Bonita Bonita

4.4
90 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 90 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Atmosphere was wonderful food was delicious!

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

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

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

Service was excellent, food great Mexican.

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Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Modern Mexican. Excellent, would recommend and will be back

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OT
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Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great drinks

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OT
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Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly staff and service. Nachos were amazing.
Loved the Candied jalapeño margarita.

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OT
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Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff and food was amazing. They happily served my daughter's birthday cake.

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OT
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Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our second time there and Bonita Bonita didn't disappoint. Great food , sangria and atmosphere/service. We'll be back.

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OT
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Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was amazing! Sadly the waitress was quite rude and made ordering extremely stressful. Would go back but would be asked to be served by someone else.

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OT
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Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fine food, lively ambience

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Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great night, service staff were friendly and on point, food was delicious.

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Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arrived 15 minutes early to have a drink at their Bon Bon Bar next door.
Our table was already ready but we spent our time having very unique Margaritas in the ambience of the bar which set the tone for the impeccable service and energetic atmosphere for the remainder of our evening.
The Pork Belly was amazing and the combinations in the Premium Fish and Rib Eye Tacos was perfect.
The Sangria brought it all together.
Highly recommended.

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OT
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Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First time, children’s recommendations and was not disappointed
Everything was perfection!

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Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bonita Bonita is one of those local restaurants that everyone raves abut, and I am happy to say that it lives up to the hype! An authentic & creative Mexican Restaurant with a funky vibe, the staff are exceptional with an extensive knowledge on their food & their drinks! A great night for our little book club, I will definitely be back.

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Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great night at Bonita Bonita. We went there for a girls dinner night and food was incredible as always, cocktails were yum and the service was fantastic. We had a male waiter looking after us and he was great. Helped us decide what to order, was attentive and socialable with our table but not too over bearing

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Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Bonita Bonita.
The food and service great!

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Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great. Best mexican ever!!

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Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I were on a rare date night. We shared the feed my belly banquet. It was delicious! A great variety of dishes with all very different flavours! The service was excellent and we would definitely return!!

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Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cool venue
Delicious food
Great service
So glad we went

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Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

While the food & drinks are quite nice be careful when you book in for their advertised Taco Thursday that they don’t stick you in the Bonita Bonita section rather than BonBon Bar part. They state $5 tacos & $5 sangria on social media & on menu but you won’t get that if they seat you closer to Bonita Bonita (the tacos in both sections are the same too). Pretty disappointing way to end a night finding out that but plenty of other good Mexican on the GC that do taco Tuesdays much better :-)

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F
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food used to be amazing here but was disappointingly average

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TC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was amazing and served promptly, we had an earlyish booking. The sangria was delicious! loved the taco's.
We were seated inside, next visit I will ask for outside. Inside was quite noisey sadly with very dim light. Hard to read the menu at times.
But overall it was a lovely night out trying all the food with friends.

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OT
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Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great waitress who walked us through the menu. Each dish we chose was delicious,fresh and clean

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