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California Native, Coorparoo, AU-QLD

California Native

4.5
4.5
411 Reviews
$41 to $100
Californian

Our established suburban restaurant showcases authentic Californian and Cali-Mex cuisine, prepared with fresh, quality produce and accompanied by a boutique cocktail bar and craft beers. Our individual and atmospheric setting with both indoor and outdoor seating provides the perfect location for a romantic evening, a fun special event or a casual catch up with friends.

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0438 685 650

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We cater for a variety of private functions, please email house@calinative.com.au for details. We look forward to assisting you with your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Anna: 0438 685 650

  • Neighborhood

    Coorparoo

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    10 mins from Coorparoo Train Station, Eva St Bus stops located on the Corner of Chatsworth Rd and Eva St.

  • Entertainment

    Check our facebook page for details of upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 411 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Brisbane

    Kid Friendly

  • Southern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. W

    Winny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I definitely would return to try more dishes. Everyone loved fish taco. Service was well-timed and friendly. Emma provided excellent services.

  2. MA

    MareeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! The Malibu Sunset Burger.. *chefs kiss*

  3. HW

    HuonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food, drinks, atmosphere and service. As far as Mexican food in Australia goes, it's the best I've ever had. Will definitely be coming back!

  4. D

    Dwayne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Place was lit af. Copped a nachoss was next level.

  5. CF

    CameronF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great and hearty food, filling serves with a food coma by the end

  6. JS

    JadeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Mexican in Brisbane. Food is so fresh and generous serves. They do a great Marg as well. California Native never disappoints

  7. L

    Lise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place never disappoints! Great food, excellent service. Can’t get enough of this place. Will be back for sure.

  8. SS

    StefanieS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night, great company. Loved the food and the ambiante.

  9. SR

    SimonR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great place for something a little different. Really good value and nice food.

  10. H

    Heidi

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Cali Native never disappoints! Thanks to Brigette and Emma for always taking such good care of us. See you again soon!

  11. N

    Nagaraj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience, excellent food, friendly service!!

  12. N

    Nikki

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service and food was fantastic. Great family restaurant with good options for kids and adults alike. The vegan enchilada was delicious!

  13. JS

    JennyS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was so delicious and loved the decor/feel of the restaurant. Service was absolutely amazing for the first little bit but then it was a bit hard to catch someone's attention to get orders in, food took a little while to come out too. Nevertheless the servers were super friendly and it was a great night :) We'll be back.

  14. LL

    LindaL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Long wait for main course. Had to flag a wait person for another drink.

  15. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been here multiple times and are always looked after with great service, excellent food and the Mexican dessert is a must!!

  16. J

    Jose

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great menu, fantastic service ! The only flaw that stuck out, was the re-fried beans, were so authentic, the right black beans were used, the right texture you get in California and Mexico, and El Salvador (where I'm from) - however, they felt tasteless, as if no salt was even used --- a little salt, cumin, oregano, onion goes a long way... maybe it was just a bad batch and usually it's great, but definitely surprised by the lack of any flavour in the frijoles.

  17. DH

    DarrenH

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As awesome as always, thanks so much… so delicious!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and good attentive service

  19. EA

    ElizabethA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing!! Definately one of Brisbane’s hidden gems that everyone needs to know about. Highly recommend the fish tacos!

  20. IH

    IainH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, fantastic food, and exceptional value

  21. SM

    StephenM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    As always, just a good honest feed that’s reliably wholesome. Managing well under COVID constraints and the crowd on a Thursday night indicates that the locals are keen to support what has become something of an institution in our part of town.

  22. DM

    DandMBram

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was very tasty and had a good amount of heat. Love the jalapeño poppers.

  23. JL

    JodyL

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was substantial and fantastic. Great service too

  24. L

    Larissa

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great restaurant! Every time we go we are never disappointed, best enchiladas in Brisbane!

  25. a

    andrewh

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Fantastic local venue. I have not been for a few years and everything had stepped up service food and ambience wise. Widely different clients on the Saturday night we attended. Families with young children hens nights and a few couple tables. Well done!

  26. DW

    DerekW

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely great place to eat, we stumbled across this little gem about 3 yrs ago and always go back, fresh, tasty awesome food, highly recommended

  27. TM

    TanM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food,friendly staff,great atmosphere, highly recommend

  28. CP

    ChristyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great atmosphere & food. Staff were lovely & helpful as it was our first time here. Drinks were very slow to come out considering we were waiting for bottled beer, glass of wine & bottled water. Bar tender was busy making cocktails.

  29. MG

    MargaretG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Little disappointed, Jalapeno poppers had thick stodgy coating of batter and the vegetable tacos lacked flavour. Barra tacos were pleasant but lacked spice. Overall a bit ordinary

  30. P

    Pino

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favourite restaurants. Amazing Fajitas and Margaritas!!

  31. VW

    VickiW

    Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Requested outside but when arrived no outside tables available. Very noisy inside- hard to have a conversation. Long wait for food. Service professional and friendly.

  32. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Pleasantly surprised. Been here a few times for the Fish Tacos, but everything this time was better than previous visits. The corn chips (we suspect House Made) & guacamole, then the dessert afterwards all fabulous. Highly recommended

  33. J

    Julc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good vegetarian but wouldn’t necessarily say Mexican flavours were outstanding

  34. DF

    DavidF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food. Casual outdoor dining. Was limited with beer options due to supply problems. Not their fault. Fast friendly service

  35. KB

    KerryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic staff and service. Love the place.

  36. FM

    FionaM

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktail selection…. Awesome food. Fresh and very tasty.

  37. RL

    RichardL

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food excellent drinks the service was first class very friendly highly recommended

  38. CC

    CraigC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere and food... Their homemade chilli sauce is a must

  39. RS

    RosieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The welcome was good: we were given a choice of seating. We chose to sit outside away from the loud music coming from the speakers. However, after we were served our meal, the wait staff were noticeable by their absence to ask if we wanted more drinks or dessert or post dinner coffee. Overall good, but some further training of the wait staff would be valuable.

  40. NP

    NatalieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food & cocktails! Highlights were the jalapeño poppers, nachos and classic margaritas 🙌🏻 Lovely helpful and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

FAQs

California Native is rated 4.5 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 15 times today
Google Map for California Native

321 Chatsworth Rd Coorparoo, AU-QLD 4151

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Coorparoo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    10 mins from Coorparoo Train Station, Eva St Bus stops located on the Corner of Chatsworth Rd and Eva St.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Check our facebook page for details of upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0438 685 650

  • Private party facilities

    We cater for a variety of private functions, please email house@calinative.com.au for details. We look forward to assisting you with your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Anna: 0438 685 650

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