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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 102
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    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 15
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A lovely meal with an amazing view

We were quickly seated at our reserved table outside so we could take in the view of the inlet. I ordered Indonesian Chicken Sate and my son who is a fussy eater only wanted the Chicken Caesar Wrap with French fries (this was on the lunch menu only but they very kindly made it for him). I very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
ChristineH4132
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were quickly seated at our reserved table outside so we could take in the view of the inlet. I ordered Indonesian Chicken Sate and my son who is a fussy eater only wanted the Chicken Caesar Wrap with French fries (this was on the lunch menu only but they very kindly made it for him). I very much enjoyed... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A stunning location to wind down at the end of the week. Great food, fabulous service and chilled out listening to great live music on the waterfront. Just perfect!

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The view is indeed very nice. Ask for a outdoor table if you book. The food was well above average. Mexican Fajita and sate?!?! was sooo delicious with fantastic view. Staff members were really well trained and very helpful indeed.

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

Dear Ungsmom Thank you very much for your great feedback on your recent visit to Mondo Café Bar and Grill. I will make sure I pass it on to all our team members. See you back soon at Mondo. Kind Regards More 

Melbourne
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

View was impressive but very casual venue. Drinks are expensive (but maybe I'm over having to pay more for a soft drink compared to my drinking friends alcohol). Food was nice, service ok.

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

Dear Jimmy_Toby Thank you very much for reviewing Mondo Café Bar and Grill via trip advisor, I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An average café, food was Ok but a bit on expensive side for what you got, as were the drinks. Food and Drink service was slow, as it seems to always be quite busy, probably due to its location on the wharf area just below the Hilton

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

Dera RocketRodBlue Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill on tripadvisor, I am very disappointed to read that we didnt meet your expectations. I will share your feedback with our team members and use it to improve our service. Kind Regards More 

Noosa Heads
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712 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This café was below the Hilton in Cairns and clearly was not run by the Hilton but you could charge to your room. It was atypical Asian café and a little untidy. The service was friendly enough but I think the Hilton could do better

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

Dear Oldjack I am very disappointed that we didn't meet your expectations, i will make sure your comments are well communicated with the entire team. Kind Regards More 

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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When I have visitors who havent been to Cairns before this is a place I always take them. The meals are always tasty and reasonably priced. The view is always great and ever changing being right on the water. Sometimes we just have a few drinks and enjoy the view and no one ever seems to mind. The staff are... More 

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

Dear Russel G Thank you very much for your review on trip advisor, i will make sure to pass on your positive feedback to all staff members at Mondo, hope you will be back soon. Kind Regards More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stunning view, great food, wonderful staff that always look after us. Great place to go with a mob. Our Cairns favourite x

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

Dear Stella G Thank you very much for reviewing us via trip advisor, and thank you for your patronage, looking forward to see you next time at Mondo, Kind Regards More 

Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant, waiter was superb... All kids were given colouring in, drinks were filled numerous times and meals were beautiful. The live music was just what we needed to end our Cairns holiday. Thanks Mondo perfect way to end our cruisy holiday with amazing service and food .

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

Dear NatalieWilliamson76 I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your time at Mondo and your stay in beautiful Cairns. Sony your waiter on the night was delighted about the feedback he received from you. I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

a small group of friends met for an evening meal at Mondo's it was was very enjoyable lovely food and the staff could not do enough great experience a wonderful night

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

Dear Dennis 695 Thank you very much for your review, and your kind words. I will make sure to share your feedback with the entire staff at Mondo. 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 92

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?