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La Carmela Mexican Cantina

Petrie Terrace

La Carmela is a colourful Mexican cantina and beer garden occupying a grand heritage-listed building in the Caxton St precinct of Petrie Terrace.

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

The inviting high-ceilinged interior features a bar fronted by hand-painted tiles, original brick walls, leather booths, neon signage and a smattering of Mexican paraphernalia while outback is a garden bar overlooked by a wall of stunning Mexican street art.

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

On the food menu you'll find Platos Pequenos (small dishes) such as Street Corn (spiced grilled corn with grated cotifa cheese, coriander and lime), Jalopena Poppers (crumbed & fried jalapenos filled with Monterey Jack), Empanadas and Taquitos (fried potato & cheese mini tacos with grilled cheese and avocado salsa).

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

There's also kingfish Ceviche or the highly recommended Tostada Prawn Ceviche (crispy tortilla with marinated Queensland prawns in tomato, cucumber, onion, coriander, lime and chilli).

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

A small range of delicious traditional Tacos (3) and Burritos are available, including Birria Taco (slow cooked marinated beef, queso fresco in a handmade taco with side of consomme), Al Pastor (spit-rasted marinated pork with salsa) and Pollo (marinated char-grilled chicken, pico de gallo and avocado).

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

In addition there's a selection of Frituras de Maiz (corn chip-based dishes) such as nachos, loaded nachos and guacamole with corn chips), Salads and Sides (Corn or Bean salad, Spiced cauliflower or Mexican slaw) and Dulce such as Churros.

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

Can't decide? Then order a Bottomless Banquette of food ($25pp) including guacamole and chips; taquitos; street corn; nachos, choice of taco, fries and churros. Add a 1.5 hour drinks banquet for $30pp, including classic margaritas, house wine or beer.

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

La Carmela has a cracking Mexican flavoured cocktail list, including Strawberry Paloma, Mango Mezcal, Pisco Sour and Lemonade Daiquiri as well as Columbian Chelada or Michelada served with a choice of beer. There's also Sangria and Marg Jugs (classic or watermelon margarita).

La Carmela Petrie Terrace

Need to know - There is limited street parking nearby or 2 hour free underground secure parking up the road at The Barracks.

Still hungry for more suggestions on where to eat out in Brisbane, head to our comprehensive Eat & Drink section HERE! Happy grazing!

La Carmela Mexican Cantina

25 Caxton St

Petrie Terrace

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