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MexiCali Bar y Taqueria

4.5
4.5
599 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
Taquería & Bar - Nobby Beach
Serving fresh Cali-style Mexican & cocktail jugs till late.

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2 people

11:00 pm


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0439 089 298

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    info@mexicaligc.com: (07) 5572 0588

  • Area

    Nobby Beach

  • Parking Details

    Unrestricted Parking from 5PM<br /><br />

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from 2:30pm - 630pm every Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Mexicali Banquet

    Multiple dates available
    Mexicali Banquet ($34pp) (6 courses) (V, VG, GF if required) Corn Chips + House made Guacamole Chicken Drumettes Elote (Street Style Corn) Chilli Salt Squid with Chipotle Mayonesa Quatro Quesos Quesadillas Your choice of tacos (1 each)
  • Chef's Banquet

    Multiple dates available
    Chef’s Banquet ($49pp) (8 courses) (V, VG, GF if required) Corn Chips + Dips - Guacamole, Salsa Roja, Bean Mole. Elote (Street Style Corn) Jalapeño Poppers Moreton Bay Bug Taco Cape Grim Rum Cap (200g), sliced with Chimmichurri, Salsa, Tortillas Char Grilled King Prawns with Jalapeño Butter, Crispy Kale Mexican Rice MC Chopped Salada Churros with Cajeta Caramel, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

What 599 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. NP

    NikkiP

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere and excellent margueritas and a great price too!
  2. LB

    LauraB

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food quality was terrible last night which is a shame as I like the venue. The guac was just mashed up avocado no seasoning or herbs tasted cheesy … and it was freezing like just taken out the freezer. Deep fried stuff tasted like very old oil and they never have vegan items they advertise.
  3. L

    Lola

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Terrible service. Banquets + drink package we’re a waste of money and don’t give you everything you pay for.
  4. BK

    BenK

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food, prompt service and overall a really nice experience.
  5. J

    Jess

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We arrived on time for our reservation and were placed at a very small table right in the middle of a walkway with a lot of foot traffic near the bathroom. Not a great seat or vibe area. We were seated and didn't get served for over 20mins and had to go serve ourselves at the bar. We were pretty disappointed that we were seated and forgotten about at an average table. We understood it was a busy time but we should have at least been served or told that someone would be with us soon.
  6. E

    Eddy

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best nachos I’ve had on the GC. Staff were unbelievable, me and my GF couldn’t believe how positive the vibe was there. Will be back 100%
  7. T

    Timmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly service, good food and amazing margaritas! Will definitely be coming back for more.
  8. A

    Ashel

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We kind of felt rushed through our meal with drinks, starters and mains all on the table within 10 minutes and within 1 second of finishing the last bite the plate whipped off the table. The halloumi tacos didn’t have much flavour and the brisket tacos were soggy and not enjoyable. Definitely didn’t think the price of the meals matched the quality served.
  9. M

    Maddy

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Always yummy cocktails & quesadillas! Food is ease to order and share - coconut margs are a must!
  10. JM

    JessM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We walked right past the place at first , hardly could tell the stairs was the entry. And the map apps had no clue either. But OMG it was a wonderful place to dine. We had one each of the tacos flavours. I loved the Mortan bay bug and chicken ones the most ! Amazing flavours in each and every dish. I wouldn’t recommend bringing really young kids , but our 6&8 yr old did ok. It’s noisy, dim, tightly seated mostly at bench stool tables and not tailored for children despite having a decent kids menu. I highly recommend this place for all food and drink mexican lovers. Such lovely , quick and bubbly service .
  11. CS

    ChrisS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Taco Thursday so the prices were better than a normal day. Very busy. Good service. Tasty tacos. Probably wouldn’t have the pork belly again but would double down on the brisket.
  12. A

    Annamae

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Nothing great, heard good things and been here before, but this time was very underwhelming- had the nachos, aside from a big dollop of guac lacked flavour, my friend ordered the enchiladas which made her sick that night, portion size is good but actual food could be improved.
  13. T

    Tacos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The second time in a row my wife and I have been there and could not even speak to each other because of the excessively noisy people who were partying at other tables around us. Unfortunately it seems more like a place that people go to for pre drinks before a big night out rather than a restaurant to enjoy a nice meal at, but it still has restaurant level pricing. We might just stick to take away meals from here in the future as the menu is tasty with well prepared foods but the atmosphere created by other customers made it a negative experience.
  14. F

    Frankie

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous, friendly service, fun cocktails, yummy food and a great western view of the sunset from the balcony.
  15. JR

