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Enjoy Mexican, Dairy Free Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Vegetarian options, Restaurant, Street Parking, Table service, $$$, Date night, Families, Groups and Special Occasion cuisine at Carmen Tequileria in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Carmen Tequileria
Carmen Tequileria
Carmen Tequileria
Carmen Tequileria
Carmen Tequileria
Carmen Tequileria
Carmen Tequileria
Carmen Tequileria


How to Find Us
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70 James St
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


+61 7 3358 3380

Open hours:

Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm Fri - Sat: 12pm - 3pm // 5pm - 10pm Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm

Nestled amidst the vibrant throngs of James Street's main thoroughfare, Carmen Tequileria is Fortitude Valley's clandestine sanctuary for Mexican gastronomy and tequila enthusiasts.

Upon entering, one is greeted by an exposed interior that exudes an air of sophistication and intimacy. The meticulously crafted Mexican sharing dishes and curated cocktails are a testament to Carmen's unwavering commitment to culinary excellence.

As its name implies, Carmen's menu is an elevated odyssey through Mexican flavours. Embark on your culinary adventure with the agave braised octopus, where tender octopus is accompanied by chorizo crumb, yuzu watermelon, and agave jus, creating a symphony of flavours that will transport you to the depths of the sea.

For a lighter option, the queso fresco offers a delightful contrast of textures. The silky cheese melts in the mouth, while the crunchy, spicy salsa macha adds a vibrant kick.

As a main course, the beef tartare is a standout, with fermented lime and jalapeno adding a zesty zing to the tender meat. The braised corn, leek ash, and black onion provide a harmonious balance of flavours and textures.

If dining in a group, the Mexican halloumi is an essential order. Its salty, grilled exterior and gooey interior are complemented by a drizzle of honey, lemon, and herbs.

However, no visit to Carmen Tequileria is complete without indulging in their exceptional cocktails. Each tequila and mezcal is a handcrafted masterpiece, offering a journey through time, culture, and craftsmanship. Whether your preference is a classic margarita, a refreshing Paloma, or a more adventurous creation, Carmen's mixologists will cater to your every whim.

With its intimate atmosphere, exquisite cuisine, and world-class cocktails, Carmen Tequileria is the ideal destination for a culinary escape in the heart of Fortitude Valley.

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