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Casa Publica

180 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 1389
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (88 reviews)
“tacos” (29 reviews)
“mutton” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
180 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to meet some friends here for dinner while staying locally. We were able to get a table near the bar and spent a really enjoyable evening. Service was good, staff helpful and the food was really tasty. Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Pieter B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I took my mother and her partner for dinner on her 60th birthday due to it's proximity to Isaac Theatre Royal. We had prawn guacamole, salmon ceviche and a leg of lamb to share. Service was attentive without being annoying and the...More

Thank kwikiwiki
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had hired an area downstairs for our engagement. We had the out door area combined with a little bit of the downstairs bar.. The staff were very welcoming and professional, nothing seemed to be a problem.. The food was fantastic which matched nicely with the...More

Thank shannon_gnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on this place for dinner as we fancied South American food. It was a relatively cold night, and most of the tables inside were taken. The waitress invited us to have a drink at the bar while we waited, which we did, opting...More

Thank paw0308
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on Tuesday night for a dinner with a group of 9 people. The fitout is really cool, the food is delicious (and heaps of it) and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will be back if I can when next in Christchurch.Thanks Casa Publica!

Thank FionaH44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at Casa publica. Started with pull pork, chicken with pineapple tacos and guacamole with smoked bacon and chicken. Guacamole gets made at the table in front of you. Mains were ribs with wee metal buckets. Chicken pieces is on large...More

Thank McVicarnz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'South American' cuisine is fairly new to the city, and I don't know if it's authentic, but it sure is yummy. Love the seasoning and spices whatever they are. The shoe decor is a bit odd for a South American restaurant, but we especially loved...More

Thank JHackyChch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, cosy warm inside and very nice food. I loved it that my water got topped up all the time.

Thank ELBA47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food 5 stars Service 5 stars Cocktails 5 stars We loved everything. Service was above and beyond. Will definitely be back and gave already been recommending it.

Thank JohnMen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After searching for a place to take a large group booking (22) I came across Casa Publica, and from the moment I engaged them the experience was exceptional. They looked after us superbly, every one of our dietary requirements were catered for with no fuss,...More

Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 1389
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