Founded in 2010, Chingada's Mexican Cantina is Port Elizabeth's proudest Mexican step child and is in actual fact, the only of it's kind in the region. By sourcing and using the finest local ingredients as well as importing products all the way from Mexico, we provide our hombres with an authentic flavour experience which is unmatched here in the friendly city of Nelson Mandela Bay!

Chingada's is split in to two sections:

The Dining Area: With its warm terracotta and vibrant green color schemes, decor from Guadalajara, all of which is for sale of course, and the open plan kitchen allowing all to see, hear and feel the energy of our engine room, the restaurant has an inviting friendly unpretentious feel about it, where guests are encouraged to sit back, relax and let their senses drift off to the motherland. Dress Code: If we were any more casual, we'd be on the beach!


The Cantina: Even though the restaurant is open plan, when you walk in to the Cantina, it feels like a little rustic Mexican Hacienda, with its low corrugated iron roof, wooden walls and huge mosaic bar. This area also feeds out to our 100sqm open air Courtyard area, where you can sit on benches around the fire and soak in the company as well as our range of Margaritas & Imported Tequilas.

Chingada's is more than a restaurant... it's a destination! On the weekends, most of our compadres will come in for some tasty Mexican Graze, then move over to the Cantina and let the night take its course, often with some LIVE MUSIC, or a little Rock n Roll. Chingada's is definitely a social environment and you'll find our punters normally getting stuck in to a variety of our BOTANAS, like the Handmade Jalapeno & Cheese Empanadas, Battered Jalapenos, Carnitas, Lime & Chile Crumbed Prawns or for the more adventurous, the Pulpo el Fuego (Octopus of Fire), before chowing down on the Chicken & Chorizo Chimi, Ground Beef Nachos, Pollo con Mole or our range of Tacos & Fajitas.


All of this then washed down with our own selection of CARAJILLO'S, a Spanish inspired style of Coffees made with Liqueurs or heated Spirits with Cinnamon, topped with fresh cream or froth.

We are a proud bunch at Chingada's Mexican Cantina. We are proud of our food, we are proud of our staff and we are proud to serve the smiling and happy people that grace our humble establishment night after night. Making a reservation would always be advised to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!




From the N2, take exit 742 for R102 / Kaapweg / Cape Road toward Port Elizabeth. Merge onto Cape Road (R102) and after 7.1kms, turn right onto Target Kloof Road and continue onto River Road and then turn left onto 6th Avenue. Turn right onto Main Road and the destination will be on the left.


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54 Main Road
Port Elizabeth


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Food Served
MexicanGrillsLight MealsSeafood
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Saturday:
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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