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Green Ant Cantina

bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #56 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
1 review
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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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great atmosphere, Cheap eats, nice Pale Ale. Mexican with a twist. Would recommend to anyone looking for a laid back place to eat with friends.

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the mountains
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Found this place when looking for somewhere that sold a decent beer in Cairns which was surprisingly difficult. The beer is great its more of a really good selection of homebrews made from local ingredients. The honey wheat beer for example changes seasonally depending on what local honey is used which I think is great. The place had a great... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Found this place a few years ago and it's still just as awesome! Quirky bar/restaurant hidden behind cairns central. Great deco and lighting. Awesome tofu fajitas... Haven't found any anywhere else!! Love love love this place!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Green Ant was recommended to me by the reception desk at the hostel where I'm staying, and it did not disappoint. The mexi plate was filling and a great price, and the Ginger Beer was superb. I only wish I could take this place back home with me. Ate there 2 of 6 nights I was in town.

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Townsville, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had ribs and a few beers/cocktails last night and was pleasantly surprised. Ribs were so tender they just off the bone and their own brew beers were really good. There was some kind of event on so food took almost 1.5hrs but worth the wait. Waited 20 minutes to get served for a beer as only two girls were working,... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited around 8pm on a Friday night and it was busy (as was expected). We had to eat our dinner at the bar, but we weren't the only ones eating at the bar. My friend had vegetarian nachos and I tried the Pork Belly Empanadas - they were amazing. I was quite surprised how tasty they were. Not a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went on the recommendation of a friend, a group of ten of us - atmosphere is really cool, with a half open kitchen, and a really good selection of drinks behind the bar. Food was pretty good, and because the kitchen was a little slow the owner brought us some free shots. Service was really good, enjoyable night overall.

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Additional Information about Green Ant Cantina

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

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