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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5061
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (28 reviews)
“kangaroo burger” (12 reviews)
“hot wings” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We are regulars at green ant Rad staff, amazing food and tasty locally brewed beer Beware of the hot wings though!

Thank AustenBuckley
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Food was amazing and great staff We ate the Nachos and the ribs Big meal and great to share Tucked of the busy hustle and bustle in a great location Home brewed beer on tap

Thank Neenie_LTB
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Yum yum yum, what else can I say! This place is amazing, great service good menu and a fantastic atmosphere. The flavour in the food is some of the best ive had. Oh and there home made beers are wonderful. Thanks to all for the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and a laid back atmosphere - had the Wahoo fish tacos which were good and came with a side of French fries. Only complaint was the price -I didn't like that you had to pay $3 for a small side of hot sauce...More

Thank SanDiegoCross
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted to have Mexican and found this place on TripAdvisor but got told by our hotel staff that this place might not be kid friendly. We still went and glad we did because the ambience was good, food was good and the place was...More

Thank Priya V
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Our meals were cold and the cheese on the nachos was so solid and so tasteless that it was like eating cardboard. The corn chips were stale and the meals were full of coriander which to my knowledge is not a Mexican ingredient. The salsa...More

Thank Mike1049
GreenAntCantina, Manager at Green Ant Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Mike, Did you alert any of the staff that your meals were cold? We are very receptive to complaints and do our utmost to rectify them. We would have replaced your meal or even given you a refund had you let us know in...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great local brews. Awesome menu. We were recommended this place by a local friend. I ordered the Jambalaya which was fantastic but my partner ordered the fish tacos and was immensely disappointed. It depends what you're looking for though - I have it on good...More

Thank rebekapowell_
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Green Ant Cantina is away from the main tourist traps but still close enough to walk from the main hostels/hotels (if you want to walk through a tougher area). It looks like a great local watering hole. They brew their own beer and, while the...More

Thank Dbh206
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Servings are huge, service is friendly, food was excellent. It's not on the esplanade but worth the walk to get to.

Thank claydo76
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great food, and a fun, busy atmosphere. We all enjoyed our meal and the frozen margaritas were yummy.

Thank CarmenRaynor
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10 August 2017|
Response from Marjorie M | Reviewed this property |
Sure! The restaurant has nice atmosphere, and they have an opne space on the back, where they have live music on some days,and there's no huge party going on, just some people chilling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5061
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The Green Ant Cantina is Cairns' best kept secret and has become an institution among its regulars since opening in 2001. We are unique in that we are a bar, a restaurant, a music venue and can cater for functions and parties. Our food takes inspiration from South American, Caribbean and Baja Californian cuisines which showcase the amazing fresh produce available to us here in Cairns. Margaritas, Mojitos and Sangria will quench your thirst along with a beautiful little wine list that focuses on vegan, organic and sustainable wines. We began Green Ant Brewing Co. in 2012 with our ethos to brew small batch craft beers that are additive and preservative free. Our ever growing range boasts a Pilsener, a Pale Ale, a Premium Lager, a Ginger Beer, a Honey Wheat Beer, a Strong Brown Ale and an Imperial Stout.
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