the Outer Banks, we found ourselves exploring Manteo and fetched up at La Cabana on a recommendation from the staff at the Roanoke Island Inn. We met our (adult) children there for lunch, and while we waited for them, the staff brought us drinks in the bar area and we all watched Brasil playing in... More

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Joppa, MD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Don't know why I haven't reviewed this place before, it's been our favorite Mexican/South American place for the last few years. We were there during their Sunday brunch but many in the group went for the regular menu. We were a group of eight and were seated after a short wait. We had the compulsary chips and salsa, the difference... More

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Hilliard, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband was reluctant to try this place and it does look a little sketchy from the outside but I insisted we try it bases on the reviews. It was fantastic! My husband had the steak quesadillas and said they were the best he's ever had - practically perfect ! Everything we tried was great. But the clincher for them... More

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Manteo, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I love eating at this restaurant because I am never disappointed. The local fried flounder is always very good and I love the Belizian style potato salad. Steamed shrimp and swordfish are very good as is the taco salad. It's a must to try the Sunday brunch- Latin American/local southern American mix but expect "fry bread" instead of biscuits. It's... More

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