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Green Ant Cantina

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Mexican
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bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cool Place, Awesome Food

The place has a really awesome feel to it, the artwork on the walls gives the place a really cool style, the fajitas are the best I've ever had, 5* for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
JakeManning
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The place has a really awesome feel to it, the artwork on the walls gives the place a really cool style, the fajitas are the best I've ever had, 5* for sure.

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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Asked at the counter if they did takeaway, to which they replied yes. Waited half an hour for the food, and got no apologies - they were not busy. We ordered 2 chicken fajitas, which were supposed to come with cheese, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. We got home, and we're extremely disappointed to find we only received the wraps... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We booked a table for 6 - arrived on time. We were seated promptly and we happily started to look over the menu. The waitstaff approached us and said the restaurants policy was to ID everyone. He said that even if we were only eating we needed to produce ID. As a 30 year old non drinker I politely asked... More 

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geroge4982
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have been living in Cairns for years now and have always had this on the list of places to try but for whatever reason never thought of it when we were going out. Last night we went here for a staff party and I was blown away by the level of service, the amazing food, and lovely selection from... More 

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Harbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was recommended a visit here from the hostel I was staying in around the corner, and was promised a good backpacker menu. They weren't wrong! Although small, the backpacker menu is great value for money and super tasty. I made a return visit the next night since it was so close to my hostel and chose from the main... More 

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went to this place on a Saturday night at about 6 pm. There is a great atmosphere and we sat on bean bags which was kind of cute, we ordered a jug of Margherita slushy which came out with our food. The drink was quite nice, $38 from memory. Not a bargain. We ordered beef nachos and wings which was... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We decided to go to dinner one night, after coming home from work, we both decided that we felt like some Mexican. We really enjoy the atmosphere of this quirky little restaurant, the food is extremely fresh and we found our mid week meal very large. This night we both shared the baby back ribs, served with a lovely fresh... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great food, generous portions and good value (especially if you get a deal) We finished off our meal with a stoner's delight which was the biggest, most calorific & delicious desser I have ever had!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived in Cairns and were staying at a local hostel, we wanted something close and were recommended this Mexican restaurant to us. We were given discount cards that gave us $5-10 meals and $5 beers. I ordered the kangaroo burger with fries and the it was huge!! The chips were so crispy and thick and they came with a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The prawn fajitas made my self and my partner very ill. The staff on the night and the management after wards were quite difficult about the whole thing and we felt quite let down. Beer was ok and other food was fairly good but the service was especially bad; slow and careless.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?