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Mondo on the Waterfront

€€ - €€€, Asian,
Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“fajitas” (37 reviews)
“sate” (6 reviews)
“hilton hotel” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a favourite spot for lunch or drinks before going out. Reasonably priced, good size meals and variety. The fajitas are excellent

Thank FNQquirky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mondo's - always been a favourite of Cairns people. Always been reliable. Not so now. Took Brisbane visitors there to show off the great view and enjoy outdoor dining with good tasty food. BIG disappointment! They were busy as usual which meant a 45 minute...More

Thank goodie2shoesCairns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to have lunch in Cairns. View is relaxing. Food is delightful. Staff are always friendly.

Thank bcHarris73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Cairns recently popped in here for a lunchtime sort of snack during my walk. Just had the Asian Style Chicken Wings. It’s listed in their menu as a share plate but as I was on my own, I ate the lot. No big...More

1  Thank Aussiewoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I go here regularly. It's a great spot with a choice of indoor/outdoor options. It has regularly been our first choice to take visitors. Particularly on warmer clear nights when you look out over Trinity Inlet.

Thank Sam V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want dreadful food and awful beer in a beautiful location then Mondo's is for you. If this place wasn't where it is it would have disappeared without trace years and years ago.

Thank Sheriff_of_Shav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quiter location and seating out by the water drew us into Mondo for dinner. They have the system where customers have to go to the bar area and order and pay for food and drinks. That process would be OK if the staff knew...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garlic bread minus the garlic (straight out of coles) steak requested Very well done - still bleeding. Never again!

Thank Leesa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back in the day when Hollywood tough guy Lee Marvin used to come to Cairns for Marlin fishing, there existed a quaint little Angler's Club at the Southern end of the port precinct. Now long gone, Mondo's occupies if not the spot, then one so...More

Thank Ninny68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to an untied and seemingly sticky venture. This puzzled the company due the numerous wait staff only having to clean tables and bring out meals, as all orders were taken at the bar. The meals were at the table in under 5 minutes....More

Thank TheTravelingAuditor
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20 June 2016|
Response from Molly W | Reviewed this property |
Had an early dinner on a Monday night with a local. Not really sure but possibly worth contacting restaurant especially if you want a table by the water.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 6780
The award-winning Mondo Café Bar and Grill at the Hilton Cairns hotel offers a unique alfresco dining experience on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet. With stunning views by day or night, relax beneath the shade of the giant Poinciana tree and indulge in Mondo's extensive menu offering flavors from around the world and signature dishes such as the hanging Mondo barbecue and sizzling fajitas. Enjoy weekly specials and events from Family Night every Tuesday to Live & Local every Friday, showcasing the best of Cairns' local musical talent.
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