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Coastal Cantina

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Mexican, Bar
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1236 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542
+1 252-480-0024
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly service with delicious food - its pretty fast and the crispy wahoo served on a tortilla was excellent. All 8 of us ordered the same thing and we all loved it - for apps we ordered guac with chips. Beers were cold, margaritas were excellent, and the setting unbeatable as we overlooked the sound sunset. We'll be back!

Thank Kay B
Cedarville, Ohio
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the sound side of the Waterfront Shops and is a great place to have a quick bite or hangout and take in the views and maybe the sunset. I believe they are a seasonal place, not open year round due to not having inside seating but there is some covered seating. This is owned by... More 

Thank thistlehill
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A fun quick place to grab quick eats, tacos, chips and salsa. Cold beer oh, and did I mention you can bring your dog! Great views.

1 Thank Peg S
Amherst, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

great views and good food. Nice spot on the Duck Boardwalk. Had a frozen lime margarita and companion had a corona on tap.

1 Thank the3howells
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We rolled into Duck and were looking for a local place on the water for lunch. Coastal Cantina was perfect! Food was amazing and served fast. We sat on the dock in the sun and had a wonderful view of the sound side of the island.

Thank Ryan R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing much to say about this Cantina. We stopped by for a quick dinner. I feel that the food and drinks are extremely overpriced for the quality and quantity of food you get. Also, wine-based margaritas are just weird. Too syrupy and sweet for my taste. Service was very friendly.

Thank TheInfamousSpongee
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food at Coastal Cantina was decent. Nothing special, but certainly not bad. I was a little underwhelmed with the menu offerings and the price, but if you want Mexican food in Duck, this is the best place to go. I will say that the guacamole was delicious :)

Thank miss_faw
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I had there tacos and they were authentic af. Next time I come here I'm getting the burritoses and when I get of from surfing my mom is there with some ticos taco salad

Thank Justin F
Stamford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

After walking along the boardwalk, we came across this little gem. We ordered 2 beers and queso and all arrived very quickly. The burrito was delicious and so big, I took half of it home for lunch the next day. The staff was very busy but friendly. Great find!!

Thank Denise T
Alton, Illinois
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very good food and the staff was excellent, I've had fish taco before but none this good. Great for lunch. Dont skip this place , get one to go if you have to.

Thank 391kente

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1236 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-0024
Casual Tex Mex from the guys of Coastal Provisions with breathtaking views, beautiful sunsets, at this open air Cantina on the south end of the Duck Waterfront Shops. Live music in season. Family friendly.

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