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Café Mexicho

Café Mexicho
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  • Location 074 775 9758
  • Phone Number 78 4th Avenue, Near the corner of 7th Street and 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg
  • email melvillemexican@gmail.com
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Monday to Friday 11.30am to 10pm

    Dinner: Saturday to Sunday 11pm to 11am

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Cost
R90 avg main meal
Ambience
Authentic culture, Cheap & cheerful
Food
Mexican
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
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Critic's review

Traditional and Americanised Mexican dishes in a quirky, vibey setting with fairy lights. Don’t miss the nachos. (EO mag 2014)
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  • Hennie Fisher

    Food
    Expect all the usual suspects, like quesadillas, tacos, fajitas, a good old chilli con carne – mild or hot – and sincronizada, a wheat tortilla with cheese, chicken, bacon, ham, tomatoes and onions, served with guacamole and sour cream. The prawn ceviche comes with tortilla chips, a tray of Bandito’s sauces and Chapala, a great picante sauce. End the meal with buñuelos with cinnamon, sugar and ice cream.

    Wine
    Tequila is the drink du jour and they have a daunting collection. The waitress may even suggest a tequila coffee instead of the usual.

    Service
    Waiters are warm and charming; there is a good interaction between them and their patrons. Old-fashioned Chappies in place of the ubiquitous Endearmints with the bill is a nice touch.

    Ambience
    A colourful, fun mix. A larger-than-life painting of Frida Kahlo vies for attention with the vintage movie posters adorning the walls and the beaded chilli light fittings.

    And...
    This is definitely the place to hang out in summer. The open saloon design might make it a bit chilly in winter, but wall-mounted gas heaters try valiantly to keep everyone comfy. If that fails, have another tequila! (October 2011)

User reviews

  • My first visit to this establishment was an experience all on it's own. We discovered the restaurant nestled among the bustling rejuvenated streets of Old Melville. As you enter through the saloon doors, you are transported to a Mexican bar, surrounded by old posters and cacti, and the Mexican music takes over. BEST MEXICAN FOOD EVER! We are massive fans of anything different, but this blew our socks off!
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  • Great place. Great vibe. Never disappoints me, personally. I have the craving again, in fact. I'll be paying a visit soon.
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  • Thinking of my Miami trip recently, I really needed some authentic Mexican Food and searched the web and read mixed reviews on Cafe Mexicho in Melville. Tucked away in this trendy surburb, the wooden doors open to a friendly and bustling atmosphere. The smell of Tequila permeates the air and the food was excellent. we started off with the Jalepeno Poppers, drank too many Margeritas and Mexican Beer, followed by nachos with refried beans and then Chicken Tacos. Ok I loved Chipolote so this brought back some fond memeories. Our waiter Junior was amazing, super efficient and extremely accomodating. Nikita the owner, well done to you and you and yoyr team, we will definitely be visiting for my next mexican craving.
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  • We regularly visit Cafe Mexicho and have always enjoyed our experience. Unfortunately, on the 1st of May 2015 we had a horrible experience. The owners and their friends were loud, unruly and rude, and the waiters were left to contain the situation and the customers. It was evident that the management was extremely drunk, and when we informed them of our concerns (including no cash flow on the premises to enable us to tip the waiter), we were insulted and handled by a rude drunk. Our poor waiter and barmen (who were excellent, were left with no tip and we left after it was evident that interaction with the uncontained managerial staff was futile. Rather visit some of the other wonderful bars and restaurants in Melville, this one is managed by incompetent and extremely unprofessional individuals
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  • Left before I tried the food. Wasn't greated at the door. Found a waitron eventually. When we asked for a table He left us waiting next to an empty one for ten minutes. Will not return or recommend..
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dancing
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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