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Description

El Camino Cantina is bringing a bespoke Tex-Mex experience to Byron Bay in the new retail, dining and entertainment precinct, Mercatoon Byron. El Camino Cantina is unashamedly Tex-Mex, which is short for Texan-Mexican and distinct from true Mexican cuisine. Humming with trademark, cool tunes and colourful sombreros, the eclectic cantina accommodates 241 diners, including 130 seated on...

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El Camino Cantina is bringing a bespoke Tex-Mex experience to Byron Bay in the new retail, dining and entertainment precinct, Mercatoon Byron. El Camino Cantina is unashamedly Tex-Mex, which is short for Texan-Mexican and distinct from true Mexican cuisine. Humming with trademark, cool tunes and colourful sombreros, the eclectic cantina accommodates 241 diners, including 130 seated on a spacious balcony overlooking Jonson Street, where customers can enjoy Byron’s balmy ambience. A fusion of urban chic and coastal cool, El Camino Cantina evokes a sense of playfulness. Walls are a visual feast of bright, custom-made artwork and bold rock posters by artist Ben Brown, colourful calavera and other quirky touches, which fuse with accents of rustic Mexican haciendas, including weathered wood and reclaimed timbers, earthy tones, and decorative tiles. Large-screen TVs play music videos and entertainment. Seating is a mix of high-top tables and stools, lower dining tables, and booths – perfect for pairs of diners, small parties, and large group events and celebrations.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Event Guidelines

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Catering Options

Bar Tab
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Liquor Licence
Restaurant On Site

Frequently Asked Questions

El Camino Cantina Byron Bay is open 7 days a week from 11am-late.
To enquire about holding an event with us at El Camino Cantina Byron Bay, please follow the link below to fill out an enquiry form.
https://www.rockpoolevents.com/contact-us
An Events Manager will contact you to provide further information and to discuss requirements for your upcoming event.
El Camino Cantina Byron Bay promises an unrivalled line-up of Tex-Mex treats, including complimentary and unlimited tortilla chips and vibrant salsas, soft shell tacos topped with piquant ingredients, sizzling chargrilled fajitas, burritos fat with fillings, and hot buffalo wings.
Yes, El Camino Cantina Byron Bay is available for exclusive hire. El Camino's loud and lively atmosphere lends itself to both corporate and private exclusive events. Located on Level 1 of Mercato on Bryon, this vibrant venue is perfect to host your upcoming event. Please contact our Events Team with your enquiry.
El Camino Cantina Byron Bay does not have any private dining rooms, however we can section off Balcony 1 and balcony 2 to offer semi-private areas for both seated and cocktail style functions. Alternatively, we can accommodate large parties across our main dining floor.
Yes, our menu can accommodate a wide range of dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Please specify dietary requirements when enquiring.
We are a fully licensed restaurant, therefore we do not allow BYO.
Yes, for all events at El Camino Cantina Byron Bay we require a set menu. Our set menus showcase legendary Tex-Mex classics such as the 'Fajita Fiesta' and 'All You Can Eat Tacos' menu. For cocktail style events a Canape menu is available and for cocktail functions over 250 guests food stations are available.
A set menu is implemented to ensure the highest quality of food and service for larger groups.
For events at El Camino Cantina Byron Bay both beverages on consumption and beverage packages are available. We recommend pre-selecting a range of beverages from our beverage list in advance. Our standard recommendation is:
1 x Sparkling/ Champagne
2 x White Wine
2 x Red Wine
3 x Beers
Yes, El Camino Cantina Byron Bay offers a funky, vibrant space - the perfect spot to accommodate a casual wedding ceremony and/or reception.
Yes, you may. Additonally, the Rockpool Dining Group Events Team can provide you with contacts to assist you with visually styling your event. Kindly note all decorations excluding floral arrangements are restricted to exclusive events only.

Please note we do not allow glitter, confetti or any decorations of offence.
Children are more than welcome into El Camino Cantina, we offer a Kids Menu to ensure everyone is catered to. Please note all minors must be accompanied by their legal parent or guardian, and are required to vacate the premises by 9.30pm. Kindly note our venue does not provide highchairs.
Yes, El Camino Cantina Byron Bay has disabled access and disabled facilities within the Mercato precinct.
You are able to bring in your own cake. Please note, should you wish to provide your own cake, a cakeage fee will apply.
El Camino is a fun, casual restaurant and this is reflected in our dress code. However we kindly ask for no offensive slogans or logos.
We are able to hold group bookings for a maximum of 24 hours as it is a live booking system. For larger events, please speak to one of our Event Managers - this is dependent on other enquiries and the timeframe of the event.
El Camino Cantina Byron Bay has 8 TVs on site. We have teamed up with a professional third party supplier who are able to deliver any further AV requirements for your event. Please note, AV may only be used in when the venue has been hired exclusively.
A room hire fee is subject to the venue and is event specific. A room hire fee and/or minimum spends will be provided upon quoting.
A minimum spend is the amount that must be met on food and beverage purchases. It includes staffing costs. If, at the conclusion of your Event the minimum spend has not been met, the final bill will be rounded up to reach this amount accordingly. The deficit is payable on the day of and immediately after the conclusion of the Event, by cash or credit card. Additional costs such as Service Charge, theming, security, AV etc is not included in the minimum spend.
A Service Charge is applicable on all groups of 10 guests or more.
Yes, metered parking is available on the ground level of the Mercato on Byron.
Yes, a 15% public holiday surcharge applies across all Rockpool Dining Group venues.
Yes, El Camino Cantina Byron Bay accepts all credit cards: AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Diners.

Event Rooms

Inside

Min 10 people, Max 72 people

Balcony 1

Min 15 people, Max 80 people

Balcony 2

Min 15 people, Max 100 people

Exclusive Use

Min 80 people, Max 241 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Inside
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72
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Balcony 1
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80
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Balcony 2
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80
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100
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Exclusive Use
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241
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250
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Inside
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72
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Balcony 1
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80
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Balcony 2
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80
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100
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Exclusive Use
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241
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250
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