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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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Delicioso!

We stopped here after a full day's hiking in the chilly weather, after having found it on the TripAdvisor.com. This is a fairly expansive space with nice decor and very clean. There were very few patrons at the time of our visit. The salsa is very good, not very spicy at all. My wife had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2012
SupermanRoSteel
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Columbia, Maryland
via mobile
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Columbia, Maryland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here after a full day's hiking in the chilly weather, after having found it on the TripAdvisor.com. This is a fairly expansive space with nice decor and very clean. There were very few patrons at the time of our visit. The salsa is very good, not very spicy at all. My wife had spinach, cheese, and seafood enchiladas... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Needed a break from dinner at home, so decided to go midweek. As we entered, the sign pointed us to the bar side in order to be seated. As we entered no hostess nor other staff to show us to a table, so we stood there waiting. As the room was half empty, not sure where the host was but... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We have gone to Mexicali Cantina frequently. Their food is consistenly good, and their chips and salsa are the greatest! Also their frozen margaritas and their sangria are both terrific. Service is always excellent.

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Woodboro Maryland
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I believe that this restaurant, as well as Mariachi's and Cacique is owned by the same family. All three are great Mexican restaurants. And guess what! they are not all the same menus. Try the Carne Asada! Love that stuff. My Wife and I visit here at least once a month.

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Frederick, Maryland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

What makes Mexacali Cantina different is that they have a very diverse menu. From typical Mexican type to Spanish flavors. They also have seafood dishes. I always get there shredded beef with any dish and it is as good as my wifes Pot Roast, Excellant. You can cut it with a fork.

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Washington, DC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This place has some of the best chips and salsa I have had. That alone makes it worth the trip. The service is very good and attentive. The restaurant is large and you feel like there is room between your table and other diners. The combination platters are great - although the fajitas we ordered were a bit overdone and... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Being raised in the Southwest, I know Mexican food. This place just does not know how to season this type of food. The salsa served with the chips is like diced tomatoes. I had to ask the server for jalapenos and hot sauce to flavor the flajitas. And the shrimp for the flajitas were sizzling at one end and the... More 

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Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Great place. Good authentic food. I've had some different specials here too that were exceptionally tasty. Price is reasonable for the amount and quality of food but a bit too pricey to go there all the time for lunch(on my salary anyway!). Service is good. Great place for a business luncheon. They have some separate rooms that can be reserved... More 

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Frederick
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543 reviews 543 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We used to come here for the half chicken and seasoned rice dinner until one experience with the food that was so bad we decided not to patronize the place any more. You have to wait upon coming in for someone to appear and to seat you, and then usually they are quick to take the order. The last time... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We have eaten at Mexicali Cantina serveral times since moving to the area. The resturant seems to do pretty good business. The food for the most part is good, but definitely not the best mexican food that I have had before, though it may be the best in the area. The restaurant is clean and the staff is always nice.... 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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