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Maria's Donkey Tapas Bar

8 River St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4957 6055
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 River St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Maria’s donkey you are almost guaranteed a good time. Sometimes the food isn’t that great but the atmosphere is very chilled and being on the beautiful blue river is so worth the sometimes bad food. The cocktails are always amazing and...More

Thank dedemiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a pre-dinner plate or two (about 4.30pm) and were quickly informed that the deck area was booked for a private function from 5.30. At no time were we made to feel like we were not welcome or that it was inconvenient...More

Thank FuudTrip
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Been for dinner a couple of times, nice tapas & great Sangria, relaxing music. Dropped in for a drink on Saturday, gorgeous day awesome spot overlooking the river. Love Maria's, perfect atmosphere 👍

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We enjoyed a great family dinner at Maria's Donkey. The food was tasty, came quickly and we kept wanting more. The location was great, cool and peaceful. Even the wildlife kept us entertained. For a fun night out this is a great place to go....More

Thank Roxy L
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It's the second time I had been at Maria's Donkey Tapas Bar and it was as good as the first time :). Food was great, the cocktails were yummy and the service friendly. Live music was nice but a bit loud and distracting for conversation...More

Thank CaptainNic
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Maria's is such a fun, energetic place to sit and have a few drinks or a light bite to eat. Their prices are very reasonable, there are couches to sit and relax or tables and chairs for more formal settings. Would recommend booking for large...More

Thank Imogend93
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Nice, rustic bar with a good selection of drinks and food at the right prices. Plenty of parking nearby. Location is spot on overlooking the river ... you are sitting over the water. Friendly and helpful. Go there.

Thank Jock G
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect here. Went down as a work mate was leaving. The drinks flowed the band played and the food just rolled out. Lots of great dishes. Lots of fun. Sweet spot. Loved the service too.

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

5 of us came for breakfast to recieve cold food, cold coffee, plus soft eggs ordered hard eggs arrived, crispy bacon ordered warm anemic bacon arrived. Breakfast is not their strong card. Serve staff very polite which was great.

Thank Amc50
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We have been several times and the location is great besides the river. Staff are friendly but could be more attentive to the customers as service leaves something to be desired. Most of the food tasty and fresh. The nacho needs to improve. Good place...More

Thank Allen G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
8:30 am - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 River St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mackay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4957 6055
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We are a fully licenced (18+) tapas bar set on the edge of the spectacular Pioneer river. Come and enjoy the tasty treats and a nice cold drink. With a friendly atmosphere and some mellow sounds we bring some thing new to Mackay. Live music, theme's of the week, Music Bingo, Jam Sessions, Old School Sundays we have it all. Stop by sometime and say hi to The Donkey. Bookings essential Friday and Saturday nights
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