El Camino Cantina is bringing its Tex-Mex, famous frozen margaritas and sombrero-splashed party vibe to Brisbane on Friday 30 November with a festive, three-day fiesta to celebrate its launch.
Located at the Bowen Hills King Street Co-Op dining and entertainment precinct, the 300-seat restaurant and bar promises a line-up of Tex-Mex treats, including complimentary and unlimited tortilla chips and vibrant salsas, soft shell tacos topped with piquant ingredients, sizzling chargrilled fajitas, burritos fat with fillings, and hot buffalo wings; classic and frozen margaritas, local, regional and Mexican draught and bottled beers and more than 100 tequilas and mezcals; and jukeboxes loaded with music.
Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said El Camino’s Brisbane debut was perfectly timed for summer and was a fabulous addition to the Group’s growing portfolio of Queensland restaurants. “We’re thrilled to be bringing our legendary Tex-Mex restaurant and bar to Brisbane,” Thomas said. “Our two Sydney El Camino restaurants are booked out every weekend and are going off as we head into summer. We take a no holds barred approach to all things Tex-Mex: from the food and drinks, to the fitout and music and we’re inviting all of our Brisbane fans to come and join us for a fabulous opening weekend fiesta.”
Guests enter El Camino from King Street and arrive in the huge bar area where eight frozen margarita machines are in full swing. Bold furnishings, bright colours and neon and fluorescent lights flawlessly fuse with traditional Mexican finishes to create a fun, casual and unashamedly quirky space with a festive Tex-Mex vibe. The walls are a visual feast of neon lights and signage, custom-designed flame artwork, rock n’roll and muscle car inspired decorative touches, colourful, life-size wall motifs of Mexican caricatures, and original work by Australian artist Ben Brown. The venue also features a tribute to seventies motorcycle stunt man Evel Knievel along with one of his favourite bikes, a Harley Davidson XR-750. Internal walls are a mix of recycled bare bricks and lime-wash paint, with breeze block and rustic timber panel detail.
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