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“Fresh is best”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mexicali Rose

Mexicali Rose
Ranked #83 of 312 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
australia
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212 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Fresh is best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

My son took me out for a belated birthday gift to this wonderful Mexican restaurant, we had a few dishes between us you must try the Mexicali combinacion it is to die for, the service was very quick and the food is top quality its so fresh. My son had a cocktail it was the size of a fruit bowl haha
As l was driving l declined a drink we could not manage any sweets l will have to come back again for coffee and to try there deserts

  • Visited October 2012
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Geelong, Australia
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Okay but not great...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Table of 10, the service was okay, abit pricey but that's probably Melbourne for you (coming from Geelong), food was ok, quite a noisy establishment. Good for a quick bite to eat and outta there.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Sonlou73
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Hawthorn, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good food, go with mates for entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

We dined as a group of 8, I was immediately surprised by the prices on the drinks list; $12 for a cocktail is a rarity for a popular inner suburbs restaurant.

The food itself was great and plentiful and the speed of delivery was incredible. It was under 10 minutes of ordering that everyone on the table had their meals. I will suggest that you try the chocolate taco and the churros.

The decor and furniture had a drab feel but still comfortable, maybe it is part of the mexican feel they are trying to acheive.

I wouldn't place it at the top of my list to return to, but I would dine there again.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Dean M
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Camberwell, Australia
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322 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great food, Expedient Service, Inexpensive Booze!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Service was extremely fast and our food came out in under 10 minutes from ordering. The meals themselves were delicious (I highly recommend the Chocolate Taco for dessert).

Alcohol was well priced, and the range of both drinks and food on offer was impressive.

The atmosphere could be spruced up - interior decor and furniture were shabby, but perhaps this is part of their identity. The walk to the Men's Bathroom out into a dingy alley kind of detracts from the atmosphere too.

My only complaint is that ALL of the waiters seem to be hard-of-hearing. They frequently misheard (or didn't hear at all) orders, questions and requests.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Nick T
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

This once was a great restaraunt , with great food , however it has gone down hill in my opinion ... service was very poor and it was very noisy food very average !!

  • Visited January 2012
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2 Thank joannedelmar
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