First time after being recommended by a friend and California Native did not disappoint. The service was wonderful, we were warmly greeted and the waitress told us that the Margaritas were award winning. Well, we started with the classic margarita and worked our way through the menu, with my favourite being the strawberry margarita.
I've been to California many times and I was transported back there with the decor of stunning photos of the coastline and vintage signs. The Jalapeno Poppers were the best I've ever had and I have not had taquitos as good as that in many years. We will be back to try the fish tacos - they look amazing.
Thank you for a wonderful night!
We are frequent visitors to California Native and are never disappointed. Great ambience, great service, great food. The fish tacos are the best in town, and the Mohave BBW Chicken is to die for. Also i recommend the smoky roja sauce (although be warned it's not for chilli wimps!). Also outstanding are the Margueritas. A bit disappointed with the wine by the glass offerings (only option for reds is a pinot noir). Overall the best Mexican that I know of in Brisbane.
I would recommend the food, although it is pricey. The burger was not large or particularly filling for my son, but the enchiladas were good. The entrees, again are expensive for what you get, but delicious. It is noisy and with kids running around screaming it’s not pleasant, so I suggest booking a later time when families have left. The service was sporadic and we had a second round of drinks forgotten so we left. It’s good, tasty food but the service does t match the prices.
This was our first visit . I t was a good night out. Only problem was a very naughty child who was screaming at full volume intermittently for a while . The food was very nice. The waitstaff are great. overall pretty good.
Great local restaurant with small menu that packs a fresh punch
Great sevive and nice food very filling. Is the portions
The food great. That being said, they were in a hurry to get us out even when several tables were still empty. This made us very uncomfortable and so we decided to have desert somewhere else.
Food was amazing but expensive though. We were very disappointed with the Gin Spritzer which was $25, it was very weak and not worth the money, tasted more like soda water with a few pieces of fruit in it.
I have only good things to say! Fantastic food, very accommodating for my large group, excellent service - thank you for a wonderful evening.
We love CaliNative for the great take on Mexican food, great service, and lively atmosphere. Best fish tacos i've had, and the bbq chicken is superb. Also try the hot sauce (if you are up to it, it's hot!)
The beef enchiladas and sangria are INCREDIBLE. The perfect meal :)
Meals came out at different times and after tables that had been seated well after us, service was haphazard. Food was average on par with something you could have heated up in microwave, enchilada meat was over cooked and dry. For the prices should have been much better standard.
Disappointing from a local that could do much better.
Montezumas next time.
Great service, really liked the outdoor section and the food was delicious! Only draw back is parking in the area.
Food was delicious, staff were friendly, but food took over an hour to come out once ordered (group of 9) and kind of hard to get a drink in between. A few more service staff would do the trick, otherwise great.
Food takes a while to come out but worth the wait. Probably the best mexican I have had in Brisbane.
I had googled "Best Fish Taco's Brisbane" and it came up with California Native and they didn't dissapoint. The waitress was pleasant and attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed our date night....will go again to work our way through the menu.
Excellent. As usual!
Food portions huge! Amazing fish tacos! I would recommend to everyone.
Food took an hour to come out and we were not told of any wait time. Once it was at our table it had no flavour was super disappointing for the price we paid.
Great evening as always!
Love the fajitas and enchiladas, they never fail to please! And can never finish a whole plate. Love it!!
The service was very slow, the starter was tiny and the nachos were dry.
Was really good but the music was too loud even after we asked them to turn it down
Great food, friendly staff and fantastic margaritas!
Girls are polite and very friendly. Food and Sangria are lovely
We had the best Mexican meal I think ever! The nachos weren't greasy or dripping in cheese, they were tasty and crunchy with guac and salsa on the side. Frijoles with steak were amazing. We had the fish tacos for entree and could really also go these as a main if they were up sized although the menu for mains has great choices, highly recommend for a great night out 5⭐️
Love this local restaurant. It's open air so great in the warm weather, inside, and outside in the courtyard. In the cooler months, inside can be fresh if you're seated near the door. The music was a bit loud in one part of the restaurant but the wait staff was able to - and happy to - move us out of the line of the speaker with no fuss or bother. They also have some interesting looking cactii in their pots.
Great food with the love of traditional family receipes along with great service
Excellent food and service the Fajitas are to soooo good.
Good food, service fair as I think there was a newbie, not too noisy as it wasn't full.
Food very tasty and delicious but service was very slow
Had two great dishes (Nachos and chicken) and one average (Fajitas).
Staff were great, though drinks were a bit slow.
Service was a little slow but other than that it was good
Best Mexican food in Brisbane. Great Margaritas. Best fish tacos, brilliant chicken, etc. The staff are really nice too. This is seriously good food, highly recommended.
Was not impressed with service time etc ordering food, bringing food out
Great place to go for dinner with friends. Casual dining with great music playing. We went when it opened with our young kids and had a great time.
Service slow but food was very nice
Charming Californian-styled relaxed dining with sensational Mexican flavours.
Thanks guys for a great Birthday Dinner.
We did have a larger group and all the staff were very accommodating everyone had an awesome time.
One of our favourite restaurants to bring new people to. Always a great experience.