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Chica Bonita Manly

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9 The Corso | In the back of the arcade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 5255
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11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to have great margaritas . Amazing Mexican atmosphere right in town. Super recommend for a dinner with friends

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Thank rebaslessa
Cairns, Australia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tiny over crowded restaurant is expanding and that's great news as it's always full and they don't take reservations. You thought you had Mexican well this has a spin. Burrito's like you've never had them with yes French fries inside. Sounds disgusting but hey, wait till you try it. Everything is fresh and delicious. Hate to actually give them... More 

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Thank Heather S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This was a nice find as we needed some drinks and grub as a reward for completing the Spitt to Manly walk. The restaurant is tiny and busy but we managed to get one of the outside tables in the alleyway. The small plates were fantastic, particularly the veggie chimichangas and the chocolate dessert chimichangas. The only reason it's not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The fish burritos were the best I've found in Australia yet! The watermelon margarita is also to die for!

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Thank ptvusa
Cincinnati
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We randomly picked this small hole in the wall restaurant/bar for lunch and are we glad we did. We ferried in from Sydney and loved this place. It had a young energetic crowd tightly packed into a small room. We understand they are expanding which is great. The burrito is delicious and I recommend the chipotle sauce which is not... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place is amazing! If you are in Sydney you have to make sure you go here. It's probably the best Mexican food in Australia! The place is very very small so make sure you get there early because they don't take reservations. This place is also not good for big groups because of space, seating, and tables. I would... More 

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Thank daisyob1
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

More of a tapas Mexican. No solid main courses. Some unusual mixes of flavours but really delicious. Great margaritas. Fun, buzzy atmosphere. The waiters looked as if they enjoyed their work. Very small and no booking but they are expanding.

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Duesseldorf, Germany
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the Chica Bonita, cause our Airbnb Host told us to. Best mexican food ever!!! We had some Tacos with different fillings (like pulled pork, popcorn chicken...), chips with guacamole and the dessert (Chimichanga with caramel sauce) was just a blast. Along with the perfect margaritas it was a great night! Come early, so just can put in... More 

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Thank Ann584
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal here after a nice afternoon on manly beach. Had to queue for a few minutes to ensure a table, but it was more than worth it.

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Thank Petert1983
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the whole vibe of this place, a small queue to get in (no bookings) but music was great, really added to the atmosphere even though it was a bit loud (but then again I'm a cranky old lady ... Ask my kids 😉) service was great, ambience was amazing and the food was fresh, tasty and above all just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Corso | In the back of the arcade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9976 5255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?