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Mexicali Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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467 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-4805
+1 301-663-3800
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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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Frederick, Maryland
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Frederick, Maryland
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Edgewood, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Thurmont, Maryland, United States
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kimberly K
Thurmont, Maryland
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, 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: +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?