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California Native

4.5
4.5
347 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 12 times today
  • 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

  • Area

    Coorparoo

  • 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 347 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Brisbane

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Brisbane

    Hot Spot

  • Brisbane

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Brisbane

    Outdoor Eating

  • Southern Suburbs

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  1. H

    Hayley

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and lovely ambience. Attentive service. Will be back

  2. C

    Chica

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Was very excited to go here after friends recommended it and reading the great reviews (I've been looking for half-decent Mexican, Tex-Mex or California-Mexican since moving to Australia - and, unfortunately, the search continues). I found the place meh. It wasn't terrible and it certainly wasn't great or anything to rave about. The good: the staff are friendly, the service is prompt and the atmosphere is nice. The bad: the food is quite bland and really not California-Mexican at all. The portions are tiny and far too overpriced for what it is. $21 for 2 tiny taco's or $10 for a mocktail, which essentially is some fruit juice put in a nice glass.

  3. RM

    RosM

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely stunning food and service. Highly recommend and food portions are enormous.

  4. FM

    FionaM

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good service. Friendly helpful staff serving amazing food

  5. VD

    VanessaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely outside seating with fairy lights everywhere. Enchiladas were delicious. Margarita was good but was in a large glass so gave the impression of the tide being out! All up a great night was had and definitely will be back to try other items on the tasty menu.

  6. ER

    EdwinaR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    The food is always delicious and the cocktails are so good. Definitely recommend the fajitas

  7. S

    Shamwow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We were first time diners at California Native and selected the restaurant based on the good reviews. We were treated to very tasty, beautifully presented Mexican food. We ordered a side of fries as well which were super tasty and hot. However, our meals were a good size so sadly we couldn’t finish our fries. Overall, this is a lovely little restaurant when you feel the need for serious great Mexican food. Beer selection and Margaritas complimented the food well.

  8. TR

    TaylorR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were so happy to find this awesome location! The service was outstanding with great food and drink suggestions. The fish tacos were the best I have had and would strongly recommend checking it out. We will be back.

  9. LT

    LeeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. Could not be happier with the experience. Will definitely return.

  10. FM

    FionaM

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Friendly staff ! Will definitely come back again.

  11. KM

    KateM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A local favourite. Delicious food as always! Authentic Cali-Mex vibes.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    California Native is always special for us, even if it is regular day. Simply because our kids are California natives, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Feels like home just to have food and drink we know so well, thanks a lot!

  13. AS

    AnnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Nice food, especially the taquitas. Great margaritas.

  14. AP

    AndyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere and the staff are really friendly and helpful

  15. C

    Charlie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Without a doubt, the best Mexican place We’ve been to. Go there!

  16. MW

    MichaelaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the kinda place I wished was my idea. Beautiful food, surroundings, music and staff. Thanks Cali Native. Oh, and those jalapeño poppers and fish tacos are amazing. Come to think of it so are the tortilla chips and fajitas. Actually, it’s all just perfect. Well done guys 🥰

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Jalapeño poppers delicious and entree corn chips also really good. All meat was very dry except for the steak fajitas. Nachos well over cooked in the oven and super dry, not enough sour cream. Staff not dressed in any uniform - hard to tell when we first arrived who was working and who was a patron. Heard such great things and left fairly disappointed overall.

  18. FM

    FionaM

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food , great drinks.. awesome surroundings. Well worth a repeat visit

  19. MO

    MickO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best burger going…the Jalapeño burger! Great food, margaritas, staff, music, vibes. Awesome

  20. A

    Angiev

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been to Cali Native a few times now, and will definitely be back again. The food is exceptional! The service is friendly and it's a great atmosphere. It's also great value for money!

  21. RR

    RiaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great family friendly restaurant! Food is delicious.

  22. BA

    BAMoore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was amazing. We had the Fajitas and the fish tacos and they were some of the best we have had. Definitely recommend

  23. SH

    ShannahH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and cocktails, will definitely be back

  24. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our first time here Celebrating a friend’s birthday it was the nicest dining experience we’re all had in a long time Highly recommend 🤍

  25. A

    Athena

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere! Will definitely be back.

  26. JF

    JeffF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great craft beer, great ambience and attentive service as well as delicious food.

  27. MH

    MichaelaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love coming to this restaurant. Great food and great vibes.

  28. J

    Jojo01

    Brisbane

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Love this place they have the best Mexican on the Southside of Brisbane

  29. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Everything about this place is awesome, we sat inside due to the cold factor but probably would sit outside next time as it is extremely noisy inside. But everything else was great. Going to become our local now that it’s back open!!

  30. LJ

    LeanneJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    I rang open the mobile twice to ask a question and no-one had the decency to call back. Very poor I'm afraid. The wine list is certainly minimum also

  31. JJ

    JacJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great vibe with friendly service. Great cocktails, yummy food. Can't visit without trying the jalapeno poppers! Highly recommend.

  32. C

    Catty

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and cocktails!! Perfect for date night!

  33. J

    Jamesk

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A superb and delicious dining experience. Can't wait for an opportunity to return.

  34. LB

    LauraB

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    The service wasn't great, we had to ask 4 times for water! It was a bit busy, but still a standard Saturday night and water is a super easy thing to deliver. Servers would walk around and "appear" to be looking around, but wouldn't make eye contact. The prices were also extremely high given a Brisbane suburb.

  35. MK

    MichelleK

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The meals and staff were great, but it was quite expensive. For our family of 5 the bill was almost $200. Although the food was of high quality I do find this a lot for this style of food.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Was nice, the poppers were great - the beef tacos were a bit dry - fish tacos were really good.

  37. RJ

    RoslynJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Still one of our favourite spots. Hoping to see the pre COVID menu items return at some stage.

  38. GH

    GarryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love everything about this place. They have not disappointed me so far.

  39. LR

    LawrenceR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Proper margaritas, poppers, enchiladas were really yummy on a cold night. We sat near the heater outside and had a great time... great tunes!

  40. PJ

    PaulJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Awesome place .. only little gripe would be the music was a bit too loud .. otherwise everything was great

FAQs

California Native is rated 4.5 stars by 347 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for California Native

321 Chatsworth Rd Coorparoo, AU-QLD 4151

  • Area

    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

  • 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

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