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Mexicali Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a large group and the accomodated us, nicely. It was early on a Sunday afternoon and, despite the small number of patrons, the service was a bit slow. The food was good. Their tacos were tasty and the beer was cold. .There was some confusion about "plain chicken" that one of my friends ordered .It came out as... More 

Thank cjordan20901
Frederick, Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Good food at reasonable prices. Spanish menu has quite a selection of some very well prepared dishes. And of course the margaritas are good too...

Thank Karey K K
Brunswick, Maryland
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The food is great but the service could be better. the place could be managed better when it comes to setting

Thank daveb428
Boonsboro, Maryland
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We gathered here for my sons Birthday feast. We tried their seviche and Chorizo con queso for appetizers. They were both great, I really loved the seviche, even has small calimare in it. My son and I chose Plato Grande for two, unbelievable amount, taste and the ribs were to die for. Excellent. Had mucho to take home. Others in... More 

Thank Toni L
Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

everything is great,you will enjoy a variety of options. Ceviche and the tamales de elote are excellent. when the dessert time come, you have to try flan, is a great way to finish the culinary experience

Thank Rafaelplatino
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

A gentlemen by Jose calls himself the manager and treats customers very badly. He is very disrespectful and does not care about the service nor the business. The plates were cold and tasted old, he just laughed. A perfect example of a restaurant that allows service and customer kindness go to the way side. Be ware and expect to be... More 

Thank lv2eat12
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The atmosphere is phenomenal. When my wife and I took our kids there was a Mariachi band playing!!! The food was excellent and far above the standards of the other "mexican" restaurants in Frederick. Definitely a must go place to visit for Mexican food. and a couple cervesas.

Thank Smccardell
Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Great food: Chips & Salsa are excellent. House Margaritas: Very Good Fajitas: Excellent Enchiladas: Very Good Rice & Beans: Very good Specials are always excellent Pechuga De Pollo: Excellent Ambiance: Bar room, nice, front rooms are too bright and boring Service: Good and very friendly

Thank billykeyc
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Mexicali for years and it never disappoints. Love the chips/salsa, and everything on the menu is tasty and fresh.

Thank Derek I
Maryland, USA
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem! Table side guacamole , fresh corn cake , fajitas all amazing. Honestly it's been a long time since I've found a place that does it all all and does it well! The flan is amazing as well ... Everything even service was excellent ! Loved it....

Thank kisswells

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: 301-663-3800

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