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Cafe Mexicana

Carey's Lane, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 6433
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (37 reviews)
“refried beans” (13 reviews)
“churros” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Carey's Lane, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here recently while on a weekend break in Cork. Loved everything about this restaurant. It's small and cosy and the atmosphere is lovely. It has a real authentic Mexican feel to it. The staff were lovely, the food is delicious and extremely tasty. Went...More

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this place after searching trip advisor for somewhere to eat as we were tourists in a strange town. Food was lovely and plentiful, quite reasonable for a city. Staff were friendly it's just they need to keep an eye on the customers needs, we...More

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time we tried Mexican 🇲🇽food in Cork, and we both enjoyed it. A big variety of starters, main courses with meat and fish, salads and a few delicious desserts. As dessert, I took some churros with hot chocolate cream - they were delicious

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best Mexican I have had. The food came out fast, it was hot and delicious. Totally recommend this place if you are in Cork and don't want pub food.

Thank Terrilala
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant yesterday and was mildly disappointed with the service. There was a large group taking up the entirety of the staffs' attention; my husband and I were waiting over 40 minutes for our food and even longer than that to be served....More

Thank Madel3ine
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We decided with a friend to try mexican food ,so we headed to the city .down.carey s lane off paul street is the cafe mexican .a lovely little.restaurant with downstairs nd upstairs seating.the ambiance is great love the decor and of course the food was...More

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at cafe Mexicana, although it was small it had a lovely atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious. The menu had everything you would like, my husband enjoyed quite spicy food whereas I enjoyed more...More

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very nice waitress, delicious food (we had the Mole and some enchilladas), and an amazing Margarita Pitcher. The churros where good as well but the sangria was too sweet. Definitely a come back .

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Had the deal for two and it was such good value. The beef burrito was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

Thank ciaraharney2
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Not only this restaurant holds and award for its cuisine but its also first ever mexican restaurant in ireland so I had to give it a go. I visited this place in the past too but only had desserts from which churros was my favorite....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carey's Lane, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 6433
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