El Camino Cantina is bringing its Tex-Mex margarita mecca to Brisbane’s South Bank ready for the summer holiday and festive season.

Opening in late November, El Camino Cantina South Bank will replace the Munich Brauhaus, which closed following Covid-19 restrictions and the tourism drought. El Camino offers a unique entertainment experience to the popular South Bank precinct.

In close proximity to the iconic Streets Beach, the 510-seat diner has three distinct zones: a colourful, umbrellaed outdoor dining area for 140 guests, a ground floor diner that caters to 120 guests, and a bar-centric 250-seat upper floor that accommodate extended dining and focuses on live entertainment, including a rotation of top DJs every weekend.

El Camino Southbank will have a DJ line-up, which is unique to the new location. Along with the club vibe, El Camino will also offer their well-known margaritas, décor and Tex-Mex inspired menu.

Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said El Camino Cantina was a growth brand for the business and has come out of the Covid-19 pandemic even stronger, which underscored the decision to bring it to South Bank. “The El Camino customer demographic is a younger, more carefree age group and the price point is pleasantly affordable, which are important contributors to a restaurant’s success in the current dining landscape and at this time of economic uncertainty and falling discretionary spend.”

“We opened El Camino Cantina at Robina in July – a time when many restaurants had not reopened after the initial Covid19 shutdown – and the venue has proved to be big hit, which underscores our confidence in El Camino Cantina as a brand to further invest in and expand,” Mr Pash said.

El Camino Cantina South Bank will employ around 50 full-time and casual staff and bring a number of stood-down team members back to work.

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