El Camino Cantina re-opens at Sunshine Plaza

Monday, 22 June 2020: Sunshine Coast trendsetter El Camino Cantina will re-open on Wednesday, 1 July with cutting edge technologies in place to deliver a safe-dining experience.

The restaurant, owned by Rockpool Dining Group, will open in accordance with Queensland Government regulations around guest numbers and social distancing.

El Camino Cantina will feature contactless, tap & go, mobile phone order and payment technology by me&u, which negates the need for menus on the table and manual cash or card transactions for customers. The Tex-Mex diner will also use the Ritual order-ahead platform, which enables diners to order and pay for pick-up meals in advance, using a mobile phone app.

The innovative technologies are part of a safe-dining pledge to customers that also includes additional cleaning measures to add an extra layer of safety, hand sanitisers throughout the venues, fewer tables that are positioned at a safe social distance, and single-use disposable menus.

The life and soul of every party, El Camino Cantina will launch back into a Tex-Mex fuelled menu of tacos, fajitas, and nachos, as well as its famous, frozen margaritas and ice-cold Mexican beers. Bottomless baskets of tortilla chips and salsas, and colourful sombreros are free for all diners.

On opening day, cult followers can book in for the mid-week wingding that is Wing Wednesday, when sauced-up, buffalo wings are 10-cents each. Or guests can dive into a three-course Tex-Mex Fiesta of tortilla chips and guacamole, buffalo wings with blue-cheese mayo, char-grilled chicken fajitas, and churros with chocolate and caramel sauce partnered with margaritas, beer, and wine for $79 per person. The centrepiece of every Taco Tuesday are $2 tacos and $4 Cadillac tacos.

Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said the Group is taking a gradual approach to re-opening restaurants across the country to ensure safe-dining experiences are well- executed across such a large portfolio. A phased approach will also help gauge how much demand there is for dining out across the sector, which will better inform the group’s full re-opening schedule.

“We are thrilled to be re-opening our first restaurant on the Sunshine Coast and to be bringing team members back to work,” Mr Pash said.

“It’s time to help get the Sunshine Coast’s buzzing dining and bar scene back up and running, in line with government regulations around safe socialising, so we have stepped up our safe-dining pledge to guests with some cool technologies that add extra layers of safety and convenience, while bringing guests our well-curated, crowd-pleasing menu, signature margaritas and ice-cold beers.”

The re-opening dates for The Bavarian and Fratelli Fresh will be announced in due course.

El Camino Cantina: Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-10pm.

Media enquiries: Rockpool Dining Group Director of PR Rachel Lebihan | 0438 701 573 | [email protected].

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