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“Great food, good vibe”
Review of Chica Bonita Manly

Chica Bonita Manly
Ranked #17 of 300 Restaurants in Manly
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Manly
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, good vibe”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Being from south Texas, my diet consists of Mexican food. I came upon this place and fell in love! I have been three times in the past two weeks. They have amazing margaritas and killer burritos! It's got an awesome atmosphere to sit back and enjoy a drink with friends.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Cayla S
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
“Awesome food, amazing atmosphere!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I came to manly craving a good Mexican meal, and luckily i stumbled upon this place! The food is amazing for lunch and dinner, the margaritas are to die for , and the atmosphere and music are just the topping on the cake. Great casual place to sit with friends and have a good conversation while satisfying your cravings.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jessica K
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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, cute space”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Kate loves Mexican and a Sydney friend told me Manly has a lot of them. Read up on a few and this food sounded good and the place a little romantic.

Food was good though Kate was again disappointed in a Mexican restaurant where she couldn't get nachos (luckily, she had them for lunch). Interesting beer selection. Music was good, an eclectic and fast pace - the place was very busy on a Sunday night.

We started with the steak on fries with gauc then had a pulled pork and chicken taco. Finished with some amazing prawns crumbed in pork crackling and a salsa.

A good place for an intimate, quirky dinner.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Troy T
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing Service and food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I decided to go to Chica Bonita after a long day at work in the mid week. We arrived at 8.15pm and were told we would have to wait until 9.00pm for a table. There were several small stools and short tables available but we were not offered those. We were encouraged to come back later. However, we decided to wait and noticed that other people were being seated before us and they were not on the waiting list. When my husband approached the head waitress, she was embarrassed and quickly seated us at a table. When we were finally asked for our order, they said they were "all out of cerviche"! So we just ordered a few Burritos. They took a long time to arrive and could only be described as "average". The head waitresses need to develop a better understanding of service. We won't be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Leana J
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Groups Beware!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went to Chica Bonita last night for a birthday the young lady who organised the night had originally thought there may be 25 however as usual with a big group there were last minute cancellations and only 14 ended up eating. I would like to add that the table was only set for 15 anyway and every other table in the restaurant was full. When it came time to pay the bill the guy who works there (not quite sure of his role) explained that she would be charged for 25 people because he'd had to "order everything in"??
We won't be back as it left a very bad taste in our mouth.
I would like to add that the wait staff were very friendly.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Anne T
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