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“Nice bar, good food”
Review of Green Ant Cantina

Green Ant Cantina
Ranked #53 of 641 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Loved the backpacker menu, affordable but decent food. Can get very busy though but it looked like you could reserve a table. They always found space enormous though.

Thank Chloe L
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Have been here a few times now, and have enjoyed it every time.

Not a cheap night out, but it does have a pretty cool atmosphere to it.
However if you sign up on their iphone app it gives you specials etc... so its worth it, especially if you are a local. The staff have always been friendly when ive been there.
The sangria is nice but its filled up with lots of ice, so i would order a jug to share between 2.

We (stupidly) got a plate of the Wings of Death to share (didnt do the challenge, just wanted to see what the fuss was about). Dumbest thing i have ever done. It does make a pretty funny experience though.

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Thank the_aimster
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

We decided to visit this place after reading a lot of good reviews. And we were not disappointed.
Great tasting food, we were sorry to be full as we would have loved to eat more! The pulled pork was a delightfull surprise, really lean and great tasting!
The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere very relaxed.
Their own brewed beer was very nice, though being home brewed this means that they so not always have every type in house. We tried their ginger beer after reading this would be a 'must try'. And it is, a very strange tasting beer; unappealing yet very tasty. My advice, buy one the try and share with your friends as the other beers are more straightforward delicious.

Thank Daan V
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a casual backpacker friendly sort of place. Good local beers (a little too pricey) and fantastic mexican food! We went in here because it was recommended by someone and had a great time. A cool grungy lounge setting, good pilsner and we both received these massive meals (thought we wouldn't be able to eat them all) and then cleaned our plates. Really good night.

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Thank 482DanMac482
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Margheritas were great
Home brewed ginger beer a little soapy
Great decor and atmosphere
Food was reasonably priced and quite tasty

Thank Jane S
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