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Coastal Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar
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1236 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun quick place to grab quick eats, tacos, chips and salsa. Cold beer oh, and did I mention you can bring your dog! Great views.

Thank Peg S
Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great views and good food. Nice spot on the Duck Boardwalk. Had a frozen lime margarita and companion had a corona on tap.

Thank the3howells
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rolled into Duck and were looking for a local place on the water for lunch. Coastal Cantina was perfect! Food was amazing and served fast. We sat on the dock in the sun and had a wonderful view of the sound side of the island.

Thank Ryan R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Nothing much to say about this Cantina. We stopped by for a quick dinner. I feel that the food and drinks are extremely overpriced for the quality and quantity of food you get. Also, wine-based margaritas are just weird. Too syrupy and sweet for my taste. Service was very friendly.

Thank TheInfamousSpongee
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The food at Coastal Cantina was decent. Nothing special, but certainly not bad. I was a little underwhelmed with the menu offerings and the price, but if you want Mexican food in Duck, this is the best place to go. I will say that the guacamole was delicious :)

Thank miss_faw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I had there tacos and they were authentic af. Next time I come here I'm getting the burritoses and when I get of from surfing my mom is there with some ticos taco salad

Thank Justin F
Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

After walking along the boardwalk, we came across this little gem. We ordered 2 beers and queso and all arrived very quickly. The burrito was delicious and so big, I took half of it home for lunch the next day. The staff was very busy but friendly. Great find!!

Thank Denise T
Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Very good food and the staff was excellent, I've had fish taco before but none this good. Great for lunch. Dont skip this place , get one to go if you have to.

Thank 391kente
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

You should absolutely go here! While the menu is limited in terms of selection, the food was decent quality and VERY reasonably priced. This may have been the most reasonably priced meal we had out during our week in obx and I only wish I knew about it sooner. Decent food, good portions, good prices, and a full bar. Go... More 

Thank Jason G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

My sister was able to order and I had my daughter with me who was being a little impatient. The waitress helped my sister and she paid, then it was my turn waitress saw me and left. 10 min have passed and I waited and she helped others during this. She then told me it will be a couple minutes.... More 

Thank Shannon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1236 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 2524800024
Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views, beautiful sunsets, at this open air Cantina on the south end of the Duck Waterfront Shops. Live music in season. Family friendly.

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