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“Not Mexican Food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Mexicana

Cafe Mexicana
Ranked #100 of 625 Restaurants in Cork
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centre
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not Mexican Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I’m really disappointed there really isn’t an authentic, good Mexican restaurant in Cork. The food here is poor, bland and unfortunately it’s not authentic at all, they serve sangria for god sake! I didn’t like this place at all, the service was average and the prices are high.

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Could have been much nicer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

My Partner ordered something off the Menu that said there was no Cheese at all, when it arrived it was basically covered in cheese, great for someone who is Lactose Intolerance, we called the waiter over to say that the menu said there was no cheese, he said oh it does say that cheese is with this dish its your mistake but we then showed him the menu clearly then he knew it was their Menu's mistake not our's.

Which was fine somthing else was ordered and no extra payment was needed (Thankfully)

The food we had was tasty but After trying out many different Mexican restaurants, this one the taste just was lacking somewhat, i was expecting to much from this Mexican and it was really not the best Mexican i have had, and was disappointed when leaving as the Price was not worth the Taste

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Cork city
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Do they have any staff?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Myself and my fiancee went here for lunch on the Bank holiday Monday of Paddy's weekend. We called in around 215pm, there were 2 tables occupied, we stood inside the restaurant by the door for about 5 minutes, no sign of any staff. My fiancee walked over to the kitchen area and looked in the opening and could see no one in the kitchen either, we waited for another minute or two and still no one appeared to meet us to offer a table or menu! So after a solid 5 minutes of standing around like idiots we just walked out the door again.

The thing is they probably won't even realise how they screwed up and lost customers until they read this review or if one of the other tables informed them of what happened. I'd love to be able to comment on the food but alas it never materialised and we won't be every calling in again. First impressions mean a lot and this place left a very bad impression.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PEJACorkcity
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Cork
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent authentic Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Large choice of food and drink. Cosy little restaurant in the heart of the city. Particularly good value weekday lunch

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Thank Nightster1
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Cork
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45 reviews
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“Not a very impressive mexican”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Cannot say much really for Cafe Mexicano. Starting with one of the staff members standing directly next to the outside menu smoking. After being seated we were asked to be moved, which we did, to be again asked to move which I kindly declined. Service at the start was ok, but then we were forgotten about. Food is very overpriced, and nothing that you could not make yourself at home. It was nice but I did feel bad paying for a meal out when this was the standard. Also ordered a drink at the start of the main course and the drink arrived at the start of dessert. Rather than tell us he had run out of a dash for the drink he went to buy a new bottle, how daft not to be even given the choice. Paying was more of a hassle. Would defiantly not recommend to anyone Mcdonalds would be better value and service

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CorkMilly33
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