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Mexicali Cantina

467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
301-663-3800
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Ranked #32 of 321 restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Montville, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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