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“Quirky little Mexican.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Man Friday

Man Friday
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quirky little Mexican.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

If you wernt looking for this place you would never know it was there. A random restaurant down a side street that I would recommend trying if your staying in Nelly Bay.

Pros -
BYO.
Huge servings and very tasty.
The service was quick.
Alfresco dining, which is in a courtyard with dim lighting and surrounded by trees. The waiters were feeding possums and birds.
They put our beers in the fridge and always made sure we had a new one when empty.
Reasonable priced for size.

Cons -
It is outside, a few mosquitoes.


If you like Mexican food, give this a go. :)

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun Tex Mex restaurant in Nelly Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Seated out of doors amongst trees and ferns with twinkling lights overhead, this is a cheerful restaurant with 2 different menus - Mexican and Australian. We have only tried the Tex Mex menu and enjoyed the food on a number of occasions. It isn't high end Mexican - think burritos and fajitas with refried beans, sour cream, guacamole etc. but is full of flavour and filling.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Fleur33
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food, and unique setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely loved the setting - like an oasis in a humble sort of town. Colourful lights, Mexican hats, colourful decor - it was all fun. We had chicken fajitas and beef burritos - food was surprisingly tasty and well prepared. We are spoilt with an excellent Mexican restaurant nearby in our home of St Kilda Melbourne so our expectations are high. Very impressed and would recommend. Staff were friendly too.

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Matamata, New Zealand
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“SCRUMMY YUMMY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Basic Mexican with lots of flavour - enjoyable and delious. Would totally recommend and BYO! Choice!

Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Revolting!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

After waiting over an hour and a half for our meals, of barrios and nachos the meals were not heated through and we were left feeling nauseous after not being able to finish them. The service was uninviting and slack and bill completely overpriced. I would consider this one of the worst dining experiences ever.

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