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Corolla Cantina

$$ - $$$American, Caribbean,
1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
+1 252-597-1730
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
“island rice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Caribbean, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It was off season and this was one of the few open eateries. We all ordered different items and we all enjoyed our lunches. Seafood was the highlight served in a mexican flavor. Would return, staff very helpful and friendly

Thank Lbjcartier
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Poor waitress, got our orders all wrong. Food was terrible. Worst crab cake dinner I ever ate in OBX. Don't waste your money.

1  Thank Michele K
Reviewed 9 October 2017

There are a lot of places to eat, but not a lot of places that welcome your dogs, Corolla Cantina has a nice patio that does! The house margaritas are very large and tasty. The guac was delicious, the chips crispy and not over salted....More

Thank Angie S
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

So glad y’all enjoyed yourselves! Sorry about the lack of shade. The hurricane that came through the week before ripped the awning off the hinges. Your Danes are amazing BTW!!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Facing Rte 12 in the Corolla Light Town Center, this little place was initially a nice surprise: convenient location, good food, and good service. We visited last year with our son and his girlfriend and returned last month (September) with my wife's brother and sister-in-law...More

Thank 4mr1811
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Our friends picked up to-go meals from here on our way into town for vacation. Food was all very yummy. I had the sea esta chicken and I enjoyed it. It seemed like a decent amount of food. I actually didn't eat it all. Chips...More

Thank Natalie G
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Your awesome!!! Hope to see y'all again!!! The Cantina team!!!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stopped here for lunch, searching for good food in the Outer Banks....sat outside which was very pleasant in September. My husband ordered the Sea Esta chicken dish with rice and beans. This came with a pineapple/mango sauce on top of the chicken. He said...More

Thank crocuslover
Naaadya, Someone who doesn't eat at Chipotle at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Well we aren't Chipotle. Sorry things were so-so. I heard Chipotle is pretty good. Your doing great daddy!

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after visiting the historic lighthouse across the street. Had the fish burrito. It was great. Service was great too. Very friendly. Everyone at the table enjoyed what they ordered. I'd go back again.

Thank ARI924
Naaadya, Manager at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Yessss! We aim to please. Thanks for the review!!!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled into this place, and I'm very glad we did. We had a large group and we're seated right away. Good and drinks came out fast. Steak tacos were amazing and the fish and chips was the bomb!

Thank carabear2272
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Awwww! Thanks y'all!

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This place is incredibly overpriced. For a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) our bill was over $70. We drank water and lemonade, and each ordered an entree. The food is meh. Guac is pretty flavorless and typical store bought type. Same goes for...More

1  Thank HNellyT
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Sorry bout your bad luck. Guess it just wasn't your day. Meh

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Raining outside so my friends and I went in for lunch and some alcohol. We started with margaritas and beer and a blue island breeze. All were delish. Then we had nacho apps then tacos quesadillas seafood then cheese with chicken. All the food was...More

Thank Christine H
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.39 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Caribbean, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680 (Formerly Corolla Cantina Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-597-1730
  • E-mail
Corolla Cantina is located in the Corolla Light Town Center across from the Historical Whalehead Club. Look for the bronze horse!! Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week serving California/Baja style dishes w a twist. Enjoy your dinner and watch the sun go down over the Currituck sound w a frozen drink in hand on our patio. We are sure your gonna have a great time!!! See ya here!!
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