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Green Ant Cantina

bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #51 of 420 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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Cairns
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We came here on a recent toddler-free Friday night (it's not a family-friendly restaurant) and were very pleasantly surprised. The place was busy so we ended up sitting at the bar, where we tried a few of their house-brew craft beers. I'm not usually a beer drinker but i really enjoyed the honey-malt one, it was smooth, sweet and easy... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fabulous mexican food and a very relaxed atmosphere. Service was excellant and there was live music. We'll be back

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Port Douglas, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

what a great place, atmosphere, flavours, chilled out relaxed, its got it all, we once again had a great time here

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Albion Park, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had $5 meal and $5 beer vouchers we got from staying at 'Dreamtime travellers rest' and got a decent sized meal and drink for what we spent. Great band performing out the back and they brew their own beer onsite with great flavours from honey wheat to dark beer. Definetely worth checking out if you want a nice place... More

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Victor, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wasn't expecting much for Mexican food in Australia, especially with BBQ corn and sweet potatoes included in my Tree Hugger Quesadilla. You see, we are from the US where Mexican restaurants are in abundance and not one includes BBQ corn or sweet potatoes in their meals. The quesadilla was nicely stuffed with great tasting ingredients and I couldn't even... More

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Cairns, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Green Ant is definetly the best bar in all of Cairns. The atmosphere is really cool, a nice vibe. The staff are very friendly too, when our food was late they gave us a round of free shots. A lovely little bar, I go here often, the best in Cairns!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good mexican food and a great choice of beers! Check out the ginger beer, was awesome. And also try the Rasta Chicken, it was delicious! Will definitely come again if time permits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped in to try their own Green Ant beer, and enjoyed some great nacho's while we were at it. The wheat beer was a favorite but all four we tried were good, and they had funky labels. Good atmposphere and helpful staff. We were here early but it looked like they were going to have a busy night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I heard about the Death Wing Challenge, it was definitely that, a Challenge. Hottest food I have ever eaten. The atmosphere was fantastic the staff were awesome and very friendly. Highly recommend trying the food here. The other food my friends ate the plate were practically licked clean, the baby back ribs were great and the ice cream sandwich was... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Felt like the crowd was a bit rough. The food was okay, just felt like I was at a bar at midnight. It was a discount from our hostel but not sure we would have gone except for the fact it was close by.

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