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Corolla Cantina

) #17 of 56 Restaurants in Corolla $$ - $$$ American, Caribbean,
1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
+1 252-597-1730
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (16 reviews)
“island rice” (3 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
All hours
American, Caribbean, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 3 days ago

Awwww! Thanks y'all!

Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank HNellyT
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here on 2 separate trips to Corolla. First visit, just me and the husband for a few drinks...which were delicious and the staff was incredible. This go round, a few days ago, we had the 3 kiddos with us. Again, drinks were...More

Thank nova_fam_of_5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of us visited this establishment around 2 o'clock on a weekday afternoon. I am gluten intolerant and found a burrito that sounded delicious. I asked to substitute the tortilla for rice so that it could be a gluten free meal. The waitress...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very small and has some seating outside. The menu is small, but the food is very flavorful. The service was average with not overly friendly staff. I thought the food was a little pricey, but isn't it everywhere at the beach? We...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner after touring the wild horses. It was recommended by our tour guide. We almost skipped it since it is in a little plaza and doesn't look overly inviting from the parking lot. We were glad we tried it. We opted...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location...but I didn't know it was there we kind of stumbled upon it. The frozen sangria is very good. Chips and salsa...yum.

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was fast and good. However, when asked for additional plates to share the appetizers and entrees ordered, we were given paper plates. If you are going to charge anywhere between $18 & $24 for an entree and we ask for a plate to share...More

Thank makerofking
Naaadya, Someone that works here at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Why would extra salsa be free? The word EXTRA should have been a dead give away. And I'm sure if you would have asked your waitress for sweet soy and wasabi she would have happily brought you some. Our crabcakes are made w only jumbo...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Eclectic mix of drinks and dinners. Quick service and great food. Really enjoyed our meals...

Thank Emily C
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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