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Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican, Tacos
Price Point: Mains from $10 - $20
Ranked: #10 of 165 restaurants in Auckland

An explosion of flavour awaits at Mexico Ellerslie!

Inspired by the street foods of Mexico, this colourful cantina offers a feast of shareable dishes, classic cocktails, tequila, Mexican beer and the 10 famous flavours of Frida’s Margaritas.

Focusing on freshness and flavour, their menu changes with the seasons. To start, try the pumpkin and papas croquettes, or the tasty patatas bravas. Ready for your main? Their Mexican fried chicken is a huge hit, or opt for a soft shelled taco, stuffed with pan-fried chimichurri fish.

With a selection of dishes to suit all tastes, there’s something for everyone at Mexico!

Leaving room for dessert has never been so difficult…

Located on Corner Ladies Mile & Main Highway, Ellerslie.

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Mexico Ellerslie
Corner Ladies Mile & Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland 1051

Open Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 12pm till late (~9pm)
Friday - Saturday 12pm till late (~10pm)

Phone: 09 281 2714

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Ranked: #10 of 165 restaurants in Auckland 10
Mexico Ellerslie
Location: Ellerslie
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican, Tacos
Mains: $10 - $20

Reviews

Nicola Johnson

You simply cannot go wrong at Mexico! There is something for everyone. We had a table of 4, one of whom is vegetarian, two who had been to Mexico before, we all left happy. The Esquites are simply exquisite, and the Mexico Fried Chicken which is labelled 'not to be missed' lived up to it's names, the tacos are divine, and the Lamb Quesadilla was incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the atmosphere, and wonderful staff. Thank you!

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Kristen Kotuhi

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Our fave Mexico restaurant to date. The staff were lovely, the drinks were delicious and the food was amazing! The staff recommended some menu items we hadn’t tried and there were no regrets. The food also came out staggered which was great to be able to have bits to snack on until the next arrived. Will definitely be back with or without first table. Could not recommend this place enough - thank you Mexico ellerslie it was a treat.

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Jennifer Allison

We went to Mexico and loved it. EXPERIENCE that's what this restaurant provides. Relaxed great music yummy drinks and felts and piñatas for kids to colour in. We tried heaps. Stuffed jalapeños they were delicious yes the fried chicken is great. Lamb rump with guacamole delish. Washed down with a couple of tequilas and wine what more could want on a Saturday night. Thanks so much we will absolutely be back. Also kids eat free Sundays yay

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Sophie Jacqueline

Service was very good, and a fun place to sit in! Food was quite nice but really lacked flavour and depth. Even just adding some salt, lemon and definitely chilli would have helped.The items we ordered with three chilli signs next to it had literally zero spice. In fact the entire meal had no chilli as far as I could tell and we ordered several spicy items. Very good portion sizes however - we couldn't finish ours! And despite having no spice the fried chicken was excellent. Thanks!

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Lisa Keleher

Everything was delicious! The fried chicken was amazing, I wanted to order more. Drinks were yum (especially the margaritas) and the wait staff were really polite, friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back again soon for some more tacos and fried chicken!

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Liarnn Harris

Yummy food and delicious happy hour margaritas!

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good food and friendly sevices

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Jordyn Fisi'iahi

Service was outstanding and food was AMAZING! every dish we ordered was delicious!!! The strawberry and guava margarita was yummy! Will defs be back

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Meg Johnson

Great atmosphere and food. Nice staff and lovely drinks

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Lovely food and lovely staff. Thanks Mexico :)

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Michelle S

Always a great time here! A little sad the ceviche has gone from the menu, still, great food and service with a smile.

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Rachel Swansbury

Went to Mexico for dinner and was such a good dinning experience
The drinks , food and staff were all amazing especially the margaritas and tacos

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Sumeet Sandhu

Friendly staff and delicious food!

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Sarah Castle

Amazing food, good selection and super friendly staff :)

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Claire Josephine

Great work!

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Jess Page

Mexico's a safe bet for good food and quick service. We enjoyed the variety of dishes to share and the pork burger was a hit with the 4 year old. I dare anyone to try go past the fried - We can't.

