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“Really good option for a low-priced meal in Duck” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coastal Cantina

Coastal Cantina
Ranked #14 of 35 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views, beautiful sunsets, at this open air Cantina on the south end of the Duck Waterfront Shops. Live music in season. Family friendly.
Virginia
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Really good option for a low-priced meal in Duck”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

I like this place a lot. It's basically a fast food place with outdoor seating and great views.

Good value for food ($7-$10) for entrees. They primarily serve mexican food. I love fish tacos.. theirs are good, not great. Great location on the sound with outdoor seating. They have a band playing outdoors 2-3 nights a week.

If you want a break from the high-priced meals in Duck, definitely go to Coastal Cantina for sunset on a night where there is a band playing. Can't miss fun!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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810 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Great KeyWest-Style bar/restaurant on the Sound!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Definitely a place worth visiting! Reminds us of walking down Duval St in KeyWest and stopping for a quick snack and drink at one of the many outdoor bars/eateries.
They have great frozen drinks; sangria, margarita, pomegranate (mud slide too, but we didn't partake in this one). Really fresh guac and a yummy home made salsa.

Sit at the bar or a picnic table and look out on Albemarle Sound while sipping and snacking!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank J E
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Medford, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cute location, decent tacos”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Loved the location on the boardwalk of Duck - the tacos my husband and I had for dinner were average but a nice change of pace from the abundance of seafood we ate during our trip. We loved their outdoor picnic tables and that we could dine outside with our dog.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“All Around Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Awesome food. Laid back atmosphere. Beautiful sunsets. For a 'hole in the wall' type of place, this should not be overlooked. The chicken tacos, nachos, and home-made salsa were all perfect.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jzinn3
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Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best, most inexpensive casual spot in Duck!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I like to go a few times before reviewing a place, so this was our 4th trip to Coastal Cantina over the years. Went on a Wednesday night. Deck was packed for live acoustic show. Ordered steak fajitas tacos, fish tacos, and quesadilla for the little one. All were excellent. Actually, I'd say they were my favorite fish tacos I've ever had.
Food comes out quickly. Most everything is under $10.
The view is unbeatable.
Seating is picnic table style, all outside except for maybe 5 seats at the bar that probably could keep you dry on a rainy day.

Overall: great food, cheap for Duck where most places are $20 plus/person, great for kids, AMAZING setting

Wish there were more places like this in Duck.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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