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FOOD & DRINK

El Camino Cantina and Sake to Open at Manly Wharf Just in Time for Summer

The two venues are set to open next week, taking over the revamped precinct's rooftop level.
By Libby Curran
October 31, 2018
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By Libby Curran
October 31, 2018
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Sydney is gearing up for another long, balmy summer, and the newly refurbished Manly Wharf precinct is ready to join the party, with two of its new second-storey venues set to open their doors next week.

Launching at the wharf on Friday, November 9, are a couple of beloved Rockpool Dining Group eateries: a second outpost of Tex Mex hot-spot El Camino Cantina and a sixth iteration of Sake Restaurant and Bar. El Camino is opening in place of Fratelli Fresh, which was initially expected to launch there, too.

El Camino promises to bring some definite party vibes to the Manly Wharf rooftop, with its giant cocktails, lively Tex-Mex fare and sprawling 365-seat dining space and terrace. At the big horseshoe-shaped bar, eight slushie machines signal fun times ahead for the silly season — El Camino's famed 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 rock 'n' roll jukebox tunes and a solid selection of daily specials, including $2 tacos on Tuesdays, 10-cent chicken wings on Wednesdays and a weekday happy hour (4-6pm) promising $7.50 drinks to suit every palate.

Next door, is a very different vibe, as the newest Sake stays true to its own signature offering of chic, contemporary Japanese fare and crafty cocktails. The refined eatery's Melbourne CBD outpost recently offered $19 all-you-can-eat sushi, and we're keeping our fingers crossed for the same deal to make its way across to the northern beaches.

El Camino Cantina and Sake Restaurant and Bar will both open at Manly Wharf on Friday, November 9. To head to El Camino's Manly launch night, you'll need to snag a ticket here.

Published on October 31, 2018 by Libby Curran

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