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Sombreros Mexican Cantina

11-13 Beach Street, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3 442 8240
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Ranked #69 of 188 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price range: $3 - $29
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is always very friendly and welcoming, there is always people laughing and having a good time. The best thing on the menu (In my opinion) is one of the shared ones (Can't remember what it is called) but your meats/veggies come out on a sizzling hot plate, then you have little tortilla things, and cheese etc and you... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We tried this place on our 4th night in Queenstown and absolutely loved the food!!! It was so delicious we went back again before leaving! The staff remembered us and were all very friendly. We tried the nachos, enchilada and tacos and they were all very delicious! It can be a bit pricey though, worth it :)

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Auckland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was a lone diner and was still treated as warmly as the large groups who were there too. It was obviously a popular choice as the restaurant was FULL to the brim, bustling with tables of all ages. There was heaps of food choices and explanations of the not-so familiar Mexican specialities and pronunciations. I had the mulled wine... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great buzz and atmosphere and excellent service. The food was great and the brownie is out of this world.

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Hobart, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The junior loves Mexican food so this was a must visit. we enjoyed it so much the first time we went back again. The food was delicious and not just all melted slop on the plate. the staff were excellent; service prompt and pleasant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went here for a quick solo dinner. Good service and the chili con carne was promptly served and tasty. Decent selection of beers and wines.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were looking for a casual but yummy meal, and we were pleasantly surprised here! Really friendly staff even though very busy, warm and busy atmosphere, and great food! I particularly appreciate a place that does not charge for soda water! Thumbs up!

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Gorokan, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Good service, great food with lots of choices extra hot chilli sauce if required. Do yourself a favour and eat here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We came here for dinner after receiving positive reviews from a friend, but were let down by the service and quality of the meal. We chose to order the fajitas, which we felt were expensive at $33 per serve. The meat was flavorless and tough, and accompanied by lettuce and bland rice. We ordered drinks, however these never arrived. Service... More

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

Hi there, I am sorry to read that your experience with us has not matched the level that you where expecting and one that falls well below the level we set ourselves. I would love for you to contact me directly at sombreros@vodafone.co.nz so that I can get a greater understanding of what has happened and so that we can... More

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great service all round, this is a casual small eatery which is ideal for families. Technically near the lake, but views are only from an upstairs bar. Food was flavorful, if expensive, so the $20 fajitas were an easy and very yummy option. Kids had the Kids' Meal Nachos (plate was quickly cleaned by 5-year old) and Chicken Strips for... More

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

Hi there guys, thanks for taking the time to review, and it is a good review but unfortunately in this instance you have the right food choice, wrong restaurant name...you have eaten at Coyote Grill and posted to our restaurant, Sombreros Mexican Cantina. I am sure the team at Coyote Grill will love this positive feedback and we look forward... More

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