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The Jungle Mexican Cantina

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50-58 Marine Pde | The Beach House Resort, Shop 12, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
+61 7 5536 3412
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 03:00
15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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alexandra headland
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331 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What fantastic food. Plentiful on the plate of Good tasting Mexican food. Staff are efficient and friendly and the atmosphere is electric. Bookings are required as they fill fast. My daughter had the half chicken and salad and she couldn't finish it as it was so large. I had taquitos and taco combination and it was amazing.

Thank sunshinecoastgirl
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204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a busy day playing lazy tourists, we were too tired to cook and really didn't want to go to far for dinner. This was just across the street from our hotel (The Sebel), and the fact that it isn't a chain restaurant and is locally owned, was a bonus. We went early (5.30pm- just as it opened) without a... More 

1 Thank TravelManagerLoveIt
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ate here Oct 2016 while on holidays. I had a chicken enchilada and absolutely loved it!! Just disappointed I didn't get a chance to go back for another one haha. A lovey family owned restaurant across from the beach with friendly efficient staff. I would definitely go back and recommend anyone else to go there if at Coolangatta.

1 Thank lovestogo001
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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98 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Many mexican dishes , including vegetarians. The food is very tasty fresh and prepared when booking.the honer iss very nice man , and the restaurant ran for more then 20 years.

Thank batid
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. We have somehow managed to miss it but so glad we've found it now. The service is incredibly friendly and the food is so tasty. We will definitely be back.

Thank Rebecca H
Kiama, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, had vege enchilada and vege tostada, extra points for the home made chilly sauce! Staff happy, owner personable and makes you want to come back. Busy, so a good sign!

Thank Donna H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This local Cooly restaurant is one of the oldest established by Craig in 1986. The staff are friendly and the food is excellent. We have been to many other Mexican restaurants but non actually compare to the Jungle Mexican Cantina.

Thank Donna D
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here on a Sunday night, just because it was close. Hit peak hour but that did not stop the staff finding us a table and continuing good service. Drinks were served quickly (they also do BYO, and provide directions to the nearest bottle shop). Food arrive in an appropriate amount of time and was very tasty and a... More 

Thank Darryl_W64
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome restaurant! Has delicious Mexican and the service is so friendly!! The guacamole is so yummy!!! Definitely worth a try!!

Thank Eliza D
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

What great service. From the moment we arrived we were fussed over and made feel extremely welcome. The birthday girl was spoilt and given full attention. As for the meals DELICIOUS. Everyone's meals were hot and full of flavour. Great value for money and best Mexican we have eaten in months. We will be back.

Thank Ashleigh M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 03:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-58 Marine Pde | The Beach House Resort, Shop 12, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Coolangatta
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5536 3412

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?