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El Camino Cantina Is Bowen Hills' Colourful New Tex-Mex Joint from the Rockpool Dining Group

The 300-seat restaurant and bar will feature giant margaritas, jukeboxes and a slew of Tex-Mex dishes.
By Libby Curran
November 20, 2018
By Libby Curran
November 20, 2018

Brisbane is gearing up for another balmy season, and, at the city's busiest new food precinct, Tex Mex hot-spot El Camino Cantina is set to join the party on the first weekend of summer.

El Camino comes from Sydney where is has two outposts, and is part of Rockpool Dining Group, which also owns Sake, Burger Project and the nearby Bavarian Beerhaus. This loud venue is casual and over-the-top with giant cocktails, rock 'n' roll jukeboxes, lively Tex-Mex fare and sprawling 300-seat dining room and bar.

At the big L-shaped bar, eight slushie machines signal big nights and brain freezes — El Camino's margaritas come in a swag of flavours and multiple sizes, including a group-friendly two-litre tower. Other options include a host of beers from near and far, and a collection of over 100 mezcals and tequilas.

To match, the food lineup is equally vibrant. Think fiery buffalo wings, sizzling fajitas, plump burritos, soft shell tacos loaded with punchy flavour combinations and unlimited complimentary corn chips and salsas, It's all rounded out with a solid selection of daily specials, including 10-cent chicken wings on Tuesdays, $2 tacos on Wednesdays, brunch on weekends and a weekday happy hour from 4–6pm.

The venue will launch on Friday, November 30 with a weekend-long fiesta, starting with a ticketed party on Friday night and continuing with $2 tacos, 10-cent wings, free tortilla chips and $7.50 margaritas across Saturday and Sunday.

El Camino Cantina will open at 45 King Street, Bowen Hills on Friday, November 30. To head to El Camino's launch night, you'll need to snag a ticket here.

Images: El Camino Cantina Manly by Tom Ferguson.

Published on November 20, 2018 by Libby Curran

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