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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 184 restaurants in Queenstown
Price range: $3 - $30
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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Gorokan, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We visited this restaurant on our first night in Queenstown, partly by chance and partly by recalling good reviews. Both my wife and I are big fans of Mexican food, and very familiar with its bold, fresh tang, robust deep char, not to mention the nuances of chilies and moles. We had the prawn fajitas and a burrito. The fajitas... More

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Mexican food is really good and the chillies are Hot!! There's plenty to choose from, our foursome was very satisfied and we enjoyed the Speights Pilsener on tap at $5.00 a handle, all in all a good deal. Nice Mexican decorations in funky surroundings add to the enjoyment factor, well worth a visit.

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Gold Coast, AUS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

2 of us shared the nachos. They were delicious. The restaurant was quiet but I could imagine the atmosphere would be amazing at night!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

These guys have done a fab job inside Sombreros Mexican Cantina! it is bright, bigger, modern, funky and fun. Worth a look guys and of course the food and service are still fantastic.

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Auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Well overpriced for what you get. Food was below average. Very few diners so no atmosphere what so ever. Servers tried their best but I would not go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The staff made this place memorable. The margarita's were good but not amazing, and the food pretty good too but def for the tourist. Good fun :)

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Gandhinagar, India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Fairly priced restaurant, very limited seats by the window which overlook the street. Extremely friendly and courteous staff and great food. The staff is kind enough to explain to people about their food & specialties and procedures of making authentic Mexican food. And as the name suggests, the decor has quite a few sombrero, you may even get one of... More

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