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“Good outweighs bad”
Review of Cantina Marina

Cantina Marina
Ranked #579 of 3,300 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a river cruise. I didn't like the way the place looked at all. It's in serious need of an update - looks kinda shabby. Could use a good cleaning in the mean time.

Although the servers were friendly and working hard, the service was very slow. Heard others complaining about it too. Management just didn't have nearly enough of them working for a weekend afternoon.

The food was surprisingly good. We had the fish bites appetizer, jambalaya, fish tacos and a hamburger. The burger wasn't cooked as ordered but was close and still tasted good. The french fries ... awesome!

Would go again.

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Thank quietwatch
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Our son recently got married in the SW Quadrant of Wasington, DC. We helped host an out of town guest/rehearsal dinner. The restaurant has a second floor bar area with an out of doors patio area and is located right on the Potomic River. We rented out the second floor and had a Mexican buffet, brownies and cookies, and open bar for a period of 3 hours Friday night. The management was great to work with during the planning stages. It was like one big TGIF party and everyone was relaxed and had a good time. The staff members were friendly, helpful and kept on top of everything. In order to rent the area, we were required to spend a minimum of $3,000.00 for food and drinks which was almost exactly the cost to host the 40 guests for dinner and drinks. The restaurant provided votive candles and set up 18 tables with chairs. They allowed us to decorate and, although we said we would clean up from the party poppers, they were insistent that they would do cleanup. It was a great venue for everyone to mingle and chat. The brightly colored walls, big windows and exterior patio added a lot of character and we used the European honeymoon theme to bring it all together. This venue is a mile from the Marriott Residence Inn at E St. SW and 4th Street, great accommodations for your guests. Loved the fun time. Thank you Cantina Marina.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

That is kind of vibrant bar scene where you can spend a nice hour with friends while enjoying the breeze and the views of the River with its boats.

Thank darwinsail
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Whether sitting outside on the deck or inside with the second floor view, eating at Cantina Marina is a great experience! Try the crab nachos and the house margarita.

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Thank Ktrickeydc
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great place to hang out and drink. We had the fish tacos and got sick. The Crawfish euttoffe was ok, Gumbo tasted like the beans. Disappointed on the food. Service was good and sitting outside was fun.

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Thank hardriderbabe
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