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The Mexican Rotorua

1176 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #53 of 146 restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

came here for some good mexican and it was ok but have had better. the atmosphere was rather dull as was the service.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We dined in this little mexican restaurant during our trip around NZ, the food was really good and the portions huge! We had few drinks and shared two mains (one pork grande burrito and one chilli rellano), everything was really yummy but I didn't make it to finish everything while my boyfriend struggled to finish his and mine! Portions are... More

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Rotorua
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The food here was really good but as I looked around I saw the place was really very grimy. If its like that out front what's it like in the kitchen? That said I would happily go back if they have a clean, but not till then. Come on guys!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have been twice now, I live in Mission Bay Auckland and think this beats the Mexicans here by far. I have only been at quieter times earlier on so I cannot judge when it is busy. I had the best Nachos, followed by excellent sizzling chicken fajitas (would have liked some cheese personally). I had a pleasant cocktail and... More

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Hamilton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The food was average and the service was also. The service consisted of one waitress who was very difficult to understand. The meals are very pricy for what you get. Our meals were prepared in a timely manner. However our bill came to approximately $70 and for that i would expect a higher quality of food. It wasn't good, but... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Our group of three had a great dinner here, we all loved the food, the good range of Mexican beers and the great range of Tequila, all at good pricing. The prawn quesadillas were my pick, the service was friendly, we will definitely be back.

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Gladstone, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We love Mexican food so turned up on a Tuesday night with no booking but that was no problem. We were seated & served a bowl of corn chips & salsa to nibble on while we decided what to order. Hubby had Nachos which he loved. Hot sauce is on the table to be used which he did & ended... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

They were busy when we walked in so asked if we could book a table for later. They said if they got our number they would ring when a table came free. Gave them our number but We gave up after an hour and a half of no phone call. Still waiting for the call.......

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Geneva, Switzerland
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29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We were pleased to return to this excellent little place in Rotorua, a year since my last visit. The food was great, the service efficient and the staff very friendly. It's always pleasing to find a place that keeps up its standards. This time we had the pork tacos and special burrito. Both were wonderful, and we really appreciatedthe complimentary... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Travelling alone I decided to try my favourite style of food - Mexican. Starting off I had the cheese and chorizo melt which was enjoyable, but seemed to lack a crucial and much missed ingredient - the chorizo!!! Instead it seemed like minced beef and cheese which was still pleasant but lacked that extra little spice! Feeling a little disappointed... More

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