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Mexicali Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
11:30 am - 10:00 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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Thurmont, Maryland
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

Thank Billy R
Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 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 

Thank katiekowal
Frederick, Maryland
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92 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank JSWall2
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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

Thank joe w
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Food wasn't bad, just not especially good. Server didn't refill chips until we asked, which is something you should never have to do at a Mexican restaurant. It's not like the chips are made from gold. Surprisingly, there seemed to be a lot of ants on the table and in the ketchup bottle. I've never seen that at a restaurant,... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We organized a reception for a friend who got married at this place on a friday evening. Not only was the good bountiful and fresh, the service was equally exceptional. I have been to a lot of mexican restaurant and this place topped it all. From the moment i tried to talk to somebody to send me a menu to... More 

Thank cecil t
Montville, Connecticut
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The staff here was great and friendly. Food selection was plentiful and a great variety. Service was very quick. Portions were perfect. Loved the guacamole appetizer.

Thank Cindy M
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

On one visit or another one of our group has probably had everything on the menu and rarely been disappointed. Today our group had: "Mexicali Mussels" "Chorizo con Queso" "Pollo Asado" "Fish Tacos" and a steak dish with a name I can't recall and every one was GREAT. With ice cold Dos Equis Amber on tap....wonderful.

Thank Mel N
Frederick, Maryland
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great for a date night or drinks with friends. I've been to MC several times and have had good food and good drinks every time. It does get quite loud during their busy times and I wouldn't consider it kid-friendly (maybe for a weekend lunch but not dinner). Overall we've always been happy with our meals here. Service is average.... More 

Thank ShellyKP34
Frederick, Maryland
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

In honor of national margarita day, I went to Mexicali Cantina for some tequila goodness. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have any margarita specials on today of all days, but ordered a strawberry margarita anyhow and wasn't disappointed. I was, however, disappointed with the bean burrito I order to go with it. The refried beans were bland... More 

Thank Amanda K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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?