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“Oh dear...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mexican Fusion - CLOSED

Mexican Fusion
99 Molesworth Street | Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Napier, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Oh dear...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had purchased vouchers for a meal here and, having read other reviews here, were a little nervous. The first course Corn Chips and dips were awful, my chips were bendy (!!) and the 'guacamole' was inedible. When the main course arrived we both took one look at the reheated cabbage on soggy tostada with more of the green 'gloop' and a very strange smell and left the restaurant without tasting. Luckily we found a really nice Chinese restaurant not far away and enjoyed a lovely meal. I would have thought a 'taster' voucher, would be to encourage customers to enjoy the restaurant and tell their friends....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“great value meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

lovely spicy mexican food. Just a small restaurant but the food was great. Excellent service and very friendly.
A small menu but enough to choose from.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not great..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A friend and I went in with a voucher - $29 for 3 courses each. The entree was greasy, but edible. The mains were reheated on the outside, but cold on the inside - just edible. Then, the one thing we had been looking forward to, they had run out of. What kind of mexican restaurant runs out of churros?! Well the two deserts we had were nothing short of disgusting. Some 'reheated' (but still freezing cold in the middle) pastry, fruit things that had no fruit inside, were cold, and a bit soggy on the bottom from being reheated in the microwave. Needless to say, these were left, uneaten on the plate. The waitress was attentive and helpful at the start, and refilled our water glasses regularly, but spent most of the night texting on her phone. Then started pulling in outside tables and chairs - clearly trying to get rid of the 4 restaurant patrons! The wine at $9 a glass should have been good... but, like the food, was a real let down. I was really looking forward to delicious mexican food....won't be going back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Awful awful food, service and atmosphere!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We brought a voucher for a three course meal, but we couldn't even finish the meal it was that bad! Tasted like food from a tin, bland and greasy. Slow service but waitress was under staffed. Three other couples were hating it also, was expecting Gordon Ramsey to pop out! Did give us a full refund though, waitress was nice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“Great value, excellent service, wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I really enjoyed the food and the wine, the flavours were amazing and so nicely presented.

But the service was outstanding.

I highly recommend this restaurant for a inexpensive and tasty night out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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