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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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Good Food - great server

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
norwoodpark
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Alton, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went here with friends and family last night. We were met at the door and seated quickly. The waitress wasn't real quick to get to us, but it was a little busy. She told us it was Happy Hour and drinks were 2-for-1. Husband ordered a margarita, and I said "I'll take his free one." The waitress smiled then took... More 

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Waycross, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Mexican cuisine! The staff was very friendly and our waitress (Amanda) was probably the best waitress I've ever had. She was very enthusiastic and helpful. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Big plates for sure. Great queso with chips and I loved the salsa. Cute place with descent restrooms. Servers were friendly and very helpful. We chose to sit outside because after the rain the the temps were very nice. Now you face a parking lot, but the seating is comfortable and you forget all about the parking lot. The sunset... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just returned from having a great dinner at Mexicali Mexican Restaurant in Bradenton, Florida. We had a really good experience. The server was amazing, very attentive and always smiling. The restaurant is very clean, the restrooms too! The food came out timely and the taste was amazing! Don't pass up a chance to visit Mexicali. It is right on Cortez... More 

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Jefferson, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Food was good but nothing spectacular. Fajitas were good. Sides were okay. Refried beans were soupy. Fried ice cream was tasty.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?