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Mother's Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Summit, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here twice. Once for lunch which was good. We went back for happy hour and found the margaritas really good and inexpensive. Many of the entrees were half price and fish tacos (very good) were only $2. Definitely worth a visit during "happy hour".

Thank Cathy S
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it! More 

Huntingtown, Maryland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another bar in Ocean City recommended we watch the Redskins beat the ravens at Mothers Cantina. I jumped on line and sent a few questions to Mothers. To my surprise I received all my answers from Ryan within 5 minutes. The food and service was very good. When the Redskins scored they of course played Hail To The Redskins and... More 

Thank Gator259
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us for the game and for the great review! More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, good serving size, offer vegan cheese options and veggie and portobello mushroom options instead of meat. The portobello is the way to go. If you do order guac. it does come with cheese sprinkled on top, so be aware of that if you are vegan.

Thank Trent R
Chatham, New York
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there in August 2015, twice because it was so good. This time took the GF and I went on and on about this place and guess what happened, it let me down. The margaritas seemed to be mostly simple syrup and fake lime mix, choked it down but no wheres near a good rita this place should have. The... More 

Thank fwc1127
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to "Mother's Cantina" for dinner last night (Sept 24th). Arrived at 5.15pm and were informed the wait time was 75 mins. In the end it was 90 mins. Took another 30 mins before the food was served. So whole "dinner" event took about 2.5 hrs. If it takes 2.5 hours for an early evening dinner on an off... More 

Thank Roger W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place! I thought all of the food was very fresh from the salsa to the margaritas. Fantastic steak fajitas wrapped up in delicious homemade tortillas. Very reasonably priced compared to other dining options in Ocean City. Great happy hour specials on drinks. It is a small place so you will probably have to wait during peak season.... More 

Thank yelhayh11
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the best Mexican dinner experience out ever. The service was very good inspite of a busy restaurant. Server acknowledged us and said he would be with us in a few minutes to get our drink order. I also liked the cell phone text when our table was ready. Gave us freedom to walk around close... More 

Thank AbapProgrammer
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where else can you get dollar tacos and four dollar margaritas? NO WHERE! Great place. To sit and past the time. The bartenders are great and the tacos are good. Best margaritas anywhere. If your looking for some happy hour fun this is the place to go. One of my fav haunts.

Thank pberrier
Spokane, Washington
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

To be honest, the regular entrees here are average, but they have the best guacamole in town! Their salsa rocks too! Get some today!

Thank Laura L
New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The fish tacos and fresh guacamole keep me coming back! Great spot for lunch or dinner. Staff is friendly and the service is great. Be sure to stop here while in OCMD

Thank harleygirl216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410-289-1330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?