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Mexicali Cantina

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467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
301-663-3800
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A family favorite

mango margarita. Steak fajitas and the chips and salsa are perfect every time. The chef nails it with the seafood dishes too. Shrimp brochettes are a favorite. Kids are happy, adults are happy, it's a great deal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Thomas B
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Frederick, Maryland
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Germantown, MD
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Mexicali Cantina is under the same ownership of El Maiachi in Rockville an El Cacique in Frederick. The food is always good, with our favorites being the chicken nachos, fajitas, and shrimp tequila. Their premium margaritas are great. If you prefer frozen, fruit margaritas, try a blackberry one!

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Thank Joe R
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

A very good choice for authentic Mexican food. We had the Tres Color Combos with Grilled Jalapeño's. It was a very good dining experience.

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Thank Mrbmist
Frederick, Maryland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We eat here about once a month and have always had excellent food and service. The free chips and salsa are fresh and my favorite entree is the marisco saltado. The portions are large and we especially enjoyed the mariachi band during our last visit.

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Thank Carol H
Frederick, Maryland
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

mango margarita. Steak fajitas and the chips and salsa are perfect every time. The chef nails it with the seafood dishes too. Shrimp brochettes are a favorite. Kids are happy, adults are happy, it's a great deal!

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Thank Thomas B
Edgewood, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Food was delicious, service was excellent. Food came out very quick. Margarita was perfect! Glad we just happened upon it. Found some bones in the chicken burrito or i would have given 5 stars.

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Thank ktg0709
Thurmont, Maryland, United States
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Twice I have been here to eat with a group of people and both times found the restaurant very loud. The food is pretty good and the service is OK, my issue is more with the environment. We were in one of the meeting rooms and another group across from us was very loud so we were not able to... More 

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Thank Kimberly C
Thurmont, Maryland
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I this past weekend went to Mexicali for dinner. She has been previous times for lunch and always enjoyed, this was my first visit there. It was busy, as it was a Saturday evening but we were seated right away with a table for two across from the bar. Our waiter was very attentive upon our being... More 

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Thank Billy R
Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I and our baby went here on a First Saturday which means that it was crowded and there was a live mariachi band. The band was terrific! The restaurant was loud (people and the band), but our 5 month old slept the whole time! My husband got the tamales and he really enjoyed them-especially the green sauce.... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went despite my instincts and sorely wish I had just avoided lunch at Mexicali Cantina. My last trip had been about 14 years ago. Things were as I remembered with white tablecloths and a bit more class than your typical Mexican restaurant. I ordered the flautas with chicken. The meal was served within 15 minutes of arriving, but the... More 

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Thank JSWall2
fredrock
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great fajitas, Golden Margaritas are excellent and the salsa is really good. Love the tacos and the seafood burrito as well. Staff is always friendly and the service is good, even when they are busy. We come here frequently and always have a good experience. Tip: if you like it hot, ask for the homemade habanero sauce

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: 301-663-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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