Mexican and Tex-Mex cousins Bar Patrón and El Camino Cantina are kick-starting National Tequila Day festivities on Monday, 18 July, giving guests a head-start on the national day of celebration that falls on Sunday, 24 July.
Sydney institution Bar Patrón will launch Patrón Hour on Monday, 18 July, enabling tequila cocktail lovers to snap up signature and spicy Margaritas for $12 each every Monday to Friday from 5pm to 6pm. Patrón Hour will continue beyond National Tequila Day and be available every weekday, for the hour. Pull up a stool at the impressive marble bar, with Sydney’s best harbourside views, and celebrate the end of the working day with a new small bites menu that will also be available at this time. The menu includes Guacamole and corn chips, Scallop Ceviche, Pork Carnitas Tostadita, and Brisket Birria Quesadilla.
Monday, 18 July also marks the launch of Bar Patrón’s express lunch, enabling guests to fast-track a weekday lunch with a choice of two course or three courses of authentic Mexican dishes, plus a glass of wine or beer, for $30 or $35 respectively. Add on a signature Margarita for $5. A Saturday Long Lunch will launch on Saturday, 16 July featuring a shared menu of eight dishes with bottomless signature, frozen, spicy and paloma Margaritas, and select wines and beers ($99pp).
Bar Patrón Express Lunch
Guacamole – Crushed Cashew, Morita Oil, Coriander, Corn Chips
Pork Carnitas Tostadita
Chargrilled Wagyu Steak and Chimmichurri
Roast Butternut Pumpkin and Salsa Aghoda
Chargrilled Chicken Breast and Mole
Hand Pressed tortilla
Cucumber, Mango, Watercress, Cashew Salad
Espresso Jericalla – Vanilla Custard, Wattle Seed and Piloncillo Crust
Bar Patrón Long Lunch
Crushed Cashew, Morita Oil, Coriander, Corn Chips
Burnt Pineapple, Tequila Leche de Tigre, Jalapeño Tostada , Avocado
Pork Carnitas Tostadita
Orange and Ginger Tostada, Avocado Salsa, Queso Fresco, Coriander
Watercress, Cucumber, Green Mango, Desert Lime, Guava Salsa
Brisket Birria Quesadilla
Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket, Adobo Birria, Coriander Salsa Verde
Black Molē, Tatemada Crema, Crushed Cashew
Avocado Mousse, Morita Salsa
Vanilla Custard, Espresso, Wattle Seed and Piloncillo Crust
Nowhere screams ‘tequila!’ louder than Tex-Mex wild child El Camino Cantina, where three weeks of National Tequila Day celebrations kick off on Monday, 18 July.
The Tex-Mex minx is launching a Long Island Iced Tea Rita Series of seven flavours that is a flavoursome fusion of two iconic cocktails. The following flavours will be available at all El Camino Cantina restaurants from Monday, 18 July to Sunday, 7 August: Cherry, Lagoon, Mango, Strawberry, Passionfruit, Lychee, Sour Melon. The iconic spirit will also be celebrated with return of El Camino Cantina’s Skittle-infused and Warhead-infused tequila shots.
El Camino Cantina’s cult followers and Tex-Mex fans can indulge in one hour of bottomless Tacos and Margarita Towers during lunch times ($49 per person). Limited edition taco flavours ($7-$8 each) will be available on rotation during the three-week period, and available for just $2 each, every Taco Tuesday.
El Camino Cantina is located at The Rocks, Manly, Miranda and the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Fitzroy in Melbourne, Bowen Hills, South Bank and Chermside in Brisbane, Robina on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Plaza on the Sunshine Coast.
El Camino Cantina – Limited Edition Tacos
Hot Prawn Mess
Marinated Chilli Prawns, Crispy Bacon, Cheddar, Jalapeno Butter, Shallots
Smoked Brisket Taco
Smokey BBQ Brisket, Charred Corn, Jalapeno, Coleslaw, Coriander, Lime
Ground Beef Mince, Cheddar, Bacon Crumb, Pickles, Onions, Secret Burger Sauce
Nacho Crumbed Chicken Tenderloin, Salt and Pepper Mayo, Shredded Iceberg, Pico de Gallo
Chilli and Tecate Battered Barramundi, Grilled Pineapple Salsa, Coriander
Chargrilled Rump Steak, Smoked Cheddar, Habanero Tamarind Sauce, Bacon and Onion Jam
Chick Me Out
Adobo and Chipotle Rubbed Chicken, Avocado and Coriander Salsa, Pickled Radish, Coriander
Pulled Pork, Candied Bacon Crumb, Salsa Verde, Pickled Onion, Coriander