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California Native

4.4
4.4
319 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.

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. 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!!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. C

    Catty

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and cocktails!! Perfect for date night!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. MK

    MichelleK

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. G

    Genie

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant was excellent but the chairs are so uncomfortable

  14. NF

    NeilFD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 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.

  15. GB

    GeorginaB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 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!

  16. CR

    ChrisR

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

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

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 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 🍔 😋

  18. J

    Jojo01

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

  19. J

    Jojo01

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  20. EG

    EmmaG

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  21. v

    vickid

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the food

  22. J

    Jojo01

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

  23. AM

    AndyM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 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++

  24. SM

    SharonM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great ambiance, food is delicious. Will definitely return.

  25. KR

    KymR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. TS

    TheSilentreviewer

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  27. RB

    ReneeB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    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

  28. NK

    NickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

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

  29. MM

    MinaM

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    3.0

    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

  30. f

    fishfingers

    1 review

    1.0

    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

  31. JG

    JodyG

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great atmosphere, very tasty food and awesome cocktails.

  32. RO

    ReneeO

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  33. LN

    LangN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and drinks were great. Staffs were friendly.

  34. MK

    MichelleK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. JH

    JoanneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Love this place it has the best Mexican food around

  36. AP

    AlphaP

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  37. BG

    BrittG

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  38. ST

    SammiiT

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  39. A

    Angiev

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  40. M

    Mmmm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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California Native is rated 4.4 stars by 319 OpenTable diners

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2 people

July 2021
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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for California Native

321 Chatsworth Rd Coorparoo, AU-QLD 4151

  • Area

    Coorparoo

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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