About Us

Side Street Cantina offers a place where  strangers and friends alike could come and enjoy great food, great drink in a great atmoshere. They have done just that with Side Street Cantina. Don’t take our word for it though, we would prefer that you come and see for yourself! 

And when we say “see ” we mean to experience that literally. When you walk-in and see the open-air kitchen that the restaurant is centered around you understand quickly that the food is the star here. From our made fresh salsa and chips to our “mild to wild” entrees you’ll realize this is not just another Mexican restauarant. As you enjoy your “Side Street Rita” deciding on what to have for dinner, why not start with our Mango Sea Dip made with summer-fresh cubed mango and avocado, grilled shrimp, garlic, red pepper, jalapeno, vinegar and pico de gallo. 

For dinner we offer all the standard Mexican fare, (our Pork Carnitas are a local’s favorite), to a taste of Southern California with our fresh grilled fish tacos. Or maybe you would prefer a plate of our “Peruvian style” ceviche which consists of fresh raw fish, calamari and shrimp marinated in citrus juices seasoned with fresh garlic, aji amarillo (a sweet Peruvian yellow pepper) and Japanese salt. Many consider our’s to be the best in Tidewater. And since most of the menu is prepared fresh on the grill, watching your choice being created only adds to the enjoyment. Still not sure? Just check out our menu & specials ahead of time. 

The restaurant’s layout makes for great choices, regardless of what you want your afternoon or evening to be. A cozy evening out to share a delicious meal? Our eclectic dining room is for you. Maybe you would prefer an opportunity to “mingle” over appetitizers? Why not visit our always friendly staffed bar. Or just maybe that wonderful meal. Regardless of your choice, please come and visit us so that you too can see why the locals are always saying, “Sexy hot beats, even better eats…Side Street Cantina!”