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Mondo on the Waterfront

) #65 of 421 Restaurants in Cairns $$ - $$$ , Asian,
Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (35 reviews)
“sate” (6 reviews)
“curry” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Asian, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Staying right next door at Harbour Lights, so I thought it was nice and easy to wander down and have a meal at Mondo after it was recommended to me by a work colleague. Such a nice setting. Service was friendly and my meal arrived...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a lovely spot to enjoy lunch and a glass or wine! Beautiful views and tasty food. Highly recommend Mondo!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Strange assortment of menu items that aren't good value, the food wasn't great quality. I wouldn't go back

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About the sixth time I've tried to write this, I keep wanting to tell you about the great views and the chairs that let you put your feet up on the retaining wall so there is nothing to spoil your view of the inlet. The...More

Thank Brian D
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brian D Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo on the Waterfront via Tripadvisor, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the food and overall atmosphere at Mondo on the Waterfront. My apologies about the wait for beverages...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location and food are good but service is very average be prepared to stand at bar for 15-20 minutes and watch four staff chatting while two are working I'm local and I walked away for the second timeMore

Thank hutchy2222
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear hutchy 2222 Thank you for your feedback regarding the service you have received at Mondo on the Waterfront, I will make sure that services standards are reviewed and changes implemented, My apologies again about the lack of service you have received and I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here for lunch today and was very disappointed. My Husband and I are locals and have been coming here since 2004 and always loved it. Last July I brought a large table here for my birthday and it was so-so. We have been 3...More

Thank Meg_Foodie
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Megan C Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo on the Waterfront via Tripadavisor, I am extremely disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your meals or the service at all on your last visit. The Cajun Calamari have an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

40 minute wait for the food. When it finally came the rice seemed like it had been standing for hours, the fish and vegies seemed like the were popped in the oven from the freezer. With so many good options in the area, I wouldn't...More

Thank Bert B
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bert B I am very disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your meals or the service provided on your visit to Mondo on the Waterfront, I have passed on your comments to the management for review and hope you will consider dining with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A tasty meal although not the best I've had but for the price & quantity I cannot complain. I was attracted by the location & the atmosphere. Staff all friendly & helpful.

Thank IslandMichele007
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear IslandMichele007 Thank you for choosing Mondo on the Waterfront and I am glad to read that you enjoyed the meals, service and atmosphere, I hope we can welcome you back soon, Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer F&B Manager Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always have a great experience at Mondo. The weather wasn't looking great so they changed our table with no problem. The food for the 4 of us was divine as always and took no time at all, especially considering they had a hen's party...More

Thank Nic0le92
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NicOle92 I am very glad to read that the Team at Mondo looked after you so well and found you a dry table inside , Thank you as well for mentioning the divine food and great service. I hope we can welcome you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local, and I never get sick of the view that this place provides. Mondo's represents Cairns, its relaxed, you feel chilled whilst sitting their with my favourite glass of Pinot Grigio. Great place for time out from our busy world, the food...More

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Thank Lynellerigby
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lynellerigby Thank you very much for your great feedback, I will make sure I share it with the entire team and hope we can welcome you back soon, Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer F&B Manager Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com

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WangFrog
Hi guys, your restaurant has been recommended to us by locals and just wondering if we would need to book for lunch this coming Saturday 25th June? :)
20 June 2016|
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 26
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
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 6780
  • E-mail
Description
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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