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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

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Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 133
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    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 22
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice location

If your looking for a great value for your money and want to dine at the marina this is your place! Right on water lots of locals

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If your looking for a great value for your money and want to dine at the marina this is your place! Right on water lots of locals

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Thank RicoOcheyedan
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear RicoOcheyedan Thank you very much for your review I am very glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I continue to go to mondo's as its outdoors, right in the water and has a great grass area for the kids to play. However the food is very average which is disappointing considering how amazing the location is. It always takes forever to get a drink and we have never waited less than 40 mins for our meals.

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1 Thank Lily S
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Lily S Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, I am disappointed to read that we didn't meet your expectations on several occasions. I will communicate your concerns with the entire team and we will come up with solutions to solve the shortfall in service and food quality as soon as possible. Thank... More 

Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

our group of six people were there to celebrate a birthday and we ordered entrée for the table mixed breads and dips and before we hardly started eating these the mains was being delivered, so we told the waitress to please take them back and wait until we had all finished entrée. That was fine but within 4 to 5... More 

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1 Thank rssdoug
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear rssdoug Thank you very much for your feedback and for bringing the shortfall in service to my attention. I will pass on your feedback regarding the speedy dinner service to our executive chef for review. Thank you for mentioning the excellent food and service we are known for and I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently had a evening at mondos on a table of eight. Food came out fast and was tasty. Have to order all drinks at bar which is not the best service when you are dining out, we would have drank more cocktails if they did table service. Great view and they provide much needed mozzie spray in the tropical summer... More 

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Thank Dee L
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Dee L Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the overall experience at Mondo and hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Daventry, England
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When to Modo cafe for a light lunch and a glass of wine. It is on the board walk so a lovely place just to watch the world go by. Very pleasant staff and good service. Would highly recommend this place.

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Thank mickeymow1965
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Mickeymow1965 Thank you very much for your great feedback, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the meals, service and the atmosphere at Mondo Café Bar and Grill. I hope we can welcome you back soon, Kind Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Hilton and had made arrangements to meet local Cairns friends at Mondos at 7pm on Australia Day, my husband used to eat there before retirement and always enjoyed the outside near the water. This evening we chatted for a while, and had some drinks, as it was it turned out we chatted too long, when... More 

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Thank Peen2014
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Peen 2014 Can you please contact me personally on Marcus.Kerschbaumer@hilton.com so I can investigate further what happened on that night, Kind Regards More 

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned to have dinner at Mondos but lost interest after waiting in line for over 15 minutes to order, and this was at 630pm prior to " the rush". Instead, we queued for another 15 minutes to buy drinks. Plenty of staff behind the bar, but only 1 serving drinks, balance too busy talking amongst themselves. Beer glass... More 

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Thank PVK01
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear PVK01 I am very disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your time with us, I am sorry that you had to wait in line and do apologise for that. I will get the team together and use your feedback to improve our service. I hope you give us another change next time around. Kind Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at Mondo one night, it has a nice casual feel to it and the staff were friendly. I had a fabulous curry and my husband had the ribs. Would eat there again.

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Thank JoannaE01
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear JoannaE01 Thank you very much for your great feedback, I will make sure to pass it on to the entire team, I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently discovered this beautiful location to dine amidst a very relaxing atmosphere. Of an early evening we were able to enjoy a nice meal and it was quite peaceful as it seemed the influx had not yet arrived, but was to be expected because notably most tables were reserved. Nonetheless, room was made for us. All staff were very friendly... More 

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Thank Ash D
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Ash D Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via Tripadvisor, I am very glad to read that you enjoyed the meals , the service and the atmosphere at Mondo. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

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307 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great, relaxing place to sit and have a drink by the water. Food looked good too, but we were just there for drinks sitting outside. Helpful staff sorted a table for us in the shade

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Thank MaryBarryJackdon
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear MaryBarryJackdon Thank you very much for your review via tripadvisor, I am very glad that you enjoyed your afternoon drinks with us and hope we can welcome you back soon for lunch or dinner. Kind Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 6780

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 92
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?