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Chica Bonita Manly

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9 The Corso | In the back of the arcade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 5255
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined at Chica Bonita on a recommendation from a friend and loved everything. You can't book, so we tried to get there as it opened for dinner at six but were a little late. No problem. We gave a name and mobile number, went for a stroll for 10 minutes, then got a message that our table was ready.... More 

Thank Michele D
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this place. I went all the time when I lived in Sydney, and still make sure to visit each time I go back. Freshly made and fresh tasting. Quality casual food.

Thank Allison L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant service, great atmosphere, great food and awesome Margaritas. You can't book a table but they take your phone number and when your table is ready they text you so you can go away and have a drink and come back and not worry about losing your table. Everything priced really well and you don't wait long for food despite... More 

Thank Amigo199
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finding good Mexican is an art form in Sydney and I was told this place was legit. Like California legit. I'd say it's Mexican fusion at best. The food is decent and service is hit or miss - our server was less than friendly, but one of the food runners was absolutely delightful. Margaritas for the win! The fries adorned... More 

Thank Madd0g39
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First off the hostess was great. They typically call your cell phone to let you know they have a table ready. Since we were from another country she wasn't sure it would work. We had a 45 min. wait so we walked around for about 30 and then she had us sit at the bar until a table was ready.... More 

Thank Cheryle G
Thirroul, Australia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very tasty, fresh, budget food. Wish this was around the corner from me! I only wonder: do we have to have Mexican music with Mexican food? How about something less predictable and more in keep with the hip vibes of the place?

Thank Sylvia H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Outstanding burrito. Had the pork. I would try something else next time only because it was just so good. Would not bother with the guc starter next time as I found it bland. My taste though. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Has a buzzy atmosphere as well.

Thank Thomas W
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great little Mexican cantina- cool tunes, great service, simple but super yum lunch menu - definitely worth a visit

Thank Angus W
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pretty hipster but we're into that so it's cool. They've just expanded their restaurant which is good as they're always fully booked. From what I hear they're still mega busy even with the extension. The margaritas are lovely and the food is delicious and well priced.

Thank Gemma H
Haugesund, Norway
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite place in Manly to eat and drink, awsome margaritas. Their menu is small but what's on is really really good, it's perfect for ordering many different things and try it all with your friends. The staff is really nice and the service is excellent even though it's always full. You can't reserve a table, on buissy times it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Corso | In the back of the arcade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9976 5255

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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