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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5061
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (27 reviews)
“hot wings” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The nachos I had were really really tasty and the portion was great. Looked small at first but man, it was really filling. The staff weren't the most attentive but nice. The prices aren't so great for a broke backpacker but the hostel I stayed...More

Thank KatieFromCanadia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't book so dined outside in the back. A group of drunk, very LOUD, annoying yobs shouted the whole time. They yobs were having some sort of food eating comp overbearing. I was afraid I was going to knocked over when these drunk, large...More

Thank JC-Qld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generous meals and a relaxed fun environment is the draw here. Sometimes the meals are a bit too big.

Thank 8,500,959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, good food, good sangria. Affordable. Friendly service. Cool outdoor area with pool tables. I was really looking forward to trying the Corn Dogs...but they were all out...boohoo😭. Buffalo chicken wings and blue cheese sauce were nice, but to be honest...nowhere near as good...More

Thank Kath K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to for food. Even though the meals are around 20AUD each, it is totally worth it and the food is so damn tasty. I had the Cadillac Fajitas, Traditional Nachos, and Margarita Ville. The portion sizes aren't...More

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I joined some local friends here for dinner at their recommendation. We made a reservation (it was Friday) and that was a good call as the place can get busy! I was recommended the Cadillac Fajitas. The food was very nice and arrived in reasonable...More

Thank EmersonSRD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your primary interest is a good margarita do not come here. Now, I come from Tucson Arizona so The bar for judging margaritas is quite high. The food is good though

Thank Chess_Is_Great
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I liked this place. I had the vegeterian quesedillas, which were very tasty. Could have had more vegeterian options on their menu though. I liked the atmosphere at the place.

Thank Marremarre
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Very local frequented bar, with great atmosphere and they produce their own beer (try the ginger one, very good!) The food is very tasty, bit pricy and spice. We went on a Thursday, that was free pool day. Its not a fancy place, but great...More

Thank Marjorie M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We are pains in the you know where. We are VEGETARIANS & NON DRINKERS! Some people are cool with it & some people aren't. Is as if we are lesser than. Green Ant Cantina were pumping busy on a Saturday night & all the tables...More

Thank Becca D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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.