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MexiCali Bar y Taqueria

4.5
4.5
569 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican

Taquería & Bar - Nobby Beach
Serving fresh Cali-style Mexican & cocktail jugs till late.

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2 people

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Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5572 0588

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    info@mexicaligc.com: (07) 5572 0588

  • Neighborhood

    Nobby Beach

  • Parking details

    Unrestricted Parking from 5PM<br /><br />

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from 2:30pm - 630pm every Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Banquet

    Multiple dates available
    Chef’s Banquet ($44pp) (8 courses) (V, VG, GF if required) Corn Chips + Dips - Guacamole, Salsa Roja, Bean Mole. Elote (Street Style Corn) Jalapeño Poppers Moreton Bay Bug Taco Cape Grim Rum Cap (200g), sliced with Chimmichurri, Salsa, Tortillas Char Grilled King Prawns with Jalapeño Butter, Crispy Kale Mexican Rice MC Chopped Salada Churros with Cajeta Caramel, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Mexicali Banquet

    Multiple dates available
    Mexicali Banquet ($34pp) (6 courses) (V, VG, GF if required) Corn Chips + House made Guacamole Chicken Drumettes Elote (Street Style Corn) Chilli Salt Squid with Chipotle Mayonesa Quatro Quesos Quesadillas Your choice of tacos (1 each)

Menu

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What 569 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
  • 4.3Value

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    Most Booked

  • Central Gold Coast

    Hot Spot

  • Central Gold Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. B

    Britt

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We were so happy with our dinner here! We had the Mexicali banquet for 4 people and we’re definitely satisfied. The food was amazing and coming on Margarita Monday was an even better idea! Who can go wrong with $10 coconut Margs! The end of our banquet was delayed a little bit but the tacos made up for this 🤤 will definitely be back here 👏🏼

  2. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Food was nice except the Corn Chips with the avocado. We had the Tacos and the chicken one was amazing. The service and the place were nice and we enjoyed being in the outside bar. It was pretty busy.

  3. LE

    LaurenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, Fast table service, Great food! Had a great night Thankyou!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    one of the best mexican food I have ever had. everything was super tasty, fresh ingredients, nicely presented. amazing service, our waitress was friendly, recommend the perfect dishes for us. can’t wait to go back.

  5. MS

    MaddyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I visited the Gold Coast for 6 days. We came here 2 times for dinner because we loved it that much!! I would simply get on an airplane again just to experience those fish tacos and beef brisket tacos again!! Service was phenomenal, and the food is just immaculate!

  6. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were very attentive, super lovely and kind. We loved the service and drinks so much, especially the cake our server brought us with sparklers on it!

  7. KA

    KirstyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best! Service from all staff were impeccable, friendly and attentive! Every bit of the Chefs banquet and margi’s (coconut, chilli, watermelon and a sweet baby Jesus cocktail - all amazing) were delicious, with our fave being the chargrilled prawns and Moreton bay big tacos! Perfect noise level and ambience. Just a bombdiggity of a place 👌🏼

  8. v

    vickyob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply amazing can not fault.. great value had the 6 course banquet and drinks package. Did not disappoint. Highly recommend

  9. s

    sedae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Overall good little casual place with good vibes. Only thing I fault on this occasion was when it was time for us to move along from our booking so the next time slot could be seated, when asked if there was anywhere at all we could sit, we were told no when in fact we just shuffled outside to the back to finish our drinks and sat on the beach and stills that were not taken and they didn’t offer.

  10. RD

    ReneeD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and ambiance, can’t wait to return.

  11. SW

    StephanieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, atmosphere, service and company. It was a great night celebrating my birthday!

  12. L

    Lynnie

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    After a mix up with our order and computer not delivering our order on time we had to finish our drinks at the bar.Little annoyed about a minor hiccup and they shouted us our sangria. Overall the food was fabulous,the margaritas yum and the sangria the best. Thank you guys,I will be back

  13. JC

    JoelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good experience, would be very glad to dine there again

  14. L

    Luke

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1

    Huge fight broke out in the restaurant which basically ruined the night, got completely out of control

  15. KM

    KendallM

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Awesome Sat night vibe. Banquet and drink package great value. Fantastic vegan options.

