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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5061
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (28 reviews)
“kangaroo burger” (13 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Awesome food every time, sitting outside is generally cooler in the summer months and make sure you book. Great relaxed atmosphere.

Thank kel d
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

You're in Cairns? Great! Thinking of going to the Green Ant Cantina? Good thinking. Now don't change your mind. Daily 4-6 you have your tap beers at $5 each. Tuesdays are two for one Mojitos. Wednesdays gives you 241 buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce...More

Thank Xavier W
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Green Ant is easily one of the best restaurant in Cairns. It's got a great relaxed vibe and isn't pretentious. The food is excellent and always consistent. I love how they brew their own beer, which really sets them a part from other places....More

Thank Char852
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Good beer, great food and awesome atmosphere This is our most regular place to eat in town Try the wings of death if you dare

Thank AustenBuckley
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Superior beers (we try them all!). Excellent options for eating. Beautiful garden-backyard with armchairs and pool tables. Very nice the front space setting too! Excellent selection of reggae music. Almost like a home or a club of friends. We had a great night there! Thank...More

Thank Fabián D
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Brilliant Mexican tucked up away from the centre of Cairns. Lively atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was great and so were the mojitos. Unfortunately the taps were broken the night I was on so didn't get the chance to try the beer. The food...More

Thank natkwilson
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9 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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