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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Mexico

Mexico
Ranked #13 of 80 Restaurants in Takapuna
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Fantastic decor, friendly waitress: "Sure, you can bring your own wine"...but she didn't tell us about the $20 corkage and we didn't see the tiny text disclaimer. Surly maitre'd left us all with a sour after taste - she clearly needs training in customer service. That, and the rather bland food - means we won't be going again. Shame.

  • Visited January 2013
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new zealand
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere. Great service. Great prices. Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hubby and I went to Mexico for dinner recently. We loved it! The decor is interesting with old photos and art work icluding photos of Frida Carlo adorning the walls (naturally). The food was really delicious and not overspiced or too hot.
Service was excellent. Staff here are young, fun, friendly and attentive.
They have long tables suitable for groups, or tables for two. People were dressed nicely but mostly anything goes here. You can come casual but dress up a bit too.
Child friendly. Not many there but the ones that were, were well looked after and happy. Hardly noticed them. This can be a good thing if you have "been there done that" (apologies Mums and Dads).
Prices are excellent. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank journeymakers
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Awesome value and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

I have to re-write this as I went to Mexico in December and it was terrible - food, service and drinks were all disappointing BUT my partner hadn't tried it and wanted to see it for himself last week. We called in for lunch and had a glass of Sangria each - really tasty. The waitress was super friendly, helpful and awesome at recommending things. We tipped her at the end (I think the only time I've ever tipped in NZ!!). The food was awesome - ceviche was great, chicken with chocolate sauce was amazing and the starters were good too. Overall we had a cheap and really enjoyable lunch experience so I have to say I'd love to go back. Definite improvement in service and food, loved it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Sheridan2808
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Went once a day for three days in a row!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great food, great atmosphere.

Relatively cheap (not by USA/Central America standards) but pretty good for New Zealand restaurant pricing. I love the pan fried fish tacos, prawn quesadilla and the DIY guacamole. The ceviche is my favourite!!!!

Would definitely recommend. Will be making this a favourite restaurant if they keep up this standard. Also have a taco loyalty card which will be easy to fill - the food is too good!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank CourtsNZ
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Great for a family meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a great meal at Mexico, arrived early as we had 3 young children with us & you can only book for 10 people or more. Service was lovely, food prompt, varied & yummy (great kids menu too), the Margaritas delish, recommend frozen on a hot night! Highly recommend if you like a nice meal out in a group or with family

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