MexiCali Bar y Taqueria

4.4
370 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
Taquería & Bar - Nobby Beach
Serving fresh Cali-style Mexican & cocktail jugs till late.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
What 370 people are saying
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4.3
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tacipp
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very happy with the food and staffs were amazing :)

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MickR
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was fantastic, the Margaritas lovely, and the service was great.

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KerrieP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue, everything was fantastic! You must visit soon.

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Ashhhhhh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Matt went out of his way to make our night great!

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GeorgiaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, love the food! Very quick with food coming out!

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service and drinks were super yummy!

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Bren
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night. Lo rly meal, good drinks and staff gave good service.

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KarlM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the best food I have had for a long time. Will definitely be back

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Costaki
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing! Got the banquet and was full to the brim! Highly recommend the frozen margarita!

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CatalinaR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, Goot quality, good for kids, nice music and friendly staff!

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I've been here previously and it was good.. firstly was seated in thoroughfare that was ridiculously tight.. then was moved to balcony with upwards spot light directly in our eyes and circulating fan blowing a gale .. moved again as off duty staff member had supposedly had dibs on these chairs.. both main meals came out 15 min apart.. unacceptable.. both main were the size of entrees /kids meals... Staff were a bunch of kids and backpackers who too worried about being funky and alternative then giving proper service.. I will never return and will steer people away from this venue.. very disappointed.. very poor from start to finish

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IanM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our waitress was lovely - very patient with us as we tried to decide what to order and changing our mind twice.

We had no trouble asking to be moved to a less noisy table.
The ambience was good with a lot of merry diners.

Were disappointed in our food - the tacos were small and the quesadilla was unusually flattened out when we expected it to be an 'unsealed' roll with generous filling.

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Harley
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Been once or twice before and love it every time

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

So loud and so busy, could not hear our group conversations at all. Seemed understaffed, as our drinks etc sat on the bar for a very long time until we finally went and got them ourselves. They then added a DJ to the noise, and it was just so unbearably loud it just didn't work.

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TammyW
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food , service was pretty good too ! Atmosphere was really good
And the music was on point ! Highly recommended...

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and energy. Food had plenty of flavour and really enjoyed 1st floor balcony location.

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JadeK
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter had the best customer service we’ve had on the coast for years. I believe his name was Matt (has dreds) He went above and beyond and made our entire experience amazing.

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

food is fabulous, service horrible. waited at door to be seated for 10 minutes, then 6 of us waited for first drink order to be taken which after 20 minutes we hailed down and asked a waitress. We ordered 2 rounds as couldnt bare to wait that long for drinks again. Shame that service is so casual and slack as food is delicious

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LeighN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food.great atmosphere.took a while for drinks but was rewarded with a free one.bit loud but everything else was great

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was great. However, my friend and I went there at 6:30pm and the venue was so loud we could barely hear each other talking and the crowd behind us were playing drinking games and skulling drinks. If you want a relaxing evening perhaps come mid week or go elsewhere

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Said I hadn’t specified my booking requesting the 2 hour drinks package even though there was no where to specify & was not contacted by the bar either to get any clarification.
Was told we could do the drinks package but wouldn’t get the full two hours because we were on a capped time frame. We still wanted to go ahead which we were told was fine, then the waitress doubled back to then tell us we could only get the drinks package if we did a food banquet.
A few of us had been there before and were able to get the drinks package with no food banquet required? A lot of misinformation and unfriendly treatment from staff which lead to an overall disappointing experience. Food and cocktails were still great

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a 30th at MexiCali, it perfectly catered for our large group and suited the atmosphere we were looking for - chilled celebrations!!

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JodieC
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly & helpful. The food was tasty & fresh & arrived quickly.

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ClaudiaA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food and amazing location. Out on the deck is the best.

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TimM
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow drink service. Mains came out with entree after requesting tne opposite

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ColetteP
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were disappointed to find out taco Tuesday is now taco Thursday despite it being mentioned in multiple web pages. Tacos were nice but small and expensive. 2 for $18. We had 3 each and left hungry. Staff were very friendly but service was average. We would of stayed for a second drink but we couldn’t flag down a staff member so we paid at the counter and went elsewhere.

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Suzi
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Definitely will be back soon. Everything was spot on.

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DavidM
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service a little slow but was a saturday night.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere! They attended to our needs and adapted the menu for dietary requirements, giving us some great options. Friendly staff :)

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PietroV
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The chilli margarita and cucumber and jalepeno margaritas were amazing, the best ive ever had.My partner liked the cocnut margarita( too sweet for me) The jaleepeno poppers were amazing. the rest o ]f the food was ordinary

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AnthonyO
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and service. Food was delicious. Highly recommended.

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vipMarkG
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Mexicali xx buzzing Friday nite eating the best fish and bug tacos on the goldy

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DeirdreM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we wanted for a birthday. Staff very friendly and helpful, food spicy and tasty and the atmosphere jumping.

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Yewwww
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service. Tables were a bit close together. But good vibes all round

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Hillarys
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mexicali in Nobby beach was great. The food was delicious and the service was good. Great location. Only feedback is that the banquet was a bit small. Maybe 2 tacos and the meal wouldve been perfect.

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JessicaU
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff, good atmosphere
Was a little loud but was also quite busy so expected
Still had a great meal and overall experience

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Nope
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Took 20 min for drinks- food took about 40 mins and we only ordered 2 tacos and corn on the cob. Seating was in the sun on a very hot day- couldn’t wait to leave. Would not reccomend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Matt the manager customer service is extremely poor, you can’t go to the bar and drink you are rudely told by the manger go sit and someone will come, most of the time they didn’t

Food came out so sporadically some people at my table had finished before they even got there food

Dirty plates and glasses left on the table until we had no more room left on it

A really bad attempt at good food and service

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ThomasT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we were greeted and looked after the whole time, drinks came quick and the food even quicker
Food was amazing as well as the whole place itself, would go back in a heart beat

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AceSpence
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely belting down but the staff did so well to accomodate everyone and keep us dry. Food came very quickly, and the service was top notch. Is a little pricey but delicious - the veg tacos are awesome!

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 4.4 stars by 370 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.