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“Very good mexican food and great chili beer!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Mexican Rotorua
1176 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very good mexican food and great chili beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012 via mobile

Went with wife, 1yo and 3yo. Kids nacho with homemade tortilla chips, black bean, cheese and dour cream was excellent. Chili beer was great, some reviews said very spicy bu i say "medium" spicy beer. Strawberry daiquiri not great, possibly packet mix.. Chili rellenos were very good, big burrito very good as well. Nearly as good as some of the food ive had in Mexico City. In fact, a groupof mexican women were there at same time and also complimented chef for food so it must be pretty good :D

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, reasonable value, not quite spicy enough for our paletes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

We visited The Meixican for dinner in Rotorua. The food was good and pretty authentic and reasonably priced. Service was very good, with friendly, knowledgable staff. Our only complaint would be that the food want quite spicy enough for our palete, despite us ordering it extra spicy!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“very good Mexican food-difficult to find these days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Based on recommendations from the Regent hotel, we walked across the road to the Mexican Rotorua. Run by an American, the food was among some of the best Mexican that we had tasted in a long time. Everything was home-made including the corn chips, taco shells, salsa etc. The complimentary corn chips and salsa to start with whetted our appetite for the meal. The salsa with spicy and very tasty and could be supplemented with bottles of liquid fire depending on your desire to lift your head off your shoulders with the degree of hotness.

The tacos were a softer folding type rather than the crisp type and the chicken enchilada was great. Mexican beer and sangria to wash a good meal down with. Food was served quickly but you could slow them down by requesting a wait between dishes. The only thing lacking was a good wine list-there are only two or three available and the selection was pretty ordinary. Other than this, would certainly visit again next time in Rotorua.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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