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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5061
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (28 reviews)
“kangaroo burger” (13 reviews)
“hot wings” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Went with my family and had a great time. Food was great and the staff were very friendly. It was a very busy night so there was a bit of a delay with the food but they had a bunch of board/card games behind the...More

Thank Mick G
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We rocked up at about 8pm on a Thursday night and the place was full. Lots of locals, which is always a good sign. The meals were delicious and the portions are huge, like seriously huge. I had the Tree Hugger quesadilla which was delicious....More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I have never left a negative review in my life, but dear me, I also think that you can expect some sort of standard when you go out to eat? Unfortunately, the standard at this restaurant was very poor. Where do I start? Our reservation...More

1  Thank Jane R
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My husband went there the other night, it was pretty packed but managed to sit at the end of one of the large tables outside. Have lived in Cairns for six years and visited this gorgeous spot through recommendation, wow great food , tasty beer...More

Thank ebcDaintree
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We came at 6pm on a Friday night and all tables read reserved so we got sat at the bar. Had fish tacos and pork quesedillas with sangria. Food was delicious and massive portions so ended up taking one of the tacos home. Lovely atmosphere...More

Thank Mrs_Fer
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Advertised as vegetarian friendly, with only one vegetarian dish on the mains! No vegan options. When we asked if we could have cheese swapped out for a bit of extra guacamole on nachos we were told no and that we would have to pay extra...More

1  Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is my second visit, laid back and friendly, food is fabulous. Tried a margarita and buffalo wings yum 😋 chorizo & prawn balls all winners definitely coming back again

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Excellent food, sure exceeded my expectations. Service was good, food was amazing. We had the 2 for 1 ice cocktails that were amazing. Definitely worth a visit. Would suggest booking a table as it gets very busy.

Thank lucas12014
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Seriously great food (LOVE the fish tacos), and their beers are awesome! I love the ginger beer, and it’s a really fun atmosphere to meet up with friends. Make reservations though, it tends to fill up!

Thank _yogarachel_
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Came here because it was recommended by a local. Great recommendation! It is one of those local hang outs and not a tourist trap. Great drink deals during happy hour. The menu is also pretty diverse. My husband and I both tried the Kangaroo burger....More

Thank LilysWorld
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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$22
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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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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