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La Mexica

109 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-928 0833
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Myself and two friends tried to come for lunch over easter. We found a table, sat down and then were ignored by all the staff. the final straw came when another table walked out after waiting for their food for over an hour - we...More

Thank jadeb100
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my family, great chips and dips, tacos were amazing but my sons chimichanga was awesome. Def food envy. He also had the banana dessert chimichanga.. a hit. Great service, cool decor and fit out.

Thank kimdavis4
Reviewed May 20, 2017

We went for an early dinner and both ordered ribs with plum sauce. The ribs was very tasty and sizewise I would say a medium portion. We received a bowl of sauce on the side which was very welcome. The chips are almost like crisps...More

1  Thank Judith69
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The service was quite erratic, with either too many waitresses or none at all, took a while for someone to take our order. They did not know the size of the meals and were indicating we hadn't ordered enough. We got 3 entrees for 2...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Went for lunch today, waited for ages for it to come out. Mine was a squid salad. It was very disappointing. The salad was really just red and white cabbage, that was about it, the squid was meant to have mexican flavoured crumbs, but couldn't...More

Thank 352robby
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on Good Friday after looking at the menus of a few other places. We were hungry but not overly, so we decided on a starter of chips, followed by Chicken Fajitas. Both were excellent. The chips were seasoned to perfection...More

Thank paw0308
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Great freshly cooked Mexican. Always enjoy eating their Quesadillas for dinner with a Corona to wash it all down! Easy walk to parking around the area as it can get busy along the esplanade. Always worth booking on a Friday or Saturday night.

Thank Bo Q
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Last Saturday I decided to go for a few drinks with my friends after work. We arrived very late, since we work at a bar as well. It was 2:55 when I went to purchase a drink. I wasn't sure if they would sell it...More

1  Thank Valeria E
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Friday lunch - party of 7. Little bit of a wait, despite the lack of visitors. Starters were good. Nachos were amazing! Chimichanga ... give it a try. A deep fried flour tortilla burrito ... not too big, not too small.

1  Thank Shane H
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

We were early (kids to feed) and nearly the only ones ordering at the time. The service was friendly but our meals were slow to arrive and very disappointing! The kids pizza (I know, I know, where's the fun in that) was soft like it...More

2  Thank NZSugar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-928 0833
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If you're looking for authentic, fresh, tasty Mexican food and drinks in a fun atmosphere then try out La Mexica! We have a range of Mexican inspired cuisine for all palates, whether you like it mild or spicy. Daily food and drink specials and live performers and DJ's on the weekends to create the perfect environment to relax and enjoy good times with friends.

We specialise in group bookings from a private courtyard room for max 30 people to whole restaurant private events up to 150 people. We have intimate spaces for couples dining for lunch or evening as well as large spaces for groups. Perfect for birthdays, family get-togethers and work functions!

La Mexica Cantina and Restaurant - 109, The Strand, Tauranga.
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