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Mexicali Border Cafe

5502 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210-2817
(941) 761-9516
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Kennesaw, GA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While on vacation in Bradenton Beach, we decided to stop here for lunch. Nice clean restaurant. Friendly staff, attentive staff. The serving sizes are quite large. The food was very yummy and satisfying, exactly what I expect in a Mexican restaurant. We had a coupon, and offered it to our server when we arrived, but she forgot to take it... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for years and the experience is always great. Menu full many items to choose from, like seafood, salads, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos and many more. I have not tried anything I have not liked yet, keep on coming out with wonderful specials!!!

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Bradenton, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had previously rated the food and service as poor. However, more than a year later, a different manager, server and, I presume, cook has certainly changed my thoughts. Service (server named Junior) was excellent; quick and accurate served with a bit of wit. Chips before dinner were crisp and fresh. The tacos were hot, fresh and meaty loaded with... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is normally our favorite restaurant, but tonight was a bit disappointing. They were training a new chef, who did not cook the onions & peppers long enough and the marguerita machine was semi-melted and watered down tasting, even with a grand mariner float on top. We love the servers at this location, but were disappointed when no effort was... More 

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Years ago, I had eaten at Mexicali, and had decided that the only thing that was good, was their guacamole. To be fair to them, we thought that we might try them again. Frankly, our latest visit will be our last. The service was good, but the portions were not as ample as they were years ago, the guacamole was... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We got to the restaurant for a late lunch on Wednesday 4/30/14. Just a few other tables were occupied so service was quick and attentive. Our server, Mike was professional and helpful with explanations about some of the dishes on the menu. I had the street tacos. They were very good. Plenty of food with tender and flavorful pork and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food is ok for Mexican, I have had a lot better in the area, but this is good too. your going to have to make up your own mind on this one.

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Bradenton, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Joe is a great people person. Usually the food is pretty good as is the service...the older location on Cortez is a little tired,...needs to be updated with a really good cleaning...love the cantina feel over the new location in Lakewood Ranch... Service is great.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Found out the best deal was the Mexicali Border Café booth at the Winter Fest, and told my friend. Joe was fixing the plates, and there was more than enough food! Delicious, too!! Joe served up the food, and Jamie was there helping, and gave us girls a card for a free margarita and told us they had opened another... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have been to Mexicali many times over the years, and the food keeps me coming back. The rating for this specific visit would have been a one, but normally would be a four. The service this time almost convinces me to not bother doing anything but picking up carry-out. The former manager, Joe Martin, had things humming well, but... 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)  >  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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