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Mother's Cantina

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-1330
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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28th Street / Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 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
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
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Have been going to Mother's for a few years now and still our favorite place to eat lunch and or dinner. Yes, sometimes twice in a day. Have never been disappointed in any meal we have gotten. The staff is fun and friendly. We used...More

Thank martha l
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Finding restaurants that were open mid week in October was a bit of a gamble. Mother's Cantina was a definite win. Excellent and friendly service from the minute you walk in. Lots of locals which is always a good sign. Hubs had the chicken chimichanga...More

Thank 943ElizabethR
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is definitely a locals place and every spectrum is represented. So it makes it a really fun place to go. You need to go really early or a little later because this place is always busy. The margaritas are fantastic. We ordered the plain...More

Thank klausperch
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Generally most people seem to hit the buffets or the seafood restaurants at the beach, but I absolutely love Mother's Cantina! Their food is always delicious, their margaritas are amazing and the staff is super friendly. I couldn't say a bad thing about this place...More

Thank Penmon2616
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We headed out to find some Mexican and/or seafood on our last night while camping nearby at Assateague State Park. It was Monday night football and the Redskins faithful were starting to crowd into the bar area - which is where we were stuck on...More

Thank KristianJL
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Questions & Answers
25 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!
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
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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