California Native

4.4
312 reviews
$40 and under
Californian
Individual and atmospheric, California Native showcases a diverse menu of authentic, family inspired Californian and Cali-Mex cuisine in Coorparoo. Our food is prepared with fresh, local produce and our boutique bar showcases a unique and eclectic selection of quality products. Set in in a warm, casual environment and drawn from family history we take great pride in what we do, helping ensure every element of our service is personal and sincere.
What 312 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleK
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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RoslynJ
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.

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GarryH
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LawrenceR
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!

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PaulJ
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

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Genie
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was excellent but the chairs are so uncomfortable

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NeilFD
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

We have been eating here for years when they first opened on CAV Rd, but this will be the last time we eat there. The menu is a kin to Taco Bell and the quality of food matches it. My wife’s $17 margarita was half full and she couldn’t even taste the tequila. Not sure if there has been a change of ownership but it is a shadow of what we grew to love at California Native.

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GeorginaB
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at California Native! The service and food are outstanding, and I look forward to the jugs of Sangria. Thank you!

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ChrisR
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great casual dining in nice indoor or outdoor setting. Service was excellent and we enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is always fast and the staff are friendly. The food is always consistent which keeps us coming back time and time again. I highly recommend this place! Try the jalapeño poppers and the cheeseburger 🍔 😋

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Jojo01
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic as usual. We took our friends who were visiting from MEL and they loved it too

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Jojo01
8 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place the food and service is always excellent definitely worth a visit

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Always a favourite with our family across several generations.

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vickid
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the food

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Jojo01
8 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is our favourite Mexican restaurant just love it. The food is always delicious

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most wonderful dinner at California Native on Saturday night!! The food was amazing and the staff were incredibly attentive. A++

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance, food is delicious. Will definitely return.

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KymR
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good experience Music can sometimes be a bit to loud

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TheSilentreviewer
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
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
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
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 14 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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MinaM
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 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 4 February 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
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, very tasty food and awesome cocktails.

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ReneeO
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 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 23 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and drinks were great. Staffs were friendly.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JoanneH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Love this place it has the best Mexican food around

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AlphaP
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

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

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BrittG
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 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 12 December 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
1 review
Dined on 12 December 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 10 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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

TM
ThomasM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tasty food with great friendly service. Highly recommended!

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Koeppi66
1 review
Dined on 19 November 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 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our dinner here! Will definitely be back

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nickk
1 review
Dined on 13 November 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 7 November 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
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 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
1 review
Dined on 31 October 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.

FAQs

California Native is rated 4.4 stars by 312 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.