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New menu was amazing! And they let us order before our dining time to get happy hour priced drinks

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Samantha Hale

Amazing food, loved the new menu! The staff were all fantastic and made it a very enjoyable dining experience.

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Treena Brand

Atmosphere and food is amazing. You feel like your transported out of Auckland for a couple of hours. Highy recommend the fish taco, ceviche, and fried chicken. Black doris plum and cinnamon margarita is out of this world.

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Jared Dixon

A great time at Mexico Ellerslie! The food was fresh and hot and the service was super attentive! Will definitely be back ☺️

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We had a great time at Mexico ! Our waitress was lovely and the food was excellent ! Such a good night out for my dads birthday ! Thank you Mexico and thank you first table.

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We made a reservation at Mexico via First Table for my husbands birthday. We had such a lovely dinner. From the ease of booking to being seated promptly with friendly service. The food was so delicious and the kids were kept entertained with the felts and paper which meant my husband and I could relax - Sangria in hand of course. 10/10

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A great meal, as always! Mexico is still one of my favourite restaurants. This time I brought a friend who had been avoiding Mexican food for 20 years following a bad experience and she emailed me today to say "It was lovely!!! Like surprisingly really yummy, I’ll have to take my boys there and think I’m officially cured!"

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Food was great, love the fried chicken and croquetas my favs.

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The food was divine and nothing was an issue for the team at Mexico Ellerslie. Great night and thank you to the team for the evening.

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Great meal and great service. The margaritas are especially good.

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As usual Mexico was amazing! The atmosphere was buzzing, the service was on point. And of course the food was great! Big portions, delicious flavours. I’ll for sure keep returning to my favourite local Mexican joint x

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Mimi Kelly

Mexico always has great food and it’s a great place for groups and families. Kids love the tacos and exciting drinks. Lovely lunch.

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Chanelle Mckenzie

Nice food, good service.

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Katie Williams

Mexico Ellerslie is possibly even better than the Britomart one

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Food was delicious!

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It was a great experience. We liked a fit out it was good to see kind of Mexican style. A food was great we tried many different tacos. Also a churros was delicious. The bonus was on the day Sunday a kids eat free also during a school holiday as well.Recommend any one who likes a hot spice food..

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We came for lunch. Very good service and tasty food. I would absolutely come again.

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Jiani Xu

Had a great dinner on a rainy day! Would highly recommend the chicken taco, al pastor wrap and fried chicken, even though it was hard to choose our top favourites! Would go back and try the Mucha Carne section. Thanks to First Table for making a date night affordable :)

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Great service, yummy food. Super quick service too which was fortunate as we were on lunch break. In and out in about 35 mins. Great fried chicken and the soda are delish and refreshing!

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Rachel Seow

Great ding experience. Staff are so friendly food is delicious. Cool theme and decor to look at, very interesting!

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Tonisha Rohe

Mexico is one of my FAVOURITE places to eat. I would recommend everybody try out any of the Mexico restaurants. The service is always quality, they offer the best drink options and the food is amazing! They do great fried chicken and their chicken tinga quesadilla is my go to! The music is at a perfect volume, it's not too loud where you have to yell to be heard. Great service, great mood, great food!

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Great food and atmosphere. Child friendly.

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Food, water, atmosphere. Mexico had it all. 5 stars.

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Had a great meal at Mexico Ellerslie. You gotta have the fried chicken - it’s the best. Had the white chocolate cheesecake which had the most divine honeycomb on top, would go back for that honeycomb alone.

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Beautiful Atmosphere, Stunning, delicious food and attentive and friendly service. We will definitely be going back!!

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Jane Morrison

Fab night, great food, very good service, fun atmosphere. Will be back.

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Campbell Spencer

Mexico is a restaurant I have discovered in the last month... the food is simply stunning... The short beef rib is unbelievable... so tender and flavorsome... the meat just falls off the bone... The desserts are amazing... I never ever eat desserts and I ate 2 of them... such a pig!!!

I cant recommend this restaurant highly enough

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Caity Bain

10/10 every time!

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Campbell Spencer

This is not a restaurant that I would have chosen to go to... My friend Pauline wanted to try it out... OMG the food is stunning and the Beef Short Ribs are the best I've had in the world.... simply stunning!!!!

