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Spicy's Mexican Cantina

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500 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2512
+1 732-793-4777
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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South River, New Jersey
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Spicy's Bar, Lounge, and Cantania has always been top of the line in doing food and liquor. This place is always crowed up stairs and down stairs during the summer. The summer time entertainment is excellent at Spicy's. When sitting outside up stairs on a summer day the view of the ocean is breath taking.The Mexican Cantania is up stair... More 

Thank 777scoop
Hawthorne, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went there food terrible. Service bad. bathrooms horrible.Food took an hour food to come out cold. Stay away

1 Thank pete823
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Excited to have found mexican food was overjoyed to see tortillia soup on menu. When waitress finally came to take order 10 minutes later on unbusy day. When our orders arrived it was sonething that resembled chicken soup with some huge tortilla chips around the bowl. Chicken green beans carrot corn and potatoes. Was a huge disappointment. Didn't bother to... More 

1 Thank Tiffany S
Iselin, New Jersey
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283 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had the classic boardwalk fare, not Mexican. Pizza, fries, cheese steak. The cheese balls are the best, but everything else was okay. Everything on the boardwalk is kinda overpriced so don't be surprised by that. Service was okay as well.

Thank Mrsoleary928
Williamson, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Was there Saturday night decent service and ok prices. Tuna was good. They had a better then average margarita, which is a good thing. Friends with me didn't care for it much but he's from Texas so very critical about Mexican good.

Thank Brian L
Winter Garden, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited this location on a referral and it happened to be my first visit to the Shore. All eight of us were very unhappy with the drinks (sangria, warm/sour beer and poorly mixed drinks) and the appetizers (spring rolls & mozzarella cheese) were just as horrible. The apps were served on paper plates with plastic forks and the drinks... More 

Thank Chris S
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227 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Typical Mexican fare. Only overpriced. Nothing really stood out. Food was ok. The free chips were great but the salsa was awful. Tasteless and watery. Service was really slow and barly saw our server.

Thank bearcj
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Friday night we stopped in for drinks & appetizers. Knowing how huge the platter of nachos are, we decided to make a dinner out of appetizers. Our nachos with ground beef were excellent. We also had southwest egg rolls which were good. Everyone who passed by our table commented on how good they looked & that they were also going... More 

Thank Solaris1
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A trip to Seaside always includes a night (or 2 or 3) at the Spicy Cantina. Food is great, plentiful and reasonably priced. The tour de force for us are the buckets of rum and/or the Coronaritas. It does get busy and that's to be expected. A lot of people want to sit outside on the second floor, if you... More 

Thank Frank M
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

On a 45 minute wait with 10 open tables, and a testy hostess. Wait an hour for food after 2 terrible margaritas, the food comes out with soupy Non-flavorful refried beans, and chicken chimichanga that tastes like chicken from a can with a disgusting taste. The only thing good was the server and the bartender who's name was Kristin who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2512
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Seaside Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 732-793-4777

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?