Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location
Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location

Sombreros at the ready! Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its first Gold Coast location

El Camino Cantina, the vibrant, neon-lit Tex-Mex eatery and bar known for dishing up oversized nachos oozing with cheese and pouring big-as-your-head frozen margaritas (which you’re encouraged to sip while wearing a multi-coloured sombrero), will officially open its first-ever Gold Coast venue today, Wednesday July 22. The eye-popping new arrival, gleaming with neon lights and fluorescent signage, cuts a colourful figure along Town Centre’s The Promenade dining precinct. While our pals in Brisbane and Byron Bay are already well acquainted with El Camino’s Texan-meets-Mexican atmosphere and fiery, crowd-pleasing fare, it’s finally time for us Gold Coast folk to get a taste of the action.

Taking over the former Lord of the Wings space, the coast’s first El Camino is a mammoth addition to the centre’s lakeside restaurant strip, with around 280 seats sprawling the eclectic, colour-dipped inside dining area and the festively lit alfresco area. Joining locations in Bowen Hills, Chermside and down south in Byron Bay, the Robina iteration of El Camino will delight diners with a never-ending fiesta of comforting Tex-Mex eats. First, dig into El Camino’s complimentary (yes) bottomless (not a typo) baskets of tortilla chips and salsa, before perusing the menu to choose your favourite belly-filling bite.

Get your fingers dirty with a bowl of saucy buffalo wings with blue-cheese mayo, or tackle the giant nachos smothered in melted cheese, black beans, chilli con carne, pico de gallo and lashing of sour cream and guacamole. The chargrilled fajitas make for a fiery feast, arriving sizzling with your choice of portobello mushrooms, spiced abodo chicken, or lime-and-pepper Angus steak. There’s also a sizeable selection of tacos to choose from, with house-made tortillas topped with combinations like grilled al pastor pork shoulder with pineapple salsa and smoky barbecue sauce, and even a cheeseburger taco with ground beef mince, bacon, lettuce, cheese, pico de galo and chipotle mayo.A visit to El Camino won’t be complete without one (or two) of its signature giant margaritas. Served shaken or frozen, these must-try margs are served up in five tasty flavours – classic, strawberry, mango, tropical and a limited-edition that will rotate monthly. Meanwhile, beer swillers can throw down Australian craft beers, Mexican draught and bottled cervezas. For some hip-pocket-friendly eats, time your trip with Wing Wednesday (10-cent wings with every drink) or Taco Tuesday for $2 tacos with a drink purchase.
El Camino Cantina Robina opens on Wednesday July 22 at 4:00 pm. Head to the Stumble Guide for opening hours and contact details.

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