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Mother's Cantina

28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (43 reviews)
“tacos” (93 reviews)
“burrito” (42 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mother’s Cantina is a great option if you are looking for happy hour drinks and food. Beef and Chicken Tacos are $1.75 per taco and you can get a side of Sour Cream for another $.50, “House” Margaritas are $3.50 all during happy hour. I...More

Thank Xexekoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Everything fresh. Way better then expected. Brought 2 young children in. Restaurant was great. Service was really really good. Worth any wait.

Thank lrm456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a good authentic Mexican lunch after visiting the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland and Mother’s Cantina popped up on google maps. What a great find. The soft tortillas are made on site. They are wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Laviolek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For Cinco de Mayo, our family decided to try Mother's based on Trip Advisor reviews -- we were not disapointed. We were seated in the bar side of the restaurant (there's two separate areas) and quickly waited on. The place was packed but service was...More

Thank Mandy V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on the recommendation of the Surf and Turf Fajitas! They were terrible. At 30 bucks per person, times 3. Plus a 3 Beers. Terrible food and bad recommendations.. Pass.More

Thank ArrowVoyager
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! We get great feedback from surf and turf fajitas, which are 8oz flank steak or fresh cut chicken breasts with your choice of fresh, locally caught tuna, flounder, or 10 shrimp. We are disheartened that you weren't satisfied with the meal. We did not...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We chose to sit in the cantina side (not the main restaurant) so we could get seated faster. Not as loud as the main restaurant, and ONLY beer/wine available on this side—no hard alcohol. Family was happy with food and seating arrangements. While we waited...More

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Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

So glad you enjoyed your family meal in our new dining room! We LOVE for our guests to feel comfortable, let loose, and have tons of fun at Mother's Cantina. Our festive venue does lead to the "lively conversation" you mentioned happening outside of our...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

The happy hour tacos were great. We entered the main restaurant, but it was booked so we went next door to the little bar and to-go area which was way quieter. The sauteed tacos were delicious and we will definitely return!

Thank Vanessa L
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for the great review Vanessa!

Reviewed 10 April 2018

I stopped in for a couple of margaritas for happy hour, the restaurant was very busy! The bartenders and staff were very nice and friendly. The drinks were pretty big and good! I ate here a couple years back and enjoyed the atmosphere. This was...More

Thank Julie R
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks so much for this great review!

Reviewed 8 April 2018

In a strip shopping center. I would say the decor is nothing to rave about. But who cares? The food is delicious. Enchiladas are great and so is the burrito. Chips and salsa seem authentic. Not an expert on authentic Mexican food but this is...More

Thank fawn3620
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

We so appreciate the thoughtfulness of your review!

Reviewed 31 March 2018

While on Spring Break with the family we happened in to Mother's Cantina. Reviews were good for their vegetarian fare so we gave it a try. WOW! We were very happy with our choice! The menu was spot on with so many vegetarian and vegan...More

Thank katywanders
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

So very happy you found us vegetarian meal! Thank you for the review!

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Questions & Answers
26 October 2016|
AnswerShow 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
28 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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