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Green Ant Cantina

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Mexican
As featured in Best Food in Cairns
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bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely atmosphere

Very realxed and friendly, the staff made everybody, from families with small children to groups of young people, feel like regulars. Huge portions. Great homemade icecream! Lovely beer from their own micro brewery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Christel E
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Turned up a lonely tourist looking for a cool refreshment and a meal..ended up with several amazing locally brewed beers, fantastic food and a lost of new friends due to the fabulous staff, their crazy banter and enthusiastic approach to looking after their guests. My only regret..I found this place on my last night in town. Can not recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Hidden away from the main tourist beat of Cairns, The Green Ant Cantina is a 10 -15minute walk from the beach - I'd suggest walking beacuse you won't want to drive home after the awesome beers and margarita's. The food is a great selection of mexican food, and although mains aren't cheap ($19-28) they are a good size. It's pub... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food isn't awesome, but fun atmosphere. Had the fish tacos & wasn't impressed, tasted rather bland. Beer was good, make sure to get reservations if having a sit down any time after 7:30.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I went here to grab a quick meal one night. I wasn't after anything big, so I just ordered off the starters menu. I ended up getting the super fries for $10.90. These were chips tossed in garlic and cheese and served with a garlic aioli. The serving was huge, but there seemed to be too much cheese which really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very realxed and friendly, the staff made everybody, from families with small children to groups of young people, feel like regulars. Huge portions. Great homemade icecream! Lovely beer from their own micro brewery.

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Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Dig it! Good vibe, nice beer (which is extremely hard to find in Cairns) and most of all great Mexican food. The fajitas are outta this world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The only place in Cairns to enjoy quality beer and authentic Mexican. The staff are genuinely friendly. Their Imperial Stout is sensational!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

V good value on a Tuesday evening. Some of our family tried Roo-burger. BIG portions. Tasty and they have a selection of beer including one that is brewed for this cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Green Ant is a fun and quirky local place. They brew their own beer, which is very tasty and the burgers and fries make sure you leave the place with a full satisfied stomach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This pub offered local brew, top grade pub grub, and a live local band. The location and appearance are 70's hippie ambiance with lively staff and service.

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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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