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Mother's Cantina

) #27 of 317 Restaurants in Ocean City $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (102 reviews)
“guacamole” (37 reviews)
“burrito” (36 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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1 - 10 of 398 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow, legit Mexican going on here. It might be over simplistic but I gauge my Mexican experience based on the salsa first a foremost and by my 8th bowl in, I settled on it being freaking awesome. Granted the $3.50 house margaritas probably helped, but...More

Thank CelticMin
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You're brilliant and we thank you. Visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here 3 times during our week long vacation in OC. We loved the chips & salsa so good and fresh. The queso as an appetizer was fantastic, definitely some of our favorite ever. Our absolute favorite was the goat cheese stuffed chile rellenos,...More

Thank cheyfaith
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much! Rellenos are one of our favorite menu items too!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good--we had guacamole, taco salad, double taco and burrito. For kids, I don't recommend the chicken tenders. Service was slow, and they seemed more interested in talking to friends at bar area. I would definitely go back.

Thank Danny C
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's quite possible that you could have caught a server in an off moment when they were distracted, but I assure you the staff is really dedicated to providing good service. I do hope you make it back in soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was good, fast and friendly. The food was average. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. I had the chile relleno combo. That came with a chile relleno ( a poblano pepper stuffed with either cheese or chorizo) a chicken enchilada and a...More

Thank Lourdes R
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We do hope you come back and possibly try something else from the menu. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after reading that they offer vegan options. Food was tasty and my family being vegan was happy to see that they offered vegan cheese however, they nickel and dime you for everything. My nephew wanted nachos with Beans, sautéed onion, and vegan...More

1  Thank MGLK
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello there! Thank you for the review and we appreciate your comments. It's true that if toppings are added to Mother's Nachos, we do charge for them. Our vegan cheese is also quite expensive, so that's the purpose of the $3 "veganize" charge. We do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This food was awful. The rice was still crunchy. A chicken chimichanga was full of mushy, nasty chicken. Also the fajita burrito left so much to be desired. Basically we paid 50 to sit and eat chips and salsa (which was just ok)....very disappointed.

Thank Shannon H
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I can't say I know what went wrong here, but I do hope you'll give us another try!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is smaller than it seems, and it's a popular spot so there can be a long wait to get a table. Service is pretty good. Food is very good. Don't get filled up on the chips though...there's a lot of food. I had...More

Thank gcvsd-cy
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surf & turf with steak, ahi tuna, and chicken was very blend. No flavor what so ever. Did not appreciate the way staffs were bringing food to customers. They do not use tray to bring out food. Each waiting staff was carrying food on their...More

Thank Getachew T
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Not sure what to say to this. All of our menu items are loaded with custom blended spices, fresh herbs, lime, salt, etc...But taste is subjective and it seems we didn't meet your expectations. So, your server carried food in his armpit? I think your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken tacos are delicious. Make sure you get the homemade flour tortillas. The owner takes a lot of care to ensure all the guests are well cared for. Kudos to her! Great job!

Thank Kim H
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this thoughtful review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had chicken tacos with rice and black beans and chips and guac and it was delicious. We sat at the bar because the restaurant was busy. We had great service by the bartender and was happy they sold Hoop Tea! Great place for tourists or...More

Thank JenBrady17
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review...and we love Hoop Tea!

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kjmaggio
26 October 2016|
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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!
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Timothy a
28 April 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
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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