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The Prickly Pinata - Fresh Mexican Cantina

££ - £££Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
Shop 1 45 the Esplanade, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
+61 402 945 344
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Shop 1 45 the Esplanade, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is full of atmosphere. Meals very nice and dessert looked like it was to die for, we didn't get dessert but after seeing others wished we did. The price for meals were very reasonable. Staff were excellent. We went there with a Christmas party...More

Thank S7549YGangelad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location along Cotton Tree! Attended for a farewell & paid $35 for a selection of options to come out - but there was definitely NOT enough food for what everyone had paid. We each had 4 little items, which did NOT justify the cost!...More

1  Thank Cleigh76
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I've stopped by here a few times for lunch, and I find it hard to go past the delicious nachos -- probably the best I've had outside of Central America. The seafood nachos (fish, prawn and calamari) were divine, and I'm hoping it will become...More

1  Thank NYandAussie
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

First visit & was impressed with food. All food was fresh &taste spot on we were a table of 11 plus 2 kids & no one had a complaint about their food kids menu also was good the sangria was up there with the best...More

Thank bucketlist60
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Food was fresh but expensive for tapas. $30 head and we were still hungry. Long wait time If you go to this place do not do a group booking

1  Thank katrina w
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We had a number of dishes to share and that worked perfectly. The size of each meal was good and the service was great. The margaritas were the bomb. (The coconut one was not). We have been there each time we stay and it is...More

1  Thank Troy T
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I was only in for a light snack and a drink with my son. I ordered vegetarian sliders. When these cams I was so disappointed that they could even consider charging $12 for them! They comprised of 3 round corn chips with a little sweet...More

Thank Audrey H
Elise B, Owner at The Prickly Pinata - Fresh Mexican Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Audrey Thank you for your feedback. I do remember serving you on the weekend and I want to clarify the pricing with you. The reason the Tostada Sliders are $12 are because they are normally served with meat. Our meats are slow cooked and...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What an enjoyable night we all had with our families at this little place, Delectable Mexican tucker, great service too boot, hey and not to mention they make a mean cocktail. There was the occasional bad odor in the mall were we all sat but...More

1  Thank 100garethe
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My friend booked her birthday dinner here a few months ago and the staff went above and beyond to cater to her needs - dairy / gluten etc. We booked in advance. The meals were great and I would recommend going here. We went to...More

1  Thank kell_90
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great feed ! We booked last minute and was able to get a table in less that 15 minutes wait . Extensive menu , with a range to suit all tastes . The wait staff were polite, helpful and extremely customer focussed .

Thank Belinda H
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 45 the Esplanade, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maroochydore
  • Phone Number: +61 402 945 344
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Description
The Prickly Pinata Fresh Mexican Cantina brings cheerful healthy, fresh and Mexican flavoured cuisine with a double dose of fun to Cotton Tree. The Prickly Pinata is open for lunch and dinner with an unbeatable view and transforms into a vibrant, busy evening restaurant. Vibrant pastel coloured walls painted with sugar skulls and an assortment of cactus-filled pot plants injects a relaxed Sunshine Coast beachside spin on traditional Mexican style, making it an ideal spot to chill out with a refreshing cocktail on the deck before settling in for a feast to share with friends. The Prickly Pinata's menu effortlessly combines traditional Mexican dishes with on-trend flavours, evident in crowd pleasers such as the tortilla crumbed zucchini chips with spiced beetroot and pepitas dip as well as the confit Bungalow pork taco with salsa verde, onion and coriander. The Prickly Pinata's menu has been designed to be shared, offering a variety of different sized & styled dishes. Our menu originates from Baja California which is a state of Mexico. Baja Mexican boasts the use of Fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and seafood. Prickly Pinata's menu is wide, offering choice to suit everyone's needs.
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