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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

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Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sizzling fajitas and view

The sizzling fajitas are my faves.. And you cant go past the location on the waterfront.. Its order at the bar not table service but prices are good, cocktails are great and beer is cold.. All the food gets a thumbs up with my family. We have never had a bad meal

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Patchouli1978
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The sizzling fajitas are my faves.. And you cant go past the location on the waterfront.. Its order at the bar not table service but prices are good, cocktails are great and beer is cold.. All the food gets a thumbs up with my family. We have never had a bad meal

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Cairns
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

As a regular to this establishment, there is always a risk that they will disappoint. On this occasion, the weather was not particularly pleasant with overcast skies and threat of showers. Being seated outside under the awning was always going to be a risk. But hey we are risk takers. We accepted the wind and some creeping shower spray but... More 

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

Dear Martin B Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via tripadvisor, and thank you for your kind words. I am very glad to see that you have returned many times after a bad experience at Mondo in the past. Kind Regards More 

Humpty Doo, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Mondo's is our favorite watering hole, and occasional dining/lunching, restaurant when visiting Cairns. The restaurant has the best location in Cairns, overlooking the Trinity Inlet and the hills behind. The menu is varied and the prices are reasonable. Kids menu is great. You have to order your meals at the bar and get your own drinks. The staff are always... More 

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

Dear NilsAndMary Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. I will make sure to pass on your comments to the entire team. See you on your next visit. Kind Regards More 

Erskine, Renfrewshire
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went along here with a party of ten, pre-booked. It was a family gathering of young and old. We had a small problem from the outset when the restaurant announced that they had no record of our booking, almost inferring that as a party of ten we had just taken a chance! That said they fairly quickly arranged a... More 

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

Dear Erskineblue5 Thank you for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, i am dissapointed that you didn't enjoy the service at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill. However i am very pleased that you enjoyed the meals served, i will pass your comments onto the kitchen team. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Mondo is a restaurant with food to suit many tastes. Portion sizes were large and good value. I enjoyed the asian/indian style dishes on the menu.

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

Dear Neil M Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill on tripadvisor. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your meals at Mondo. We are indeed well known for our generous servings by locals and tourists alike.I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Cairns, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We come here at least once a week just for the Hainanese chicken wings, yummo! Good prices, good service and what a magnificent view. Give it a go.

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

Dear Brendoony Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us via trip advisor, we are all looking forward welcoming you back next week for another serve of Hainanese chicken wings Kind Regards More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had dinner at Mondo's on our first night in Cairns. Located just across from our Hotel along the Boardwalk with lovely views of the harbour. The restaurant was clean, staff were friendly and the meal delicious. Plenty of tables outside to enjoy the views and the lovely surrounds of the boardwalk and gardens.

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

Dear Lorraine S Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

United States
Top Contributor
303 reviews 303 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Just stick to the simole menu choices and you won't be disappointed. Curry dishes were good, but noodle dish was too salty; off-night perhaps? Excellent staff and great view.

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

Dear MrFozzieDoggie Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via trip advisor, i hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

Cairns, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

They were setting up the tables, we were early, they would not allow our elderly uncle to sit in the shade on just one chair, so we sat in the full sun on the public seat till they had set every table.Shame on you and your "Take it or leave it attitude.

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

Dear TriciaT34 I am very disappointed reading your comments. Please contact me on Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com at your ealiest convenience so i can look into this. Kind Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed in cairns for a week and would order from this cafe all the time. The staff weren't friendly and one staff member was even rude to my son..never again did I go there

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

Dear Barry L I was very disappointed to read your comments. We take great pride in our friendly staff and regularly receive positive comments from our guests on our staff. Please contact me on Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com at your ealiest convenience so i can look into this. 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 0 - 92

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?