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Mother's Cantina

28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (44 reviews)
“tacos” (99 reviews)
“burrito” (41 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 6 days ago

Tried this restaurant based on other positive reviews. The food was some of the best Mexican food I have had in a long time. I ordered the chicken enchiladas. The flavors were great with just the right amount of sauce and minimal amount of cheese...More

Thank bleehaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not everything in Ocean City is seafood, burgers, other fast foods, etc. If you visit Mother's you will not only find great drinks, but some of the better Tex-Mex foods you will find anywhere. If you like Tacos and Portebello Mushroom Mex Salads, this is...More

Thank wayne h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Mother's last Wednesday, and what a great surprise. We were there for what we thought was happy hour, which was $3.50 margaritas and cheap beer, but on every Wednesday till Memorial Day they have 1/2 price entrees! The food was delicious and...More

Thank SusanLove2Travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Ocean City in the off-season so our options in restaurants were limited. We were not disappointed in this one-good Mexican food, great Happy Hour specials and friendly staff. We split a plate of nachos that were loaded with beef and the salsa...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Husband and I shared guacamole, fish taco, beef taco, chicken burrito, and a chorizo taco for him. Enjoyed it all! included rice and beans. Good service. Definitely will return here when in OC, MD again!

Thank sharoncL6567MI
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We’re in OC for a few months off season oceanfront and Mother’s is across the street. We eat at Mother’s once a week simply because the food is fresh and delicious. $3.50 for a “perfectly mixed Margarita”. You can’t go wrong here.

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Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you so much for the great review!

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Had read other reviews and conveniently it was near our condo. Please note they do not take reservations, there was a bit of a wait, but staff was very accommodating. They were able to seat adults at one table and the millennial kids at a...More

2  Thank Andrew K
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you for the great review! Thank the millenials for us too ;)

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I went here for lunch this week as it was close to where we were staying. At first we thought the prices were a little high (compared to Arizona) however the portions and quality were truly comparable. Excellent flavor and not your...More

Thank Cruiseaddict2
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

We so appreciate that you mentioned the LOVE we put into the food! Thank you!

Reviewed 10 December 2017

We have waited all year to eat here and we were not disappointed. Anyone who knows this restaurant knows in season there is always a wait. The people are always very nice and the food is always fresh. Maybe we can seek in again before...More

1  Thank Jim307M
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Please do sneak in! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Back in Ocean City, my wife who likes Mexican food wanted to try Mother's based on her friend's recommendation. We have had a part time condo in OC for over 15 years and had not yet visited Mother's. It was well worth the visit even...More

Thank Peter S
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thanks so much for the review! FYI we have a couple sleeper menu items for folks who don't prefer Mexican food. Our hand patted burger with fresh cut fries or pork wings (buttery browned pork shanks) might be right up your alley!

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 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
  • E-mail
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