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“You Won't Go Away Hungry”
Review of Mother's Cantina

Mother's Cantina
Ranked #26 of 473 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Went to Ocean City for a get-away weekend in the off-season. Quite a difference from the summer months. About half of the restaurants were open. Mother's Cantina was recommended by hotel staff, and we took their advice.

Located in the 28th Street Plaza, free parking out front at the door. It had seating in the barroom as well as a dining room. Somewhat dark, plenty of comfortable ambience. In addition to a complete menu, there was an add-in sheet of the daily specials, none of which could be considered standard fare. All were creative, well prepared offerings.

What one notices immediately, is that all portions are generous, and lean toward the spicy hot side of the scale. Not objectionable, but certainly noticeable.

Price wise, all entrees were well under $20. per person, surprising for a resort town. A full selection of beers, margaritas, and mixed drinks are available. Total bill for two with two drinks apiece ran $42.

Mother's Cantna is a great choice for casual, reasonably priced dining in Ocean City.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We were looking for a place to feed our large group of about 40: 20 teens and their parents. I first wrote to Mother's, asking if they could accommodate us. Ryan, the owner, wrote back and said that not only could they seat us, but they would work with us to offer a specialized menu to make it easier for us to all pay our individual checks. When we walked in, Ryan and his staff were waiting for us with pre-printed menus and an area just for us. All this would have been for naught if the food wasn't good, but it was great. We had an option for fajitas, enchiladas, and chimichangas, and everybody said the food was excellent. We also tried the margaritas, including the prickly pear margarita. Delish!

The service was even better than the food and the food was great. We would definitely go back during the summer and will schedule our group there next year, as well.

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1  Thank beebstx
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We discovered mothers this past summer and it has been something we have looked forward to each visit since then! The food is FRESH, full of flavor and hands down the BEST food and drinks we have ever had in OC! I give the owners a huge pat on the back for not being a tourist trap with high prices and terrible food like so many other restaurants in OC. You have to go, you will not be disappointed!!!!

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1  Thank PAsFab5
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our hometown mexican restaurant, Mother's, offers awesome dollar tacos for happy hour. But if you are up for something spicy and satisfying, try the Taco meal. Served with a choice of black beans or refried beans and seasoned rice, the dinner selection does not disappoint. Sauteed and juicy, the larger portion fish tacos are served with ample topppings. Margaritas are on point and guacamole is fresh and perfect with fresh, in-house made tortilla chips. Our server was attentive and knowledgable. Fun, laid back atmosphere keeps me coming back. Thanks again for a great experience.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We ordered the salsa and chips, guacamole,fish tacos and a margarita. Everything very fresh and tasty!!

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1  Thank crabcakes
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