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Chingada's Mexican Cantina

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54 Main Rd, Walmer, Corner Main and 6th Avenue | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 581 0098
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Stuttgart, Germany
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely great. We had the calamari and a kind of mini tortillas with various toppings. Every topping was really good! The restaurant is highly recommended.

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Thank ferenix11
East London
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying overnight in Walmer and wanted a good restaurant which was pet friendly. Chingada's happily accommodated our Jack Russell, Jigsaw, on their outside porch. The food was really tasty (we had the Nacho starter to share and "make your own quesadillas" - delicious!), portions large, and service excellent!! Thanks, everyone, for your friendly, informative attention. We'll be back.

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Thank Laura W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our group of six had a good range of dishes off the menu and these were good to ok, but the ambience of the place was ruined by having heavy metal play out of an overhead speaker that had no base, but seemed to have been turned up to compensate. Weird choice, and a real conversation killer.

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Thank Rakhan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I used to LOVE Chingada's, but since they changed their dishes to no longer include the essential sides (black beans, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa), my decision to eat there is no longer based on my love of the food but on a financial one instead. The dishes have always been well-priced, but now that you need to pay for... More 

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Thank Michael P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Probably the best Mexican I've ever had and I've tried a few places!!! Good service too which made it that much better!

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Thank Luandri B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and the portions are perfect! It's a great option for a friendly get together with a large group of people.

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Thank Alexandra A
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Service needs some attention, food is good but not great, this restaurant has the potential to be the best mexican food restaurant but it needs more authentic mexican dishes for it to stand out, It would be amaizing to see fresh guacamole made table side with fresh ingredients and served with massa chips, just a thought. Overall I will be... More 

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Thank Charne3
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This early dinner experience was amazing. We asked for Mexican experience and we tested a few things on the menu and got exactly that! Wow, service was friendly, food freshly made and the atmosphere was relaxed. If you want to have a bar experience, they have that too!

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Thank MackyDs
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent nachos and other Mexican favorites, well priced and good service. Well worth a visit. Nice atmosphere usually.

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Pretoria
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were a large group but the service was impeccable, quick and efficient EVeryone got their food at the same time Impressive Then the food YUMMY DELICIOUS so difficult to choose as everything is so nice. Not to mention the prices SO so affordable Another spot we will definitely visit again when we are in PE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Main Rd, Walmer, Corner Main and 6th Avenue | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 41 581 0098

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?