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“Mexican food Auckland style”
Review of Mexican Cafe

Mexican Cafe
Ranked #71 of 2,272 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Utrecht, Holland
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mexican food Auckland style”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

It is amazing what the prices are for eating out here in New Zealand and the Mexican cafe was no exception. A margarita for barely 2 costs 24 NZD and is watered down with too much ice and not enough tequila. The food was good but the price is relatively high compared to other parts in the world making the experience average. The place is popular, however, it was packed. Service was good, the waitress was really friendly and tried to accommodate as much as she could but the bar man was less flexible. Magarita's on the rocks do not fit in a pitcher according to him.

  • Visited February 2013
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Olympia, WA
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321 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good service, good food”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We enjoyed our meal at Mexican Cafe. The restaurant is upstairs in a very old building. There is indoor and outdoor seating on a balcony. You can see the Sky Tower from the balcony. It was very crowded and noisy inside, but the food was good. We had a taco salad and a guacamole salad. They were huge.

  • Visited January 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Mexican Cafe is a great place to have dinner with friends or family. The staff are friendly the place looks amazing. The drinks are great even if they are on the expensive side. I almost always get the taco salad - a huge delicious meal served in a taco bowl.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Carly O
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exciting vibe.”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Fun place with a great vibe and really nice food. Go Friday nights if you like watching or participating in salsa dancing. Sit outside for a stunning view of the skytower.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Chinabluegirl
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The old cafe still pumps”
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

A great evening with friends.
From the jugs of margarita to the specials it was all good.
The $30 menu is excellent value for a group
- the best looking waitresses in Auckland too :-)

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Thank Peter M
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