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#223 of 1,745 Restaurants in Auckland
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164 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-280 3919
12:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:45
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a margarita and blanco sangria. Both excellent. Excellent homemade chips and good salsa. We also ordered a salsa made with beetroot and sweet potato topped with a chorizo crumble and cheese served with a deep fried cricket tortillas. You read correctly, crickets. Can't tell that they were in dough , couldn't see any legs or other body... More 

Thank lededwards1949
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a quick drink on our way home. The mescal tequila was deliciously smokey the mescal cocktail was also good but they put too much Cointreau in it, which was a bit too sweet for my liking, however I still enjoyed it! Just be careful when ordering shots of mescal as they have ones that go... More 

Thank lechegray
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

iva La Mexico! As a visitor to Auckland I can only say thank goodness Kiwis have more sense than to build a wall which is meant to keep Mexicans out! Mexico is a gem. The food is so tasty as to make one hungry for more. Remarkably the decor is almost more tantalising than the cuisine and the service is... More 

Thank Helen W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Waited too much too long for food that was mediocre at best. Don't go there, it's a tourist rip off..

Thank Tom G
Kuwait city
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220 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Ambiance: casual colorful restaurant with a full bar. Service:friendly, informative, and helpful. Food: great Mexican food with a healthy twist. Same spicy and flavorful food but here with more veggies and herbs. Healthy delicious dips, delicious authentic cassidias. Price: reasonable

Thank ANSQ8
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We loved our dinner at Mexico. Totally unexpected find while we where shopping and jet lagged from flying to NZ from Canada. Our waiter was super helpful and selected great dishes for us to try. Our kids ate for free because it was Sunday - which was a treat considering it was not a family style restaurant - and eating... More 

Thank katecharland
Gothenburg, Sweden
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It was rather calm since it's a weekday lunch but this suited as well having a stroller. We tried their 20 NZD menu to get a sample of the different things. They had just switched the menu and it was really nice flavors and helpful staff.

Thank Viktor_Ernholm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Pro: Food was nice and fresh. I hate coriander (Shoutout to the I Hate Coriander Facebook page, Coriander Sucks!) which is always the struggle at Mexican restaurants as I love the food just not the coriander. Was able to get them to take off the fresh coriander that they use as garnish. Only 1 of the dishes we ordered had... More 

Thank Jordan031911
New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great for getting a variety of snacks (roasted cauliflower taco / panucho / esquites), all delicious. The peanut pudding dessert was maybe a little too big as it was so rich - but delicious and very different. Lots of gluten free options.

Thank N B
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night which we knew would be busy, this restaurant is quite loud. The interior is very interesting! I had a the chickpea salad and it was very tasty, the rest of the group loved their tacos and fried chicken. The only thing has is they accidentally overcharged us, but other than that id definitely be... More 

Thank sophirob18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-280 3919

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