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Cafe Mexicana

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Carey's Lane, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 6433
12:00 - 22:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be the worst dining experience I've had to date. Looked promising from the outside with awards signposted in the window... couldn't have been further from the truth. The main let down from this establishment is the food. With regards to service it was prompt and the waiter working was more than pleasant. We ordered a chicken baguette,... More 

Thank KATEOH_22
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Mexican food but it is often done poorly so I didn't give this place a chance before and I wish I had! Came here on a recommendation - The food is great, the staff are friendly and helpful but not in an overbearing way. I highly recommend the churros for dessert! Also it's good value with a good... More 

Thank Sunny00090
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality of food is less than average, presentation is not curated, ingredients aren't aligned to the price. Margarita was just lemonade , definitely one of the worst Mexican I've been.

Thank Salvatore S
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad we stumbled up on this lovely restaurant while exploring city center. The food was very good and the atmosphere was great. The restaurant looks really good, very cosy. Prices for meals were ok and service friendly and good. We enjoyed this place so much we came back the following day.

Thank Jenny H
Clonmel, Ireland
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only started getting a taste for mexican food in the past few weeks. Never really had a love for it. Anyway, we came here on New Years Eve and it was gorgeous! I had a salad and it was the biggest salad I've ever had! Amazing. Staff were very friendly and helpful with carrying the buggy upstairs for us.... More 

Thank Róisín N
Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off in cafe Mexicano on Christmas Eve and we're lucky to grab a table. The food here is amazing. Truly authentic. Amazing flavours and an extensive gluten free option. The atmosphere is great, full of colour and life. The staff are friendly and happy to help you with the menu. We will definitely be back.

Thank AnneCrosshaven
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have been here a few times and have never had a bad experience. Delicious food and reasonable prices.

Thank Brian F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I recently ate in Cafe Mexicana after hearing about it from a friend. I enjoy mexican food but it is hard to come by good quality mexican food, especially in Cork. Mostly there is only mexican style fast food available around the city. I was welcomed by friendly staff and the service overall was very good. I went for the... More 

Thank Michael K
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk into this place you feel that it is a Café owned by a Mexican family. Small, beautifully decorated and friendly from the moment you walk through the door. What enticed me in was the Queso with Chorizo and I wasn't disappointed. Red and green chilli dips for my chips and a huge complimentary jug of... More 

Thank Gordon C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Thought we would try is restaurant as like Mexican food the food was ok have had better but it was the rude manner a waiter came up and said a price of the top of his head when we walked out we thought it was expensive for 2 people I checked and we got overcharged by 10euro would never back... More 

Thank Anna O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?