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Mexicali Border Cafe

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5502 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210-2817
(941) 761-9516
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok Mexican food. From Texas so is not quite what I am use to.

Big restaurant -- plenty of parking. Easy access...especially if coming in from the Bradenton beach. Will do -- if craving Mexican food. But, is just average. They do offer nice specials. Nice staff. Have met Management in the past and very nice. Good atmosphere. Good prices but just not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Brenda S
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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167 reviews 167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Big restaurant -- plenty of parking. Easy access...especially if coming in from the Bradenton beach. Will do -- if craving Mexican food. But, is just average. They do offer nice specials. Nice staff. Have met Management in the past and very nice. Good atmosphere. Good prices but just not real spicy. Of course, you may prefer not spicy...if so. Give... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I have tried and retried this place more than I should have. The chips are about the only thing I like....but hell...every mexican restaurant offers edible chips. I don't care what I have ordered Everything had been so bland. I have never been to a Mexican restaurant where I actually have to utilize the salt and pepper shakers on everything!... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We came to this place quite by accident. We were NOT disappointed at all. The decor and atmosphere is fine not too overdone and cluttered like many Mexican restaurants. When our food arrived,(I ordered fish tacos and my wife a Three Amigo enchilada dish) I know this was special. My fish tacos were perfect and served with really good rice... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was just ok, service was good. Plenty of parking. My motto, try it once and judge for myself. Moderate prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We could not have had a better time tonight at Mexicali. We had great food. The Margarita's were fantastic. And from the time we walked through the door the staff was phenomenal.

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Chicago, IL
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The food was good but the server made the experience even better. Food: a wide selection of options on the lunch menu and we (4) all had something different. We each enjoyed what we had and those returning reordered what they'd had before. Service: Seated right away and the chips/salsa were provided before we opened the menu. This was done... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were hoping for a Mexican spin on some Florida fish tacos. Mom said, "I can't even tell what I'm eating!" We won't be back.

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Holland, Michigan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The food and the service are very good. The Sangria is really delicious. All employees were friendly. The place is clean and has good atmosphere. We were pleased with the taste and quantity of the food, just right for us. We regularly eat there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Waited 45 mins to get our very cold fajitas .... Waitress stated only a few mins more .... No management or communication !!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is nice, colorful,& clean. Good food and not expensive. We unfortunately had a horrible waitress (her name is Sojelia.. not sure how to spell it). She was not friendly at all, had a horrible attitude, and took forever with our food. I was there two days ago for the first time, and probably wont be back. Great place,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5502 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: (941) 761-9516

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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