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“Disappointed.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mexico

Mexico
164 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
09 280 3919
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Ranked #240 of 1,305 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Auckland New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointed.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I am a huge lover of Mexican food both street and restaurant varieties...having lived and eaten in CA and Mexico.
Constantly have bemoaned that we cannot get authentic Mexican in NZ.
Was assured the newish Mexico was the answer..sadly..not so... However on a non Mexican level ..is OK..and the kiddies like it and think they are getting the real deal..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Noisy, busy, superb food. Bloody great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just great food, at a ridiculously decent price. This is about the only place in Auckland where you queue for an hour - and for a very good reason. Suggest - make a late afternoon start to beat the crowds. And make your way slowly through the tequila list. GREAT

  • Visited July 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beware of this place!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

After a 45 minute wait (which was expected) we were finally shown a table in a drafty spot near the entrance, sharing with a family of five including three rambunctious kids. No thanks, we'll go elsewhere!
It should be explained when you ask for a table that you are expected to share tables. That in itself is not so bad but why put couples with large and noisy families??
I know you don't need to be a rocket scientist to be a "restaurant hostess" but a modicum of intelligence would help at this place.

Visited July 2013
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Tauranga
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Bustling Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Thought we had arrived early, 5.30pm, but already the place was packed. We both had the Quesidilla's which were tasty & hit the spot. Thouroughly enjoyed a carafe of Margaritas.
If you like a busy, noisy atmosphere & a casual bite, can recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Loud, busy and packed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I love Mexican food! It's fresh and full of flavour. Mexico is always busy lunch or dinner but food comes out fast. Terrible service, last time I order a chicken taco I received pork when I asked to get it replaced the waitress asked "can't you just have this one". Not impressed. The black Doris margarita was excellent tho. I won't return in a hurry.

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