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Roca Roja Cantina

4.4
192 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Roca Roja is situated on the beautiful marsh front in Cherry Grove at 806 Sea Mountain Hwy in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
With two unique floors, First floor- upscale Mexican restaurant and Second floor- casual open air Cantina, there is something for all!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 192 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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SarahD
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roca Roja is a very nice restaurant.Our server Ray was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend for good food and great view.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so friendly and awesome!

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EdwardJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ver nice place with a view of the marsh. Food was delicious

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CaroleW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was blown away. Been there several times before for average experience. This time food was incredible. Must have new cook. Waiter was first day on job and excellent. Only negative , restaurant hit at all crowded and yet food took a solid hour to come out! Octopus recommended by waiter was a hit. Fajitas were way better than ever before. Quest dip with chirizio was very good. Gold margarita was strong and good - need to stir it. Tap beer was cold, although a cold glass would have made it better.
View as always was gorgeous. Sit outside, they have heaters and TVs. Inside is a waste.

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JoeF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, especially the Enchiladas Suiza and the Chili Relleno
Roca Roja has become our new favorite Mexican restaurant. The view of the marshes from the outside dining is so beautiful.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for next level mexican type cuisine. The outside seating is awesome. Service is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Kitchen times were a little slow, but the food was worth the wait and service was great!!!

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vipAnnieb
Charleston
89 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our second visit to this restaurant. Maybe they were having some kitchen/staffing issues this time. Food was very slow to arrive, however the view is pretty good from the outside porch.

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TameraM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is delicious, great service and beautiful outdoor seating options

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maryk426
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the employees were very nice

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vipDoug58
Atlanta
94 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A surprise. The shrimp crevice was great followed by mole enchiladas a d pastor tacos. Great service in lieu of trying times to secure a waiting staff. Appreciated how all staff members stepped in to assist from drinks to courses. A pleasant surprise - both food/service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here multiple times - best (and only) SoCal Mexican food in the strand. Wait staff is enthusiastic about the food which speaks well for the chef. Great food with a great view outside.

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HungryFamily
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here! The chips and queso were so tasty we almost skipped dinner. We had the tacos dorados and tacos el pastore and both were large and quite tasty. Tim our server was incredibly helpful addressing a food allergy and providing suggestions for dessert.
Our margaritas were excellent and we look forward to returning and indulging our taste buds soon!

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vipTransplant2007
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good margaritas and shrimp tacos. Our friends really enjoyed the chicken tortilla soup. And our server Jason was attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. We'll be back.

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TheresaF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and we love being able to sit outside and watch the marsh while we eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food is ok. Service was very good and the outside balcony seating is very nice.

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ceejay
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat on the deck with an amazing view at sunset.
The waiter came over and asked what we wanted to drink. We asked what was offered for happy hour (we saw a sign when entered). He told us the deck didn’t qualify for happy hour drinks!!! We asked why and he didn’t know. So he checked and came back and said it’s only offered upstairs where the band is playing. Not cool.
The food was amazing and the drinks were tasty. Our waiter was great. It’s pretty pricey for what you get but overall a great place to go.

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vipAndy
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, nice view.

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viplc21
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! Service was great! They had a fun DJ playing 80smusic! We had some margaritas and danced a bit.
I recommend the Roca as a great fun place with good food!

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KayP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location, very good service and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite new spot!! Josh is the best we will ask for him everytime. Jill upstairs is wonderful as well. You won’t get a better view in town

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Wow! I’ve waited all summer to try this place and wish I hadn’t! Love the staff, location, ambience and especially the food!!!!!

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KyleF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not know about this place, took my wife there for dinner and it was just a nice experience! Living in the beach can be a drag with wait times but not this place! Food was great service was great we had a blast! Highly recommended!!

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slce123
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view outside dining, salsa for chips very small, guacamole appetizer very bland. Steak in fajitas very good. Had confusion on order but maybe no ones fault. Asked for steak and chicken fajitas and received two orders one of steak and one of chicken so too much food and too much money - just wanted one order of chicken and steak. No pitchers of beer available - only small glass and wasn’t chilled glass or mug. Waiter very friendly and efficient,

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Beach
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service was expected so the waitress was good. We ate upstairs for Happy Hour. Should have gotten the happy hour nachos instead of the entree, there is enough to share.

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vipRandyW
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great drinks. Exceptional service. Highly recommended.

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ToriW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor seating overlooking Cherry Grove Marsh. Excellent server. Had the local catch tacos (cobia) delicious. House margarita with fresh squeezed lime, queso dip has chorizo and is a generous portion. Chips were tasty and just the right thickness for dipping.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent from start to finish. Food is fresh and homemade and you can tell. Our server was fantastic and everything was very timely. Love the setting and view and the upstairs looked great for a girls night out. Will be back for sure.

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vipK2925
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The wait staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely go again!

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vipRVAFoodie
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Mexican food I've ever had!! Amazing drinks and the food was not your typical cheese slide Mexican. Unique and fresh ingredients in both the drinks and the food. Staff was super nice too!!

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VickieT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food could have been warmer, seemed to have been under heat lamps perhaps and couple dinners were better than others. Plentiful portions. Very nice outside patio with a view. Would go back and try again next time in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Atmosphere, drinks. Appetizers and live music - all good.
Food and service poor.

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SuziB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Was very disappointed!!! Horrible time management with reservations.. the salsa was good and cheese dip…Our meals were cold and not very tasty

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CindyM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So here’s the thing. This restaurant is outstanding! When it first opened, definitely there were issues… Covid related issues! We locals are missing out if we don’t support this restaurant. The food is excellent, The location is perfect what a beautiful view of the marsh, the wait staff friendly and efficient. All of our restaurants have suffered with a lack of staffing. We need to show them grace and support them. It was five of us and we all were delighted with the food and the drinks!

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Disappointed
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our second time eating at this restaurant. The food is always good once they get the order correct. This time the flank steak was cooked well done when ordered medium. Well done flank steak is extremely tough. The flank steak is still tough with medium but at you can eat it. We made reservations for dinner. The restaurant was empty with only one party inside. The outside porch had 5 tables occupied. The hostess needs more experience in greeting customer manager upon arrival. We had to wait 10 minutes while the hostess said the table was being cleaned. We could see a table that the other hostess was cleaning. However when we were taken to the table, we didn’t sit at the one that was being cleaned. We were seated at one of the many empty tables. Why make us wait for a table to be cleaned when it was not even the table we were going to. Overall the restaurant is okay. The management needs to work on ensuring the kitchen gets the order correct and needs to work on the hostess receiving customers better when they walk in the door.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for authentic Mexican. The fundido was excellent with homemade chorizo. We had enmodoladas and camarones al mezcal- both were delicious. The wait staff was very passionate about the menu which speaks well of the chef. I am local and will be back.

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TheresaF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing! The view is amazing! The service was excellent The first time, and fair The second time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Was not disappointed. Server Joshua was amazing. Very informative and attentive. Complimented his chef and co-workers. Great overall experience. Would recommend. Ask for Joshua!

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vipTyTo
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere.....generous portions.....the fresh fish tacos and the shrimp tacos were delicious.

FAQs

Roca Roja Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 663-2777.

Roca Roja Cantina is rated 4.4 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.