    JessRM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner & I we’re craving Mexican, so we decided on MexiCali. Honestly, best value for money! Couldn’t fault a single thing in our chefs banquette, the portions were perfect for the amount of dishes we had! The food was so nicely presented & cooked, but the standout was the rump cap with chimichurri! The Margie’s were a happily welcomed bonus too 😉 Will definitely be back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Waitress got our food order wrong and forgot to bring over a drink we’d ordered so we had to reorder to another waitress but the food and drink quality once they came were really great!
  17. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant. Great service, and great food, and a great variety of food in the banquet with fast and timely service. We were all happy :)/ Awesome to see the sun go down from the outdoor table on balcony. One thing, to remember, if on the balcony, to bring a jacket as it can get cool when the sun goes down.
  18. G

    Gabriel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food! And really good service! Congratulations
  19. T

    Tina

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, great service from the American/Canadian lady serving us when we first arrived. Really helpful and accommodating. Beautiful night. Thank you!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our visit! We chose the banquet and it was a great option to try multiple delicious items. All staff were lovely and helpful. We will be back!
  21. M

    Maia

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food, great staff, quick service. Was a little bit spicy for my liking but was overall a great resteraunt!
  22. SK

    SKenn

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DELICIOUS FOOD & CHEAP MARGARITAS - GREAT ATMOSPHERE & LOCATION
  23. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Love the big serving sizes. Nice atmosphere :) Will definitely come back.
  24. AM

    AliciaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Table wasn’t ready & when it was we were 2 seats short & sat in a drafty traffic way. All meals served but 3 of our courses didn’t come until 2hours after the first & everyone had finished. One of our party had a hair in her nachos. Sangria was like watered down cordial. Service was very slow to get a drink. Disappointed.
  25. D

    Deee

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    We did the banquet and the food was nice, but the service to get started was very slow. A great buzz if you're looking for a louder upbeat dining experience.
  26. PR

    PaigeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great night out! Fantastic margaritas and food! We had a few drinks at the bar while we waited for our table to be ready and I had to remind the staff we were waiting on a table after 20 minutes of waiting but we didn’t mind because we were having such a great time and they apologised. Would definitely go back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margaritas were amazing and the nachos very yummy
  28. e

    emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had the most amazing night out at mexicali! went with a friend for monday margarita night and had a blast. staff were super friendly and welcoming which made the experience so much better. we ordered birria tacos which were to die for, as were the strawberry and watermelon margs for only $10! would definitely recommend this place to family and friends for a small dinner or even a birthday get together. thanks again guys for an awesome night, we will definitely be back! m
  29. M

    Michaela

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so lovely and the food came out at perfect intervals
  30. B

    Britt

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were so happy with our dinner here! We had the Mexicali banquet for 4 people and we’re definitely satisfied. The food was amazing and coming on Margarita Monday was an even better idea! Who can go wrong with $10 coconut Margs! The end of our banquet was delayed a little bit but the tacos made up for this 🤤 will definitely be back here 👏🏼
  31. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was nice except the Corn Chips with the avocado. We had the Tacos and the chicken one was amazing. The service and the place were nice and we enjoyed being in the outside bar. It was pretty busy.
  32. LE

    LaurenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, Fast table service, Great food! Had a great night Thankyou!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    one of the best mexican food I have ever had. everything was super tasty, fresh ingredients, nicely presented. amazing service, our waitress was friendly, recommend the perfect dishes for us. can’t wait to go back.
  34. MS

    MaddyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I visited the Gold Coast for 6 days. We came here 2 times for dinner because we loved it that much!! I would simply get on an airplane again just to experience those fish tacos and beef brisket tacos again!! Service was phenomenal, and the food is just immaculate!
  35. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very attentive, super lovely and kind. We loved the service and drinks so much, especially the cake our server brought us with sparklers on it!
  36. KA

    KirstyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! Service from all staff were impeccable, friendly and attentive! Every bit of the Chefs banquet and margi’s (coconut, chilli, watermelon and a sweet baby Jesus cocktail - all amazing) were delicious, with our fave being the chargrilled prawns and Moreton bay big tacos! Perfect noise level and ambience. Just a bombdiggity of a place 👌🏼
  37. v

    vickyob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing can not fault.. great value had the 6 course banquet and drinks package. Did not disappoint. Highly recommend
  38. s

    sedae

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall good little casual place with good vibes. Only thing I fault on this occasion was when it was time for us to move along from our booking so the next time slot could be seated, when asked if there was anywhere at all we could sit, we were told no when in fact we just shuffled outside to the back to finish our drinks and sat on the beach and stills that were not taken and they didn’t offer.
  39. RD

    ReneeD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance, can’t wait to return.
  40. SW

    StephanieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere, service and company. It was a great night celebrating my birthday!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

MexiCali Bar y Taqueria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0439 089 298.

MexiCali Bar y Taqueria is rated 4.5 stars by 599 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 pm


Experiences are available.
Google Map for MexiCali Bar y Taqueria

2223 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach, AU-QLD 4218

Additional information

  • Area

    Nobby Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Unrestricted Parking from 5PM<br /><br />

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from 2:30pm - 630pm every Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wine

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