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Mother's Cantina

) #21 of 314 Restaurants in Ocean City $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (100 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant because it was walking distance and raining out. It opened at 4 pm and we arrived at 4:45 there was a 1 hr minimum wait --so we decided to get it to go -- which ended up being -35...More

Thank Becky123q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

read all the reviews and thought this place was phenomenal. Wait was long. The woman who sat us was very nice, so was our waitress. But the prices... Wow. $24 for 4 pieces of shrimp in a fajita. Next was the steak. Chewy. Very chewy....More

Thank Felicia R
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, yes the wait is long, however we do our best to get everyone seated in a timely manner. The shrimp fajita is TEN shrimp over grilled local vegetables, fresh pico de gallo, house made tortillas, local lettuce, house cheese blend, and sour cream. $24...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Mexican Food!!! This place was the best!! Not a fancy place. Not well known in the area kind of a hidden gem!! I heard about it from someone that lived local. This is the second time and they never disappoint. They even have stuff...More

Thank tdake1171
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mother's happy hour is one of the best in Ocean City! The fish tacos are REALLY good and the queso is perfection. Go early though, because it gets crowded!

Thank susanmccarthy67
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review and suggestions!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the absolute best Mexican restaurant that we have found in Ocean City. It has an extensive menu-something for everyone and the food is very fresh and local

Thank Pattilouq
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this thoughtful review. You hit the heart of it...something for everyone, fresh, and local!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mother’s Cantina has expanded. In addition to the existing restaurant, Mother’s has taken over the space formerly help by a pizza place in the same strip mall. Everything remains the same in the Canatina. At this time the “annex” is what I would call more...More

Thank hus4154
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for specifically reviewing the new Tortilla Shop...we are thankful our customers are embracing the added space!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost didn't eat here because there was a 45 minute wait. However, we walked around the block and it wasn't too bad. The food took along time to arrive - about another 50 minutes. However, when it came- it was exactly the way we...More

Thank carlijax23
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this awesome review and for your patience! The wait can be tough in the summer and we're thankful for people like you who choose to make the best of it :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove past this place and said we should stop. We ordered take out and the waitress was really nice and helpful. The food was large portions and very good. It was late but the place was really busy. We will eat there again the...More

Thank tom r
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking a chance on us at Mother's! Hope you make it back to visit soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great, and the tortillas are top notch. Guac is fresh and the food is very good. I had the fajitas and the portion was huge, shared them with my daughter and still couldn't finish my meal. The service was poor. This place is...More

Thank nikkip07
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're always trying to improve in all aspects from food to service, but it looks like something slipped through the cracks and I apologize. That said, PLEASE do give us another shot! We have some great servers and staff that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we visit ocean city we come here. The wait may take a while ( best to ring in adv and put yrselves on the wait list). Child friendly, great margueritas. The food is very good. We love the salsa that comes with the...More

Thank Samantha P
Neely J, Owner at Mother's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the awesome review!

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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