I would come back here in a new york minute!!!!

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Steeti Versfeld

Mexico food is always good. Staff was super friendly.

Staff went above and beyond even to Shazam a song for one of my friends which I thought so kind.

Always go with a bunch of friends and always establish that you will split the bill at the end that’s the best way to enjoy Mexico cause you can pick and choose a lot of options and it works out quite cheap instead of ordering individually.

Stayed all the way till closing.
Great for kids and adults.

Always amazing drinks and plenty of options non alcoholic or alcoholic.

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Natasha Jack

Our experience at Mexico Ellerslie was fantastic! It was very busy on a Sunday, and the service was superb even though it was pretty full. The menu is always packed with variety of delicious items, it is hard to pick just a few things (you'll want it all). The coffee ribs were AMAZING. As was everything else we ordered. We all went home with satisfied taste buds and big smiles all round. Will return again soon. Cheers xx

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Philippa Hine

Excellent service with really friend team of staff at Ellerslie Mexico. Food and margaritas were all delicious

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Brilliant atmosphere, food and service!

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Michelle Christoffersen

Just fabulous Mexico, Ellerslie!!! Your menu is packed full of proper Mexico flavours and soooooo fresh. We loved the easy way to mix and combine from the meal, share and taste. Your staff were super. New the menu well were warm and friendly without intruding on our time together in your restaurant. And the restaurant!! Your interior is just fantastic, creates such an awesome vibe, right down to the table set up and decorations. Appreciate the attention to detail with candles already going, small sharing plates, and the range of chilli sauces. We will definitely be back!

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Bo Yun Moon

Had such a great experience at Ellerslie Mexico! Great service and excellent food!

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Amazing! My friends are now Mexico converts and loved the food. We had the fried chicken (because why wouldn't you?), and esquites, two quaeadillas, and tacos. We loved everything, the atmosphere, and the care they are taking to keep customers safe

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Always a great experience!

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Excellent service. Food good but the menu is limited and the portions are smallish.

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Elke Key

Mexico Ellerslie has a relaxed and fun vibe. The decor is colourful with nice touches of bright flowers on the tables.Staff are friendly and attentive and the food is amazing. Healthy, tasty, fesh and spicy food washed down with a cocktail, what more could you ask for?

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Excellent food and funky, festive, mexican environment

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Sarah Castle

Good food, good service - an all round great experience as always! We’ll definitely be back

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Manar Al-Ansari

Great ambience, great food and great service. Can't fault anything and I know we all can't wait to go back there again!

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Nice food and good local restaurant

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Great service and nice variety of food choices

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Julie Leaumoana

Great food & Great service! We’ll def be back!!

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Nicola Johnson

You simply cannot go wrong at Mexico! There is something for everyone. We had a table of 4, one of whom is vegetarian, two who had been to Mexico before, we all left happy. The Esquites are simply exquisite, and the Mexico Fried Chicken which is labelled 'not to be missed' lived up to it's names, the tacos are divine, and the Lamb Quesadilla was incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the atmosphere, and wonderful staff. Thank you!

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Melissa Reynolds

Food was yum and came quickly which was great since it was lunch time. Staff were lovely and really helpful at explaining the menu! It was such a fun dining experience. Would definitely eat there again and would like to take my family back there.

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Great meal. The dishes came out fast and looked amazing. A lovely meal with great service.

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Melissa McDonald

It was fine. The food was good but not up to normal standard

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Tasty food and friendly staff. Probably a bit expensive for what it is, but with the first table discount was a great deal!!

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Great food served quickly and with a smile.

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Kristen Kotuhi

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Our fave Mexico restaurant to date. The staff were lovely, the drinks were delicious and the food was amazing! The staff recommended some menu items we hadn’t tried and there were no regrets. The food also came out staggered which was great to be able to have bits to snack on until the next arrived. Will definitely be back with or without first table. Could not recommend this place enough - thank you Mexico ellerslie it was a treat.

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Funky decor. Tasty food with imaginative menu choices that go beyond the typical Mexican that is often served.

