Bonita Bonita

4.5
109 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Modern Mexican Taqueria And Bar

Bonita Bonita aims to showcase Mexico's finest cuisine using a fresh and modern approach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(07) 5575 2669
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Anthony Cleary
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Private Party Facilities
Bonita Bonita and Bon Bon Bar are available for exclusive hire. Whether its small and intimate or a larger, more corporate function, we’ve got the perfect space for your event.
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Private Party Contact
events@bonitabonita.com.au: (07) 5575 2669
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Corner of Glenelg Avenue And Gold Coast HIghway
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Parking Details
There is parking directly out the front of the restaurant and another one underneath.
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Public Transit
15 min cab ride from Surfers Paradise and a 15 min walk from the Pacific fair Tram station. Dudley Street bus stop across road on Gold Coast Highway.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Take Away, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 109 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great, very friendly staff and quick. The meal sizes are quite generous, great value for money.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, Thursday $5 tacos is amazing value for money, they are the best tacos I've ever eaten....gourmet to say the least. Guacamole is better than home made and spicy wings are awesome. Washed them down with $5 sangria. Great night! Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are regulars at Bonita Bonita and it’s always fantastic, food and staff ♥️

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HK
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bonita Bonita was amazing. I wanted to hold my 30th Birthday there however I need to make sure the food was good and the venue was the right fit. It blew any and all my expectations out of the park and needless to say I am holding my 30th Birthday there.

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great delicious tasting food with drinks to match.

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k
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food great, so much on the buffet menu we had to take the last course home.
Hated the barrel table we sat at - super uncomfortable and had to sit spread eagled the whole time, which wouldn't be good if you were wearing a skirt or a dress. Table was super small too so had to keep shuffling around the plates, glasses, etc.

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BV
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was delicious and very reasonably priced $5 Tacos! Atmosphere was good but extremely loud and very dark inside couldn’t hear my friends talking or see my food.

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Very very noisy and very slow service we waited for over an hour for food. Never come back on a busy night

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L
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best, Josh and the gang always look after us. Best food, great vibe.

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N
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was as amazing as the food, we would definitely go back. Recommended for anyone

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T
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was great! We had no trouble being seated and the food came out so fast even though they were still busy. Really enjoyed the night and would go back again.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great service, amazing food and sangria and really good value for money. I really loved the decor of the venue but it was really noisy, we were having to talk loudly across the table so we could hear each other and the table next to us kept giving us dirty looks for being too noisy (not that they were talking to each other, they looked to busy in their phones!) ...perhaps the acoustics in the place need to be reviewed. Will definitely be back though - loved it!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There was 3 of us and we decided to share three plates. The plates came out and the servings were massive, hence we couldn't get through it all and left quite a bit of food. It probably would have been good if the waitress had of explained that the dishes were very big serves as I hate to waste food... all the dishes tasted great which made it even harder to leave it to waste! Will definitely return and will know not to order as much next time :)

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great restaurant. Good modern Mexican food just sooooo noisy inside.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, service and drinks. What more could you ask for. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Their nachos are the best ever! I’d go back just for that! The rest of the food was often cold! In particular the taco wraps and corn. Food was high quality though. I’d go again.

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M
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A vibrant little restaurant with great service and tasty food.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent, I would have given top marks except the Chairs at the barrel tables are very uncomfortable

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C
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I’ve come here before and absolutely loved the food and service and wanted to come back to enjoy the same experience for my birthday. I was beyond disappointed with both the food and service...

We had an entree and then our mains took 45 minutes to come out. No one apologized when the food finally came. No one asked how the food was during our meal or when the plates were cleared.

We got the chicken burrito bowl the and chicken came out cold and the batter was completely burnt that all you could taste was burnt breading and no chicken.

