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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican

Some great flavours and dishes. The Tequilla Sangria is a must. A little pricey but the food was delicious and the drinks were strong. Good Mexican!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Geoffery G
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Some great flavours and dishes. The Tequilla Sangria is a must. A little pricey but the food was delicious and the drinks were strong. Good Mexican!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This mexican had excellent food with quick service and large serves. The enchilada, tacos and chicken fajitas were all excellent

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Albeit the title, I must give first hand praise to the staff on the floor and the kitchen staff at hand. They were very warm and friendly since out visit. It was my first visit with my friends and we thought why not try Mexican food for a change. Indeed it is a great pleasure having to wear the big... More 

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Tauranga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went here with our two teenage sons and had an absolutely wonderful meal and experience. Stumbled across this restaurant down an alleyway and ventured in. The staff could not have been any more accommodating and friendly and the food was fantastic. Great atmosphere - loud music lots of people and lots of sombreros to don if the mood takes you.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As lovers of Mexican food we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food here. The Enchiladas are delicious, with one enough for a small meal and the serving of two perfect for a bigger appetite. Service and prices are great, consider booking ahead if planning to go in after 6:00pm.

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The first time we tried to eat here we didn't have a hope - it was fully booked and since eating there, I can see why! The ladies who served us were really friendly, very helpful in advising us when we weren't too sure what to order, nothing seemed like too much trouble when we asked to make a couple... More 

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

Thank you so much for this awesome review and also for your direct email, I will also write back to you later in the week when I can get into my emails but I just wanted to let you know how much myself and the staff working last Thursday appreciated reading that email, Warmest regards Drew Harmer More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were lucky to be seated after a fifteen minute wait at the bar after wandering in without a booking. The service was very friendly and efficient. Interesting, quirky decor and no shortage of sombreros for patrons who like to get into the spirit. We enjoyed our meal of quesadillas and beef tacos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away in the middle of downtown Queenstown. The atmosphere is authentic (one can spend an hour looking at all the decorations) , the owner friendly and accommodating, the servers prompt and courteous. Like all Mexican restaurants, the food is slightly different than the last Mexican restaurant you visited, but flavorful, fresh, and definitely Mexican! I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a popular restaurant but I don't know why. We arrived for dinner 30 minutes before our booking time and got turfed out - they had no room - and told to come back at our allocated time. We did this and were seated straight away - great. Staff were friendly and took our orders quickly. Drinks came straight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Absolutely delish in every sense of the word! For a family with fussy teenagers, we cannot rave about Sombreros more! Our waitress Morgan was one of the most delightful people l've ever met and could not have done more for us if she'd have tried! We thoroughly recommend this gorgeous authentic Mexican restaurant and l can tell you, we will... More 

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Additional Information about Sombreros Mexican Cantina

Address: 11-13 Beach Street, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 8240
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
Average Prices: USD 3 - 23
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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