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

The 400-seat eatery will feature giant margaritas and a slew of Tex-Mex dishes.
By Libby Curran
May 23, 2019
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El Camino Cantina Is Fitzroy's Colourful New Tex-Mex Joint from the Rockpool Dining Group

The 400-seat eatery will feature giant margaritas and a slew of Tex-Mex dishes.
By Libby Curran
May 23, 2019
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Melbourne isn't short on Mexican joints — we've got a heap of good 'uns already on high rotation. But, still, it's set to get a dose of unapologetic neon-lit Tex-Mex when El Camino Cantina opens in the old Fitzroy Social (and Little Creatures) space on Brunswick Street next month.

El Camino comes from Sydney where is has two outposts, along with another in Brisbane, and is part of Rockpool Dining Group, which also owns Sake, Rosetta, Munich Brauhaus, Burger Project and, of course, Rockpool Bar & Grill. This loud venue is made for casual dining, but it's also and over-the-top with giant cocktails, rock 'n' roll jukeboxes, lively Tex-Mex fare and sprawling 400-seat dining room and bar.

Slushie machines signal big nights and brain freezes. El Camino's margaritas come in many renditions, including a tropical Red Bull flavour, which really says it all. Other options include a host of beers from near and far, and a collection of over 100 mezcals and tequilas.

The food lineup is as fun and casual as the drinks. Think fiery buffalo wings, sizzling fajitas, plump burritos, soft shell tacos loaded with punchy flavour combinations and unlimited complimentary corn chips and salsas. It'll all rounded out with a solid selection of daily specials, including 10-cent chicken wings on Wednesdays (when you buy a drink), $2 tacos on Tuesdays, brunch on weekends and a weekday happy hour from 4–6pm.

The venue will launch on Friday, June 14 with free tequila shots on arrival and $7.50 giant margaritas and 'chalices' of beer continuing throughout the whole weekend.

El Camino Cantina will open at 222 Brunswick Street on Friday, June 14. 

Images: El Camino Cantina Manly by Tom Ferguson.

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CORRECTION: JUNE 13, 2019 — This article previously incorrectly stated that 10-cent wings were available on Tuesdays and $2 tacos on Wednesdays, it's the other way round. We've updated the piece to reflect this. 

Published on May 23, 2019 by Libby Curran

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