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Mexicali Cantina

467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
301-663-3800
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Ranked #41 of 313 restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Don't let the strip mall location put you off - once again tripadvisor gave us a good recommendation. We were surprised to find linen napkins and tablecloths at lunch, but expected and received the great service other reviewers wrote about. I don't remember what it was called, but the skewer of chicken, steak, and sausage that I ordered was grilled... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Mexicali always has quick seating, fresh dishes, creative specials, and tasty bar offerings. The guacamole is the BEST in Frederick!

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Augusta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

While visiting with my parents in Frederick for a long weekend, we ate dinner here one night. It's a standard family favorite, really. My mom and I split a Tamal de Elote...it's always AWESOME!!!! (If you're a big fan of corn, corn pudding or cornbread...it's MUST try.) We also split the Spinach Enchiladas...which have actually gotten better. I didn't care... More

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143 reviews 143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I would go here instead of the "popular" Mexican place in downtown Frederick any day. Plenty of parking. Good value. Great chips and salsa to start. Entrees have always been good. You really can't go wrong with the fajitas. Carne asada cooked perfectly. Save room for tres leches for dessert. There is usually some special going on to take advantage... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011 via mobile

I always have great food and enjoy the atmosphere!

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Rochester, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We were traveling through Frederick, MD on our way to D.C. and used TripAdvisor through our iPad to search for a good place to eat. Thanks to the other reviewers here we found the Mexican Cantina. The restaurant is located in an unattractive strip mall. Don't let that put you off. The restaurant is quite large inside and has a... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Being from Texas, I'm very picky about Tex-Mex food, and I had almost given up on finding any decent enchiladas in Frederick until I found Mexicali Cantina. Now I can get my Tex-Mex fix whenever I want! I eat there several times a month and my whole family loves it. Their salsa is amazing (almost as good as my homemade),... More

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Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

I have never had a bad meal here. They have some wonderful seafood dishes. Portions are great therefore justifying the price. Good location, there's plenty of parking which is not the case further downtown. Great place for private parties as they have several rooms. Always clean-including the restroom.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

I have been here many times and always enjoy this restaurant. The staff is always helpful, attentive and friendly. The food is always great as well! The decor inside of the restaurant is inviting and creates an excellent atmosphere. I have also been here with groups of people for work get togethers and birthdays. The bar area is good too.... More

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