Mexicali is a stunning pastel-hued Mexican rooftop bar and taqueria tucked away upstairs from Bulimba's Oxford Street.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

From its breezy al fresco perch with retractable clear roof, Mexicali offers views across the neighbouring rooftops of Bulimba and glimpses of the city skyline and woolstores  of Teneriffe.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

Featuring a striking blue, white and terracotta pink colour scheme and lit with strings of pink fairylights, Mexicali offers a mix of banquettes, booths and bar stool seating, decorated with a scattering of earthenware jugs and tiny cacti pots.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

On weekends there's a DJ to further enliven the buzzy atmosphere, making it a perfect stop for a long lunch afternoon sesh or dinner gathering.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

The food menu, designed to share, includes entratas of sreet style corn, chicken drumettes, jalapeno poppers, buffalo cauliflower wings and Mexicali chilli salt squid.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

A range of delicious classic tacos include Baja style fish; char-grilled chicken achiote; grilled halloumi and black bean; lamb barbacoa and Mexicali beef brisket. There's also Moreton Bay Bug tacos and blue swimmer crab tostadas.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

Larger share plates include nachos (beef brisket, chicken achiote or jackfruit) served with guacamole, black beans, queso, chipotle, Pico de Gallo & crema; quesadillas (chorizo, chicken achiote or beef brisket); and Cape Grim rump cap (with chimicurri, salsa and corn tortilla).

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

And for dessert (postre) there's a choice of horchata and coconut pudding; churros with house-made cajeta caramel; baked xocolate brownie skillet (made with traditional Mexican chocolate and served with ice-cream); and street-style Mexican fruit cup.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

Perfect for grazing are the great value banquets (min 2 people) with a choice of The Mexicali (7 courses) or the Chef's Banquet (8 premium courses) with the option to add a Bottomless Drink package to accompany.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

On the drinks menu are a selection of house cocktails such as the Mexi-Cola (blanco tequila, coconut liqueur, lime & sugarcane cola); Dragonfruit Mojito; Mexi Mule (vodka, ginger beer, mint & fresh lime); and The Rev Espresso (vanilla-infused tequila, coffee, liqueur, espresso & agave).

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

There's also a dedicated margarita menu (classic, watermelon, strawberry, passionfruit, chilli, mezcal, coconut, Tommy's or cucumber & jalapeno), red or white sangria, mocktails, a mix of Mexican, US and Australian beers, along with spirits and wines. 

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Bulimba

Good to know - Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria also has a venue at Nobbys Beach on the Gold Coast.

Need to know - There is onstreet parking available on Oxford St and surrounding streets.

Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria

142 Oxford St


Opening hours

0400 883 485


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