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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5061
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (27 reviews)
“hot wings” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, and a fun, busy atmosphere. We all enjoyed our meal and the frozen margaritas were yummy.

Thank CarmenRaynor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the appearance of this place fool you, from their own micro brewery to amazing Mexican, the best in Cairns. As a local this place never ceases to amaze. It's drinks and menu are second to none. If your looking for Mexican in Cairns,...More

Thank Kpp82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food. The fajitas were lovely and the quesadilla was awesome. I think i am going to explode..

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noisy, but great food and inexpensive. Despite being full and very busy, the service was good . Sangria was excellent but a bit too much ice.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of four-two teenage sons-loved this restaurant. So many of the restaurants along the water front offered the same menus with high prices. Here, the atmosphere is terrific as well as the food. Prices were good, drinks were great and the service was much...More

Thank stephworthfox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere and the food had fresh ingredients and was fantastic. Loved the staff's attitude to a busy environment and the great service. Was my first visit but will definitely return.

Thank N0Kitchen
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Huge value for money good. Pool tables. Just a great funky place to go. Staff are very friendly and it is a good night out with friends. Well done to them.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Around the corner from where we stayed at AirBnB residence. Locals frequent this fun and lively place. Relaxed outdoor seating on picnic tables promote a sort of community. Draft beer and my fish taco excellent. Great value. Tried to go a second time but closed...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for a social meet. The food is lovely and the bar is great too. And the staff are always so friendly! Definitely going back. A great place.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The nachos I had were really really tasty and the portion was great. Looked small at first but man, it was really filling. The staff weren't the most attentive but nice. The prices aren't so great for a broke backpacker but the hostel I stayed...More

Thank KatieFromCanadia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
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16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5061
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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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