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Mannerheimintie 12, Helsinki, Finland
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap and Chirpy but good quality

Excellent place for Mexican or pizza. The tacos salad, tacos, salmon soup and burritos were wonderful. One bartender takes all orders ( very efficiently) against cash / card and waiters serve you at your table. Overall a really pleasant experience. Portions are very large so for 4 persons order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Keshav M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place for Mexican or pizza. The tacos salad, tacos, salmon soup and burritos were wonderful. One bartender takes all orders ( very efficiently) against cash / card and waiters serve you at your table. Overall a really pleasant experience. Portions are very large so for 4 persons order only 2 or 3 dishes. We over ordered and without booze... More 

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São Paulo, Brasil
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clear, excellent and quick service. Great fries and very well made hamburgers. Try to drink with the Apple Sider available!

Thank GabrielaBiaSP
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went there to get some hangover food and it was really good decision to do so! Fajitas was big and not too spicy. Side salad could be more crispy and fresh. Staff seemed friendly and interior was cosy. Not bad and will go there again. But if you are looking for authentic mexican food, go somewhere else.

Thank Marko R
Hong Kong, China
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326 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Had a couple of hours as stopover in Helsinki. Wish to try some traditional Finnish meals but didn't come across one. I was so exhausted and having seen this place from the outside which looks ok, I entered without further thoughts. It's a fair choice. I ordered fish soup and pasta (cream penne) as my late lunch. The food offered... More 

Thank MissHK2009
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Amazing mexician food for good price. Nice staff and quick service. Open long time at night. Really beautiful interier

Thank Lilypadth
Hong Kong, China
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128 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There are a few of these restaurants around Helsinki. They sell basic staples and are not expensive. The food is ok as it is basically fast food. Once per visit is sufficient.

Thank Paddy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Arriving late evening in Helsinki we found everything, including our hotel's restaurant closed so walked down to the town center. Out hotel concierge recommended Iguana. The place is more of a bar that serves food so we were a little sceptical going in but it turned out superb. Very friendly people and great service. Iguana platter was awesome and so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had the supreme nachos, a few chips ( handful at best) with fake cheese, some tomato sauce, meet, onions and olives for 13 euros. A good place to drink, but the food is lacking. Do not know why I went for Mexican in Helsinki. Not my best idea. :(

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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Looks nice from the outside but didn't find either the service or the food to be exceptional in anyway. Not that it was bad but simply nothing special.

Thank Pensivelaw
Sandnes, Norway
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good service. The food was quickly delivered. The food was average. The salsa tasted too much tomato and was not home made and nor was the guacamole. How I know? Well if you've been to south of USA you just get the best home made salsas. It does not take much to make it! I had the chicken fajita. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mannerheimintie 12, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children


Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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