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Green Ant Cantina

bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #64 of 412 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Mmmmm they were the best thing I ate in Queensland! Decent margarita but not cheap..good beer too. Could imagine whiling away a very pleasant evening or two here....

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Boston, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

During our recent visit to Australia we spent several days in Cairns. And because we like Mexican cuisine we thought we'd give Green Ant Cantina a try. We were sufficiently impressed with our first meal that we dined there a second time on a return trip several weeks later. The food is tasty, nicely spiced and the vegetarian options are... More

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Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Took ages for the bland food to arrive. We only went as we had a discount voucher, wouldn't be worth the full price. Step up the food!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went here on a Friday night, rang 1 hour before to book, glad we did as place was buzzing when we arrived, to get the last table. In daylight this place will look like nothing, but filled with (mainly local) punters all in Friday night mode, great Mexican food and helpful though not clingy service, everything was pdq. 5 of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been to the green ant a couple of times now, and has been packed with people each time. This meant a bit of a wait for food but the staff were fantastic, we got a free shot each on one occasion! Food is fantastic, service spot on, and the vibe is just great. Make sure to get a reservation! And... More

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Palmwoods, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great place very popular with locals. They serve cocktails in sand buckets - compete with straws to share - could be very dangerous but lots of fun.

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I heard this place made their own beer so we had to check it out. It was a little of the beaten path but worth it! Very fun atmosphere. Good food. Good beer. What more can you ask for? It was busy both nights that we went. The second night we made a reservation. No problems. Try the ginger beer.... More

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Ennis, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just had a great meal at Green Ant. I had the nachos off the Backpacker menu and my boyfriend had the chicken fajitas. Well worth a visit for some great Mexican food!

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Loved the backpacker menu, affordable but decent food. Can get very busy though but it looked like you could reserve a table. They always found space enormous though.

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Have been here a few times now, and have enjoyed it every time. Not a cheap night out, but it does have a pretty cool atmosphere to it. However if you sign up on their iphone app it gives you specials etc... so its worth it, especially if you are a local. The staff have always been friendly when ive... More

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