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Chica Bonita Manly

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9 The Corso | In the back of the arcade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 5255
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty hipster but we're into that so it's cool. They've just expanded their restaurant which is good as they're always fully booked. From what I hear they're still mega busy even with the extension. The margaritas are lovely and the food is delicious and well priced.

Thank Gemma H
Haugesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite place in Manly to eat and drink, awsome margaritas. Their menu is small but what's on is really really good, it's perfect for ordering many different things and try it all with your friends. The staff is really nice and the service is excellent even though it's always full. You can't reserve a table, on buissy times it's... More 

Thank mathildesophie
London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chica Bonita is a brilliant little place. They serve a modern take on Mexican food, with several taco options, and the best loaded fries I can remember having. All served alongside some interesting cocktails. Very sensibly priced, and completely delicious food = brilliant value for money.

Thank timirvine1977
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here today and had a fab lunch, reasonable price for manly. My husband had the burrito and I had the burrito salad. The salad was gorgeous. We are going back there tomorrow, a good find.

Thank Christa M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little out of the way, but well worth seeking out. The cocktails are great and the tacos are very tasty. The menu, while based around a few staples, is still quite creative and interesting. There are dishes for all tastes, so this is a must visit for diners in Manly.

Thank CBates8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, good drinks and fab friendly service. It's busy... so put your name down at the door and go get a drink somewhere... then they will call you when a tables ready.

Thank Kapps1234
Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to have great margaritas . Amazing Mexican atmosphere right in town. Super recommend for a dinner with friends

Thank rebaslessa
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The tiny over crowded restaurant is expanding and that's great news as it's always full and they don't take reservations. You thought you had Mexican well this has a spin. Burrito's like you've never had them with yes French fries inside. Sounds disgusting but hey, wait till you try it. Everything is fresh and delicious. Hate to actually give them... More 

Thank Heather S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was a nice find as we needed some drinks and grub as a reward for completing the Spitt to Manly walk. The restaurant is tiny and busy but we managed to get one of the outside tables in the alleyway. The small plates were fantastic, particularly the veggie chimichangas and the chocolate dessert chimichangas. The only reason it's not... More 

Thank windymiller11
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The fish burritos were the best I've found in Australia yet! The watermelon margarita is also to die for!

Thank ptvusa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Corso | In the back of the arcade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9976 5255

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Staying in Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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