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Mexicali Cantina

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467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
301-663-3800
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Saw a Roach and Got Sick

I went despite my instincts and sorely wish I had just avoided lunch at Mexicali Cantina. My last trip had been about 14 years ago. Things were as I remembered with white tablecloths and a bit more class than your typical Mexican restaurant. I ordered the flautas with chicken. The meal was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
JSWall2
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Frederick, Maryland
via mobile
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  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

I went despite my instincts and sorely wish I had just avoided lunch at Mexicali Cantina. My last trip had been about 14 years ago. Things were as I remembered with white tablecloths and a bit more class than your typical Mexican restaurant. I ordered the flautas with chicken. The meal was served within 15 minutes of arriving, but the... More 

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fredrock
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great fajitas, Golden Margaritas are excellent and the salsa is really good. Love the tacos and the seafood burrito as well. Staff is always friendly and the service is good, even when they are busy. We come here frequently and always have a good experience. Tip: if you like it hot, ask for the homemade habanero sauce

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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Food wasn't bad, just not especially good. Server didn't refill chips until we asked, which is something you should never have to do at a Mexican restaurant. It's not like the chips are made from gold. Surprisingly, there seemed to be a lot of ants on the table and in the ketchup bottle. I've never seen that at a restaurant,... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We organized a reception for a friend who got married at this place on a friday evening. Not only was the good bountiful and fresh, the service was equally exceptional. I have been to a lot of mexican restaurant and this place topped it all. From the moment i tried to talk to somebody to send me a menu to... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The staff here was great and friendly. Food selection was plentiful and a great variety. Service was very quick. Portions were perfect. Loved the guacamole appetizer.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

On one visit or another one of our group has probably had everything on the menu and rarely been disappointed. Today our group had: "Mexicali Mussels" "Chorizo con Queso" "Pollo Asado" "Fish Tacos" and a steak dish with a name I can't recall and every one was GREAT. With ice cold Dos Equis Amber on tap....wonderful.

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Frederick, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great for a date night or drinks with friends. I've been to MC several times and have had good food and good drinks every time. It does get quite loud during their busy times and I wouldn't consider it kid-friendly (maybe for a weekend lunch but not dinner). Overall we've always been happy with our meals here. Service is average.... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

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
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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
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: 301-663-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?