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“Reasonable & relaxed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Arizona Bar

Arizona Bar
Cnr Grey & Featherston Streets, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
04 495 7867
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Ranked #280 of 634 restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Get Tex-Mex'd at Arizona!The perfect place for thirst-quenching drink or Tex-mex style cooking. Arizona is a great place to meet friends or colleagues for a casual meal, a well deserved after work drink, or even to settle in and watch a game on our bars plasma screens.
Thames, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Reasonable & relaxed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Two of us had dinner here - reasonable menu & prices, tasty meals (lamb tacos were particularly interesting), charming but uneven service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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ArizonaNZ, Manager at Arizona Bar, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear nzauregionaldirector,
Thank you for taking a few moments to review us. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your meals. Service, however, will be something I will pass onto my team to ensure that even service levels of a high calibre are of standard practice with us. We hope to see you again sometime soon.
Thanks,
Chris Sharp
Arizona Manager
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Auckland, New Zealand
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88 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Ok lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Not an impressive facility. Food was average with big prices. Still the executive chef from the chameleon was the with his family so it must be fairly good.

Visited August 2013
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ArizonaNZ, Manager at Arizona Bar, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hi there,
Thank you for spending some time to review Arizona. I will be sure to take your comments on-board for when we re-launch our new menu next month. We hope that you will have the opportunity to try us again when you are next in Wellington.

Warm regards,
Chris Sharp
Arizona Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Team Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Lunch with work friends.
Food was great. We found the experience a pleasure, service was good and food great.
WE really enjoyed the experience.


  • Visited August 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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ArizonaNZ, Manager at Arizona Bar, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hi Frances,
Thank you for taking the time to review Arizona. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to having you back in the bar when you are next around the CBD.

Thanks,
Chris Sharp
Arizona Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

After visiting quite a few local bar/restaurants, I'd have to say Arizona is one of my favourites. The service was great and the food was even better and their menu offers a good variety to satisfy even the pickiest eater. The portion sizes are also pretty generous. There's a really warm atmosphere and it's even better when there's late night sport to watch on their big screens. I took out of town guests and they all agreed it was amazing. Highly Recommended!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ArizonaNZ, Manager at Arizona Bar, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hi Mika,
Thanks for leaving a comment on Arizona from your latest visit. It was great to see that you and your friends enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Arizona on your next visit.

Regards,
Chris Sharp
Arizona Manager
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“Fantastic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were on holiday in Wellington for the past week, and having been advised by several people (after divulging our enthusiasm for Mexican food) to dine at Arizona, we finally made it across the city for a visit. Thankfully, and much to our delight, the Arizona portrayed in many of the previous comments was not what we received.

We arrived at the restaurant on Friday, and, admittedly, it was a bit late, and it appeared as though the staff were looked to close up. One of the staff explained that explained that the kitchen was only doing fries/wedges and a bit disappointed, we decided to look elsewhere for food. However, the lovely American (how authentic!) bar manager(?) ran to catch us as we were leaving and insisted that the kitchen could whip something up for us.

My husband and I shared the quesadilla, which almost ended up being too much food! We could barely finish it, and for only $19.00?? Great value!

The staff were lovely and the manager continued to check on us throughout the meal. We were extremely well taken care of in spite of how late it was, and having worked in hospitality, i can understand the frustration when a late table shows up! Overall, it was a great experience, and I would recommend Arizona to anyone looking for good food and an even better atmosphere. A+

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ArizonaNZ, Manager at Arizona Bar, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Christine,

Thank you for spending a few moments to post a review on Arizona. I was very pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your entire experience with us, in particular the quesadilla, and the service you received from Mike. I will be sure to pass this onto him and the team.

Thanks,
Chris Sharp
Arizona Manager
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