Mother's Cantina

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 20 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Dairy-Free, Vegan Friendly + 8 more
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2810 North Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 289-1330
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    5 ratingJune 21, 2017

    many items are naturally gf, and labeled on the menu. waitress was knowledgeable. corn chips are fried separate from gluten. my celiac kiddo was excited to have appetizers as many restaurants do not have gf apps. we recommend the guac and 3 pepper queso dip. tacos can be made with soft or hard corn shells, all meats are naturally gf. food was amazing, kiddo had no reactions. our new go to in town

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    5 ratingFebruary 11, 2017

    Fajitas were amazing! Very good wait staff! Fantastic food!

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2016

    This is the most gf accommodating Mexican restaurant I have ever come across. Everything corn is fried separately from gluten. They can make any dish gf except burritos leaving a ton of options on the menu. Our server was happy to answer my questions which is always appreciated.

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    2 ratingAugust 03, 2016

    Well intentioned but super spicy and not a lot of choices

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2016

    Fantastic food and great awareness of cross-contamination. About 85% of their food is naturally gluten-free.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2016

    Showed up at midnight and got quick amazing GF tacos. Not sure why the $$$ rating, the tacos are $3 and they are large. I ordered 5 and only ate 3. Manager on duty was knowledgeable. Affordable drinks and decent nightlife. They serve food until 1am which is a dream when you're out with friends and want to join in a late night meal. Usually I end up hungry watching people eating while we're out late.

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2016

    Wonderful owners named Ryan and Neeley! VERY knowledgeable about food allergies! Amazing food that was FRESH and local! Love this place! My son and I both have wheat allergies and they are more than accommodating!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2016

    My aon has Celiac. We went to Mother's Cantina. waitress knowledgeable and very helpful. They have a lot of GF options. will be coming here to eat again. go early because it gets busy.

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    1 ratingAugust 08, 2015

    I can give only one star because we never even got to eat. We arrived and were waiting in line behind several families. A sign asked that we wait to be seated but no hostess appeared. We decided to sit at the bar to avoid the wait but the bartender never even looked our way. We went to leave and the other families who were ahead of us left as well. We saw no hostess still, no wait staff, and a few empty tables that no one had bussed from the time we came in. We were very disappointed.

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    4 ratingAugust 07, 2015

    We had a very celiac-literate waitress who understood our daughter's needs thoroughly. There is not a separate gluten free menu, but because they fry corn tortillas separately than flour, many corn dishes are already GF. We were happy to be at a Mexican restaurant where my daughter could eat chips and salsa b/c of the designated fryer. The restaurant is very small though, so go at a slightly off time or be prepared to have a long wait.

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    1 ratingJanuary 10, 2015

    well after reading the website I was excited that they said they would custom make gf meals for you, after getting there I was told I could only eat a few things! Disappointed to say the least! The service we had was mediocre, I didnt even get asked if I wanted my water refilled, at least I tried it. I won't go back for another meal though!

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    4 ratingDecember 06, 2014


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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    Excellent food, great and knowledgeable servers. They know their way around gf for sure. Pretty much anything on the menu can and will be made gf. Definitely coming back.

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2013

    The food was great and the wait staff was wonderful with allergies/sensitivities. They were able to modify meals for both me and my mom (I'm gluten/soy free and mom is vegan and gluten/soy free). I would highly recommend this place.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2013

    Knowledgable staff, kid friendly, almost anything can be made gluten free. Delicious and you will not leave hungry.

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    4 ratingAugust 22, 2013

    Delicious guacamole and chips. The fish tacos were great as well!

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2013

    Lots of options & knowledgable staff. Tortilla chips and sides are all wheat free. Good Ocesn City option.

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    3 ratingApril 07, 2013

    Most items on menu can be made Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly


  • Dairy-Free
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Mexican
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegan Friendly
12 pm - 2 am
12 pm - 2 am
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12 pm - 2 am

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