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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    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
Superb Service & Food!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
cecil t
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Frederick, Maryland
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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

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
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank cecil t
Montville, Connecticut
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Cindy M
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Thank Mel N
Frederick, Maryland
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank ShellyKP34
Frederick, Maryland
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank Amanda K
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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Thank Sam A
Frederick, Maryland
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164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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Thank 2005-travel-lover
Spokane, Washington
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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1 Thank Laura L
Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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