MexiCali Bar y Taqueria
Serving fresh Cali-style Mexican & cocktail jugs till late.
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.
Fantastic Venue with delicious food and great service.
Fabulous and fun environment and delicious food. What more could you want?
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.
We are locals that regularly go to MexiCali for Taco Tuesday, always great, and have the best Margarita on the Coast.
The food was yummy but overpriced - we spent a lot and still went home hungry.
The best Mexican restaurant on the Gold Coast! Delicious food, great cocktails and wonderful service. Cannot wait to go there again.
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??
Best on the GC it’s our favourite Mexican and the best margaritas too
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 ☺
Great service, amazing Margaritas, great vibe and yummy food!
Loved sitting outside facing the afternoon sun. Music could have been a bit louder though.
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..
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.
Loved the food. Perfect drinks and awesome atmosphere
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!
Great food, great drinks for great value. Loud but tolerable. Great environment overall!!
Friendly staff good food love the viewing verandah and the kitchen staff were great
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!!
Really good food! The sangreia was a little to watery. We felt a little rushed but overall was good!
Lack of service, didn’t even get to order a main meal as we couldn’t get anyone’s attention.
good night, great food!! the vibe is awsome, cocktails are amaaaaazing!!!
My favourite place to eat on the gold coast. Best tacos I've ever had
Decent food, dont like that mint taste in the casedillas.. more of a bar than a restaurant. Ok drinks, small space.
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.
Great service, great vibe and amazing food!!!! Highly recommend
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.
Staff seemed stressed, and were very serious and not very friendly :/
The best Mexican food I've had in Australia! Would highly recommend the fish tacos!!
Fantastic place will definitely book again soon my new favorite
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.
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.
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.
Amazing food, amazing cocktails, amazing service :) by far my favourite restaurant !!
The food was delicious, really enjoyed the evening. Great atmosphere and jalapeño margarita’s were great!
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.
A favourite for great food, value and buzzing atmosphere.
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.
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.
It was great but very hot inside ... would be good to be air conditioned inside !!