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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great food for a great price.

We feel in love with this place. Nothing like traveling and eating out to find a place reminding you of home. We had the couples fajitas they were awesome. Queso and Salsa dips were great!! Chim's were good and so were there Enchiladas. The Taco Salad need major help..do not put bag salad into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Decatur, Illinois
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Palmetto, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome food, great service and a friendly staff! Joe Martin manages this place beautifully! It is a wonderful experience every time I come. Thank you very much!!!! Heather M

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There Saturday to eat and meet up with friends. Food was delish as always -- ordered Joe's new Mexicali roll and it was yummy! Margaritas are large, best of the best. Always complimentary chips and fresh salsa with food too and so good. Love the professional smiling servers and Joe who works harder than anyone we know to make sure... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We feel in love with this place. Nothing like traveling and eating out to find a place reminding you of home. We had the couples fajitas they were awesome. Queso and Salsa dips were great!! Chim's were good and so were there Enchiladas. The Taco Salad need major help..do not put bag salad into a taco salad no one wants... More 

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Hixson, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came in on Monday night to eat. There was only one table sat in dining room. This should have been our first warning. Took 5 minutes to get sat and 30 minutes for food to come out. I had chicken fajitas and could not even eat them. The refried beans were not eatable. Do not was your time here.... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You always worry can the restaurant handle a large group with varying needs, small children and the worst (separate checks). Well Jamie B our server did a very nice job of handling all the activity and keeping the adult beverages coming. The food was very good and in ample portions. The apps were good especially the white queso w/chorizo and... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here several times and really enjoyed their food and ambiance. Everything was good in term,a of the menu and the place was clean, friendly and well maintained.

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Bradenton
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Love all the food, especially the chimichanga, Queso Cheese Sauce & chips. Unfortunately, the Queso Cheese Sauce just doubled in price and you now pay $5 for about 4 tablespoons of the stuff. I called the manager to complain and he told me that it was always that price that the container size just changed. What a crock!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Mexicali is a great place. They have great service, food and value. I have had many dishes on their menu and they have all been very good. I would highly recommend!

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went today for lunch, We had the smothered burrito and soft tacos which was good.. The waitress was attentive and brought what we needed without being asked..

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I had dinner there last night and I just had to write about what an awesome night it was! Our server was Crystal was great- she was attentive and helpful with all of our questions about the menu. Also, the general manager Joe stopped by the table and suggested the special, the Guadalajara fajitas, which my boyfriend... More 

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Additional Information about Mexicali Border Cafe

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5502 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?