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“Like Subway of Mexican” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mexicali Fresh Princes Wharf

Mexicali Fresh Princes Wharf
137 Quay Street | Prince's Wharf, Auckland 1143, New Zealand
+64 9 307 2419
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Ranked #276 of 1,295 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Like Subway of Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

you get loads of people eating here as its licensed, well priced and in good location.

Its a cheap mexican joint serving very bland food.
Im sure its got its fan club, but there was 8 of us from work and none of us will go back.

Quasedilla looked dry
Nachos were burnt first round as the lady serving was busy chatting with a friend, so she heaped on everything to keep me happy...just so u know not all of us want super sizing!

Visited February 2013
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Auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“YUM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great food massive portions. Definitely rate this place for Mexican food. Plenty of places to sit, good for a lazy lunch if you dont want to get fancy.

Visited July 2012
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Every time I'm in Auckland my partner and I come and see you guys! Consistent product and friendly service. I would highly recommend the Burrito (especially the pork one).

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland New Zealand
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“Mexicali Fresh is California Style Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I've been to both Princes Wharf and the K' Rd Mexicali Fresh locations and they are both great. What some people seem to misunderstand is that they are California style Mexican, so there are differences to the type of food you'll find in Mexico.

This style of restaurant is quick casual which is hugely successful in the USA. I just love their food and disagree with the comments made about value. The burritos are big and you know the Margaritas have a good shot of Tequlia. We can't wait to see a store on the North Shore of Auckland.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Better value for money out there”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

If you're after Mexican food in Central Auckland there are better options. In particular "Mexico", situated around the corner in the Britomart complex.
In saying this, Mexicali is more of a fast-food joint, but the food, in my opinion isn't very authentic.
It tastes alright, but is over-priced. I'd much rather head across to the food court at Westfield Downtown, or Food Alley on Albert St.

Note: Mexicali Newmarket has been better in my experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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