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“Yummy nachos”
Review of Green Ant Cantina

Green Ant Cantina
Ranked #61 of 623 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Green Ant Cantina is Cairns' best kept secret and has become an institution among its regulars since opening in 2001. We are unique in that we are a bar, a restaurant, a music venue and can cater for functions and parties. Our food takes inspiration from South American, Caribbean and Baja Californian cuisines which showcase the amazing fresh produce available to us here in Cairns. Margaritas, Mojitos and Sangria will quench your thirst along with a beautiful little wine list that focuses on vegan, organic and sustainable wines. We began Green Ant Brewing Co. in 2012 with our ethos to brew small batch craft beers that are additive and preservative free. Our ever growing range boasts a Pilsener, a Pale Ale, a Premium Lager, a Ginger Beer, a Honey Wheat Beer, a Strong Brown Ale and an Imperial Stout.
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great nachos here... the salsa was almost like the tomato mix on a bruschetta. was very yummy. Not cheap (especially because they charge an extra 3 dollars for jalepenos), but very very delicious.

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Thank Noosag
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We've been recommended to this place over the years but hadn't made it there. This year we did and we are glad we did. The Fish Bowl Margarita is brilliant. Maybe the fact that it is 4 nips of spirit has something to do with the food tasting good, but I don't think so. We just munched our way through the entrees and then had 1 main as well. It's an inexpensive night of good food and fun music. What's not to like - unless of course you were expecting tablecloths! Oh, yeah, the Ginger Beer is really good too.
Definitely a place to return to in future visits.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Loved the local feel, friendly banter and nightly specials. Great Ginger Beer!
The food wasn't cheap, but the servings were huge.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The super cool vibe from this little out of the way cantina in the heart of cairns makes it a great start to any night out, Love grabbing the nachos and one of the fine mexican beers to start my night right!!!
Looking forward to this years Dia de Los Muertos: Day of the Dead

Thank CazalysCairns
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Some say the Green Ant has the best margaritas in Cairns, and that's certainly true. But I'd go further than that. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever had a better one, and I lived in Southern California for 5 years. Excellent food, too-- well above the standard "Mexican" fare. It's not cheap, but neither is much else in Australia.

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Thank Martha316
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