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Mother's Cantina

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££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
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16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've tried nearly all of the Mexican restaurant in and around Ocean City and were pleasantly surprised by this one. The menu has more variety than most, the food is local and very fresh and the pricing is reasonable.

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Thank Pattilouq
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this kind review! More 

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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we visit OC, MD we always ask the locals where to eat? Time n time again we were told Mother's Cantina so we decided to check it out n Wow!!!! The food was amazing, fresh, tasty n reasonable. Really good top shelf margaritas! They offer happy hour from 4 to 7 but it was over an hour wait on... More 

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Thank vickie d
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

So glad you decided to come back for lunch, and thanks for your great review! We appreciate the business, and hope you get to make another trip to OC and Mother's soon! More 

maryland
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner and we shared a Nachos plate, plus had two tacos each and one sangria, all for less than $15.00 with tip! Everything was very tasty. We'll be back!

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Thank wannagetaway613
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review! More 

Ocean, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Ocean City to check out the area. Wanted to find a Mexican restaurant and found this small place. Easy to find on the main drag and it was a Friday night. There were quite a few locals in the bar area and it was full, loud and delicious. The wait staff is great! They don't have a lot of... More 

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Thank Andre P
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Can't tell you how much we appreciate your review. You got it right with busy and noisy and we are so happy you enjoyed your food and experience. Cheers! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you on a budget? Amazing food and drinks during happy hour from 4 - 7PM. We got the margaritas and fried fish tacos with guacamole and the crab corn chowder soup.

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Thank CatsFilmingTea
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! "Best happy hour in Ocean City" ;-) Thanks for the promotion! More 

Charles Town, West Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I live out of state and vacation for a few days at Ocean City once or twice a year. We first ate at Mother’s about 3 years ago, mostly because of rave reviews, which are true about the food, as well as their menu stating many gluten free options and even custom gluten free food. My wife... More 

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Thank Tom W
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

We do again appreciate you following up. We are certainly continually making our best efforts and improving methods to accommodate Celiacs and those with allergies and dietary restrictions. More 

Summit, New Jersey
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ate here twice. Once for lunch which was good. We went back for happy hour and found the margaritas really good and inexpensive. Many of the entrees were half price and fish tacos (very good) were only $2. Definitely worth a visit during "happy hour".

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Thank Cathy S
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it! More 

Huntingtown, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Another bar in Ocean City recommended we watch the Redskins beat the ravens at Mothers Cantina. I jumped on line and sent a few questions to Mothers. To my surprise I received all my answers from Ryan within 5 minutes. The food and service was very good. When the Redskins scored they of course played Hail To The Redskins and... More 

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Thank Gator259
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us for the game and for the great review! More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent food, good serving size, offer vegan cheese options and veggie and portobello mushroom options instead of meat. The portobello is the way to go. If you do order guac. it does come with cheese sprinkled on top, so be aware of that if you are vegan.

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Thank Trent R
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Yes, we missed writing the cheese garnish into our menu, but we're getting that fixed. We appreciate your business and the good suggestion! More 

Chatham, New York
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went there in August 2015, twice because it was so good. This time took the GF and I went on and on about this place and guess what happened, it let me down. The margaritas seemed to be mostly simple syrup and fake lime mix, choked it down but no wheres near a good rita this place should have. The... More 

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Thank fwc1127
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about this...We've been making our margaritas the same way for 10 years, so I'm hoping this was an isolated incident. Still very disappointing to hear. That said, I do hope you'll give us another try! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-1330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?