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“Disappointing service, average food, disappointing drinks”
Review of Mexico

Mexico
Ranked #13 of 84 Restaurants in Takapuna
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Disappointing service, average food, disappointing drinks”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This was my second visit to Mexico and we went for a few laughs and drinks for a work Christmas dinner. We ordered 2 x liter carafes of sparkling sangria. One was tasty, the other tasted like water. We told the waitress who took it inside then promptly brought it back out to us and said "that's the way it's supposed to taste." Apart from this being clearly untrue, this is quite simply terrible service. So we moved on to wine which was tasty but obviously not what we came to Mexican for. The food was tasty. It's cheap but you get what you pay for. Considering that you can get much bigger and tastier meals at other places in Takapuna it was a bit disappointing but at least the food was better than the service and drinks.

Overall, the seven of us were really disappointed at the service. No doubt Mexico has a great atmosphere, the decor is beautifully done and they have a good business model but the lack of service means we won't be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Mexico, Takapuna - a great place for casual birthday celebration! The food was tasty, well priced and appeared on our table with remarkable speed. Definitely a place to revisit. Only one down side - no churros on the menu.....

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Barbie N
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Funky great place for a catchup”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Been a couple of times with a group. Whilst always packed, service has been good and the food tasty. Best to grab a selection and try as they are generally small dishes. Pitchers of margaritas are great value.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Elaine I
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fast service, average food, average service”
Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

In theory Mexico in takapuna is a good idea. It's the place to eat right now... Especially if you are young and female. The interior looks good, the food is fresh and comes out incredibly fast.. But on the downside, some of the dishes were a bit bland, and the young girls that work there are clearly new! We had to wave out to them every time we needed drinks or food. Also there were limited desserts (2 on the menu and one on the blackboard). The seating was weird.. The chairs to low, small and uncomfortable, and the tables are way too close together. I guess Mexico is still new to Takapuna.. And they need more time to get sorted...

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Thank SouthwestofTexas
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New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Slightly disappointing”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I went to lunch with 3 other work colluegues and was pleasantly surprised att he decor and set-up of the restaurant. The menu - snack like - is inexpensive and you get what you pay for. It is not for the ravenous guest, rather for a snack and a couple of drinks. The service was good and the food tasty.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Happyjohnny
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