La Doña Restaurante Mexicano

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

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I have dreamed of seeing this restaurant come to life for many years. The concept is close to my heart and in every way a representation of the culture I have been lucky enough to inherit from my home country, Mexico. My family, and specifically my mother, ignited in me a passion for cooking. For La Doña, my husband, Andrea Covino, also inspired me by having a restaurant, Andrea Trattoria Italiana, exemplifying his roots. We have worked endlessly with our sons Luca, Brian, and Carmine as inspiration. Therefore, I hope to share my roots, the true Mexican and specifically Oaxacan cuisine and gastronomy that I learned from my culture. My greatest wish is to bring the light and fresh foods one might find on a beautiful Mexican beach to the shores of Cape May, NJ.

Lucy Covino

Owner, La Doña Mexican Restaurant

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We are closed for the season.

Thank you for a wonderful summer!


What are we serving?

My goal is to bring full-flavored, authentic Mexican and Oaxacan favorites to the shores of Cape May, NJ. Our menu will feature seafood, meats, and vegetarian dishes prepared with fresh, locally-sourced products and produce.

Some of our favorites we are sure you will want to try include:

  • Huachinango Al Mojo De Ajo – Fresh Whole Red Snapper, Fried in a Garlic Marinade
  • Simple and Refreshing Salads
  • A Variety of Tacos (including fresh fish and vegetarian options)
  • Fresh Guacamole – made table side
  • Shrimp Cocktail, Ceviche, and other light seafood dishes perfect for eating on the sand
  • La Doña’s Mole, A family recipe for the traditional savory chocolate sauce
  • Homemade Salsa and Chips
  • Signature Flan, Fruit Sorbets, and Tres Leches Cake
  • Mexican Sodas

La Doña is BYOB

Or as we are known to say, BYOT – Bring your own Tequila!

We always have plenty of Margarita Mixes available.


Fresh Seafood

Fresh Seafood is abundant in the Coastal Regions of Oaxaca.

Our Signature Flan

One of our favorites – Flan

Our Cape May Location

We are in the Carpenter’s Square Mall, less than 500 feet from the Cape May beach.

La Doña Mexican Restaurant

31 Perry St
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5503

fax: (609) 884-4536


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