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Green Ant Cantina

bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #58 of 423 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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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Green Ant Cantina

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

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