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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely authentic mexican

Stumbled across Sombreros for dinner last week. Had a brilliant atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff. Food was lovely and fairly priced. Overall i would definitely recommend this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
lauren l
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch, having been there a few times in the evening before. It's been around for almost 30 years but still a local's favourite which is a testament to the food, in a town where places come and go constantly. Great good, very filling servings and a lively colourful atmosphere tucked away from the hustle and bustle but... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My family and I had a meal here recently. The food was quite average for the price, Portion size was small, kids meals were very overpriced and bad value. Staff were good to deal with but I can say that we will not be returning. I cant say much more that that really

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

Hi Rick, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. As a parent of two young children I've really tried to find a balance of affordability for both the diners (and their children) and also a sustainable price for the restaurant to be able to afford to offer a good sized meal for the child that includes... More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stumbled across Sombreros for dinner last week. Had a brilliant atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff. Food was lovely and fairly priced. Overall i would definitely recommend this.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were a group of locals out for some mexican. Which i think this was...? No cilantro/coriander, guacamole, no cheese on a $35 fajita?! Combining our extensive tabs we could have paid for ticket to send the chefs to eat some real mexican in mexico or the states. Our server was pretty rude but servers changes, hopefully the ingredients will... More 

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

Hi there. Thanks very much for taking the time to review us. I'm really apologetic for your experience but I'm stoked to read your user name as I hope you'll pop in and see me so I can sort this out in person. Please call me on either 03 442 8240 or 0274 673 734 or email me at Sombreros@vodafone.co.nz.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stumbled across Sombreros while looking for dinner in Queenstown. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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178 reviews 178 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I came here for lunch & had chicken tacos with rice. The spice rub on the chicken was pretty mild & the taco was mostly full of iceberg lettuce & cheese. Perfectly nice, inoffensive, not at all authentic.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend tried to have a lunch on Monday 13th of April. We arrived at the restaurant at 11:50 and we were only looking at the outside menu when the waitress showed up saying that the restaurant was still closed and started to shuffle around us with the furniture she was setting up not really letting us see... More 

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

Hi there, thank you very much for the very specific time and date of your experience. I'm sorry that we were running late that morning in opening...the unseasonable snow storm caught us all off gaurd (including our fresh produce deliveries and busses to transport staff) and on speaking to the waitress concerned she offers her apology that you have taken... More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved this place, which has set the tone of a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy a Mexican experience. I thought also reasonably priced for our whanau of 7 adults - meals and drinks for all came to around 280.00. Enjoyed the litre of Sangria and photos wearing sombreros. Manager Drew also shouted a bottle of wine due to this being my... More 

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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This Mexican Cantina has very colorful décor. It is nestled up a flight of stairs in the heart of downtown Queenstown. The margarita's were big. Food was reasonably priced and tasty. We shared an order of beef and chicken tacos which came with rice or beans. The waiter and waitress were friendly and efficient. You could look down on the... More 

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The restaurant is a little gem for Mexican food. They also cook the food to whatever taste you prefer mild,moderate or spicy. Service was excellent and the food very good. if you like Mexican well worth a visit.

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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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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