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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 401 431 514
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (30 reviews)
“kangaroo burger” (14 reviews)
“hot wings” (5 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 12:00 am Hours
Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A mate I was travelling with took a group of us here and glad he did. I haven't had Mexican food for awhile and this place makes me want to go to more Mexican restaurants. I had fish tacos and they were perfectly cooked and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angelphil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World famous fries. Seriously? Normal fries with a good sauce on the side. Rockstar Kangaroo Hamburger. Seriously? Dry Pattie full of spices where you can’t tell if it’s beef or kangaroo... Low price value in overall. Unfriendly waitress at the “food order” counter.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 220marekh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good, if a little overpriced compared to similar quality elsewhere, and the service is unfortunately quite slow. Again, nothing wrong with the place at all, just didn't really come close to living up the the reputation given from locals and TA. Where...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like local, friendly bars get yourself to the Green Ant Cantina. Friendly workers, good food, great atmosphere. Treat yourself and ask for a mojito.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Weston N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and convivial atmosphere Friendly place Good for vegetarians too A range of beers are available

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank clarerodrigue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The green ant has been one of my favorite haunts since moving to Cairns... Excellent food...love the wings...great beers and margaritas on Thursday night and awesome company...with friends or friends you meet along the way .. Many a crazy night have started here.. It's just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nathan K
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Okay good thing-you can get 2 cups of beer(pine) when you order only one beer. Bad thing- have to deal with rude staff, aweful customer service and have to pay money for this. Food is just alright very basic and simple, on my food (fajita)there’s...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rodal0026
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The British female bar attendant, slightly bigger with brown hair, is really rude and her customer service is deplorable. After being told I needed ID to buy food (given I have not been ID’d to buy alcohol at previous times and times after this experience...More

Date of visit: August 2018
5  Thank lisa1242018
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We visited here based on TA reviews. Don’t be deceived by its exterior. The food is really good. Full of flavour and good sized servings with excellent service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank familyfrenzy
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Friendly staff and delicious food! I recommended the Tree Hugger Quesadilla for a veggie option or the Traditional Nachos for a great cheat meal. Nice atmosphere :)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Arsela V
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17 August 2018|
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Response from garypC6769XK | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, suggest email them any decent chef will insure you will eat well
10 August 2017|
Response from Marjorie M | Reviewed this property |
Sure! The restaurant has nice atmosphere, and they have an opne space on the back, where they have live music on some days,and there's no huge party going on, just some people chilling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 401 431 514
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The Green Ant Cantina is Cairns' best kept secret and has become an institution among its regulars since opening in 2001. We are unique in that we are a bar, a restaurant, a music venue and can cater for functions and parties. Our food takes inspiration from South American, Caribbean and Baja Californian cuisines which showcase the amazing fresh produce available to us here in Cairns. Margaritas, Mojitos and Sangria will quench your thirst along with a beautiful little wine list that focuses on vegan, organic and sustainable wines. We began Green Ant Brewing Co. in 2012 with our ethos to brew small batch craft beers that are additive and preservative free. Our ever growing range boasts a Pilsener, a Pale Ale, a Premium Lager, a Ginger Beer, a Honey Wheat Beer, a Strong Brown Ale and an Imperial Stout.
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