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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (17 reviews)
“rice bowl” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Caribbean, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1159C Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our friends picked up to-go meals from here on our way into town for vacation. Food was all very yummy. I had the sea esta chicken and I enjoyed it. It seemed like a decent amount of food. I actually didn't eat it all. Chips...More

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

Your awesome!!! Hope to see y'all again!!! The Cantina team!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch, searching for good food in the Outer Banks....sat outside which was very pleasant in September. My husband ordered the Sea Esta chicken dish with rice and beans. This came with a pineapple/mango sauce on top of the chicken. He said...More

Thank crocuslover
Naaadya, Someone who doesn't eat at Chipotle at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Well we aren't Chipotle. Sorry things were so-so. I heard Chipotle is pretty good. Your doing great daddy!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after visiting the historic lighthouse across the street. Had the fish burrito. It was great. Service was great too. Very friendly. Everyone at the table enjoyed what they ordered. I'd go back again.

Thank ARI924
Naaadya, Manager at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yessss! We aim to please. Thanks for the review!!!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 5 weeks ago

Awwww! Thanks y'all!

Reviewed 18 August 2017 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

1  Thank HNellyT
Naaadya, Owner at Corolla Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

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

Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 12 August 2017

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 10 August 2017 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

1  Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
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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