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“So much food! So tasty!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of AmiGos Mexican Grill

AmiGos Mexican Grill
C/- Wanaka Hotel | 71 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
03-443 7872
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Ranked #27 of 65 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Wanaka, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“So much food! So tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The only mexican restaurant I've ever been to (I love mexian food but always cook it at home), and I loved it! We odered Nachos to share as a starter, and they are as big as a main itself!

The food here is soooo good, there are plenty of options for the different levels of spiciness you might want, but be aware that the portions here are MASSIVE! You could easily share a main between two people, with a side dish and you would both be stuffed.

And well, what can I say... Sangria!! :)

Visited September 2012
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Wanaka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“I know what all the fuss is about”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We are locals and we have dined out twice at Amigos recently. The food is top-notch, fresh ingredients beautifully prepared and the meals are very substantial. We feel that the prices at Amigos are reasonable and well worth the price. The service is always prompt and friendly without being overbearing and we will be going back again. It will be great when they move to their new larger premises.

  • Visited November 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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Picton, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Not sure what the fuss is about?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Newly arrived in Wanaka we thought we would try Amigos to see what the fuss was about! To pay nearly $30 for Chilli Con Carne is a little bit steep, especially when the guacomole looked like it came out of a tube! Wine list was shocking - not even a chardonnay available. The burittos were okay, but again the pricing is just too up there. Not sure what the fuss is about - certainly didn't experience the 'friendly' service we had been told about. Think that the good discounts and service with a smile is perhaps kept for the regulars.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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AmiGosManager, Manager at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Hi Chris. Sorry you thought we were only worth 2 stars on your visit. To address your points... Price we make no apology for, nobody is getting ripped off here amigo. Please note that the meals you had can be purchased as a takeout for $10 (early bird special, $15 at other times).

The Guacamole, yep we call them piping bags not tubes, and they're the most convenient method in a small busy kitchen, not sure why that's a problem in your eyes?

The wine list, no, we don't serve a Chardonnay. We do serve local Pinot Gris, local Gewurtztraminer and a Sauv. Blanc. We also permit BYO, and there's a bottle store directly opposite us... again, I don't really see what's so shocking?

I'm glad you at least enjoyed your meals... though I'm very concerned that you didn't find the service friendly, that's not acceptable at all, and would appreciate a further explanation of where we let you down in this regard?

The ''good discounts' are indeed reserved for the regulars who join our Guestlist and support us often, and again, what on earth is wrong with that?

Anyway, thanks for giving us a try, I hope you find another restaurant that's more to your liking.

Kind regards
Waz
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“YUM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Been here many times over the last few years. Food is always good, tasty, hot and filling. Service is always friendly and helpful. Great for gluten free options! Always good value. Highly recommend. Able to book on line and order take away on line. Makes it all really easy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Takeaway brilliance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We used to eat in the restaurant for our Amigos fix but with the arrival of no.3 it's been a takeaway treat for us instead. Amigos takeaways is always the same delicious meal (perhaps without the finesse of in restaurant dining) but generous helpings, great prices and always delicious. Almost worth chucking in the towel for home cooking! Thanks Team Amigos you are fabulous!

  • Visited November 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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