California Native

4.6
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260 reviews
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$40 and under
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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 260 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KiraH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This please is always a favourite to visit.. the food is hands down the best Mexican in Bris

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KylieC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great night out at California Native. Great music, service and food. Will go back!

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AlanM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual. Will come again

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CLandSL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

As always a pleasure to dine at California Native and was so glad to be able to take friends their for the first time!

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Jojo01
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love this place it reminds of the old Montezumas that was in Burleigh in the 80’s. Love there Mexican flavours

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Beautiful aura, great service, and nice food would be great if we could choose to have beans or not though.

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JenS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, will definitely return

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FabianF
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night. The staff are super friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you for an amazing evening. Will definitely be back!

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TaniaG
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it. We’re coming back again soon!

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DianaT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The starters were delicious. We ordered beef taquitos and guacamole Dip. For main course, we ordered Malibu burger and chicken enchilada, they were in general good food. Unfortunately, we couldn't get a table in the external part of the restaurant and we did not like too much the table near to the main door.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful. We've had two dates here over about a year or so, and it's become a special treat. The food is a great hybrid of comfortable familiar dishes, but superior quality. Bit North, bit South American, that California fusion.

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ArthurB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic!
I got the fajitas (beef) which came with 5 wraps and plenty of food.
My partner got the double enchiladas which was huge!

Service was fantastic, it was quiet enough to have a conversation without shouting at each other and the feel of the restaurant was great.

Parking was full but there is street parking available if needed.

I left with a food coma which kept me full for half of the next day.

My partner also said the cocktails were fantastic.

I would recommend and I will be back!

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MadyJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most perfect and authentic Mexican food we have had in a long time. Everything we ordered was fresh, light, and delicious - we especially enjoyed the jalapeno poppers. Will definitely eat here again.

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JosephS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food great service
Would recommend anyone to eat there

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NatalieF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Not a lot of places do such a good job with Mexican food!

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DINERS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service, we had a great night for my sons birthday, highly recommend 👍

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Sarahmayy
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great cocktails and lovely staff! Definitely will be going back!

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BecC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

A little bit disappointed about the service - we had to get a waiters attention and as if we could order our food 50 minutes after being seated, to which the food came out almost 30-35 minutes after that.
With saying that though, food was amazing. We enjoyed our overall experience and will most likely return.

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Jamesk
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic, looked sensational and tasted even better. Can't wait to go back again.

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CaryA
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cali Native was a great place to eat. Food was awesome and the service friendly and attentive. Recommend the beef fajitas

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ReillyM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was perfect! Couldn’t have asked for a better night!!

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MtXc
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was moderate, prices , specially for drinks, was too expensive. Overall was not a good value for money and did not worth the experience.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always great food and wonderful service. Can’t wait to return.

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CLandSL
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I always love coming to California Native. I just wish the couples tables weren't always in weird little spots, it has the potential to create a really romantic setting for couples, will 100% be back!

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BrittG
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

California Native is the best Mexican restaurant which i know of in Brisbane. The food is creative without being pretentious, and full of flavour. Must try the fish tacos, must try the empanadas, and jalapeno poppers. Good margeritas too.

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DerekW
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place, great food and really helpful staff, great little restaurant

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Terri
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enchiladas are consistently delicious. Great cocktails.

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Angiev
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most incredible food and service. We will definitely be back!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, service and ambience. The fish tacos were amazing and really enjoyed the Sierra Cantabria tempranillo too.

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IanC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Generally a disappointing experience compared to previous visits.
We were keen to support local restaurants after lockdown. Last time we ate at this restaurant actually spoke with manager and mentioned the corn cob was over cooked and dry. Also l felt they needed a change in menu.....which they replied yes that will be happening.......but it hasn’t. The atmosphere is good but food is a let down. The taquitos were dry and under spiced. I would recommend the chef paying a visit to Baja....for ideas.

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James
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love California Native. My gf and I keep coming back. It's a cozy atmosphere with incredible food and great service. The chicken enchiladas are my personal favourite!

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LeonardoM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Quiet place, nice atmosphere, food is very tasty and good service. Parking can be challenging sometimes times.

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Fannisto
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant and the staff are always friendly and accommodating. The best Jalapeno Poppers and Fish Tacos in Brisbane.

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SoniaA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely be back.

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Jojo01
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love this place best Mexican food ever. Reminds me very much or the original Montezumas at Burleigh Heads. Food is delicious and service is always good. I only wish they were open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

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KathleenD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive, great food, fair pricing. Great for big groups and small groups alike.

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LisaS
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I look forward to going back soon with a group... the servings are generous and well-priced and the staff are very friendly. great little "local"!!

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Apple2
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Not many options for children. Either nachos or fish and chips (with salad dresses in jalapeño mayo!). Adult food was good basic Mexican menu, tasty & spicy. Not many options but their cheeseburger & chips & enchiladas was good. Loved the imported drink options. A bit pricey but worth it for a good adults dinner, wouldn’t take the kids / family again though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails were on point
Food was tasty
Staff where amazing
Hot sauce was....well super hot

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum yum yum, every time we come we have a great dining experience.

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