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The Mexican Cafe - CLOSED

110 Lichfield Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-377 5515
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good44%
  • Average26%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
7 Feb 2012
“Another unfortunate loss due to the 22 Feb 2011 earthquake”
1 Feb 2012
“the best Mexican”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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110 Lichfield Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 8 February 2012

DID NOT visit in March 2011. Couldn't pick an earlier date. Sadly the Mexican Cafe in Christchurch is another loss due to the earthquake. Not the best Mexican I've ever had, compared to some great eateries in California and the southwest, but one of the...More

Thank sequoia-design
Reviewed 2 February 2012

this is the best mexican food in Christchurch. Not sure if it's still open after the earthquake?

1  Thank Mezza1977
Reviewed 22 January 2011

Hidden at the top of the stairs near Sol Square is the best little mexican restaurant in Christchurch. I love the decor, the staff are friendly and helpful. They can alter many of their meals to be vegan so this is a great place to...More

Thank vegeskin
Reviewed 4 May 2010

Very disappointing food.... The worst we've tried in New Zealand.... It lacks any taste....Too greasy.... No salt... Overcooked beans....tasteless chips.... A big no for someone who is looking for a good meal worth the price...

1  Thank AnkitBirawat
Reviewed 21 April 2010

Ok, seriously, I am amazed at the uber harsh critiques from all the Californian's and people claiming they live near Mexico and know what "real" Mexican food tastes like. Newsflash: this is nowhere near Mexico!! Give these people a break! I, too, am from the...More

Thank Nemophilist
Reviewed 15 January 2010

The Mexican cafe provided great portions of really good Mexican food. In addition, there was live music which added to a fantastic atmosphere all night!

Thank pembo76
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Reviewed 9 March 2009

Food takes far too long to produce, and is of a consistantly poor quality. Flavours just aren't there, the bland refried beans dominate.

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Reviewed 29 December 2008

Interesting building - walked up a flight of wood stairs to a large open space with a high raftered ceiling. The interior was 'warm' and had the feel of an old cantina. The food was good though I was hoping for some great pico de...More

Thank Roydyn
Reviewed 17 December 2008

Sorry to say, but my Fish Tacos were the most spectacularly horrible meal I have ever had! Imagine a melange of tasteless, greasy, corn tortillas and breaded 'fish' completely devoid of spice or taste....topped with cabbage. sigh. Atmos quite nice though....maybe I will go there...More

Thank beanius
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 July 2008

Consistent, delicious, huge portions and grand drinks! Quick, efficient service. My fav for mexican.

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  • Address: 110 Lichfield Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 5515
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