California Tacos, the beloved Burleigh-born franchise widely known for its Southern California-style Mexican cuisine and hearty American-sized portions, has arrived in Brisbane. Operated by a pair of West End locals, Brisbane’s first California Tacos franchise boasts traces of the brand’s beach-inspired, contemporary cool aesthetic paired with a grungy West End twist, with a garden margarita bar out back a popular spot during the summer months. Fans of California Tacos can expect the exact same recipes as the Burleigh flagship, with a focus on freshness underpinning the entire range. The menu features more than ten kinds of tacos (served on flour tortillas made in-house), four burrito options, cheesy quesadillas and gigantic share-style serves of nachos and loaded fries, which are said to be the biggest in Australia. As for the drinks, the venue’s beverage list is headlined by three-litre margarita towers, frozen daiquiris, passionfruit mojitos, pina coladas and local craft and imported beers. Those looking for a spot to host their function can hire out part of California Tacos as an event space – email the crew to make an enquiry.