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“great local dive”
Review of Mother's Cantina

Mother's Cantina
Ranked #27 of 441 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed April 11, 2013

i love coming here on a sticky hot august day and just sweating while eating spicy food and cold margaritas. but this place is open year round and i go all the time. if you have a family i'd suggest coming earlier in the evening when its not as crazy and loud. this place gets packed and bar seats become a hot commodity during the season. margaritas are fab here and the beer list is decent. there is a dining area seperate from the bar and the food menu is great. tons to choose from and daily specials. i love any sort of fish tacos. fajitas come sizzling on the plate. theres a charge for extra tortillas so keep that in mind. service can be slow but usually thats coz they are slammed. everyone is always friendly. prices are decent and you will not leave hungry. i love this place and try to visit whenever i'm in town. its very consistant and its a great place to watch the game.

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Thank kel400
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We were in OC over Easter weekend to attend a job fair. After spending a few hours at Ocean Downs and then taking a walk on the boardwalk, we went to Mother’s Cantina for a few drinks and appetizers.

Mother’s is conveniently located. We were able to walk there from our hotel. It is a great atmosphere for a bar. You can sit at the bar and watch a game. In this case, the game was Marquette and Syracuse in the NCAA tournament.

Our bartender was celebrating her birthday. She provided very good service and made sure that our glasses were always full.

My wife and daughter ordered Margaritas on the rocks. The drinks were very good. I opted for a Pacificio, which is becoming one of my favorite beers.

For appetizers, we ordered the three-pepper queso dip. The dip included melted tomatoes blended with three types of peppers and Mexican spices, served with tortilla chips. It was just the right amount of “spicy” for us.

We also ordered the quesadilla. The quesadilla was filled with a “house” cheese blend, chile sauce, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. This was as good a quesadilla as I had ever tasted.

My daughter ordered the guacamole salad, which was outstanding. It contained huge slices of avocado.

We had a very enjoyable time at Mother’s. This is a place where we plan to stop on our next visit to OC.

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Thank hoopscoach-dmar
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Mother's Cantina may be the best Mexican fare, I've ever had. The food was amazingly delicious, tasty and very filling. I strongly recommend to anyone that likes Mexican food and will be visiting Ocean City or a surrounding area, to stop by Mother's. Go hungr and ready to eat....because you will want to lick your plate clean by the end of the meal.

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Thank taz12799
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I love coming here for their happy hour from 4-7pm. $1 tacos, $1.50 domestic drafts, and $3.50 margaritas- can't beat it! Cool atmosphere too. Small, so can get busy quickly but I've never had a problem of a long wait here.

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Thank Mydogkelly
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Mother's Cantina Ocean City Maryland - we were warmly greeted by 'Sam'. During Happy Hour, we had nice $3 margaritas made by 'Sam' which were not watered down a bit, and $1 tacos.
Our second round was made by someone else which was good, but not like Sam's.
On the down side, arcade games were annoying but noise lasted only a short time. One thing I'd recommend is for them to play Mexican music instead of rock. It just goes with the food better. Try the guacamole dip. It's to die for.
Also, the men's restroom needs some updating. The soap dispenser nearly fell off the wall when I went to use it. The overhead light is missing a lens and missing a ballast cover, and 1/2 the tubes were not working. It looks rather crappy.
Overall, we enjoyed the happy hour and reduced prices and plan to come back again.

Update: Next day, we wanted more margaritas and decided to come back. The speakers were playing extremely loud and Sam wasn't there, so we went elsewhere. We tried Tequila Mockingbird, a mile or so away. Very good food, but no music. Go figure.

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Thank Rusty610
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