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Man Friday

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37 Warboys Street, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5658
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Shoalhaven, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical Californian Mexican food. Not that interesting. Heavy meals. Unhappy service. BYO but charge corkage. Good if you like beans, cheese and corn chips. Hoping it may have been different.

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Thank Martin W
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Man Friday years ago and visited again, and is still great food! The decor is quirky and when you walk past by day you may be put off as looks like an old shack. At night, with the fairy lights and candles it becomes cute! Food is great - your basic mexican of nachos, fajitas, burritos etc.... More 

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Thank Megan P
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was tasty. Atmosphere was very kitsch and cute mexican theme. Not an upmarket restaurant but lovely experience highly recommended. Not air-conditioned so better in cooler months

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Thank Sandra G
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went for dinner with my partner, there was 8 other tables with customers and only 1 waitress so service was poor. As you are seated outside there is no aircon and they only had 1 fan rotating so it was very hot and the flies were horrible. The food was fantastic and worth it so I would go back again... More 

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Thank theresa_nichols
Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Restuarant was highly recommended by friends living in Townsville. The night was very busy. Our group waited for more than an hour from the time of the order and being served. The wait staff were under enormous pressure to serve customers and also engage with them. They looked rushed. It was a public holiday and a 10% surcharge applied.... More 

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Thank Digimeister
Nerang, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really impresed upon arrival due to the ambience and decor of this restaurant. On this particular night the place was pretty busy so we expected that it would take a bit of time to be served. Unfortunately it took approx 40 minutes to be served then another 50 minutes for our meals to be placed upon the table. When... More 

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Thank Grant G
Townsville, Australia
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its an interesting little place, tucked away amongst trees on a residential street. Most of the seating is outdoors, under shade canopies, which is pleasant enough if its not too hot. The food is all Mexican themed (burritos, enchiladas, etc) and comes in very large portions - for a pretty good price $19-$25 for most meals (specials can be more... More 

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Thank Chris C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

OMG - eat here if you want authentic Mexican food that tastes amazing.....The beef fajita is my recommendation. We sat outside and dined with the curlew birds and the resident possum so friendly you can pat it. Just wish we had known it was BYO although the owner did make me a nice sangria. Highly recommend this place. Can't say... More 

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Thank Fiona L
Bribie Island, Australia
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119 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This Mexican inspired restaurant is one of the original eateries on Magnetic Island It is situated at Nelly Bay and a must during your stay The tables are out in the courtyard which means it is cool during the summer months but remember to wear insect repellent The food is well priced and the servings large Good service Recommend booking... More 

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Thank Nerilyn A
Magnetic Island, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We made a last minute reservation and Bev was able to accommodate us. Such an intimate and atmospheric space..... The food was perfect and excellent value for money. We will definitely be recommending Manfriday to others.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Warboys Street, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4778 5658

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?