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“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Green Ant Cantina

Green Ant Cantina
Ranked #49 of 596 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good meals as well as great atmosphere - not over priced - try the enchiladas they are great but not too spicy

Visited December 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice food but high price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Been heard about Green Ant for a while, finally had a chance to go before our movie. Foods were pretty nice, they got pretty good special dips than other place. Just the price was also pretty expensive too.

Visited November 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Okay food and drinks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We went there because we had a voucher for the restaurant but I think it was still a little too expensive for a self service restaurant. The music was too loud, so we couldn't talk but the "roo burger" was good.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best quasadillas ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stopped to try their food after a tour. The menu is amazing. I had the raspberry cocktail and chicken quasadilla. My husband had the slow cooked rib steak. Large servings and very well presented. We will be back again on Sunday

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
“busy spot with lots of charachter.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great atmosphere and great food! good, big portions. Very busy spot even on a monday when we visited. if you are planning on eating here on a weekend or peak season i would reccomend booking!

Visited November 2012
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