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4 The Strand, Takapuna, New Zealand
12:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here last night and our waiter was very friendly and had a great personality. The food was delicious as were the drinks. A thoroughly awesome night, as the ambience in here was buzzing.

Thank LoriYau
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening meal in a lovely setting near Takapuna beach. Food was well worth it and balanced the inattentive waitress we had.

Thank CathKeith
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious. We went for the $35 set menu and it was pretty good. Portion sizes a bit small for the price and the drinks are pricey hence the 4 stars. Staff are pretty friendly and there is a wide drink selection. Don't go here if you are on a budget this is definitely a treat restaurant

Thank Kayleigh M
Brancaster, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed dining here, food was lovley, hot and well presented. Very attentive staff and efficient. There was something missing though , weirdly it didn't feel 'Mexican ' , didn't have the atmosphere and the menu was somewhat lacking in traditional Mexican fare. So dark inside (upstairs) that it was difficult to actually read the menu. Have had better but... More 

Thank Robert V
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had a 21st with a large table of more than 15 and the service didn't suffer. Our waitress was great & plenty of food to go round. The set menu is great for a large table & well worth the spread & selection. We love spicy, so suited our palette. Nice evening out, but can't sit too long on the... More 

Thank Kirsty T
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

the two of us had 3 snacks: The esquites corn and chipotle butter is the absolute best (may they never take it off their menu). Not much guacamole fellas, i doubt there was a quarter of an avocado there :( ok but certainly not a generous serve. But the beetroot dip was good We also had the quessadilla (lamb, coffee... More 

Thank aisajane
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I have been here several times in the past (city and Takapuna locations) and can’t really fault the place. The menu is consistently good and the service attentive all at a reasonable price. We started with the I had the soft shell prawn tacos which were tasty and oozing with delectable juices. I had the lamb Quesadilla and the Russian... More 

Thank nipitinthebud
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

What can I say - I don't want to raise your hopes or down your dreams either. It's an inconsistent restaurant - service can be great or really bad, food can be exciting or limited and certainly depends on your taste buds. My husband can't get it hot enough and I don't like much more than mild - we are... More 

Thank TMRussel
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great for lunch at a reasonable price. Staff were friendly and the service very quick which suited us.

Thank Phil M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was very nice, and the added bonus was the friendly helpful staff. The food was in small portions like a Mexican tapas. But each dish was packed with lovely flavors. The only negative to the place is that they do not have a baby changing facility.

Thank BillyCarty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 The Strand, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: 094896781

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?