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“Excellent fod, excellent service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Barrio Brothers

The Barrio Brothers
105 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
07 5749447
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tauranga
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent fod, excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Visited on Saturday night with our two children. Fast friendly and efficient service, the children were given food immediately to keep them occupied which is always appreciated to make the dining process go smoothly!

The childrens menu was excellent value and offered a good variety and the adults meals were flavoursome and of a good size. The childrens desert was also timed with our main meal which we could then enjoy as the children were occupied with their ice cream. Its little touches like that which make for an enjoyable experience when eating with two small children.

The marguerita was excellent, shame I could only have one! Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and we will definitely be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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josh f, Owner at The Barrio Brothers, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Glad we could make it a bit easier for you, see you next time!!
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Taco's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I really enjoyed the beef tacos and my girlfriend had the nacho's which were also amazing.
Great fun vibe and good value for money. (The sangria was also fantastic!).
Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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josh f, Owner at The Barrio Brothers, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thanks for the feedback!!!
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brisbane, qld
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Mexican we've had!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Our family of four (incl kids aged 8 and 11) just had dinner here and it was really healthy, delicious Mexican food. So refreshing to see a kids menu without chicken nuggets and cheese burgers!! The kids meals were flavoursome and interesting - rare for any restaurant, including Mexican generally. The carne fajita was delicious - tender beef strips, soft tortillas and a great range of 7 condiments/additions, including rice and Mexican coleslaw. Then there was dessert!! We ordered churros to share - out came a plate piled with 5 or 6 churros and a range of dipping sauces (cream, caramel, chocolate and strawberry). Really well priced for the quantity and quality of food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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josh f, Owner at The Barrio Brothers, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
We thinks is important to serve the kids something we'd like to eat ourselves, so the kids meals will always be tasty and the coloring in pencils will always be sharp.... haha. Thanks for the feedback see you again soon!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

I've been over to the mt twice in the last two weeks and find myself always coming back to this place! I keep getting sucked in by the specials: salmon tacos (the best taco i have ever had) and vegetarian tamales. Fresh, fast and delicious food. Excellent/friendly service. Good range of beers. Only hard bit is getting a table.

Visited March 2013
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josh f, Owner at The Barrio Brothers, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
I'd be lying if said I didn't throughly "test" the salmon taco and yep it was pretty tasty, this week we have bluff oyster tacos so you better get back in for a sample!
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Even bunnies love Mexican food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Amazing addition to the Mount, made my Easter break. Went in with 7 girls, A+ for everything, was very tempted to go back for lunch following day. Margaritas, chilli con queso, Chicken tacos, and chimichangas were beyond delish. Well done guys, will be back next time I'm down for sure!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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josh f, Owner at The Barrio Brothers, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thanks girls, see you back in here soon!!
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