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Mondo on the Waterfront

$$ - $$$, Asian,
Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 2096
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“sate” (7 reviews)
“hilton hotel” (22 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Average at best if honest. Take away the location and I doubt the restaurant has sufficient going for it to ensure its survival. That however is the point, it does have a great location! So, my advice for what it’s worth would be; Stop for...More

Thank bezman2110
Reviewed 1 week ago

service was very slow. sometimes it was hard to even get waited on. food was fairly good, not bad, but not great. nice to be able to dine outside, unfortunately the waitresses had a difficult time finding their diners.

Thank petittommer
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite romantic sitting right by the sea. You had to order and pay for your food at the bar. I had Chicken satay with fried rice, and my husband has forgotten his dish. The food was okay but not great. I don't think...More

Thank tandemqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This eatery/ bar is at the Hilton hotel down on the waterfront in Cairns city. A location that's hard to beat watching any cruise liners coming into or leaving town and just a view to die for. The food is really good and reasonably priced...More

Thank lyndsaysch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a pity that such a great place has just lost the taste in its food- what’s on offer has gone from really tasty good value to overpriced and flavourless- not sure exactly what caused this to happen but it is such a disappointment for...More

Thank 32Jules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This casual cafe belongs to the Hilton cairns and is accordingly well managed. A little apart from all the other bars and restaurants on the wharf, it is also a little quieter in a pleasant way. I really liked the tasty Indonesian dishes.

Thank MarianneSammann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at Mondo's many times, although not in the last year or so. I was thinking of booking a table for a birthday dinner for 4, but after reading so many bad reviews (more than half of the reviews) bad food, cold food,...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the lovely view by the water, and the service was quite good, but the oysters were the worst I've had - we will find out tomorrow if these make me sick!

Thank JacinthaLee
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Always a favourite spot for lunch or drinks before going out. Reasonably priced, good size meals and variety. The fajitas are excellent

Thank FNQquirky
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Mondo's - always been a favourite of Cairns people. Always been reliable. Not so now. Took Brisbane visitors there to show off the great view and enjoy outdoor dining with good tasty food. BIG disappointment! They were busy as usual which meant a 45 minute...More

Thank goodie2shoesCairns
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20 June 2016|
Response from Molly W | Reviewed this property |
Had an early dinner on a Monday night with a local. Not really sure but possibly worth contacting restaurant especially if you want a table by the water.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 2096
The award-winning Mondo Café Bar and Grill at the Hilton Cairns hotel offers a unique alfresco dining experience on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet. With stunning views by day or night, relax beneath the shade of the giant Poinciana tree and indulge in Mondo's extensive menu offering flavors from around the world and signature dishes such as the hanging Mondo barbecue and sizzling fajitas. Enjoy weekly specials and events from Family Night every Tuesday to Live & Local every Friday, showcasing the best of Cairns' local musical talent.
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