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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A family favorite

mango margarita. Steak fajitas and the chips and salsa are perfect every time. The chef nails it with the seafood dishes too. Shrimp brochettes are a favorite. Kids are happy, adults are happy, it's a great deal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Thomas B
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

mango margarita. Steak fajitas and the chips and salsa are perfect every time. The chef nails it with the seafood dishes too. Shrimp brochettes are a favorite. Kids are happy, adults are happy, it's a great deal!

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Edgewood, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Food was delicious, service was excellent. Food came out very quick. Margarita was perfect! Glad we just happened upon it. Found some bones in the chicken burrito or i would have given 5 stars.

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Thurmont, Maryland, United States
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Twice I have been here to eat with a group of people and both times found the restaurant very loud. The food is pretty good and the service is OK, my issue is more with the environment. We were in one of the meeting rooms and another group across from us was very loud so we were not able to... More 

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Thurmont, Maryland
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I this past weekend went to Mexicali for dinner. She has been previous times for lunch and always enjoyed, this was my first visit there. It was busy, as it was a Saturday evening but we were seated right away with a table for two across from the bar. Our waiter was very attentive upon our being... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I and our baby went here on a First Saturday which means that it was crowded and there was a live mariachi band. The band was terrific! The restaurant was loud (people and the band), but our 5 month old slept the whole time! My husband got the tamales and he really enjoyed them-especially the green sauce.... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Additional Information about Mexicali Cantina

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

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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?