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Mekong Cafe

$$ - $$$
French, Southwestern, Cafe, Asian
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1-1201 Ganbai Street Gaozhuang, Jinghong 666100, China
Name/address in local language
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Chill hangout for expats/foreign tourists in a good location with nice outdoor seating. We read that they help book excursions but there wasn't anything really advertised for it clearly in the cafe. They really need to train the Chinese staff working in the back though - we were sitting in the back outdoor area and one of the guys on... More 

2 Thank N6327OI
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stopped by to get out of the hot sun. They have nice shaded patio in front. Our 1st visit we just had a cold beer. A couple days later we came for lunch my wife's pasta dish was very good but my rice dish was so so. We came back a 3rd time but they were closed for a... More 

Thank barefootmart
Jinghong, China
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

After my disappointing 'Cheeseburger Test' a couple doors down at the top rated restaurant the week before, I found 'My Cheers'. The staff were helpful and the patio was peaceful while having my coffee before having lunch.The location is great being in the middle of Jinghong and the patios (one enclosed in the rear for privacy and one in the... More 

Thank Dale G
Hoi An, Vietnam
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We ate here a couple of times and liked it very much. We particularly liked the western food and salads. The staff was helpful and friendly.

Thank Ruth D
Kunming, China
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

I have no idea why that many bad reviews maybe it has changed into better again. I had french breakfast. Butter seemed self made nor imported. Bread was delicious and the coffee was really good and i am addicted to coffe. Much better than any other place i tried here. The owner was very helpfull and gave me a lot... More 

1 Thank Diwen D
Kunming, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

I had two experiences at the Mekong. First was breakfast. I ordered coffee and toast. The coffee was disappointing. Typical Chinese which I could have got in my hotel. and the toast was warm dry bread, no butter, jam or anything. The second was cocktails on our last night. We ordered a mojito and a Long Island. Both were undrikable... More 

1 Thank David E
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

If you want something different from Chinese food , this is a good option. If you compare the food served in this place with any other restaurant around the world, maybe you'll be disappointed. But have in mind you are in Yunnan china, far away from western world, so this is one of the best western food you can find... More 

Thank Nadagonzalo c
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

I heard a lot of good things about this place, but I was kind of disappointed with the food and service. The sign claims that the staff can speak English, French, or Spanish but I couldn't find anyone there who did. Good drink selection but the food was rather bland. Got a noodle dish and fried bandannas that were both... More 

1 Thank Jim f
Hong Kong, China
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449 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Previously, I chose this place over Mei Mei Cafe (a few doors away) but I'm sad to see the demise of this place. Came here for lunch and sadly the quality in food and service has just dropped. I didn't come back the rest of the time I was in Banna.

2 Thank Mokkey8
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Told it was the best place in JingHong.... As far as western fare.... Food was average at best with ok service. Much better in Dali. Staff was friendly enough but not very attentive.

5 Thank Kernalpanx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $45
French, Southwestern, Cafe, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1201 Ganbai Street Gaozhuang, Jinghong 666100, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Jinghong
  • Phone Number: 13187970253
excellent western Local and Thai food prepared by real professional chefs at local prices warm atmosphere large outside terrace by the Mekong river live band good music travel info

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