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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

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Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 55
    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
Lovely location and food

Fantastic location and food was pretty good value. Our table had steak, prawn pasta and fajitas. I agree with the other reviews the fajitas are the pick on the menu. The pasta was good as well but the steak was lucky last. It wasn't really bad but it wasn't the best for the price charged. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
DoobieSydney
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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Launceston, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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Cairns
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great place for a drink and to watch the sun go down but unfortunately the food has gone down too. Used to be great food but the last two times have disappointed. Last night microwaved bread then the mains turned up whilst still on the starters. Nasi Goreng was lifeless with no seasoning and the wifes curry had three chilli... More 

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Sydney
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location and food was pretty good value. Our table had steak, prawn pasta and fajitas. I agree with the other reviews the fajitas are the pick on the menu. The pasta was good as well but the steak was lucky last. It wasn't really bad but it wasn't the best for the price charged. Service was fast and friendly... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was a great place to eat and to take in the afternoon breezes on the Cairns boardwalk. Relaxed and helpful staff at the restaurant. I would definitely be coming back

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

Dear christine007-12 Thnak you very much for mentioning the friendly and helpful staff in your review on trip advisor. I will make sure to pass on your comments to the team and I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Tumon, Mariana Islands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a very enjoyable meal at Mondos. Not a lot was open on Good Friday, but Mondos was busy. We stopped in as it was right below our hotel. Typically these types of restaurants do not appeal to me, as they tend to be touristy and expensive. I was pleasantly surprised that the food and drink were very reasonable,... More 

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

Dear jlt110719 Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via trip advisor, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your meals, the service and the atmosphere at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill. I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind regards More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went for dinner on our first day in Cairns and were not disappointed. The staff were brilliant and our food was served very promptly. The quality of the good was okay to good - the entree a bit better than my mains choice, but the reason I would return would be for their quality of service. Thank you guys!

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

Dear TravellAR8_7 Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor.I am delighted to read that you had such a great time visiting Mondo. I will make sure to share your comments with the entire team.I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Far North Queensland. Kind Regards More 

Townsville, Australia
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

The views are everything, watching the sun go down after a busy day. The service is casual, the cocktails are very good. There are the occasional Mosquitos, however the bar staff are happy to provide you with repellant. The share antipasto platter was very nice.

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

Dear matt094 Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via trip advisor, i am very glad that you enjoyed yourself at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill. I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Mondo's was average in my opinion. The best part about the restaurant was the view. I had a burger...should of ordered the fajitas.

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

Dear David W I am sorry to read that we didn't meet your expectations, but i hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards More 

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

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

Dear Patchouli 1978 Thank you very much for your great feedback and for taking the time to review Mondo via trip advisor. I hope we can welcome you and your family back soon. Kind Regards More 

Cairns
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?