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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
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    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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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It was all just sort of bland. Nothing tasted particularly bad but nothing tasted particularly great either. I did have the unfortunate luck of finding a hair in my food, it was before I really are anything. They made me new food with no hassle and comped the meal with out prompting, so that was nice.

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Their bean soup is the best I have had and all the Mexican dishes I have had the last 5 years have been great. They have a large variety of frozen margaritas that I never tire of.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The margarita's were terrible! I had them b4 so me and a friend sent 2 rounds back, the manager came over and gave us such an attitude said he would not let us order anymore be of sending them back we told him we were here last weekend and they were so good he said there always the same mix!... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have been to Mexicali's many times and normally go with 4-8 people. Attempted to go the other evening with an expected party of 6. 3 of us arrived and were waiting for the other 3 to arrive. We asked to be seated so we could order drinks and were told we would need to wait for the rest of our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is our first visit. The food is so-so. Good,but nothing special. The decor is a little dated. Service, however, stands out. But, not in a good way. Slow is the word if the day. Our server, while sweet, failed to get our drinks, food, and bill in a timely manner. If you have time to burn, or good company,... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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120 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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