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“Yummy!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Side Street Cantina

Side Street Cantina
Ranked #85 of 1,405 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Great Mexican food! Prices are reasonable and they give you a lot for your money. It's a must that you get table side guacamole made for you.

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English first
Ocean City, Maryland
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146 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

First of all, the waiter was very friendly and prompt. Started off with a large Margarita which was quite good. It had plenty of Tequila and didn't have that heavy high fructose corn syrup feel. The chips and salsa were really good. The salsa was very tasty with a little bit of heat, and they served a white sauce as well which was delicious. I recommend the Chori Pollo, which was grilled chicken breast strips with chorizo topped with cheese, and served with rice and beans with tortillas on the side. Based on what some other reviewers have said, I'd like to go back for Happy Hour some time and also have some tacos.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brian k
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Danville, Virginia
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

The service is fast, the beer cold, and the food is excellent. If you like Mexican, you will enjoy this cantina. It is not a huge spot, and you might miss it if you don't look for it, but worth the trip.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Buck4you
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USA
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129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Typical TexMex”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

We went on a recent Sunday for dinner. I learned later that it is mostly an in-season watering hole. That being said, the service was prompt and courteous . The food was at least acceptable. I would not make a special trip, but if in the area and felt like Mexican food, it would be fine.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Irving F
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great little side street place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

After a long day of traveling from the northeast my husband and I stopped here late in the evening. It's definitely not fancy but the service and food were great.

We started with table side guacamole and chips which were excellent. The fish tacos and tamales were good as well.

The waiter talked us into a large margarita which was excellent but the only disappointment was that we couldn't finish it all!

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Thank Julymommy
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