MexiCali Bar y Taqueria

4.3
272 reviews
$40 and under
Mexican
Taquería & Bar - Nobby Beach
Serving fresh Cali-style Mexican & cocktail jugs till late.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
What 272 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MillaM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, food and great service :)
Highly recommend if you are after a chilled afternoon lunch or dinner with friends

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IsabelleS
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing + not too expensive, wasn’t too loud even for a Saturday night + the staff were lovely! Not a bad word to say!!

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PaulM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Very load with poor service and over priced food.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

the vegan nachos were hugeeee and delicious!! luv it x

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Mon50
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service, friendly staff and delicious food!

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RavenD
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I had not been to MexiCali in a while. The food is still great and not to badly priced. The waiter was really friendly, but sadly when the food came it was wrong twice. But they got it sorted fast and with no fuss. Thakn you.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing!a little slow on the drinks service however overall a fantastic night.

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SJan
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most delicious Mexican food ever. So fresh and flavourful. Very generous servings too. Yummm.

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Mich
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, awesome service, fun atmosphere! Would definitely recommend!

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KatrinaJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really nice time here :) the food was great and the service was very friendly.

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MareeF
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and great service. Wonderful night out with value for money.

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ChloeW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was fast and efficient. The portion was reasonably big which is great!

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RebeccaL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Mexicali! Will always be back for the chilli squid and sangria 😍

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MatthewO
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The restaurant looks and feels cool, staff friendly and attentive. The problem is the food is average. It all presents well and the bug taco is nice but the beef was dry, not very flavourful and the pork belly the same especially for the money. The table we were seated at was not properly cleaned which left my elbows sticky.

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AshR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Busy and loud
Great food and service
Banquet was great value

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StefanieP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jordan was a great help on the night and made my Birthday fun for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. We have the beef nachos and was so good. Service was also great. Will definitely be back

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CazM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Too busy, run by under trained staff on a night that was too busy for both the kitchen and wait team to handle. Should take less booking to handle the service properly.

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Rar10
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

food great atmosphere pumping great day loved it. beers were cold the sangria fruity finally the staff was friendly also so helpful.

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scottc
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Friendly greeting and nice service. However I had 7 people booked /squeezed on a small table .
Everyone was sitting so close to each other?
Overall ambiance is very nice . The food is fresh , but the servings are small , I had to order a entree on top of my main , I will still hungry.
My wife’s nachos was cold and bland.
Very Disappointed.
The online menu was different to the one at the Restraunt?
Nice range of drinks. Margareta’s were expensive.
Overall we are locals within walking distance and unfortunately we won’t rush back for another few years.

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PerriC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Unfortunately I found that the Tacos were flavourless

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Marnie
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere and attentive staff, will be back!!

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BridgetP
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a good experience!
There was staff member I think her name was bree, went above and beyond to make our experience that bit better!

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

The food was really disappointing this time around, I visited a couple of months back and the quality of food was 100 times better 😕

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Was great fun, food was delicious..
Service was good... drinks were a bit $$$ but still good. Thank you

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JoeW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

This place has unfortunately gone down hill. Whilst the food is still tasty the portions have become quite small.

We did the banquet and unfortunately based on past experiences it was quite poor. We had a group of four and there was a very small amount of food. At least 2 courses were missed with desert being served then being left to get cold on the table whilst the missed courses were brought. They offered to put it under the heat lamps but really for four small churros it was a pathetic gesture.

Drink service was slow and food service way too quick for the banquet where we had asked things to come out slow. Instead food was just crammed on the table.

After many visits here I will now be looking for a new go to Mexican.

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SiobhanE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Usually our favourite place to go! But the past few times the food hasn’t been the best and it has came out cold , still love visiting but wish it were always the same quality

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AbrahamB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Unfortunately the food was cold and overpriced. There was coriander on everything I ordered even though it wasn’t listed on the menu. I’m not a coriander lover so it would’ve been great to know before ordering. But the service was great and the staff were lovely. Quick and efficient service

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AngeP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe! Great food! Amazing coconut Margarita’s & Moreton Bay Bug tacos! Sooo good!
Staff are so friendly :)

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

If you’re looking for a nice sit down dinner this is not the place to go! Noice was horrific! Seemed like there was a million staff but no one had a clue what was happening. Felt like we were in a night club. Ordered our food (which wasn’t terrible) and left straight after. If it wasn’t a Saturday night we would of left before we sat down and gone somewhere else!

Also the tables were so close together. I booked almost 3 weeks ago so I could ensure we got a table (because of COVID). But there was absolutely no sign that this venue was taking it seriously. I was closer to the lady sitting at the table next to me than my own partner. Large crowds standing and drinking and standing on all the walk ways.

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Foodfrienda
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We waited over an hour before they cane to take our order. They forget things on our order when it came out.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

This placed used to be good. Food was average and overpriced. Drinks were watery and no taste at all. A tradicional margarita served in a tall glass full of ice. Have this place s chance again as I understand we can have bad days with non commuted staff etc but it was quiet disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to MexiCali for Father’s Day lunch and all had the banquet. Great, tasty food, smooth efficient service, and we all really enjoyed the meal.

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Hayley
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. Young vibrant crowd that get a bit too enthusiastic :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Terrible experience, used to be awesome. After we got sat to the outside railing, I would say service was bad but we didn’t get service. We had to ask to order drinks, then to order

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Maddison
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We have been dining at MexiCali for almost a decade and it’s still as good as the first day we went there. The food is incredible, staff are amazing and vibe is so fun.
We’vr never had a bad experience!

Love the banquet options & definitely try the strawberry margarita it’s amazing!

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JayS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe great service would definitely recommend this place to anyone

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Lily
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously love this place! Food is always delicious and the service is spot on! Definitely one of the favourites to go to!

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vipJohnA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome night. Always great there

FAQs

MexiCali Bar y Taqueria does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. MexiCali Bar y Taqueria also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5572 0588.

MexiCali Bar y Taqueria is rated 4.3 stars by 272 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.