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Jennifer Allison

We went to Mexico and loved it. EXPERIENCE that's what this restaurant provides. Relaxed great music yummy drinks and felts and piñatas for kids to colour in. We tried heaps. Stuffed jalapeños they were delicious yes the fried chicken is great. Lamb rump with guacamole delish. Washed down with a couple of tequilas and wine what more could want on a Saturday night. Thanks so much we will absolutely be back. Also kids eat free Sundays yay

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Mexico is always a great time! The cocktails are delicious and there is a wide range of food which never disappoints! Staff always super friendly. Great place to go if you want a bit of everything not just one meal.

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Sophie Jacqueline

Service was very good, and a fun place to sit in! Food was quite nice but really lacked flavour and depth. Even just adding some salt, lemon and definitely chilli would have helped.The items we ordered with three chilli signs next to it had literally zero spice. In fact the entire meal had no chilli as far as I could tell and we ordered several spicy items. Very good portion sizes however - we couldn't finish ours! And despite having no spice the fried chicken was excellent. Thanks!

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Great food, great service, would definitely go back again.

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Liam Hunt

Second time back here for lunch.

Once again, no fail to disappoint on both service and food. One of the best restaurants around the area.

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Laura Kaye

Great varied menu, food came out super fast and hot/freshly made. Staff lovely and friendly, the lamb rump was MASSIVE and much bigger than we'd expected. Highly recommend the duck taco and the stuffed jalapenos.
Fried chicken was a bit overcooked but as Mexico lovers this is the first time we've ever had that.
In regards to the First Table experience it was quick and easy to sort billing with the discount and we had a fantastic time!

Discounted food, not discounted experience! <3

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Karina Schreurs

Awesome food and friendly staff.

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Lee Clark

An outstanding meal with great (super quick) service and friendly staff. First Table meant it was also fabulously cheap! We'll be back!!

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dean cowling

nice food good service,

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We had an excellent meal at Mexico, Ellerslie. I ordered the ribs and weren't expecting the huge pile I got! Had the right amount of spice - yum! Lovely vibe and the staff were lovely.

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Great experience from the moment we arrived. The service was attentive and wait staff friendly. Food was serviced in a good time and was very yummy.

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The food and atmosphere at Mexico was brilliant. We had dinner here with friends as a birthday celebration and couldn’t have had a better time!

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The service was great ,there were three of us , and the food matched the style of the restaurant, it was superb . It didn’t break the bank and using first Table meant what was $153 was $72 !
I especially loved the fried chicken

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Delicious plant based options and excellent service. I highly recommend.

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Kayla Grant

Amazing food as always!
Pork belly burger and fried chicken veryyummy!

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Amazing food as always. Prompt service as well.

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As good the second time as the first time we went. Thanks for the great meal

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Ruby Hirst

Delicious food and amazing servers!

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Angel Riley

Amazing food and service. Love Mexico!

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Elayne Jiang

They changed the menu of drinks and tasted not good.

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Lisa Keleher

Everything was delicious! The fried chicken was amazing, I wanted to order more. Drinks were yum (especially the margaritas) and the wait staff were really polite, friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back again soon for some more tacos and fried chicken!

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Liarnn Harris

Yummy food and delicious happy hour margaritas!

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Nikki MacWilliam

Yummy and good service.

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Andrea Calvin

The food was excellent. The home made nacho chips were superb. Try one if their Margherita's!

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Oleg Stasiv

Amazing atmosphere and very tasty food. Reccomending this place to everyone!

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good food and friendly sevices

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Jordyn Fisi'iahi

Service was outstanding and food was AMAZING! every dish we ordered was delicious!!! The strawberry and guava margarita was yummy! Will defs be back

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Joelene Huhu

From the moment we entered to when we left the atmosphere was phenomenal. Our waitress Milah was so friendly and knew what she was talking about. The food came out fast and was delicious.
Try the tequila taster and the margaritas they are delicious.

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Meg Johnson

Great atmosphere and food. Nice staff and lovely drinks

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Lovely food and lovely staff. Thanks Mexico :)

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Judith Iki

What a lovely time Hubby and I had! Great service from the lady dressed in black - sorry we didn’t catch her name but she was absolutely brilliant. Her advice on what was possibly too spicy and what some better choices were. Well done!

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Michelle S

Always a great time here! A little sad the ceviche has gone from the menu, still, great food and service with a smile.

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