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Green Ant Cantina

183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 5061
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“kangaroo burger” (13 reviews)
“hot wings” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Awesome food every time, sitting outside is generally cooler in the summer months and make sure you book. Great relaxed atmosphere.

Thank kel d
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

You're in Cairns? Great! Thinking of going to the Green Ant Cantina? Good thinking. Now don't change your mind. Daily 4-6 you have your tap beers at $5 each. Tuesdays are two for one Mojitos. Wednesdays gives you 241 buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce...More

Thank Xavier W
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Green Ant is easily one of the best restaurant in Cairns. It's got a great relaxed vibe and isn't pretentious. The food is excellent and always consistent. I love how they brew their own beer, which really sets them a part from other places....More

Thank Char852
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Good beer, great food and awesome atmosphere This is our most regular place to eat in town Try the wings of death if you dare

Thank AustenBuckley
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Superior beers (we try them all!). Excellent options for eating. Beautiful garden-backyard with armchairs and pool tables. Very nice the front space setting too! Excellent selection of reggae music. Almost like a home or a club of friends. We had a great night there! Thank...More

Thank Fabián D
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Brilliant Mexican tucked up away from the centre of Cairns. Lively atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was great and so were the mojitos. Unfortunately the taps were broken the night I was on so didn't get the chance to try the beer. The food...More

Thank natkwilson
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Being one of a group of 20 diners, we preordered our meals in advance and I was pleasantly surprised in the kitchen's ability to serve them all together, while still servicing their other customers. I had their Baby Spare Ribs for my main and they...More

Thank Jennie G
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We are regulars at green ant Rad staff, amazing food and tasty locally brewed beer Beware of the hot wings though!

Thank AustenBuckley
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Food was amazing and great staff We ate the Nachos and the ribs Big meal and great to share Tucked of the busy hustle and bustle in a great location Home brewed beer on tap

Thank Neenie_LTB
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Yum yum yum, what else can I say! This place is amazing, great service good menu and a fantastic atmosphere. The flavour in the food is some of the best ive had. Oh and there home made beers are wonderful. Thanks to all for the...More

Thank David H
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10 August 2017|
Response from Marjorie M | Reviewed this property |
Sure! The restaurant has nice atmosphere, and they have an opne space on the back, where they have live music on some days,and there's no huge party going on, just some people chilling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 5061
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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.
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