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Green Ant Cantina

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Mexican
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bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Atmospheric but left hungry

Went to this place on a Saturday night at about 6 pm. There is a great atmosphere and we sat on bean bags which was kind of cute, we ordered a jug of Margherita slushy which came out with our food. The drink was quite nice, $38 from memory. Not a bargain. We ordered beef nachos and wings which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Joe D
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Went to this place on a Saturday night at about 6 pm. There is a great atmosphere and we sat on bean bags which was kind of cute, we ordered a jug of Margherita slushy which came out with our food. The drink was quite nice, $38 from memory. Not a bargain. We ordered beef nachos and wings which was... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We decided to go to dinner one night, after coming home from work, we both decided that we felt like some Mexican. We really enjoy the atmosphere of this quirky little restaurant, the food is extremely fresh and we found our mid week meal very large. This night we both shared the baby back ribs, served with a lovely fresh... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great food, generous portions and good value (especially if you get a deal) We finished off our meal with a stoner's delight which was the biggest, most calorific & delicious desser I have ever had!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived in Cairns and were staying at a local hostel, we wanted something close and were recommended this Mexican restaurant to us. We were given discount cards that gave us $5-10 meals and $5 beers. I ordered the kangaroo burger with fries and the it was huge!! The chips were so crispy and thick and they came with a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The prawn fajitas made my self and my partner very ill. The staff on the night and the management after wards were quite difficult about the whole thing and we felt quite let down. Beer was ok and other food was fairly good but the service was especially bad; slow and careless.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was an amazing place to eat and they had there own range of beers that washed down the authentic food job well done

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Houston, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was just down the street from my hostel, which provided a discount, so why not try it? The Kangaroo Burger was a decent burger, though I couldn't really taste the kangaroo under the BBQ sauce, onions, and chipotle mayo. The fries, however, were outstanding (if you like wedge fries).

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Auckland, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Having just arrived back on dry land having down 2 days on board a dive boat, we were really hungry, and really thirsty! Green Ant didn't disappoint on either count. Probably the best cocktails we had in a week in Cairns, and the food was great too. My wife is a vegetarian and its always good to discover a restaurant... More 

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Scotland
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10 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Came here with a fellow traveller as we had a discount voucher. The menu is pretty varied and the prices are definitely very reasonable. A good place to come if you want Mexican food, or even just a restaurant where you can socialise easily. Staff were very friendly and happy to recommend something.

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

this place was a joy to be in, very freindly and the food was awesome, as good as the states. keep up the goo work guys

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?