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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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Ranked #111 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: $0 - $92
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had business partners in town went for drinks and platters in afternoon.... only chips, fried chicken wings and deep fried prawns avail...no anti pasto.. and the service was non existent considering we were spending alot of money on drinks.. was embarrassing for our guests... will not be returning... the restaurant opposite will be our next visit..

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

Dear Collin K Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill and welcome to trip advisor. I am disappointed to read that you didn’t enjoy your time at Mondo. Between 2:30pm and 5:30pm we only serve a small selection of starters to give our chefs a well deserved break and to get ready for dinner service. I... More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here. The caesar salads are huge! Delicious but you need to be hungry. Good value for money.

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

Dear Joycesoar Thank you very much fro reviewing us on tripadvisor, you are right we are very well known by locals and tourist for our generous serving sizes.I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to FNQ. Kind Regards More 

Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Cairns for 4 nights and spent every afternoon at Mondo for a beer or cocktail and even stayed for dinner once. Drinks are cold and meals are delicious. Couldn't fault the service. Very popular location right on the waterfront. Live music added to the relaxed tropical ambience.

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

Dear Charmaine S Thank you very much for reviewing us on tripadvisor, i will make sure your positive feedback is shared with the management and all team members. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Gurgaon, India
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were in Cairns and had come back to our Hotel Hilton after spending the day @Kuranda so were feeling a bit tried. We decided to eat in the Hotel. Walked into Modo's and were taken in the sheer energy the crowds were generating and of course the beautiful view of Cairns harbour. The restaurant was packed which proved to... More 

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

Dear Rajeshwar Dayal M Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill on tripadvisor.I will pass on your feedback to all team members and hope we can welcome you back one day to tropical north queensland. Kind Regards More 

Cairns
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This restaurant/cafe is a great spot for a meal on a hot night. We dined there last night and with a table out beside the water the location couldn't have been better. The food is not particularly good and is obviously made ahead of time and heated as my curry appeared about 5mins after ordering it. Staff were helpful and... More 

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

Dear maggie-mac54 Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor and thank you for mentioning the great atmosphere and the great service you received. In regards to the meals, most of our meals are cooked to order however with our curries that is impossible. Our curries are pre cooked for up to 2 hours to... More 

Norfolk, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were staying at the Hilton and went here to eat because of its convenience, not knowing that it was part of the hotel. The place was crowded and noisy but the food very good value for money. Portions were huge. The only downside was that it took a while to get used to the self-service aspect of the place.... More 

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

Dear carbonic Thank you for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill on tripadvisor, i am very glad you enjoyed your stay at Hilton Cairns and the meals served at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill.Thank you for taking the time writing this review and i hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Australia. Kind Regards More 

NYC
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I ate here because I was staying at the hotel and there were torrential rains at the time. The food is like TGIF/Chilis/Applebees quality and the place gets crazy noisy. The only plus is that it has a decent ocean view.

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

Dear rubyeveryday Thank you very much for reviewing us via tripadvisor, I am disappointed to read that we didn’t meet your expectations. Please be assured that your comments will be communicated with the entire team. Regards More 

Ko samui
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice relaxing place on the City fringe with good food and drinks. It's an easy dress-down kind of place that many of the Cairns locals enjoy for Inch and dinners.

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

Dear jandaKosamui Thnak you very much for your feedback on tripadvisor, I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Far North Queensland. Kind Regards More 

Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great location on the harbor and the food is good (if a bit pricey). But get there just before dusk and sit out on the lawn as close to the water as you can get. As you sip your drink, you can watch hundreds (maybe thousands) of Spectacled Flying Foxes leave their roosts to fly from the city across the... More 

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

Dear Ken C Thnak you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via trip advisor, I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Australia. Kind Regards More 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The seating for this restaurant is predominantly outside on the grassed area right near the water. It was very relaxing and had the great tropical feeling that you get when dining outdoors in North Queensland. The food was really nice (good serving size) and the service was quick.

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

Dear Cathy R Thank you very much for your positive review via tripadvisor, i hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

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Additional Information about Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

Address: Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4052 6780
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 92

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