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Mexicali Cantina

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467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
+1 301-663-3800
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
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Reviewed December 24, 2015

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...More

Thank Joe R
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.

Thank Mrbmist
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.

Thank Carol H
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!

Thank Thomas B
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.

Thank ktg0709
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...More

Thank Kimberly K
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...More

Thank Billy R
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...More

Thank katiekowal
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...More

Thank JSWall2
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....More

Thank joe w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, 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: +1 301-663-3800
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