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Cantina Marina

Cantina Marina

Bar and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Connor T.
    "The Steak Tacos are to die for and if you happen to be a..."(4 Tips)
    Liz A.
    "Be sure to try the fish tacos!"(9 Tips)
    Blair M.
    "Yummy beers/food plus a great view of the Washington Monument."(10 Tips)
    Jeff S.
    "Bring the pup and enjoy a margarita and nachos."(10 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • scenic views
  • nachos
  • lively
  • casual
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  • Washington Post
    Washington PostAugust 1, 2014
    In addition to fish tacos, there are very good wraps filled with golden shrimp, a po' boy stuffed with juicy tomato slices and crunchy oysters, and a muffuletta that does justice to New Orleans. Read more
  • Garrie F.
    Garrie FarrowMay 19, 2014
    I found out that they are known for there tacos & there is a reason for it. I got the steak tacos and was completely amazed on how good they were. The view was great! Go at sunset.
  • Melissa
    MelissaApril 8, 2013
    Awesome little bar on the water. Hell or High Watermelon beer is the way to go. The Hippie Chick Sammy was also after I added a little ranch dressing (like a fattie) to it!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Grab a seat on the upper level and watch the boats float by on a good day with a drink and some delicious crab nachos.
  • Feld G.
    Feld GiesyMarch 24
    I didn't expect much and was nearly blown away. The beer and micheladas were good (and cheap), food was delicious and fried (but of course), and the view was awesome.
  • Katrina K.
    Katrina KuhnJune 10, 2012
    What a beautiful view of the water! I ordered the steak and chips with queso, and it was delicious! Our server was very friendly and attentive.
  • John D.
    Like the other reviews...its crowded, but grab a table, the food is OK, and the atmosphere is great! An excellent spot for sunset & outdoors
  • Kimberly
    KimberlyJune 5, 2011
    My affection for Catina Marina is all about the location - open air bar on the marina. It's great for an after work drink in the spring and summer.
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GMay 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Absolute fabulous to enjoy warm weather and sip on adult beverages, smoke cigars, and look at beautiful woman. Bartenders are wonderful.
  • Connor T.
    Connor TurnerMay 30, 2011
    The Steak Tacos are to die for and if you happen to be a shrimp fan, the BBQ shrimp are apparently awesome. (Plus it's dog friendly) Read more
  • Liz A.
    Liz AskewApril 21, 2013
    Friendly staff, gorgeous view, cold drinks and great food--what more old you want! Be sure to try the fish tacos!
  • Josh B.
    Josh BlandApril 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Cantina is a sweet outside bar in the Southwest Marina. Just a few short blocks from The SW-Waterfront Metro, and across the street from Arena Stage. Menu is seasfood/Mexican fare with TONS of drink
  • Blair M.
    Blair MJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I shouldn't tell this secret but this is the perfect place to spend the 4th of July. Yummy beers/food plus a great view of the Washington Monument.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostAugust 1, 2014
    Cantina Marina's patio and deck offer views, drinks, music and snacks right on -- make that over -- the Washington Channel. Read more
  • Kendra S.
    Kendra StephensAugust 17, 2014
    The Margarita's a strong and the classic Cadillac Margaritas was amazing. Loved the Jambalaya Pasta.
  • The Blogtrotter Girl
    Do you want to relax? This is the right place. Order a Corina beer, some nachos and enjoy the nice view!
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.August 10, 2014
    Great deck for drinking after work! Fun people watching. The nachos are fantastic!
  • James B.
    James BroadyAugust 12
    Fish tacos, casual beach bar atmosphere, drink specials, friendly staff, fun crowd.
  • foodie h.
    foodie huxtableAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place to booze, nosh and people-watch. Hopefully, they'll bring the mini corn dogs back! SOON.
  • October 26
    The steak tacos are amazing and the vibe is great, even on a chilly October evening!
  • Astrid M.
    Astrid MorescoJuly 18, 2014
    Great spot on the water. Doesn't even feel like your in the city anymore
  • Dan M.
    Dan MillerMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The frozen raspberry margaritas are a little too sweet, but the frozen strawberry margaritas are damn delicious. Order them!
  • Kati R.
    Kati RutherfordMay 6, 2011
    I wish the $11 tacos came with free napkins. Make sure you ask for them at least three times.
  • Bryce B.
    Bryce BenderOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The tacos aren't really enough to fill you up for a meal, but the nachos are.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff StrubeMay 8, 2015
    Bring the pup and enjoy a margarita and nachos. Terrific atmosphere.
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PowellJuly 11, 2015
    Margaritas are good. Don't recommend the fried baskets. Way too greasy. Atmosphere is great.
  • CeCeG
    CeCeGMay 8, 2010
    My favorite neighborhood watering hole. Gets crowded during happy hour but you can't beat the view.
  • Melanie P.
    Melanie PhungAugust 27, 2010
    If you like migas, the kitchen will make them for you during brunch even if they're not on the menu.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    For New Englanders, the fried clam basket here is definitely not a "real" fried clam basket (aka one in Cape Cod).
  • Jen M.
    Jen MakulowichDecember 24, 2014
    Great place to spend a warm weather afternoon
  • Wanda N.
    Wanda Ng FontanaJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great margaritas and awesome view! Love the fish tacos.
  • James A.
    James AndrewAugust 5, 2012
    Watch put if some dbag brings a cigar which they always do here unfortunately.
  • Mackenzie
    MackenzieNovember 11, 2014
    Cold, bad service. Fish tacos smelled fishy which is never a good sign but the steak tacos were delicious.
  • Matthew Z.
    Matthew ZabludMay 28, 2010
    If you're at Cantina Marina, look from the top deck to see if we are partying out on 'Thunder Struck' - the Beekeeper Group boat.
  • Sean F.
    The Austin Skinny Mule is on point!! 👍🏽
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilliamsJune 30, 2015
    Seafood platter but eating around dogs was a huge turn off! Never coming back!
  • Eric P.
    Eric PettyNovember 12, 2015
    Atmosphere is refreshing in the city.
  • Morgan H.
    Morgan HainesMay 27, 2012
    Make sure you caffeinate, hydrate, and intoxicate!
  • Gavin S.
    Gavin SchmidtMarch 8, 2012
    Sit under the plastic palm tree and enjoy the less-than-tropical breezes
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeadeMarch 16, 2011
    Washington Stamp Club meets here every 1st and 3rd Wednesday- 5:30pm.
  • Nonya V.
    Nonya VissnessSeptember 10
    Micheladas (sp?) and the sunsets.
  • Elijah V.
    Elijah VictoriaJuly 28, 2011
    If you come during lunch service is quick and you can sit wherever you want.
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DudzinskiJune 29, 2010
    Spent all afternoon here after Opening Day at Nats Park. God bless margaritas and crab balls.
  • Angela T.
    Angela TrumbaturiMay 29, 2012
    The shrimp tacos are delish.
  • Jules Winnfield
    Jules WinnfieldMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Leila is one of the best bartenders in DC!
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MentastiMay 12, 2013
    Try the Shrimp & Avocado Salad
  • cameron
    cameronOctober 5, 2012
    While you're in SW, might as well get a beer at Cantina Marina.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BlandMay 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    For brunch, get the migas. Its not on the menu, buts delicious
  • Dave F.
    Dave FoertschAugust 11, 2014
    Fish tacos, salsa too
  • Richard H.
    Richard HemmerSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish and shrimp tacos are great!
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