Drawing from the mouth-watering Mexican flavours of Southern California, California Tacos owner Ty Yturralde uses succulent Baja favourites and Grandma’s homemade tortilla recipe to make some of the best Mexican food Australia has ever tasted at his latest project, California Cantina.
Ty’s recipes at sister restaurant California Tacos, didn’t get voted best Mexican cuisine on the Gold Coast two years in a row for nothing.
The SoCal styled menu at California Cantina has all the classics tacos lovers want, like Pollo Asado aka chicken and Carne Asada aka steak, but there are some wildcards thrown on this menu too. You’ll be loco not to check out the Nopales Taco, filled with sautéed cactus, zucchini, black beans, baja aioli and avo all tucked in to a warm blue corn tortilla, or the panko crusted Octopus Taco. If you are in the mood to share, we suggest ordering the Braised Lamb which comes seasoned in chili, feta, coriander, salsa verde, pickled Spanish onion and avo. But you know what goes well with tacos? TEQUILA!
The bright neon tequila and smiley face sign hanging above the bar say it all- This is your new margarita headquarters!
The $13 ON TAP margaritas served on the rocks with a salted rim is muy bueno. If for the off chance tap margaritas aren’t up your alley, they’ve got a tequila cocktail list sure to please any gringo. Keep it simple with the Batanga, tequila, Mexican coke (so good), salt rim and lime. Wanna get a little fancier? Try the Tijuana Sunset. Tequila, pear juice, lemon juice and Pinot Nior syrup is sure to have you convincing yourself ‘one tequila is never enough’.
Open daily from 12pm
Capri on Via Roma, 15 Via Roma, Isle of Capri