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Margarita on at Nude Amigos

If the thought of downing a margarita of two with the girls appeals, then listen right up. The site that once housed Cardamom Pod has been reborn as Mexican restaurant, Nude Amigos. From the folk at Kin, Burleigh, comes a clean, bright venue bathed in light but discreet enough to house a lunchtime tipple with...
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Haven’t been to Mexico recently? You’re not alone! Say ‘hola’ to Alma, where we can enjoy Mexican-inspired food on the Gold Coast all day long. Alma is one of our most picturesque Mexican restaurants offering tasty tacos, sizzling fajitas and loaded nachos washed down with a chilli margarita or two. All that and more as...
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There are few more iconic beaches in Australia than the pristine white sands of Surfers Paradise. The birthplace of the bikini, it represents Queensland’s casual outdoors-driven lifestyle. The Paradise Centre, just across the road from Surfers Paradise Beach, offers diners a beachside shopping location, entertainment, enhanced by its new $40-million dining precinct opened in September...
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We can think of nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon than hanging out with friends sipping a chilli margarita and grazing on fresh food. And we know the perfect spot to visit. Agave Rosa is the place where all the sensory pleasures of sight, smell and taste come together. Situated on the ground...
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If you’re a lover of Mexican food, you may be surprised to know that for over 25 years the Gold Coast has been home to Queensland’s only Australian owned manufacturer of corn and flour tortillas, Diego’s Authentic Foods. Established in 1995 by Deann and Colin Thomson, this family-owned business began in Miami, later moving into...
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There’s never been a better time to explore our local region than the present. With restrictions lifting and the weather simply gorgeous, why not step out and enjoy Flavours of Ipswich, a food festival held from April 7-24, 2021. During this time, some of Ipswich’s favourite restaurants are offering fixed price lunches and dinners aimed...
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Sometimes you visit a country that you feel could be your second home. You feel a pull of the heart when you leave, intertwined with the knowledge that you will soon return. That’s how Kristal Smith feels about Mexico. Having spent a great deal of time there over the past 12-13 years, Kristal is fascinated...
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If you love great Mexican food, chances are that you’ve eaten Doña Cholita tacos in some of our best restaurants without even knowing. They’re our most authentic Mexican tortillas, made from 100% natural ingredients including certified organic non-GMO masa harina (maize flour) and water, made in the Byron Bay Hinterland by a Mexican immigrant who...
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“How come we’ve never been here before?” We shake our heads as we walk away from La Barrita, impressed. Nestled in between Fins and Bombay Cricketers Club in Salt Village, La Barrita opened in December 2017, slipping quietly onto the tail end of the ‘Mexican wave’ of coastal openings. While the opening of some restaurants...
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UPDATE November 2018: Goodness Gracias has new owners. There were times over the last few years when I thought we might have got drowned in the ‘Mexican wave’, carried away on a tidal wave of sloppy burritos, corn chips (or worse still, fries) smothered in cheesy sauce and refried beans with a dash of chilli....