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Mexicali Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
+1 301-663-3800
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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Thank Smccardell
Frederick, Maryland
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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

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Thank billykeyc
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8 reviews
8 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.

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Thank Derek I
Maryland, USA
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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....

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Thank kisswells
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We visited Mexicali Cantina today for my oldest son's birthday. We had a party of 6, four adults and two very energetic kids. We were seated immediately. Our drink order was taken quickly and minutes later we were being offered fresh tableside guacamole ($11). Guac with a twist of added mango and corn was offered, but we opted for the... More 

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Thank Roberta B
Walkersville, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Recently dined here for a couples date and Birthday celebration dinner.The time we picked was 4pm, which is a great time to start, if you want to do some visiting and catching up with friends.It is after lunch and before the big dinner rush starts, so it's the perfect time to start out.We requested a private room and they are... More 

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Thank twixcandi
Frederick, Maryland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is our go to place for a great meal..great service..food is always delishous and fresh...very friendly staff..

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Thank Bev A
Reynoldsburg
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163 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after a trip to DC- glad we found this place! Everything was delicious! We had table side guacamole and it was fun to watch them make it and yummy! Staff was super friendly and attentive. It was also Valentine's Day and they gave me a rose and the rest of the table chocolate covered strawberries! How sweet!

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Thank Michelle W
Emmitsburg, Md
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181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Frederick, Maryland, for a small city, has a real abundance of excellent restaurants. Mexicali Cantina must be included on this list. My dinner companion that evening was not at all partial to Mexican fare. By the end of our fine meal, he was completely won over. No doubt, the décor, the service and the quality of our dinners won him... More 

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Germantown, MD
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
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
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-663-3800

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