SNEAK PEEK: El Camino Cantina

Oh Mexican food, how we love you! It doesn’t matter how many Mexican restaurants open on the Gold Coast, we are always frothing to welcome another into the fray.

Who doesn’t love copious amounts of frozen margaritas? Nobody that’s who. Given that a Texas/Mexican trip might be a while away, we are all about getting out to support local venues where we can still throw on a sombrero and yell out a couple of olé’s for a fun time.

So in just a few short weeks, Robina will be home to the newest Tex-Mex restaurant on the GC, El Camino Cantina. There’s been quite a bit of hype in the lead-up to this opening and now we know why.

Opening at 4pm on Wednesday 22nd of July, this opening will coincide with their weekly Wing Wednesday.

What’s Wing Wednesday you ask? How do 10c buffalo chicken wings sound with a drink purchase? That’s right friends… as many 10c wings you can eat! We’ll let you work out the math on that for a minute.

Stepping inside the 280-seat restaurant and bar you’ll be hit with an explosion of colour, neon signage, cacti, crosses and any other Mexican paraphernalia you could possibly think of.

The fun interior vibe brings the vibrancy of Mexico to The Promenade at Robina Town Centre but the fun doesn’t stop there.

The alfresco eating space features zigzagging overhead festoon lights taking the party outside. There simply isn’t a bad seat in the house. We’re big private booth girls, but if you have a larger group, the lower dining tables are fit for your crew!

The large TV’s scattered around the restaurant will keep you toe tapping to the consistent stream of music videos playing, so absolutely no need for small chat.

This particular venue also has a large feature wall boasting a whole-of-wall mural of surfer skeletons by Australian punk music and surf art icon Ben Brown, paying homage to our surf lifestyle.

Okay, enough about the interior vibes, let’s talk about the epic eats and frozen margaritas. The Tex-Mex menu boasts all of your favourites in hearty serves.

Wings served with blue-cheese mayo (three levels of heat available), nachos covered in melted cheese, fresh chargrilled fajitas and 8 types of tacos will all keep your belly happy. A heat index enables the chilli lovers of the world to spice up their dish to appropriate tear jerking temps.

Well it’s certainly going to be thirsty work getting through their menu, but ponder no further and grab one of their signature margaritas. Served shaken or frozen and in five delicious flavours: classic, strawberry, mango, tropical or the limited-edition flavour that changes every month (this sounds like a fun game of roulette).

And what goes well with a sweet frozen margarita? A bottomless baskets of COMPLIMENTARY tortilla chips with vibrant salsas, El Camino Cantina really have thought of it all. Sorry, did you want us to ever leave?

When you eventually do, you’ll probably want to come back for their $2 Tuesday Tacos, oh it never ends.

So for the most Mexicellent time, head to Robina’s new El Camino Cantina from the 22nd of July.

LOCATION: The Promenade, Robina Town Centre, Robina
HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 11.30am-10pm, Sunday 11.30am-7pm

Words by Carly Snodgrass
Photos supplied by Rockpool Dining Group


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