El Camino Cantina launches Retro Ritas and Hottest 100 Rita Countdown

Chance to win Margaritas for one year. 

Tex-Mex rebel El Camino Cantina is taking a trip down memory lane with a Retro Rita series that gives its legendary Margaritas nostalgic, flavoursome twists. Die-hard fans also have the chance to win Margaritas for a year.

Cruisey Guava

The limited-edition Retro Rita series is inspired by flavours of iconic Aussie lollies, ice creams and other delicious treats. All El Camino Cantina locations across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (excluding South Bank) have four flavours available: Cruisey Guava, Fruit Tingle, The Cottee and The Vovo.


The flagship El Camino Cantina in The Rocks, Sydney has an additional six flavours available: Caramello, The Good Time, Frosty Rita, Red Frog, Flying Jelly and Icey Lemonade.

Icey Lemonade

All Retro Ritas are served Cadillac-style, with a smooth, rich float of Grand Marnier (15oz $20, 24oz $24). Tasting paddles of any four, 220ml flavours are also available ($30).

The Margarita mecca has also launched a Hottest 100 Rita Countdown, enabling participants to vote for their top ten flavours from a list of 100. Voting closes on Wednesday, 20 January, with the top four flavours available from Saturday, 23 January until Sunday, 28 February. El Camino Cantina in The Rocks will have the top ten flavours available for this duration. Margarita lovers can cast their votes HERE.

Each El Camino Cantina location will randomly select a participant in the Hottest 100 Rita Countdown, who will win Margaritas for one year.

El Camino Cantina Food & Beverage Director Molly Haranis said: “We’re kicking off 2021 the way we intend to continue, with fun activations around our legendary Margaritas and an ever-evolving dining experience so guests can enjoy something a little different every time they visit.”

The newest El Camino Cantina at South Bank in Brisbane is dialling up the party action at its dedicated DJ space Hotel Diablo, located on the upper floor. Local DJs play from 6pm, with headline DJs hitting the stage from 10pm to 11pm on weekends.

The headline acts for January 2021 include:

Friday, 15 January
Will Chusap
Saturday, 16 January

Get Down Under
Friday, 22 January

Hottest 100 Party
Saturday, 23 January

El Camino Cantina
Bookings: elcaminocantina.com.au

Images: Michael Gribbin

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