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Mother's Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came across the restaurant after using Tripadvisor to show restaurants near to our hotel. Even though it was December the place was very busy and we were lucky to get a booth in the bar area which had a real buzz about it. Out of the 4 of us 2 were coeliacs (gluten free) and 1 vegetarian, but the menu... More 

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

Thank you so much for this great review. We have so much to offer vegetarians, vegans, and celiacs, that we LOVE when social media points people to us for those reasons. Thank you again for this thoughtful review and for adding to the information out there regarding our menu! More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious crab soup! This is a small venue, can be very crowded. We come specifically for the crab soup, but pick and choose times because of younger exuberant drinking crowd.

Thank dawn b
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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194 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shame on me. We live here and haven't been here. Wonderful top shelf margarita. Real me Mexican tacos. Happy hour prices best in Ocean City

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

A strip mall usually isn't often top choice for dining options, but I'm so happy when people do make a leap of faith to give us a try. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you at Mother's a lot more! Thanks for the great review! More 

ocean city
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for the Happy Hour taco specials! Ordered 2 chicken and 2 beef on a soft tortilla and also ordered nachos. Nachos were good, could have used a bit more sour cream. Tacos were good but the soft shells were a little greasy. Will order the hard shells next time. I think they needed more waitresses , the 1... More 

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

Hello and thank you (we love nachos too)! We'll take a look at the tortillas to make sure everything is consistent. We make them in house and hope you'll give them another shot. Additionally, we have been unseasonably busy! Being too busy is certainly a privileged dilemma, and we'll continue to adjust staffing based on reviews like yours. We appreciate... More 

Dresher, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly service, super nice people. We visit this place every time we come to OCMD. Best Mexican in Ocean city, hands down!!

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

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We appreciate your business! More 

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 28 November 2016 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.

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 27 November 2016 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 

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 

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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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!

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 10 November 2016

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 

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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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.

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
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

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