When we paid no one even asked how the food was!!! Was so excited to come here and disappointed on all accounts with the experience.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. Came in one night with a friend and we were warmly greeted by the waitress. The nachos we ordered were prompt and fresh, and the tacos and drinks were amazing. The atmosphere at Bonita Bonita is great — I am already planning another night there! :)

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AH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the candles and interior design of the restaurant .... I will be back!!

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AV
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We arrived at about 6.15 and at 6.45 we had to go and ask if it was no longer table service. Not even water was offered until we went and found a waitress even though there was hardly anyone there. We ordered the banquet and after the first few dishes our waiter was charged to a guy and he was great. Food was also very good.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Attentive service. My only negative was that I made the booking and somewhat expected an inside seat as I hadn't booked last minute and wasn't asked. Was a bit surprised to be outside and needed a blanket as it was cold. My friends and I had gotten dressed up and our (we think) MILF-ing outfits were covered instead. That's my only superficial complaint.

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A
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Service was absolutely shocking. Lucky the food was amazing but service was the worst I have received in a long long time.

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B
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Rather disappointing. The restaurant itself looks great loved the decor. The let down the most crucial ingredient was the food. We ordered Burrito bowls chicken, crispy chicken and 2 beef. Basically it was the same rice with a handful if that of meat which came to the tabke literally as it was ordered so not freshly prepared but the beef bowls were cold. My son was so hungry he ate his but ended up leaving some as the beef was fatty. I sent mine back it was reheated no apology from the waitress who did not take the original order. I also found fatty pieces of beef and did not finish the dish very off putting and overpriced for a poor quality heated up meals. The only grace was my 1 cold meal was not charged though that was not mentioned either when we went to settle up.We Went on the recommendation of a local newspaper article but that was for Taco night as it was a special occasion I thought we would try Sunday night surely all the mexican food should be delicious! What a shame poor value certainly not fresh food not what we were expecting at all only star goes for decor and music being played and neutral service. No not on my neighbourhood gem list.

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RY
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good night out, food as always was delicious. Service was also great, very attentive, especially with fresh napkins. Love the different sauces on the table. We love dining here with friends

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L
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. We dined early so was quiet, but there is great atmosphere if you dine a bit later. Have been here many times. Perfect for a date or catch up.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly the best Mexican in the Gold Coast! Great food and great service!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, atmosphere and banquet menu! We loved it :)

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TP
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, friendly staff, and such good value for Taco Thursday!

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ST
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This place is great, well worth checking out regularly. The food is delicious, atmosphere is great...just cool and fun and how it should be.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service is some of the best I’ve experienced in the coast and the margaritas was also excellent.

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BV
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Atmosphere was wonderful food was delicious!

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NL
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I went out to catch up with a friend and had heard that the food was amazing, which it was. However, the service was almost nonexistent after we had ordered our food. There was wax from the candles in my drink and no compensation was offered. The service was the most disappointing part of the night.

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E
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The service was terrible, our table outside and was ignored for most of the night we had to walk up to the bar to ask for a drinks. The staff were very rude and abrupt. Some of our party left early (they paid). And we were charged again for their items. One of my friends came back in and got some of the money back but we were over charged by about $120. Another one of my friends called and didn’t get a call back. So again terrible service. We came in for my birthday and it was very disappointing to see that kind of service. Every other time I have been in it has been amazing. Your food and drinks were great is it’s a shame the service didn’t match it. We also work at apple and I came in with a party of 14 people from work who are frequent visitors there. Needless to say that everyone we work with has heard about what happened and won’t be visiting again.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Food was amaizng, setting was awesome, just a really cool place with great food and service.
Thank you for a lovely evening yet again, can’t wait to return.

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TP
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a lovely little restaurant. My partner and I went for dinner and drinks and both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The meals were delicious and came out very quickly and the service was outstanding! We'll definitely be coming back again soon.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ridiculous!! In a good way, can’t recommend highly enough!

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JK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and food, will definitely go back.

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OT
64013 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, food great Mexican.

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OT
64013 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Modern Mexican. Excellent, would recommend and will be back

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