MexiCali Bar y Taqueria

4.3
107 reviews
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$40 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
Taquería & Bar - Nobby Beach
Serving fresh Cali-style Mexican & cocktail jugs till late.
What 107 People Are Saying
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JE
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Such a great location. But when we arrived out table outside wasn’t ready and were offered a table right next to the entrance where people come in and out all night. Service was good and helpful but I think our booking was for a table and we were offered the bar seating.

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MC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Venue with delicious food and great service.

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PG
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous and fun environment and delicious food. What more could you want?

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CR
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I was snubbed by the waitress about 5 times before my friend spoke up. It was also very rude that I booked a booth and we were shown to the stools. I hate sitting on stools- what's the point of choosing beforehand if you get shown any table? Also, the prices were way too high for what we were given. We were given guacamole and chips (and not a lot mind you) and that was $10! Not worth it. We were constantly looking over at the restaurant the other end wishing we were there and not at Mexicali. Also, my friend had a baby and the high chair didn't even reach the table? She was so stressed she left halfway through dinner. Overall I do not rate this place.

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SR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are locals that regularly go to MexiCali for Taco Tuesday, always great, and have the best Margarita on the Coast.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The food was yummy but overpriced - we spent a lot and still went home hungry.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Mexican restaurant on the Gold Coast! Delicious food, great cocktails and wonderful service. Cannot wait to go there again.

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A
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I’m not sure if the chef has changed but the food was different from my last few experiences. Also we never got the special for drinks until we over heard her telling another table. Definitely need more staff on outside as we had to wait 15 mins for another drink. We had money to spend but ended up leaving and heading to burleigh pavilion.. I never write reviews but what’s happened? Is this new owners??

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S
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best on the GC it’s our favourite Mexican and the best margaritas too

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VT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

2Nd margaritas came out for my friend who just arrived but I didn't order it and lovely staff said she didn't so kind of spooky! Bestest staff assisting and so pleasant out the back verandah. Thanks guys this place is great. Val ☺

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ER
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, amazing Margaritas, great vibe and yummy food!

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KT
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Loved sitting outside facing the afternoon sun. Music could have been a bit louder though.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

After paying the bill and leaving the restaurant the waitress called after us excusing us of not paying. I assured her she was wrong. Next the owner chased us down the street, showing him the receipt of payment wasn't good enough for him so I went back to the restaurant. The manager confirmed we had paid and checked the till for the owner. Not only had we paid the bill we had also been over charged. When I asked for an apology from the owner he had ran off, driven off in his car..
What a way to run a business..
The food was bland and over priced too..

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KL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Specifically requested low table was put on a high table because they wanted to fill the balcony to make the restaurant look busy from the road, the high table we sat on was way too small for five people. Service was poor, food was terrible, will not be dining here again.

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E
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food. Perfect drinks and awesome atmosphere

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SB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favourite. This time brought relatives from interstate for Taco Tuesday, what a winner. Great value, amazing food and an awesome location. Love it!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great drinks for great value. Loud but tolerable. Great environment overall!!

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VB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly staff good food love the viewing verandah and the kitchen staff were great

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VG
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love it! It's a great casual restaurant. The food is so tasty!! Value for money is great.
Plenty of parking. Everyone is so friendly.
We just keep going back..again and again!!

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SC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food! The sangreia was a little to watery. We felt a little rushed but overall was good!

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F
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Lack of service, didn’t even get to order a main meal as we couldn’t get anyone’s attention.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

good night, great food!! the vibe is awsome, cocktails are amaaaaazing!!!

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BH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite place to eat on the gold coast. Best tacos I've ever had

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Decent food, dont like that mint taste in the casedillas.. more of a bar than a restaurant. Ok drinks, small space.

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GP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Great food, poor service, very expensive drinks. My party of 10 was seated at bar stools, we had to be very attentive to hail down a waitress to take our order.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great vibe and amazing food!!!! Highly recommend

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KL
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food was amazing but completely let down by the close to nonexistent service. Waited around 45 minutes to be served, in the end I hade to walk over to a group of chatting staff, wait for them to stop talking and then ask for someone to take our order. After eating we waited another ridiculous amount of time as we wanted to order dessert. After having to go get a waiter we decided against ordering dessert and went elsewhere to get it.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Staff seemed stressed, and were very serious and not very friendly :/

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LS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The best Mexican food I've had in Australia! Would highly recommend the fish tacos!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place will definitely book again soon my new favorite

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RD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, drinks were great. Booked outdoors but got sat indoors at the door despite the place being empty. Otherwise is is a good spot to eat.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful catch up with friends enjoying spectacular margaritas and nachos and tacos. I think we will have to make this a weekly event.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Very disappointed - the banquet isn’t what it used to be! Definitely poor value for money and we left hungry as the portions have halved what they used to be.

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JM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing cocktails, amazing service :) by far my favourite restaurant !!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious, really enjoyed the evening. Great atmosphere and jalapeño margarita’s were great!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Had heard good things about this place, so thought I’d try it for my birthday dinner with my family. Started ok, my chicken entree was really great. Went down hill from there. My wife got her meal, which had not much filling in it, while the other 5 of us watched her eat and then waited another 10 minutes minimum for our average at best meals to come out. Food wasn’t bad, but definitely not great, and not for the money we paid either. Zambrero’s is better for a Mexican feed. Will not be back and would not recommend to anyone.
Sorry, but that’s how it was.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A favourite for great food, value and buzzing atmosphere.

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T
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The food and service were okay, however when I made a reservation 2 days in advance I did not expect my partner and I to be seated at the bar. We found it quite rude and intrusive as we couldn't eat our meal without feeling uncomfortable. We asked one of the waitresses to be relocated and she said that it was too busy to do that and that there were no spare seats. It was my partner and our anniversary and we were hoping to have an amazing experience after the reviews we has heard but we left feeling rather disappointed.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We really enjoyed our meal and drinks. It’s not our scene really but the place had an energetic vibe and good food. The margaritas were sensational. We sat out the back and I’m glad we did. It was a warm evening and the breeze was wonderful outside. I’d recommend to my younger friends for sure.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was great but very hot inside ... would be good to be air conditioned inside !!

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