Mexicali – Opening Soon
This year is going to be a great one for fans of tacos, tequila and top times. In the coming weeks Gold Coast-born Mexican-inspired eatery and bar Mexicali will be expanding north, opening a brand-new location in Brisbane. Founded in Nobby Beach almost a decade ago by two surf-loving pals, Mexicali helped kick off the coast’s ongoing love affair of Mexican cuisine. The Mexicali crew is keeping tight lipped on the exact location of its Brisbane outpost for now, but has revealed it will be located south of the river and will boast a ferry terminal at the end of its street (we’ll leave it up to you to guess!). The venue itself will be able to accommodate approximately 100 guests, rain, hail or shine, and will boast a breezy indoor-meets-outdoor layout, with the team recruiting some of Australia’s best-known artists to assist in bringing the space to life. Mexicali Brisbane will also feature a large open-air rooftop space with operable blinds and retractable roof for when the weather becomes inclement. As for the menu, long-time fans of Mexicali’s offering will be pleased as punch to hear that the venue’s best-selling items will be anchoring the offering – think beef birria quesatacos, crispy snapper pescadillas, tacos al pastor, Moreton Bay bug tacos, morita lamb shoulder with pipian, jalapeno poppers, and chilli-salt squid with chipotle mayonesa. Like its Nobby Beach sibling, Mexicali Brisbane will be using 100-per cent nixtamal corn tortillas, free-range antibiotic- and hormone-free meats, fresh seafood and produce, and house-made marinades made fresh daily. The eatery’s cadre of Mexican-born and chefs will also be keeping things interesting with a host of new dishes to keep an eye out for. Mexicali’s bar will be serving eight kinds of margaritas (infused with 100-per cent blue agave tequila) alongside a suite of mezcals, cervezas, sangrias and micheladas. Mexicali Brisbane is opening very soon – keep your eyes on Mexicali’s Instagram page for updates.