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Green Ant Cantina

bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #53 of 422 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
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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My partner and I went to the Green Ant Cantina for dinner one night (30/9/14) while we were visiting Cairns. We enjoyed that it was a little ways off the Esplanade and that it felt more "local" than "tourist." As the Blue SKY brewery has gone out of business, the Green Ant is also the only place in Cairns (that... More

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This little cantina has a lovely chill vibe and fantastic fresh Mexican food! They brew their own beer and ginger beer as well which is just awesome. The food is really decently priced which is great too

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Girlfriend and I came here for a drink and a bite to eat. Left feeling full and very happy! Ordered the kangaroo burger for $10 which was really tasty and my girlfriend had the $5 mexican platter (both off the backpacker menu). Tried their own-brewed ginger beer and was really nice! Definitely recommend coming here for a bite to eat... More

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Cairns
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
33 helpful votes 33 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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