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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 #87 of 420 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: $0 - $92
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 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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Adelaide Sa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's so nice to sit at a table outside in the warm air & enjoy their nice views & wonderful food. The steaks were so good my husband had one four nights in a row! The size of the meals & prices were really good value. Staff were also very efficient & friendly. Why would you go anywhere else!

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

Dear Adelaide Sa Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor,I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the meals,service and atmosphere at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, we are certainly blessed here in Far North Queensland with the beautyful weather and scenerie. Regards More

Melbourne
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went here on a few occasion whilst in Cairns for lunch, we found the food to be fresh and really nice with amazing views also great spot to have a few drinks. Our friends that live in Cairns love this place and I can see why, we will be back

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

Dear Claude-AUS Thank you very much for your review on tripadvisor, i am very glad that you mentioned the freshness of the dishes prepared by Mondo chefs because most of the ingrediences used in Mondo's dishes are locally sourced, i hope we can welcome you and your Cairns friends back soon. Regards More

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went again after a year. Such a lovely location but food has gone downhill. Cairns local and used to love this place. Ordered Bbq pulled pork salad. So disappointed. So bland. Then they clean half table. Leave the rest. Not asked if food nice. Maybe they no its terrible. All used glasses still on table and its dead. Used bathroom... More

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

Dear PaulT Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill and welcome to trip advisor. I am very disappointed that we didn’t life up to your expectations. Your comments will be well communicated with the kitchen and service team. We take all feedback serious and would like to thank you that you brought your concerns to our... More

Cairns, Qld
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Mondos has been a favourite of ours for years and still is. The food is great, a little pricey but for a special occasion worth it. Sitting outside on a sunny day, cannot be beaten

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

Dear jimmyboyqld Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, and thank you for your loyalty. I hope we can welcome you back soon. regards More

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After a day of flat battery and an endless search for a car park it was good to discover this place. We had lamb souvlaki which was basically four lamb chops pita bread and a Greek salad. Price was probably reasonable considering the location on Cairns boardwalk. My only gripe would be a 1.5% surcharge on credit cards - not... More

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

Dear PaulC Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via trip advisor, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the location, meals and the service provided. I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Far North Queensland. Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant Manager Mondo Cafe Bar and... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant last night while walking along the wharf. The atmosphere looked great. It's located right on the water and has a great set up with romantic lighting. To top it off they had a very talented young man singing. The staff were really welcoming and seated us straight away. No fuss!! The food was great and... More

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

Dear Melissa Aussie Thank you very much for your kind words and i hope we can welcome you back in the near future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

we went there tonight had the mondo bbq what a lovely presented meal that tasted as good too will definitely return when I next visit cairns

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

Dear Matt S Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via trip advisor, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. Our hanging Mondo BBQ is very popular and always receives great feedback, looking forward to see you at Mondo on your next trip to Cairns Sincerely More

Bundaberg
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a part of the Hilton Hotel in Cairns, the Staff are top shelf, they are very young but highly trained to smile and really make you feel welcome. Tap beer is somewhat limited so it would be great to see another 10 different taps put in but the food was excellent. Great range of different food to eat.... More

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

Dear GregoryB Bundaberg Thanks for your kind words, i am delighted to read that you enjoyed the meals, drinks and the service provided. I hope we can welcome you back to Cairns and Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill soon. Greetings to Bundaberg More

Queensland
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited twice this week for lunch. It's a lovely setting right on the inlet with the Hilton right above. It's a perfect location for lazing away an afternoon with a lovely view. The menu is broad with many options. You can have a full meal, salad or just a snack. I had the smoked salmon salad both times and was... More

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

Dear AndyOz Thank you very much for your review on trip advisor, I will make sure to pass on your comments to our Head Chef Dharshi and the entire team, thank you very much and i hope we can welcome you back in the near future perhaps for a smoked salmon salad, Kind Regards More

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Perfect view, amazing food, wonderful atmosphere. At night the trees have fairy lights in them which is so nice. Not cheap but good as a treat. I have eaten here a lot and have to say the only bad experience I had was on a Sunday which was the day before a public holiday - they charged an additional 10%... More

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

Dear Louise O Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill via tripadvisor, I am glad to read that you enjoyed your meals, the athmoshere and service, regarding your comments about surcharge, the only surcharge we charge is 1.5% for credit cards, we have not charged any public holiday surcharge in years. I... More

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