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“First time to Ponsonby Central Markets - a great find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maldito Mendez

Maldito Mendez
Ranked #396 of 2,200 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“First time to Ponsonby Central Markets - a great find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Had lunch to day in Maldito Mendez - first time we have been to this area of town and was pleasantly surprised. A few restaurants in this complex - all looked like a visit will happen over coming weeks. Started at the far end > Spanish - great tapas , value for money. Usual suspects available with sangria by both the glass and carafe so wife happy! Outdoors dining available - a bit cool today but not too bad. Will be great in summer. Defiantly will be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Naughty and Spice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Maldito is loosely translated as naughty in English. Maldito Mendez lives up to its name of offering Mexican food that teases your palate. Maybe not as tittilating as theTaqueria at San Francisco's Mission District in California, but definitely better than the Philippine Mexica mall upstart - Mexicali.

Burritos with carnitas and a dollop of guacamole satisfies the longing for the real taqueria. Satisfying although not as generous portion as in California and the selection of toppings is limited. Since there are not too many Mexican places to spice up dining, Maldito Mendez is a decent choice.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Visacounselor
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wellington, new zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“amazingly fresh and tasty food in a great atmosphere, cool latin beats and cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

great selection of fresh latin streetfood styles - arepa with pork - amazing! also try the coconut chicken taco, so tasty!
we shared the passionfruit snapper ceviche and duck mole, and a few hibiscus margaritas. good music, fun buzzy place for cheap eats and a few drinks

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank vacaflaca
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