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AmiGos Mexican Grill
Ranked #23 of 87 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I was staying at the Wananka Hotel. AmiGos is attached. I had a ski injury and didnt want to venture out with my group. Several group parties were underway when I arrived. There were only a few available tables and many 'reserved' signs. I hadn't booked and still was happily made a 'table for one' in front of the real log fire - by splitting a setting for six.
I ordered the 'Chili con Colorado' - my favourite dish. A bottle of water was quickly provided. I didn't drink due to medication. The presentation was amazing and a large serving - the best Ive tasted!
I did see a regular flow of disappointed people who arrived without a booking for his Wed night. Join online before you go and you may get a pleasant surprise like I did! :-)

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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thanks Craig! Hope we'll see you again amigo.

Regards
Warren

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

The food was good. The restaurant was beautiful. The people were polite. You should make a reservation. A little overpriced, but everything in Wanaka seems to be overpriced. The Mojito was bad, I couldn't drink it. Overall, I recommend it, but stay away from the mojito.

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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thanks Virginia... The Mojito huh, I've not had one for a while, but I will today.

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Warren

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I had a dish I think was called Chilli Columbia (or something like that) and it was amazing. Not overly hot (I added jalapenos) but most certainly delicious! And a very large serving. We arrived around 6:30pm and there were no tables to be had but we ended up eating on the couches in front of the fireplace which was actually very nice. The staff were fairly accommodating but could have been a little more prompt on occasion. If you like Mexican food then I would heartily recommend - especially on those chilly winter nights!

Thank GoNQCowboys
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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013
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Mmmm indeed! Chilli Colorado mi amigo!!

Gracias
Waz

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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We turned up without a booking and they pulled faces and whispered and turned us away. My husband and I were shocked at the attitude and think it could have been handled better. Make a booking if you want to eat there! We won't go back again.

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Thank Jasmine P
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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Hi Reviewer.
Look, we really wish you would come and try again, perhaps next time with a reservation. As the reviewer above yours noted on the same night... there are SO many people we have to turn away, but I really believe that my service staff weren't offensive in any way, more likely just rushed off their feet, and trying their very best to look after the guests they had on the floor.

That said, first impressions are everything, and I wish we'd made a better one!

Gracias,
Waz

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

My family and I loved AmiGos, the food was yummy and the portions large. The staff were attentive and the food came out in a reasonable time frame. The restaurant is modern and not at all tacky like the Mexican restaurants that we have visited previously. My husband and sister-in-law ordered the Chilli Colorado, on first glance they thought it would be not enough food, however they both struggled to finish, both thought it to be a delicious meal. The kids meals were large and tasty, a little too spicy for my son though. The total bill was very reasonable also.

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Thank Raphina
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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Hi Raphina, and thanks for that! Those Chilli Colorados are pretty substantial huh :-)

Regards
Warren

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