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Sombreros Mexican Cantina

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11-13 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3 442 8240
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Christchurch
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this place with a group of friends and decided to check it out. Place looks really cool and is nicely themed but that's where it ends unfortunately. For a start it took 40 minutes to receive our food from the time we ordered. I have waited this long in other restaurants but normally the waitstaff have kept us... More 

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Thank GarnR1
DrewskiZQN, Owner at Sombreros Mexican Cantina, responded to this review

HI GarnR1 Im very sorry to hear we let you down on this occassion Please contact me directly at drewski@clear.net so we can talk in person Kind regards Abbey Harmer Owner Sombreros Mexican Cantina More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service. The starter and mains are huge so a good idea to share. I had the beef fajita and the meat was sooo tender and the salad with this dish very tasty.

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Thank Nicki F
Blenheim, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not having a Mexican restaurant where I live I always like to take the opportunity to dine at one when I travel. What a grave mistake we made in selecting this place. Front of staff friendly enough and sat us at a four seater table (Five of us) while we waited for a bigger table to clear. Straight away a... More 

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Thank Marty R
DrewskiZQN, Owner at Sombreros Mexican Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Marty Thank you for the review, we remember your table as much as you remember us. Well written but not quite as well written as your friends. Hope you enjoyed this beautiful part of the world. We love it! Kind regards Abbey Harmer Owner Sombreros Mexican Cantina More 

Christchurch
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely evening at this place. The service was great and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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Thank themoosemaster
Christchurch
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mexican standoff without the Mexican. On first impression the place seemed like a nice homage to a mexican eatery but thats about where it ended. When our group decided to order we were told that there was no poutine or fish available. The fact a Canadian dish is on a Mexican menu seemed strange. Our group ordered a variety of... More 

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1 Thank ghanzy
DrewskiZQN, Owner at Sombreros Mexican Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Ghanzy Very well written review as are all your other reviews. We remember you too. Hope you had a fantastic time in this beautiful part of the world and love it as much as we do. Kind regards Abbey Harmer Owner Sombreros Mexican Cantina More 

Orbost, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great choice of traditional Mexican dishes. Colourful decor, family friendly, caters for small or larger groups. Friendly staff who provide great service.

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Thank Diane M
Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and fun surroundings. Sombreros catered a staff party at my house recently. So many of the team asked for the recipe for the Salsa and the pulled pork we had, I finally had to admit that it was not my home cooking, but that all the compliments belonged to Sombreros. I've eaten at the restaurant loads which is... More 

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Thank Carolyn H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited this restaurant after it popped up in a Google search of "Vegan restaurants in Queenstown". The first waiter who tended to us seemed very polite and went to check with the chef about which dishes could be made vegan, but then he never returned. I felt like we were hand balled to another waitress who... More 

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Thank Cassie S
DrewskiZQN, Owner at Sombreros Mexican Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Cassie We are a family owned business and pride ourselves on customer service and meeting our customers needs as we like you think that good customer service is of the utmost importance. I am sorry our staff let you down on this occasion. We try very hard to accomodate all dietry requirements and have many vegan options already on... More 

Mentone, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late dinner here. Food was great. Big portions and very tasty. Staff helpful and friendly. Nice atmosphere. Casual decor.

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Thank Youngjey2014
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Friendly service from the moment we walked in. We were allowed to sit wherever we liked, so we nabbed a great booth right by the windows in the sun. The menu was broad and accommodating and the food came very quickly. The cocktails were delicious and the waiter was happy to bend over backwards for any requests, even though he... More 

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Thank Chelsea L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $26
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3 442 8240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?