I do like this restaurant because the ambience is relaxed, the food is good and the serving size is great. But the service is terrible. It is excruciating to get a drink or order food. If the restaurant chooses to not put bottles of water on the table, you need to fill guests glasses when nearing empty. Food comes without cutlery. Serviertes are a rare commodity you have to beg for. The bill will never come, so take yourself to the front counter. I will keep going there because location is good, food is good, ambience is great but service is woeful... sorry... I am one of your fans and I want you to make it, so need to tell you, so I can keep coming to your restaurant.
Love California Native it reminds me of the original Montizmas. Best Mexican food ever
Had my birthday on the weekend, and what a night! Delicious food and lovely staff. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely.
always good whenever I come here! There was a delay in the service this time though! but will return for sure
Great atmosphere and fantastic food - full-flavoured, fresh and authentic. They've added to the menu, the Mojave Chicken is a winner. Always coming back for the Margaritas, too.
It was a family catch up and there were 5 of us including our 3yo toddler. We sat outside as it seems like it was going to be a nice cool night. Once we arrived we were greeted with a smile. Service was great and the food was even better than we thought. The only downside with being outside was we were getting bitten my the moisquitos, otherwise we would have stayed longer. Thank you for your outstanding catering and friendly service. Will definitely come back!
We have been three times. I enjoyed the food and the service was friendly and efficient. I prefer indoors at least in summer. The music is pleasant and not overwhelming the conversation.
The owner and staff are all very welcoming and they clearly care about what they do. Thanks for a nice night.
A great place but can be extremely and exceptionally noisy if there is a large group inside.
There was a birthday celebration on the same night .. so it was pretty load if you were trying to have a conversation. My chicken enchilada was dry. The GF brownie was very hard with the ice-cream already half melted. Was an average experience.
Great food, nicely presented, interesting decor, nice indoor and outdoor seating
An oasis in suburbia! Food and service always impeccable. The Margheritas and stuffed jalapeños are a showstopper!
We love Cali native and their fantastic team. The food is ALWAYS delicious and prompt, their service is excellent. It’s our number one restaurant.
Overall fantastic. Only critique would be the outside table nearest the inside entrance ccasionally had a bad smell and it did take a while for our table to be served as well as served table water. We did have a large group though. The waitresses were amazing and food brilliant. Our group said "what a great place" and we will definitely return.
Outstanding service and fantastic food. We will definitely be back.
Lovely to try your rest nicely decorated yummy cocktails & food.we will return with extended family.
wait ataff need to serve water at start meal.
Close kitchen door that opens onto rear carpark.
The food was fantastic. However, the service was very poor. Our drinks didn’t arrive until the main meal even though we asked 3 times for a drink - even water! After the 3rd time, I actually got up and almost begged the waitress for water because our meals were spicy. Even then, we had to wait another 10 mins. The food took ages to come out as well. So no food or water/drinks for at least 20-25mins in. Most of the wait staff on the night seemed very young and shy, so maybe this had something to do with it? It’s a shame because the food is actually really tasty and lovely!
The owner chatted to us at the start of the night on arrival, which set the night up really well - she’s lovely and good at what she does. Then as soon as our conversation ended, it kind of went down hill from there.
Oh well. Just something to improve on. At least the food is great!
The food was excellent. Two of us had fish and two burgers. We had starters as well. We had BYO wine which made the cost reasonable. the service was great and not intrusive.
By a long margin, this is my favorite dining experience in Brisbane. The food is definitely 10/10 for taste, presentation and portion size. Staff are attentive, and they take time to get to know customers personally.
Always a great place for dinner... the food is always delicious!! Thanks Anna!!
Fabulous food, wonderful service and a menu that catered for all the family!!
great food! Highly recommend the jalapeño poppers to start. The margarita cocktails were lovely but the sangria was so delicious it was the favourite drink at our table.
Feels like they are finding their feet a bit. The food is good but you pay for it. Could do with a couple more menu items. The previous location and set up was better but once they settle in I’m sure the new venue will be the same. The new venue has a great outdoor space. And feels like a family run business
Great food, staff and atmosphere. Always love coming back!!
Great food, great service, generous portions and great background music. Will definitely cole again with friends and family. Thankyou!
Enjoyed the food, service and totally friendly atmosphere. I'd gladly recommend this spot .
We celebrated a birthday on Sat night. Anna was super accommodating. Organised a cake and took entre pre orders. The service was amazing. Everyone loved their meal.
Fresh and delicious food. Interesting selections with a broad menu. Tacos are so tasty!
We had our Fathers Day lunch here and it was great. A free Budwieser for me was much appreciated as was the expanded menu for the day, which included the yummy Clam Chowder which was the 1st full meal I have seen my 86 year old Father-in-Law finish in a loooooong time. Service was reaaly good and the food portions BIG!! Will definitely be back. Thanks for making Fathers Day great!!
Inside is as noisy as hell get rid of the recorded music and do SOMETHING about the level of noise inside.
Fantastic. Great staff and owner was very friendly.
Lovely outdoor dining. Awesome food. A great experience all round.
The food was very nice, but a bit pricy for what it is.
A hidden gem. The food is authentic and super yum - we think the jalapeño poppers are the best in Brisbane! We love the casual, friendly atmosphere too.
Awesome food and friendly staff. Very long wait for both drinks and food, but it tasted amazing
Fabulous Mexican cuisine, really enjoyed it. Probable the best Mexican I've had in Australia.
Great food and cocktails, staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. It's always a great experience!
always amazing when I come here!!! best NACHOS EVER! I wish the nachos was on everyday though!
Really enjoyed my experience here and can't wait to go back.
Had a ten person booking for my family and as per my previous experiences at California Native it was wonderful. The service was attentive and friendly, the ambience fun and lively, and the food absolutely delish. The restaurant catered well for the whole family (from kids aged 3 to 12), as well as parents and grandparents. The fajitas and the octopus tacos are standouts. I cant wait to go back.