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Cafe Mexicho

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78 4th Avenue, Near the corner of 7th Street and 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 74 775 9758
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been frequenting Melville for many years. Café Mexicho is a gem. This is the only place where I eat the poppers, which is absolutely delicious. On a previous time I had the Nachos which you can get in mild or hot, which is perfect for someone whose palate is not used to spicy food. On this last occasion... More 

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Thank Johanna N
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to hang out with friends but disappointing main courses. The beef con Cani was disappointing it lacked Flavour and was extremely salty. It lacked the traditional con cani flavors.. the service was bad our waitress did not bring all our orders I had to call the manager

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Thank Thembi S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Waiters are rude, vegetarian options are awful and you will probably get your phone stolen on the way to your car. However if you manage to get the tequila shots flowing you will have an okay time

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Thank Richard H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I still prefer coming here for Mexican food. I like the layout of the place and the feel makes me feel like I'm away and in a foreign place. The food is great and the servings come in large portions.. and the food is really tasty

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Thank Candice8686
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Me and my friends were frequent customers during our time in melville. We usually went for drinks but were suprised at how great the mexican food was. A very young and hip vibe and great for drinks with large groups.

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Thank _jrnajarian
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you are expecting super attentive service, this is not the place for you. The staff are enthusiastic and fun. Food does take it's time, but it is really worth the wait. I really enjoyed the meal, the atmosphere is fantastic. Good experience.

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Thank E1161HDpeterd
Johannesburg, South Africa
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Popped in on a Monday evening for a quick dinner. Hey, hey, it was margarita monday! Margeritas were ok - a little on the bland side but perfectly drinkable [ie could do with extra shot of tequila] We order poppers, nachos and quesadillas. Service was prompt and food arrived quickly. This is NOT fine dining or gourmet - instead, it's... More 

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Thank senorneek
Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Delicious food, bright festive decor, frozen margaritas on tap, an array of tequilas & powerfully hot jalapeno poppers. Overall tasty Mexican food.

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Thank Candz33
NikitaElliott81, General Manager at Cafe Mexicho, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon. More 

Joburg
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Booked a big table for s birthday celebration which turned out to be a very cool Mexican experience. They stock a Mexican craft beer called Ita (quite expensive at R115 / 600ml bottle) that is fermented in old tequila barrels. It's worth a try if you appreciate good beer. The nachos, totopos and chilly poppers are amazing. So are the... More 

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Thank Eric B
NikitaElliott81, Manager at Cafe Mexicho, responded to this review

Hi Eric. Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you and you guests enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I really enjoy this Mexican restaurant mainly because it is the only one I know of in Joburg which offers Chiil Con Carne, which I obviously enjoy. Good down to earth Mexican food (and drink), served with humour.

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Thank MikeGoodbrand
NikitaElliott81, Manager at Cafe Mexicho, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Mike, we hope to see you soon for your favorite dish. :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 4th Avenue, Near the corner of 7th Street and 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 74 775 9758

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