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Sombreros Mexican Cantina

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11-13 Beach Street, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3 442 8240
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All in all 4/5 here's why.

The restaurant is a cheap and cheerful little room that seats a few people. Don't expect some sort of upmarket place, it's not. But the food is awesome!! The atmosphere can be great and the staff are friendly. We have been twice, around 50 per head and you can be full and a little tipsy (maybe why... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
fitzy_15
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A bit expensive for a mexican food, and the food was or underseasoning or just tasting like cumim. The chicken of the quesadilla was dry and plain and the beef from the taco was underseasoning, a bit desapointed about the food. The service was ok.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is a cheap and cheerful little room that seats a few people. Don't expect some sort of upmarket place, it's not. But the food is awesome!! The atmosphere can be great and the staff are friendly. We have been twice, around 50 per head and you can be full and a little tipsy (maybe why the atmosphere was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not bad but not great. Relatively expensive as far as Mexican goes. We love a bit of Mexican but found our home cooked mexican tastier, sorry I cook a great shredded beef. Warm and cosy

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Best Mexican - you have to go!!! We were lucky enough to go with First Table and even though there were five of us they were accommodating (50% only up to 4) so we appreciated that. We were seated by the window and was impressed with the complimentary salsa and chips. We started with the Mexican garlic tortilla and guacamole... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had dinner at Sombreros as a fairly large group, but the restaurant wasn't overly busy. Still the service took a long time as they seemed to forget about the large table of people sitting right in front of them on a regular basis. If you want attentive, or even responsive service, there are better options. The food itself wasn't... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had dinner at sombreros and the food was excellent, very tasty and of a very high standard with very generous portion sizes however when we were there the service was very slow it was clear that they were busy but the waitresses made no attempt to apologise for how long it took to order and receive our meals, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a place to have dinner and stumbled across sombreros. The staff were very good fitting us in when we didn't have a booking. The food was excellent and a good size portion. My wife had nachos which she loved and said would definitely have again. I had a quesadilla which was very tasty.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I visited this little Cantina on 17 August 2015 and were delighted! Food, (whatever you order) is really good. Fine selection of beers, and on tap, friendly, efficient staff, decor reflects a Mexican cantina. Will definately be back soon! Very clean.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a great feed, I'm pretty sure the staff are a little to encouraging to partake in the Tequila, but all in good fun. Sorry to the guys I photo bombed. Food was great and staff are excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The owner of this restaurant couldn't fit us in the first time we tried to get in, but we went back the next night and he remembered us, we had a reservation this time as well. He was so happy that we came back, made us feel really nice. The margaritas are so good, the nachos and burrito's are excellent,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11-13 Beach Street, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3 442 8240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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