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Mexicali Cantina

467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
301-663-3800
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Ranked #41 of 314 restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

In honor of national margarita day, I went to Mexicali Cantina for some tequila goodness. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have any margarita specials on today of all days, but ordered a strawberry margarita anyhow and wasn't disappointed. I was, however, disappointed with the bean burrito I order to go with it. The refried beans were bland... More

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Columbia, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Everything about this restaurant is over rated, especially the food. It is uninspired food at a gourmet price. Eat elsewhere.

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Frederick, Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've eaten at Mexicali at least 6 times and never been disappointed. The food is always good and there is plenty of choice. This is more of an "american-ized" version of Mexican, but I like it. They have the best guacamole and chili rellenos in town. Although nobody probably goes just for the chips and salsa, their version is very... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I love Mexicali Cantina and have been dining there for years. I have never had a bad meal there. All the food is fresh and all the staff are friendly and attentive and know the meaning of the words hospitality and customer service. One of the best things about Mexicali Cantina is that they do not charge you for refills... More

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Frederick, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I'm from and grew up in California. When I moved to the east coast I just started making my own Mexican food since there were very few good options in Frederick. Mexicali Cantina, a very comfortable place with excellent food, has given me a break from my own cooking. One of my favorite places to go!

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New Castle, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great upscale Mexican/Latin American/Peruvian food. First time I've been in a Mex. restaurant that had white cloth tablecloths. Pricy compared to Mexican restaurants but well worth it. Great drinks. Very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive staff. If you feel like Mexican or Latin American/Peruvian when in Frederick skip the others and go here.

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Frederick, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Food is fresh, atmosphere is festive, but not overdone. Wait staff are very professional and attentive. I like that you can dine in one of several separate rooms.

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The food was really good and the joint was jumpin'. The homemade chips and salsa were great. We will definitely go back.

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Frederick, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Super, low-key, great food. Mariachi music some Saturdays, plus private rooms (tiny ones...how fun!)

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We love Mariachi in Rockville and in Frederick but Mexican Cantina, all of the same family, has the broadest menu. Last night we had a small birthday for our grandaughter. The food was outstanding and the little Tres Leche cake with a candle thrilled her. Everyone in this restaurant is so friendly and helpful, and that is the way of... More

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