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Maria's Donkey Tapas Bar

8 River St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4957 6055
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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“chorizo” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (6 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 River St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Dined at Maria's donkey as a change from our usual night out at Burp. Coming from Newcastle we are used to dining in Sydney Spanish tapas restaurants and because of that we were a little disappointed with our night out. Food was ok but not...More

Thank newycouple
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Caught up with friends on the deck & I loved it! The atmosphere, the dining, the prices, very good place to catchup over some terrific cocktails.

Thank SeanT4701
Reviewed 24 March 2017

have been here previously for lunch and a couple of dinners and really enjoyed the atmosphere & the food, the service was also quite good. not sure if they are under new management now but recently went here for dinner on a Friday night and...More

Thank Lace8989
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I spotted this place while I was out jogging. It wasn't the place I'd expect to find a nice Mexican Tappas place. I looked it up on ( you guessed it) Trip Advisor and it came with good ratings and reviews so I dragged my...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The breakfast is just like anywhere else, however the homemade baked beans are quite nice & the coffee comes in a cute mug! Recommended you sit by the river!!

Thank TravelChild92
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I can’t begin to describe the atmosphere of the night – it was awesome and alive with the live music. On the night we dined they had live music and the place just felt ‘right’. The food was delicious and delivered to our table at...More

Thank HiluxDC
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great place food & drinks!Staff were extremely friendly & service was very quick. Very enjoyable afternoon/night

Thank Cass2013Harding
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This venue has seen many incarnations & it is a pleasant spot to kick back. Spartan, over the water and you will consider why you didn't bring your rod. They used to supply rods. The venue is very NQ and memorable. The food basic Mexican,...More

Thank 12P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast ..pots of tea were luke warm one pot was missing a lid. Meals took over an hour to arrive and they were incorrect, vegetarian bad hunters meal with fried eggs when the patron ordered bacon and eggs. And the restuarant wasnt...More

Thank wezzie1
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the Atmosphere, the food was great tried many Tapas and cocktails were amazing, love the live music.

Thank Natasha H
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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, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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