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Mother's Cantina

) #26 of 309 Restaurants in Ocean City $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (37 reviews)
“tacos” (96 reviews)
“burrito” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love the margaritas and the tacos. I would recommend going for happy hour because everything is a lot cheeper.

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a bartender named Kelly who was rude to all of us and was very aggressive when exposing how happy hour went. It needs be dealt with because that was a really bad experience. Everyone else that worked there seemed very friendly though. Thanks.

Thank Carly D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this to have average Mexican food, I enjoyed my chicken burrito, it came with refried beans. I also enjoyed the chips and salsa. The service was good. Has a good Mexican feel.

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you! Hope you have an opportunity to come back and try some more of the menu :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a few beers and tacos. The food was very good and the service was great.Great menu with a lot of choices. Will return.

Thank snoopy21
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definantly go when visiting OC & ur wanting to experience a local mexican restaurant. Relaxing atmosphere. Lil shops next door also great for gifts. Beware ordering too much when just eating for 2. Food portions are large. We ordered nachos as an appetizer & 2...More

Thank Tamara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Mother's Cantina midweek while staying in Ocean City, MD. We were starving for a local Mexican restaurant and this seemed to be the highest reviewed place in the area. There was about a 35 minute wait to be seated. Staff seemed very busy,...More

Thank jenrn1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mother's was close to where were were staying, and had great reviews/ranking online so we tried it out. My wife and I and 2 you children sat in a booth in the bar area. We had never eaten here, so had a lot of questions...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This will sound cliche, but we had the best guacamole ever at Mother's Cantina. I had real lemonade (a welcome surprise) and an amazing fajita burrito. Prices were reasonable and the service was attentive and friendly. The place isn't fancy, but the food is well...More

Thank Jessie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great care goes into every menu item and nothing tastes like it came out of a package and it all adds up to the best Mexican food we have had in OC. Try the nachos and quesadillas in particular.

Thank ExRIGuy
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your review lets us know that our efforts are paying off and appreciated! Thank you!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small and trendy little beach cantina and restaurant. Ordered Chimichanga which was ok just not hot barely warm. Taco plate made with flour tortillas which were raw. In fairness to staff, they were fabulous. Mgr took us up on letting us take a look at...More

Thank RaTa6
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your input it was nice to meet you! - Ryan

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they take reservations or call ahead for large groups in season
25 October 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Neely J | Property representative |
Sorry we missed this question! No we don't take reservations, but we will add you to our wait list if you call ahead. Thanks for the question!
Timothy a
Will they have the may 2 fight
27 April 2015|
Response from Neely J |
Hello! Unfortunately we cannot get the fight. While we would love to, it's unreasonably expensive, and we would not feel comfortable charging a cover that would need to be well over $40. If we find somewhere showing the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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