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Mondo on the Waterfront

$$ - $$$, Asian,
Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 2096
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
“hilton hotel” (22 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are backpacking in a group and decided to go on a date night just me and her. We picked Mondo because of the great location. The food service was fast and it was really tasty and fresh. The prices of everything...More

Thank shaunbuckley90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before just over a year ago. Great place for a drink, chill, chat with a great ambience and excellent views over the inlet.

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a crowded evening when our other restaurant choice was filled, we were able to order from the counter for a quick and delicious meal at a waterside table. The menu is large and covers a wide variety of fusion-style items. We can only comment...More

Thank Judith R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely relaxed vibe. Good variety of food choices at a reasonable price. Amazing setting on the water. Bar staff a little slow. Great that individual payments were allowed.

Thank Leslee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly we made a reservation and when we arrived and gave our name the host replied your on table two at the waterfront would you like me to show you where it is or can you find it yourself? Odd but ok! We then found...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average at best if honest. Take away the location and I doubt the restaurant has sufficient going for it to ensure its survival. That however is the point, it does have a great location! So, my advice for what it’s worth would be; Stop for...More

Thank bezman2110
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

service was very slow. sometimes it was hard to even get waited on. food was fairly good, not bad, but not great. nice to be able to dine outside, unfortunately the waitresses had a difficult time finding their diners.

Thank petittommer
Reviewed 12 November 2017

It was quite romantic sitting right by the sea. You had to order and pay for your food at the bar. I had Chicken satay with fried rice, and my husband has forgotten his dish. The food was okay but not great. I don't think...More

Thank tandemqueen
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This eatery/ bar is at the Hilton hotel down on the waterfront in Cairns city. A location that's hard to beat watching any cruise liners coming into or leaving town and just a view to die for. The food is really good and reasonably priced...More

Thank lyndsaysch
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Such a pity that such a great place has just lost the taste in its food- what’s on offer has gone from really tasty good value to overpriced and flavourless- not sure exactly what caused this to happen but it is such a disappointment for...More

Thank 32Jules
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20 June 2016|
Response from Molly W | Reviewed this property |
Had an early dinner on a Monday night with a local. Not really sure but possibly worth contacting restaurant especially if you want a table by the water.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 2096
The award-winning Mondo Café Bar and Grill at the Hilton Cairns hotel offers a unique alfresco dining experience on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet. With stunning views by day or night, relax beneath the shade of the giant Poinciana tree and indulge in Mondo's extensive menu offering flavors from around the world and signature dishes such as the hanging Mondo barbecue and sizzling fajitas. Enjoy weekly specials and events from Family Night every Tuesday to Live & Local every Friday, showcasing the best of Cairns' local musical talent.
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