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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

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Asian, Australian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
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Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Moonta, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waited 45 mins for a burger. Very limited menu and appalling service. Fries were cold and greasy and burger undercooked.mot recommend this place at all

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us visited this restaurant two nights ago. We orderered two hamburgers, calamari and a nasi goring. The nasi goring arrived first. Some time later one hamburger was delivered. Approximately five minutes later the calamari was served and all dishes were almost finished by the time the second hamburger was served. We were more than surprised to see two... More 

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Thank Jan H
Merimbula, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Has a new menu, which is not as Gluten Free friendly as previous. Very limited on choice, there is about 4 options on menu but upon asking 2 of the dishes are using the same deep fryer as normal food. Won't be in a hurry to return, even tho the one meal I could eat was delicious.

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Thank Trudiees
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Trudiees Thank you for your review on tripadvisor, I am very happy that you enjoyed the gluten free meal and will pass on your concerns regarding the amount of gluten free dishes available to our executive chef. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous location, interesting menu, decent service, nice vibe but only average food.... But then that view is pretty great!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Trip advisor reviewer Thank you for taking the time to review us, Your comments will be passed on to our head chef for review, I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views right on the water-front, magical day seeing the cruise ships going by, food was good with a great atmosphere.

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Thank LocalAdvisor15
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear LocalAdvisor15 Than you very much for your lovely feedback I hope we can welcomer you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for dinner with tired kids. A bit chaotic to order but friendly service and good drinks. Kids get free refills which is good. Grown ups liked the middle eastern flavours in the food. All in all a positive experience!

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Thank TimCS
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Tim CS Thank you for your great feedback, very happy to read that you enjoyed the meals, drinks and atmosphere, I hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Cairns, Australia
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the great restaurant spots in Cairns. Wonderful views over Trinity Inlet with shaded tables and usually a breeze from across the waters. Casual drinks, lunch or dinner with pre paid individual orders taken at counter. Space for kids to move about and often has entertainment evenings for them. Range of foods on menu which hasn't changed for a... More 

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Thank 913janetn
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear 913janetn Thank you for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with and hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Port Stephens, Australia
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a few times. The lunch menu is good offering plenty to choose from. The service is quick, the food good quality at a reasonable price. There is plenty of shade and a great view of the water.

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Thank Neil H
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Neil H Thank you very much for your great feedback, my team and I are delighted that you enjoyed the meals, service and atmosphere at Mondo and we hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More 

Mudgee, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a few drinks and a possible lunch for a group of six of us. We sat outside relaxing enjoying our drinks which were good. It started to drizzle which was fine and finally it got cold so we decided to go under the cover. If the umbrella's were put up we wouldn't have had to move.... More 

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Thank Sally B
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Sally B Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via Tripadvisor, the two tables you moved together had reserved signs on them , my waitress explained that to you and offered you a table that was not booked. The yelling and the abuse my waitress had to endure because of that simple request, I do... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were recommended by a friend to try this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The staff were very accommodating as we showed up with no booking and it was peak season. We both really enjoyed our meals and the location is unbeatable. Sitting outside looking at the water so relaxing. We enjoyed it so much we... More 

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Thank MelanieNP
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear MelanieNP Thank you for your review on Tripadviaor, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere on both dining occasions . I hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns. Kind Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $26
Cuisine
Asian, Australian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 6780
Description
The award-winning Mondo Café Bar and Grill at the Hilton Cairns hotel offers a unique alfresco dining experience on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet. With stunning views by day or night, relax beneath the shade of the giant Poinciana tree and indulge in Mondo's extensive menu offering flavors from around the world and signature dishes such as the hanging Mondo barbecue and sizzling fajitas. Enjoy weekly specials and events from Family Night every Tuesday to Live & Local every Friday, showcasing the best of Cairns' local musical talent.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?