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“Garlic prawn fajitas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Green Ant Cantina

Green Ant Cantina
bunda st, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #54 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Christchurch
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Garlic prawn fajitas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Mmmmm they were the best thing I ate in Queensland! Decent margarita but not cheap..good beer too. Could imagine whiling away a very pleasant evening or two here....

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Boston, MA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

During our recent visit to Australia we spent several days in Cairns. And because we like Mexican cuisine we thought we'd give Green Ant Cantina a try. We were sufficiently impressed with our first meal that we dined there a second time on a return trip several weeks later. The food is tasty, nicely spiced and the vegetarian options are creative. The ginger beer and pale ale are excellent - the only low spot was they were out of the pale ale on our second visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Meh Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Took ages for the bland food to arrive. We only went as we had a discount voucher, wouldn't be worth the full price. Step up the food!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Hot, Hot, Hot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went here on a Friday night, rang 1 hour before to book, glad we did as place was buzzing when we arrived, to get the last table. In daylight this place will look like nothing, but filled with (mainly local) punters all in Friday night mode, great Mexican food and helpful though not clingy service, everything was pdq. 5 of us shared three starters (two would of done), our 2 veggies had tree-hungers, 2 the roo burger and myself the pulled pork quesadilla. The craic was further ratcheted up by the bell sounding 3 times during the night to announce a challenger was taking on the (hot, hit, hot) wings of death, all tried all cried all failed. A family of 5 poms on hols say, nice one, Green Ant.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Such a great vibe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been to the green ant a couple of times now, and has been packed with people each time. This meant a bit of a wait for food but the staff were fantastic, we got a free shot each on one occasion! Food is fantastic, service spot on, and the vibe is just great. Make sure to get a reservation! And outside would be best as can be hard to hear when inside with all the people.

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