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Side Street Cantina

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205 11th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3508
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The margaritas, tableside guacamole, and the Cuban sandwich i had were amazing. The rest of the family's dinner was just average and our favorite Mexican restaurant back home would slay this place. I don't think we will be back. It was just okay.

Thank Michelle S
Easton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited Virginia Beach and were hoping to find a good Mexican food restaurant. We were very satisfied with all of the dishes we ordered at Side Street Cantina. The steak and chicken fajitas were outstanding. Met our expectations. Our server was very courteous and attentive. Will return when we visit the area again.

Thank J2S
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our "go to" Mexican place in Virginia Beach. We ate here some 5 times now, and have been pleasantly impressed every time. The people are nice, the food is excellent, the portions big and the prices reasonable. It is a bit hidden from the main Atlantic Ave, so maybe this is why the prices are lower.

Thank name_isnt_available
Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is classic delicious cantina Tex-Mex. The vibe is very casual. We went on a Friday night and it wasn't crowded at all. The food was great and came out very quickly. Service was excellent, price was reasonable, and the bar was a good time. They provide chips, salsa, and crema while you wait. We loved it!

Thank bwompbwomp
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll start this review by saying I don't usually like Mexican food: whenever somebody suggests it my brain goes 'oh no, flipping refried beans' . However, when a local suggested we tried the Cantina, she said it was likely to be the best mexican I ever had, so we went. So, might not be the best Mexican in the world... More 

Thank MEP63
New City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tacos, enchiladas, you know the drill! Very tasty. Not 5-star good, not innovative, but sometimes you just need a burrito and refried beans. The margaritas were great. My frozen strawberry margarita definitely had real strawberries in it, rather than syrup like a lot of restaurants use.

Thank Sam B
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 July 14, 2016

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

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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
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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 11th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3508
  • 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?