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“Pleasant enough but nothing to write home about” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chingada's Mexican Cantina

Chingada's Mexican Cantina
Ranked #40 of 342 Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Pleasant enough but nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Tasty Mexican food - no complaints but not outstanding - and average prices. The atmosphere was good and the service was average or just above. No complaints but no great cudos either. It probalby would have been more fun in a crowd. Wine prices were average. On the plus side plenty of parking

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarahthexton
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  • English first
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English first
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Noisy Mexican”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Delicious food and great mexican tastes and decor. Pity about the noisy beating of sour cream in the kitchen for what felt like for hours!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Jennifer196807
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

The first time I visited, I found the food to be delicious. However, on subsequent visits, it's clear that the food lacks just a little something that could make it a 5 star restaurant. I have to agree with Schimi31, it lacks the salt and taste that would make it a truly delicious place to eat. Even if you order the dish spicy, you still feel a little short changed in your tastebuds.

The last time we went, the waiter was dressed in a hoodie and tracksuit pants, and was completely bored and disinterested almost to the point of rudeness.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank asoktheintern
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Chingadas - Mexican Cantina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

I and my family have been going to Chingadas in PE for a while now, and we have never been disappointed. Their focus is on good Mexican food, combined with good service in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.

I always recommend Chingadas, to friends and work colleague's, and the feed-back I get is always the same, they enjoyed themselves and loved the food, as I and my family always do, when we go there. An overseas colleague who we took one evening to enjoy the experience, commented that they served the healthiest Mexican food he has ever had!

Josh - Keep doing what your doing, you are no 1 in PE as far as we're concerned.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruby B
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A true mexican experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

No trip to Chingadas is complete without their fantastic range of tequila, they also serve a killer margarita (lime) and some great draught beer. Anyway, on to the food which is fantastic, I personally have not had nachos anywhere that compare to Chingadas and I do tend to order the nachos most times I visit - and they always please. The rest of the menu is also great and I recommend the chilli con carne and the coriander and corona battered fish. Great service, well priced.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mark p
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