South Bank, Brisbane

El Camino Cantina has landed in South Bank with a two-storey, mega-grand version of its legendary Tex-Mex cocina and cantina and margarita mecca.

In close proximity to the iconic Streets Beach, the 510-seat diner has three distinct zones: a colourful, umbrellaed outdoor dining area for 140 guests, a ground floor diner that caters to 120 guests, and a bar-centric 250-seat upper floor, Hotel Diablo, that accommodate extended dining and focuses on live entertainment, including a rotation of top DJs.

While the edgy club vibe and DJ line-up is unique to the South Bank location, the venue takes its tried and tested Tex-Mex cues, in terms of menu, legendary margaritas, décor and trademark cool tunes.

El Camino Cantina has opened with Brisbane’s inaugural Ritapalooza festival – a celebration of its legendary margaritas, which have a cult following across three states and growing footprint across Queensland. These rockstar-style ritas will be available in 15 frozen flavours during the six-week-long Ritapalooza festival, which will launch the Tex-Mex wild child into South Bank with a bang – ready for Christmas parties and summer soirees.

Price-friendly classic Tex-Mex dishes span tacos with eight flavour combinations, sizzling chargrilled fajitas with a choice of four fillings, spicy buffalo wings with three spicy sauces, and nachos loaded with all the Tex-Mex trimmings. A share-style Tex-Mex fiesta menu and drinks package is perfect for group events and celebrations. Tortillas are house-made daily, and bottomless baskets of complimentary chips and salsas are available all day. Unmissable deals include $2 and $4 taco Tuesdays and 10-cent buffalo wings every Wednesday.

El Camino’s famous margaritas are served frozen, on the rocks, and Cadillac-style with a smooth, rich float of Grand Marnier. Margarita tasting paddles of four, 220ml flavours are also available. Beer lovers can explore an imported range of bottled brews, including Dos Equis XX, Corona, Pacifico, Negra Modelo, which join cans of Cerveza Tecate and local draught brews. Sangria, cocktails, wine, and dozens of tequilas and mezcals are also on offer.

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