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Alley Cat Cafe

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St. 19z Near Corner of St. 178 + St. 19 | In Alley across from Royal School of Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 306 845
Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best ribs in Phnom Penh, and great Mexican dishes too. Unfortunately the place is closed since 1/1/2017. Too bad, you will be missed.

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Thank Asia_tripper2013
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

My partner and myself were really excited to go here for dinner as we had been in phnom penh for a while and we wanted to mix it up and love mexican food. The food was a good size and was very tastie, but the following morning we both had stomach bugs and spent the whole next day in the... More 

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Thank Leigh B
Alley_Cat_Cafe, Owner at Alley Cat Cafe, responded to this review

At Alley Cat Cafe we are very proud of our hygiene record. Complaints of this type are very uncommon, but we do take them seriously if they occur. Unfortunately you did not list the food you ate so I cannot look into this issue specifically, but I will mention this review to the kitchen staff, and review basic hygiene &... More 

Vientiane, Laos
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272 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We've had delivery and eat-in here and its always good. The burgers are large and have that rare quality of being able to be picked up and eaten without dropping to bits in your hands. Very good ribs too, only $10/kg on Tuesdays.

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Thank bluecramp
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Cold beers, food was great. First chicken breast we've had in our 3 weeks in South East Asia and it was exactly what we needed. Total dive bar, but that's the charm. Owner was nice.

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Thank Katiepetekie
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Hidden down a narrow alley, next door to Blue Lime hotel, this bar is a surprise find. A charming, grungy ex-pat hangout, it exudes atmosphere. We were lucky to be able to go on a Sunday night which was a live music night; very lively and lots of fun. The Mexican food was reasonably priced and good. Our only complaint... More 

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Thank Bremj
Reykjavik, Iceland
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60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Once you find the place it's a really nice spot! The owner (I'm guessing, spoke with an australian accent) took our order and was extremely friendly. Food was good and drinks were cold.

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Thank Lára L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I really like this place, food and ambience, they also do good take aways for a night in and have live music for a night out.

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Thank Amy H
Vientiane, Laos
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Great service,great food,great posters,great prices,great music. Cool location. Great Mexican food. Really cool owners.

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Thank Cycle W
Aneby, Sweden
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Easy going, just easy going. Good music. And good ribs, cold beer. Not a bad place at all. Very close to okay boutique hotel.

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Thank Mikael S
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Fantastic food,this place is still going strong,, Resembles the old Phnom Penh.. The owners are cool as... Great drink promos also

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Thank Martin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $8
Cuisine
Asian, Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. 19z Near Corner of St. 178 + St. 19 | In Alley across from Royal School of Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 306 845
Description
We look forward to welcoming you at Tacos Kokopelli Mexican Restaurant (previously Alley Cat Cafe). Kokopelli is a humpbacked flute playing fertility deity who presides over agriculture, especially the corn and flour that are the basis for our tortillas. Come and enjoy fresh local Cambodian ingredients in authentic Mexican dishes, or enjoy Kokopelli's trickster side in Asian fusion that pairs the most delicious regional dishes with Mexican presentations. Kokopelli's musical nature is manifested in our weekly Sunday Sundowner Sessions jam and open mic hosted by Joe Wrigley, and LIVE music nights on Fridays. At Tacos Kokopelli we are committed to doing what's right for the environment, not because it's trendy or hip, but because it's the right thing to do. Our menu showcases fresh local produce, focusing on sustainable meats and including vegetarian and vegan options. We are not using plastic water bottles, and will be offering free chilled water instead. Our lighting is comprised of low energy and LED bulbs and we are reducing our energy use wherever possible. Our used oil goes to Naga biofuels for safe recycling, and all our cans and paper / cardboard is recycled too. For delivery we will use biodegradable containers in place of styrofoam, and we think that's a very good thing, and hope you do too! See you soon at Tacos Kokopelli.

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