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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5061
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (28 reviews)
“kangaroo burger” (14 reviews)
“hot wings” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place the wings were amazing... Atmosphere very Mexicano... The proprietor went totally out of her way to help a fellow vaper lol. The jugs of margarita went down a treat.... Make a visit you won't be disappointed 👌🍹

Thank julie w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate for the first time at the Green Ant Cantina last weekend, and having arrived relatively early we were lucky to get a booth inside before it got too busy. We thoroughly enjoyed the Nachos and Jumbalaya, although the servings are HUGE so we couldn't...More

Thank honestopinions77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely LOVE this place! Whether you want food, drinks, a quiet night or a night out - green ant is the place for you!! They often have drinks offers on and sometimes have dj nights on through the back. It's not to be missed!...More

Thank Passport534862
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Brewery with Mexican Food! Place was very busy and reservations were required. They had 3 beers on tap as well as a good selection of wines. Beers were good but had a little wait for our food. The brewery had board and card games and...More

Thank Joemino
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This place was really cool. Had the “world famous kangaroo burger” and buddy did the hot wing challenge. Cool spot

Thank GPiz1986
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is so cool. Loved the atmosphere and the chilled vibes that they offer. The food is really nice and I like the fact you’re able to share everything with others and have a try of everything. It’s on the expensive side but we...More

Thank DamoTravels23
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice enough venue, good vibe etc... Although i hope the $3 for a game of pool will be used for a new table, the one there is like playing on concrete. Tried two of the green ant beers, both forgettable. The wings were good, great...More

Thank AussieDave025
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Great venue, great vibe. Drinks options amazing and the cocktails go all out. I can highly recommend their craft lager. I'd give 5 stars but the food was mostly hits with one miss. We had 3 amazing dishes including empanadas and fajitas, but avoid the...More

1  Thank BigBandBear
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Large portions with great flavors. Good, fast service. Nachos were great. Beer was cold. No complaints for us - we were sad to see they were closed on Sunday night when we wanted to go for a second dinner!

Thank brandasa
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Been to the green ant numerous times with friends since living in cairns over the last few months. We just love this place! We are almost made to feel welcome by Lianne and the staff who never fail to look after us. The food is...More

Thank Mark H
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, suggest email them any decent chef will insure you will eat well
August 9, 2017|
Response from Marjorie M | Reviewed this property |
Sure! The restaurant has nice atmosphere, and they have an opne space on the back, where they have live music on some days,and there's no huge party going on, just some people chilling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $21
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5061
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The Green Ant Cantina is Cairns' best kept secret and has become an institution among its regulars since opening in 2001. We are unique in that we are a bar, a restaurant, a music venue and can cater for functions and parties. Our food takes inspiration from South American, Caribbean and Baja Californian cuisines which showcase the amazing fresh produce available to us here in Cairns. Margaritas, Mojitos and Sangria will quench your thirst along with a beautiful little wine list that focuses on vegan, organic and sustainable wines. We began Green Ant Brewing Co. in 2012 with our ethos to brew small batch craft beers that are additive and preservative free. Our ever growing range boasts a Pilsener, a Pale Ale, a Premium Lager, a Ginger Beer, a Honey Wheat Beer, a Strong Brown Ale and an Imperial Stout.
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