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Mexicali Cantina

467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
301-663-3800
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Frederick, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
35 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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515 reviews 515 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 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
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41 reviews 41 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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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 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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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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