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Sombreros Mexican Cantina

11-13 Beach Street, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3 442 8240
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Ranked #65 of 180 restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Looked forward to going back to Sombreros from the time we started planning our visit to NZ.. The service, food , NZ beer, range of chilli sauces.

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UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Just stopped here for a drink and a snack. Staff really friendly and helpful, great atmosphere to eat. i particularly liked the outside seating area nice and cool even on a hot day and great use of space.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The service was great, with a fun atmosphere, mexican somberos to wear and spice up the evening, The meals were huge and delicious and there was no need to order extra sour cream like most mexican restaurants. We had a great night.

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Drewski1974, Owner at Sombreros Mexican Cantina, responded to this review

!Hola!, thanks very much for taking the time to review us and also for choosing to bring your fantastic staff to our place for your night out! Always nice to read positive feedback and to have it come from a such a fantastic group of Queenstown's amazing hosts. Hope we can look after you all again soon. Warmest regards Drew... More

Queenstown, New zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Glebe staff had their staff dinner here last night. There was eight in total and all with different meals and not one complaint. The meals are very large so go there hungry. Service was fast and friendly. We will be going back again soon. We used the BYO option and the corkage charge of $7.00 was a fair charge.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A hidden original gem in the heart of Queenstown provided us with a wonderful lunch. 5 of us dined and all ordered trust the chef. It worked out at 20 bucks each and we all left full and content. The flavours were bang on, the food was very fresh and service was just magic! Classic Mexican at its best!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very good value for the money you spend , down to earth service as you would expect at a Mexican Cantina

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Kirkland, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I was all around extremely disappointed, on so many fronts. 1) Hugely over priced. Seriously. They charge as much as the fancy places where eating is an experience as much as tasty. 2) We ordered the [something] con queso. I'm not sure they know what queso is. What we got was chilli and a very paltry amount of chips to... More

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Drewski1974, Owner at Sombreros Mexican Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Steven, thank you for the very detailed and passionate review. I am sorry that you have found us to be different from your usual experience at home. I hope the rest of your travels go well for you. Kind regards Drew Harmer More

Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Sombreros is a fairly standard Mexican Cantina style restaurant. The service was friendly, the menu varied and with all the cerveza and margaritas that you would expect to see. There was a wide range of hot sauce to choose from as well. We chose to avoid the "A$s Reaper"! The chili con carne that I selected came out in an... More

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Seven of us had an enjoyable meal here. Friendly service, good variety on the menu and tasted really good. Good margharitas too. Would happily go back

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Sale, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A brightly decorated and fun place to go when the weather turned cold and the rain came on! Service friendly and efficient. You can wear a sombrero to get in the Mexican mood! Loved it all!

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