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Side Street Cantina

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205 11st, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busy informal Mexican restaurant / bar in the lively part of VB just two blocks from the shore. Service is great. Menu contains all your favourite dishes. Those we tried were excellent : very carefully cooked and well seasoned with high quality fresh ingredients . The Margaritas are good and strong even during happy hour !

Thank John M
Gainesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always eat here the last night of our trip to Virginia Beach. Pleasant! Not too far from the touristy section but the food is outstanding and waitstaff is very attentive. The fajitas are fantastic. Definitely better than any of the tourist-fare right along the boardwalk. Try here if you're in the mood for Mexican!

Thank TravelTheWorld13
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learned about this place a few years ago from a local. We've been going every year since. Great food with good prices for VA beach. They have a new taco bar menu which is great. Everyone always enjoys the food and the drinks are great too. Will continue to go back here to eat when we're on vacation.

Thank Shana K
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we go to Virginia Beach we always have lunch here at least once in the week we're there. Just a minute walk from the beach; the food is good, the service attentive, and the prices are great. Lunch for 3 for under $20.00 is unbelievable. There are a lot of choices for the lunch specials.

Thank Davehusker
Virginia Beach, Va
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met family there for dinner one evening, and the food was ok..nothing to write home about. I ordered a Skinny Margarita..it was anything but...I had to send it back it was so bad. Did not offer 1/2 sizes of Nacho's...

Thank Judi B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner with friends and family. Good place for kids if they like Mexican and if your planning to eat prior to 7:00 - 8:00 pm. The food was great and service was excellent.

Thank SunBum40
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Fast service. Cute, relaxing atmosphere. Food is fantastic!!!! My husband got steak fajitas. He loved them. I got the chimichanga. Out of this world delicious. My six year got his typical chicken and French fries. He was satisfied. My daughter loved the rice and beans. Highly recommend. Very affordable lunch menu.

Thank TravelinMama4393
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Went in for dinner, seated right away but a good crowd was there. Mixed drinks made with fresh fruit were excellent, and did virgin ones for the kids. Get the tableside fresh guacamole -- really really good. The entrees were well made, and what you would expect at a fresh Mexican place. Service was outstanding -- friendly and attentive.

Thank Erin H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love Mexican food and being from Texas, I have eaten quite a bit of it. Went here with high hopes based on TripAdvisor reviews. Needless to say, it was a disappointment. The place is pretty dark, but that seems to just be the theme. The service was pretty quick and friendly. The food was average at best. The fact we... More 

Thank sailor11101
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

So happy we chose to eat here! I have nothing bad to say. The food was delicious, the price was good, everything was clean and the service was fantastic! The fresh guacamole that they make at your table is totally worth it, best I have ever had.

Thank Michelle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 11st, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757.962.9993

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