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“Very Friendly Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Mexico Cantina & tequila Bar

Little Mexico Cantina & tequila Bar
31 Wellesley St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-366 7001
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Ranked #21 of 1,295 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Very Friendly Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For a group of after-work conversationalists - quiet enough to have a conversation, bright enough to feel welcome, busy enough to be interesting.... and the pitchers of Margaritas went down very easily!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“It actually tastes like Mexican food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

The prices here are outrageous for Mexican food, but somewhat on par for Auckland. I ordered the queso and chips as an app and would recommend. The queso was actually spicy. For the main I ordered the hard chicken tacos. At first I was a bit dubious of the tacos, they appeared to be soft tacos, but they were had two tortillas that had been lightly fried. They were actually flavorful! The one thing that I would complain about was the pico de gallo. It was mostly red onions instead of tomatoes, everything else was good!

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in NZ - No Joke”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a place to have dinner and walked past this little place and noticed its atmosphere. After looking at a couple of other options we decided to come back and give it a go.

To keep a long story short, it was great! The food came out quickly and in large portions, you can get mojitos by the jug and the waitstaff came by when required to check on how the food was. A truly flawless dining experience in Auckland!

I am glad we tried this place over others and would highly recommend it to anyone in Auckland that enjoys Mexican food!

  • Visited October 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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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stumbled across this tiny restaurant by accident around the corner from our hotel, and what a find! Love the atmosphere, and the service was impeccable. The mojitos were great and the food was the best Mexican I've had in NZ! Even just the nachos - the staple of every Mexican restaurant - were something special. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant - we'll definitely be back!

  • Visited October 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Sturdy, straight-ahead Mexican fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a decent, straight ahead Mexican restaurant with no menu surprises and good execution. (The guacamole was not good.) Service was good: friendly, welcoming and prompt. The room was warm and cozy. We spent about nz$60 for two at dinner not including alcohol -> decent value in that market.
The friendly service makes me sure I'll return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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