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Cafe Mexicana

Carey's Lane, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 6433
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (36 reviews)
“refried beans” (13 reviews)
“churros” (10 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carey's Lane, Cork, Ireland
Neighbourhood: Centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to Mexico but this is one of the best mexican restaurents I have been to. A small restaurent with a lovely ambience and a funky interior decor. If you are in Cork and looking for a reasonable priced restaurent with a...More

Thank Gourmets_den
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing. The swrvice is great. I love this place. The sauce on nachos with chicken is unique. I love theit chimichangas, too. And my all time favourite would be churros. With that amaaaaazing chocolate sauce. Ask for extra and eat it with...More

Thank ErurainaTheLinguist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful decor, was excited to eat hear however having been to Mexico several times and lived there, my husband is also Mexican I found the food disappointing. I ordered fajitas and there was more lettuce on the plate than anything. We had to ask for...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very cozy restaurant with typical Mexican decoration, excellent food, amazing sangria and very helpful staff Recommend for a good mexican meal

Thank Pedro F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went here recently and had chicken enchiladas. The food was a little bland without adding the garnishes which came on the table, but was tasty in the end if nothing special! The place is full of character and quite homely and relaxed. Nothing is exceptional...More

1  Thank Roneill1994
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was packed when we arrived and a member of staff said you would call us in 40mins when a table would be available, sure enough she did. We were given free nachos as soon as we got in. Our starts arrived quickly and...More

Thank Davina8Essex
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had dinner at Cafe Mexicana on Saturday night last. We waited 15 minutes to get a table in this very small tight space eatery. We ordered our drinks, starter and main course. After a further 15 minutes we had to remind the waitress that...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Every few months we like to take a trip here for a lovely Mexican.A lovely little quaint spot that always seems busy.We normally get the platter for 2 and it's great value,huge and always great.Give this place a try

Thank keithrevenge
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I come to this restaurant a lot, for the lively decor and atmosphere, and great food. There is a good selection on the menu and decent sized portions. All your standard Mexican fare is available, and there are good sharing plates and offers. Definitely stay...More

Thank SiobhanFox
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. Enchiladas are awesome. Nice athmosphere. Staff is friendly. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Marie T
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Vanessa M
¿Es realmente un restaurante mexicano?
31 July 2015|
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Yvonne W
Have ye recently started serving microwaved food?
25 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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