California Lane, McLachlan Street
Fortitude Valley, 4006 QLD
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 12:00am
MON closed
TUE closed
WED 5:00pm - late
THU 5:00pm - late
FRI 12:00pm - 12:00am
SAT 12:00pm - 12:00am

The Details

  • South American
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The Valley’s California Lane is home to a new spot for tacos and margs with the arrival of Viva La Cali. One from the team behind 1st Edition right next door, Viva La Cali is heavy on the Southern California vibes, but inspired by the flavours of Central and South America. 

Though undercover, the venue feels completely outdoors, with dark wooden panels hiding it from the laneway, hanging plants overhead and bright, Cali-inspired murals on the walls. The cocktail menu adds to the LA vibes—margaritas are of course a signature, with creations like the Bugs Bunny Margarita made with sour carrot juice, but there’s also a rosé cocktail topped with a house-made fruit roll up calling your name. 

On the food menu you can expect everything from banh mi-style tacos and fish ceviche to Peruvian empanadas and King River wagyu. Our recommendation? Bring a crew and order one of everything. Don’t skip out on dessert either, because the Viva La Top Deck with spiced mango is worth lingering over. 

Every Sunday the Viva La Cali team also host ‘So Cal Sundays’ where you can score two hours of bottomless tacos and margaritas for $79pp. There's seatings at 1pm and 4pm, best take Monday off if you plan on indulging. 

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