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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Friendly Service, Good Food, But a bit too WIndy to be Outside

Bre, at Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, made a dinner reservation for the expedition guests at Mondo Cafe on the evening before we left Cairns for the Coral Sea Expedition. Normally, I think this would have been a great choice, except it was just a bit too windy to eat outside. You order food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Giant_Stride_SCUBA
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Sykesville, Maryland
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I already ate a couple times at Mondo's. The food is so tasty, expecially the fajitas, I love them! The staff is friendly and the customer service is great. It's a good place to eat with an extraordinary view!

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Large variety of great meals and the beer and wine were nice and cold. If you had children room to run around.

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

Dear Graeme W Thank you very much for reviewing us on tripadvisor, i hope we can welcome you back to FNQ soon. Kind Regards More 

Sykesville, Maryland
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Bre, at Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, made a dinner reservation for the expedition guests at Mondo Cafe on the evening before we left Cairns for the Coral Sea Expedition. Normally, I think this would have been a great choice, except it was just a bit too windy to eat outside. You order food and drinks at the bar and the... More 

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

Dear Giant_Stride_SC... Thank you very much for reviewing us on trip advisor, i am very happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and the service at Mondo. I hope you enjoyed your diving trip with Mike Ball. Kind Regards More 

Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Always a favourite destination when in Cairns. Whether for lunch , dinner or a casual coffee or wine it's one of the best spots to be in Cairns. A relaxing view to die for and the food is excellent. A favourite is the vegetarian curry. On chosen evenings there is also live entertainment. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Kazzy6 Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via trip advisor, great to read that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Excellent chicken curry! Lovely location - lots of tables al fresco Prices are reasonable and service was very quick. Not fancy, but good food

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

Dear nooknerd Thank you very much for reviewing us on tripadvisor, the chicken curry is one of our most popular dishes and i am very glad that you enjoyed it too. I hope you will have time to come back for a visit before travelling back to canada. Kind Regards More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Everything perfect. Very nice view and friendly staff. Awesome food.

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

Dear Tiger Chan Hwang Thank you very much for your positive feedback, i hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

FNQ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful setting, superb food friendly staff. what more do you want!!!! Very busy on the day but staff was very friendly and helpful and the waiting time for our order wasn't long at all considering there were 17 people in our party

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

Dear Dotti 888 Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via tripadvisor, Mother's Day was indeed a great success and i am very happy to read that you and your family enjoyed it. I hope we can welcome you back soon, Kind Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Popped in for lunch on fajita Wednesday. Food decent and tasty. Priced sensibly with friendly staff. Worth a visit, not quite worth a very good rating.

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

Dear Bangerinoz Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, I am very glad to read that you enjoyed the Fajitas, the friendly staff. I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to FNQ. Kind Regards More 

Kirribilli, Australia
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The location is marred by many mosquitos (repellent is at the bar when you go to order). Food is really pedestrian, caesars and burgers etc, okay for a feed but nothing to write home about or go into too much detail here.

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

Dear TheConstantEater Thank you very much for reviewing us via tripadvisor, I hope we can welxome you back in the future. Kind Regards More 

Launceston, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I enjoyed having a few drinks here last Thursday night. Its well located across from the Hilton and has great water views. The drinks were a little pricey. The staff were a bit stand-offish and more interested in complaining about their shifts and other stuff than they were in serving the customers. We left for another location as soon as... More 

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

Dear Mark C Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via tripadvisor, i am sorry you didnt enjoy your time at Mondo and I will make sure your comments are communicated with the entire team. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?