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Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill

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Asian, Australian, Bar
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Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on the recommendation of a friend and very glad we did. The food was great, service was prompt and the views brilliant, overlooking the water.

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Bagdad, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here many times before. The quality of the food and staff never changes, it's always outstanding. Good variety and styles of food available. They're open for lunch, dinner and even do breakfast on weekends.

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Thank Ray S
Sydney
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, food is reasonably priced and there is a good selection of dishes. Be prepared to wait (and wait) for your meal. Waiting nearly an hour for a plate of Nasi Goreng is unacceptable.

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Thank Lisarow_Travellers
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great Caesar salad and Caesar wrap from these guys. Service was prompt and delivered with a smile. Prices are reasonable and food is tasty. Part of the Hilton Hotel, near the boardwalk at Cairns. Well worth a visit

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Thank Matt P
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Matt P Thank you very much for reviewing us on tripadvisor, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the meals, service and atmosphere at Mondo on the Waterfront. I hope we can welcome you back soon Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant & Bar Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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167 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here one night during our tour of Cairns as it was highly recommended by our tour guide and close to our hotel. The food was fine and the outdoor setting very nice. Good menu options for vegetarians.

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Thank bigaps
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear bigaps Thank you for your feedback via tripadvisor, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed our hospitality, hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant & Bar Manager More 

Darwin, Australia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After arriving in Cairns for a holiday and waiting for our room to be ready we were recommended to try Mondo for lunch. Being a nice sunny day we ordered one of the lunch specials which was a curry and included a nice glass of red wine for $18 each. The food was tasty and certainly enough for lunch. Well... More 

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Thank Lyn M
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Lyn M Thank you for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, i am glad that you enjoyed your lunch. Our $18 weekday lunch special is truly great value for money and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Hope we can welcome you back for lunch, dinner or a weekend breakfast soon. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant &... More 

Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just arrived from overseas and looking for a good satisfying lunch time meal, we found Mondo's offering $18 meals with a drink included. My family from the Philippines were amazed and delighted upon the arrival of three sizzling plates generously loaded with fantastic food. Eyes wide open we tucked into prawns and calamari, Thai Chicken, and beef curry. Washed... More 

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Thank Brendan J
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Brendan J What a great feedback, thank you very much. Our $18 lunch including a drink is truly great value for money. I hope you have the change to revisit us soon. Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant and Bar Manager More 

Camberwell, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal mid week at Mondo, just below our hotel. The beef fajitas were superb as was the Caesar Salad with Cajun Calamari. The bar prices were fair, with decent wine list and range of beers on tap. Sitting right on the waters edge was pretty nice. Well worth a visit.

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Thank handleyj
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear handleyj Thank you very much for your positive feedback, I will make sure I share it with all the team members. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant and Bar Manager More 

Cairns, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place with a great location with lovely meal and service. Felt the lighting could be better otherwise everything is good

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Thank chris637
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Chris637 Thank you for your feedback we are currently working on improving the lighting at Mondo on the waterfront. Thank you for mentioning the lovely meals and service. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant and Bar Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had dinner last night 4 people together we arrived around 6pm and it was such a nice view there! We had something like BBQ? and burgers .All came out amazing! We will come back 100% and enjoy the view and food again :)

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Thank Alex M
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Alex M Thank you for your feedback via Tripadvisor and thank you for mentioning the Mondo BBQ which is on our menu for over 20years and is positively mentioned by locals and tourists alike. I hope we can welcome you back soon Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Restaurant and Bar Manager 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
$8 - $27
Cuisine
Asian, Australian, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, 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, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 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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