  16. A

    Adrian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great the chefs banquet was a great set of food for the restaurant, we bought the drinks package and the food and drink combo was amazing. To top it off our waitress Paris was great she never got a drink order incorrect, this overall experience made our last night in the Gold Coast very memorable. Would be there again next time.

  17. JM

    JayeM

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service both amazing!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were outstanding and the food the best since we have been going there. Well done all. Bright cheerful and fun.

  19. A

    Ange

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Taco Thursdays are amazing. Everyone at the table loved them! Even the gluten free ones are yummy! :) Frozen margarita jugs were also delicious!

  20. DG

    DarrenG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was exceptional, food was amazing, enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the setting sun Will definitely be back

  21. KP

    KatP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious fresh Mexican! Vibrant atmosphere and efficient staff

  22. AG

    AnnaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was okay. I would say this place is a bit over rated and over priced for what it is.

  23. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Great food and service. Would definitely go back

  24. FC

    FigC

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best tacos on the coast. Great selection of appetizers and excellent venue to catch up with from.

  25. KM

    KateM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty and lovely staff. Would definitely go back

  26. SK

    SKenn

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    great service & food - wouldve been nice if there was a "quieter" area

  27. ND

    NatalieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great night food never disappoints and staff are always friendly

  28. TR

    TamaraR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Always good food, drinks were hit and miss. Each batch was different (cocktail mix added more as the more we purchased), which is a bit disappointing. But still overall a good place to attend :)

  29. J

    Jaimih

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious fast food & drinks! Sunday happy hour $10 Margs were a hit. Good vibes & atmosphere.

  30. J

    Juan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining with friends and trying MexiCali for the first time. We ordered the Chef’s Banquet which was the best way to experience a variety of delicious food. Everything was delicious as were the drinks. The staff may have been run off their feet but they were all great. We all had a fantastic night and we’ll be going back 🍷🤤🍷🍹😊

  31. EM

    EMMAS

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the staff are all so lovely and helpful! food and drinks were amazing.

  32. NM

    NadaM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always super efficient service each time I’ve been there even with a large crowd. The atmosphere is busy but it’s a fun, upbeat vibe. Food is delicious, the margaritas are delicious and love the value of the drinks packages and banquet.

  33. CD

    CaseyD

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was incredible! Drinks delicious and service was on point. So fast considering they were fully booked. Was very loud inside, but very fun. Can’t wait to go back

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as always

  35. J

    Jade

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly service, amazing food and drinks! loved the nachos and enchiladas, would definitely recommend :)

  36. GR

    GRACIEC

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    The food and drinks were amazing but unfortunately the rude service means I will never be back. My friend and I were accused of essentially trying to dine and dash even though we were walking to the front counter to pay. We were rudely ushered to the bar to pay because the waitress thought we were just trying to walk straight out the door. We also aren’t the first people to experience this. Many of my friends have also been treated rudely when walking to the front counter to pay and then be spoken to as if they were trying to walk out without paying. Won’t be rushing back!

  37. MG

    MegsG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I Love this place for the food and the service! Location is great too! Just wish it wasn’t so loud as hard to hold a conversation but fine if you just wants drink lots of Margaritas!! Lol Great Margi’s!!

  38. BM

    BridgetM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fav Mexican ever <3 would definetely go back and recommend to a friend. Good vibes good food good drinks what more could you want

  39. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & great vibe! Loved $10 margaritas special!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    No space at window front seat for more than one plate, makes you rush food and also feels very uncoMfortable

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

MexiCali Bar y Taqueria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5572 0588.

MexiCali Bar y Taqueria is rated 4.5 stars by 569 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for MexiCali Bar y Taqueria

2223 Gold Coast Highway Nobby Beach, AU-QLD 4218

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nobby Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Unrestricted Parking from 5PM<br /><br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from 2:30pm - 630pm every Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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