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“Too much trouble” 1 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 #18 of 62 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Too much trouble”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We turned up without a booking and they pulled faces and whispered and turned us away. My husband and I were shocked at the attitude and think it could have been handled better. Make a booking if you want to eat there! We won't go back again.

  • 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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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Reviewer.
Look, we really wish you would come and try again, perhaps next time with a reservation. As the reviewer above yours noted on the same night... there are SO many people we have to turn away, but I really believe that my service staff weren't offensive in any way, more likely just rushed off their feet, and trying their very best to look after the guests they had on the floor.

That said, first impressions are everything, and I wish we'd made a better one!

Gracias,
Waz
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Gympie, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My family and I loved AmiGos, the food was yummy and the portions large. The staff were attentive and the food came out in a reasonable time frame. The restaurant is modern and not at all tacky like the Mexican restaurants that we have visited previously. My husband and sister-in-law ordered the Chilli Colorado, on first glance they thought it would be not enough food, however they both struggled to finish, both thought it to be a delicious meal. The kids meals were large and tasty, a little too spicy for my son though. The total bill was very reasonable also.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi Raphina, and thanks for that! Those Chilli Colorados are pretty substantial huh :-)

Regards
Warren
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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192 reviews 192 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Great location and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Good Mexican food for New Zealand. I had the Baha BBQ which was filling. Wife had the Chilli Colorado which was very good. Wasn't a fan of their wings but coming from the US, its hard to find a good wing place elsewhere. Great new and modern location they have with a nice patio. Inside tables have a great view as well.

Pricing is a little high but not bad.

  • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wanakas best experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Omg this place is just devine it is by far the best mexican food
I have ever had and the margaritas amazing ! cant leave Wanaka
without dining here.

Visited August 2013
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent experience to be had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

The service is prompt and friendly, atmosphere is fun and lovely especially if you sit by the fire, the food was tasty and on the large side. Highly recommend a+!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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