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Corolla Cantina

$$ - $$$American, Caribbean,
1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
+1 252-597-1730
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (18 reviews)
“coconut rice” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here a handful of times and the food is always good, service always good and friendly and have food/drink specials. You gotta try it out.

Thank Terry804
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop coming off the beach for a late lunch. Quality margaritas: mango. Good value with the taco Tuesday special. Fish burrito in a bowl!

Thank Boomerb1
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We went here for a girls' lunch out, based on other reviews and the menu that offered a little bit of everything without too many choices. Going inside, it was much smaller than we expected, and kind of industrial feeling and the air conditioning was...More

Thank KillerCanary
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My wife, daughter and pup came he after visiting the Shad St beach access. We chose this restaurant because they have an outdoor seating area that allows dogs. After ordering the (the cook and/or owner?) came out and said they didn't have enough of the...More

Thank goblue821
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

We aim to please! So glad you enjoyed your time at the Cantina!!!

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The seafood quesadilla is tasty. The kids weren't impressed with the queso- but the chicken tenders were a hit. Service was pretty quick. The resident spider is a nice touch.

Thank Christine R
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

What spider?

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We love eating here when visiting Corolla Light Resort. Love their nachos, fish tacos, shrimp & crab quesadillas. The restaurant has limited inside seating but has outside seating which is great in the evenings as the sun sets! Great selection of beers and their special...More

Thank Woody1147
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

You guys are awesome and so glad you love our little Cantina!!!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Sooooooo good! Cute little spot with great service and food! We were there on a Friday night and there was some really geat live music inside too!!

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I had a rockfish special with crab balls and both were excellent! The fish was flavorful and cooked to perfection. The crab balls were amazing, no filler and also cooked perfectly. Our server was personal, confident and engaging. We visit Corolla Cantina and the food...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Waitress was dismissive and short. Closer it came to paying the check the "sweeter" she became. Portions were small and no where met the price, drink was watered down. Ordered appetizer and said we were splitting the main dish. She brought both at the same...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We ordered takeout here. Got an Spring roll appetizer, rice bowl, southwest chicken salad and fish sticks for the little ones. The salad wasn’t bad but not memorable. The spring roll appetizer tasted ok but it was gummy. My wife was disappointed in the portion...More

Thank tdsisum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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