California Native

4.4
294 Reviews
$40 and under
Californian
Individual and atmospheric, this casual restaurant showcases a diverse menu of authentic Californian and Cali-Mex cuisine, prepared with fresh, quality produce.
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TheSilentreviewer
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good! The menu is straight forward with some good mexican Californian mixed food choices! Loved it

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ReneeB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

No taps beers as run out, bottle beer was warm. Found drinks expensive for location. The music playing was very loud and random 80/90s. Food was good but expensive $20 + for a burger and $ 16 for 2 sml taco. Unfortunately I wont be in a hurry to visit again

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NickK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and very reasonably priced. Stand out was the fish tacos. Yum.

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MinaM
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food took a little too long to arrive. I ordered shroom fajita, but thought the verges were a little too charred and overwhelmed the flavour of the full dish. Would be good to offer different spice levels to cater for different tastes.
But overall food was good, and liked that the table only seated 4 so had enough space to comfortably enjoy the meal instead of being squashed in a small table like most restaurants

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fishfingers
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

fish tacos are not battered fish fingers. pls do homework on how o prepare this from food trucks in Hawaii

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JodyG
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, very tasty food and awesome cocktails.

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ReneeO
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Have visited many times over the years, constantly good service and love coming back as regular local. Prefer the food menu small, as tried most things and always super fresh and tasty consistently high standard. Friendly staff, great outside cactus courtyard which makes for great atmosphere. Love the margaritas!!! Only downfall was recent visit had ran out of low strength beers, bit inconvenient for friends driving.

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LangN
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were great. Staffs were friendly.

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MichelleK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super lovely evening - lovely friendly staff, delicious food and cocktails:)

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JoanneH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this place it has the best Mexican food around

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AlphaP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Mushrooms fajitas, I was given just 2 mushroom in a plate full of onions for 35 aud.

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BrittG
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the best Mexican in Brisbane. Best fish tacos, bbq chicken rich and juicy, great margaritas, hot sauce is hot rather than pretend hot, very good service, nice ambience. Recommended.

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SammiiT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, wonderful drinks. What more could you ask for.
Love that this is so local, it's all my strength not to go more often.

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Angiev
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to California Native twice now. The food is sensational and the service is excellent. The meals are large portions, and it's great value for money.
Highly recommend it.

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Mmmm
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a relaxed meal with friends. Friendly service and good food.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasty food with great friendly service. Highly recommended!

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Koeppi66
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Stylish themed decor and ambiance. Food is great and very generous serving. Two people can easily share a main and won’t walk away hungry. Service friendly and efficient. My visit wasn’t the first and won’t be the last.

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MarieB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our dinner here! Will definitely be back

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nickk
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food lovely
Service very good
Music a bit too loud to enable easy talking at table got hearing aids
Been twice now

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DebraK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been 3 times now and are meeting up with granddaughters friends and their mothers for end of year dinner for her group. We love the taste, the smells and the music in the background. Everyone is friendly and service is good. Thank you

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EmilyK
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Enjoyed dinner here but wasn't anything amazing. Margaritas was delicious, though. Found my fajita steak quite fatty.

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TomM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went on Halloween and was nice to see the venue and staff in the spirit. Great staff, good food, amazing ambience and a killer taste in tunes. Nothing more to say really, would recommend.

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Local
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, very good service. Food was great quality but it was not spicy enough for Mexican. We had children at our table and were sharing plates; I assume the chef toned down the spice for them ... however I would have preferred if they'd asked first! Our kids love spice. We left feeling that the food was very nice, but we didn't get our chilli fix. Better communication between kitchen and diners would improve the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consonant, amazing food, service and ambience! My picks... jalapeño popper! Fish tacos! Margarita 🍸

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ClareT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Recommend the sangria, enchiladas and fish tacos.

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MelissaF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience with delicious eats. Will definitely being going back. Great margaritas too. Gracias to the Team at California Native.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and serving sizes are so generous!

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KatherineG
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food without being groundbreaking. Not enough zing. It would be good if the menu stated that you could get the meals with chilli.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good concept. and really enjoyed our evening.

Burgers excellent.
Wife thought her Fish Tacos were the best she had ever tasted.

Margaritas could have filled the glass a little more or use a smaller glass.
The actual glass was a pretty glass though. Thanks

ps. Pleasantly busy and this was a Thursday evening

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GJBB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good restaurant with great food
would recommend to others

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PeterG
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food & service. Generous servings. Would recommend.

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Jojo01
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place has the best Mexican food ever we love it

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KiraH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This please is always a favourite to visit.. the food is hands down the best Mexican in Bris

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KylieC
Brisbane
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out at California Native. Great music, service and food. Will go back!

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AlanM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual. Will come again

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CLandSL
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As always a pleasure to dine at California Native and was so glad to be able to take friends their for the first time!

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Jojo01
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this place it reminds of the old Montezumas that was in Burleigh in the 80’s. Love there Mexican flavours

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beautiful aura, great service, and nice food would be great if we could choose to have beans or not though.

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JenS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, will definitely return

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FabianF
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. The staff are super friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you for an amazing evening. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

California Native is rated 4.4 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.