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Green Ant Cantina

bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #66 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Definitely worth going to kick back a few beers. Offering their own home brew you have choices of (4?) different home made beers. As a brewer I would not recommend any of the home brews but to be objective, it's a matter of taste so try for yourself. Good burger and fast friendly service. A little bit of a backpacker... More

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Christchurch
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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