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Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Mexican, Tacos
Price Point: Mains from $10 - $20

A fast-paced homage to the streets of Central America, Mexico restaurants provide an authentic and fun-loving taste of Mexican culture.

The Ponsonby branch is as colourful as a day of the dead fiesta, with painted woodwork, flickering candles and vibrant wall murals, and the energy is equally eclectic, making it ideal for everything from a fun-filled date to catching up with pals.

The food here takes a seasonal approach to Mexican fare with flavours that are big, spicy and complex.

Menus change every three months, but generally include the likes of soft shell tacos, quesadillas, sharing snacks such as croquetas and mouth watering grilled meats. Classics such as ceviche and their legendary fried chicken are a must try, while prawn cutlets in turmeric rice batter are divine dunked into spicy chipotle cream.

Drinks keep the vibe loud and lively, with jugs of sangria and Frida's Margaritas, top shelf Tequila and a long list of Mexican beers. The melon and mint margarita is a refreshing twist on the classic.

For a dining experience with all the fun of a fiesta, look no further!

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Mexico Ponsonby
164 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby
Auckland 1011

Open Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday 4pm - late
Thursday - Sunday 12pm - late

Phone: 09 280 3919

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Mexico Ponsonby
Location: Ponsonby
Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Mexican, Tacos
Mains: $10 - $20
Mexico Ponsonby accepts American Express

Reviews

Hannah Clarke

Aye carumba! If you are trying to impress a new friend/work mate/client take them to Mexico. Margarita month of February will have them laughing at everything you say in no time. Then comes the food, spicy and salty, your taste buds will be on a bender (like your liver after 2 carafes). Just save room for dessert. Cheesecake with granita is best way to end a delicious meal. Then another margarita...

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Mexico Ponsonby has a great cozy atmospheric, balancing the busy vibe without feeling crowded / packed in. The drinks selection was great, we tried a few different margarita flavours and they were all fantastic. The food is intended to be shared, except for the tacos. The fried chicken is always a hit, and we found the crispy cauliflower was a great vegetarian choice. The avocado taco was surprisingly delicious! There is a great range of food to choose from, and we have yet to try anything that we haven't enjoyed. Highly recommend!

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Let me just say... The equites are SO good, I just want to grab the blackened onion crema by the hand and smother it all over me. Everywhere. Just allllll over my body. It's the kind of flavour you just never want to end. Ever.
I happily downed 2 spicy margaritas which I requested and they were all kinds of beautiful... I mean chili salt rim, lots of lime... Just dowse me in it, honestly. Tequila in my eyes? I can handle it if it means I get more of this marg.
The fish taco was so delish I ordered another, which obviously meant I rolled back down Ponsonby road like old mate Tweedledee.

Lots of gluten free options, as well as vegetarian and vegan.

Mexico... I LOVE you! And I also love that whenever I announce "I'm going to Mexico" people just assume I'm upping and moving half way across the globe. We love a mysterious life.

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Kelly Tomlinson

Had a really great dinner at Mexico. Food came out fast and we particularly enjoyed the fried chicken, sauces and quesadillas. We ordered the cheesecake but unfortunately there was heaps of hard biscuit base rather than actual cheesecake which was disappointing. Overall, it was a great Mexican feast with a nice atmosphere and good service. Some dishes could be slightly improved. Shout out to the Mexican soda options - they tasted amazing!

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Can't go wrong with Mexico. Delicious well priced food, Amazing cocktails, relaxed atmosphere. Staff were helpful with timely service! Plenty of options for various diets too - The vegetarian in the couple was very happy!

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Really nice food and love the deco of the restaurant! Great meal

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Delicious food as always!!!

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Mexico Ponsonby were great! We were late stuck in traffic and they still let us dine in! We were very grateful for that! The food was so fresh and delicious that we had to have seconds for everything we ordered! I recommend to anyone who craves that Mexican food!

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Kayleen Jones

Yummy food and great service

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Lena Hehea

Our experience at Mexico Ponsonby was fantastic. Our waiter was great and very helpful in explaining the menu and giving advice about popular dishes. Everything came out very fast and was absolutely delicious. The place looks great and gives you a proper Mexican feel. Would go again in a heartbeat. Thanks Mexico!

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Jessica Barton

I always love eating at Mexico but the Ponsonby branch is definitely one of my favourites! The Fried chicken was divine...Thanks!

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Mexico is always delicious! My fav place to go for dinner! Can’t beat the fried chicken and the beef and prawn tacos are bomb. Thanks team! :)

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Silvia Kostandini

First time trying the Ponsonby Mexico! The food was so fresh and tasty, definitely would recommend the cauliflower and quesadillas. There wasn't a single item that let us down! Not to forget the great variety of Margaritas!

The interior atmosphere was amazing and the service was pretty good and attentive!
Definitively looking forwards going back!

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Melodee Leilua

The food was fresh and full of flavour. The booking was seamless and service was top notch, we will definitely be going again and using first table.

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Leia Senington

We had a lovely time! The atmosphere was great, service excellent, and food was so yummy.

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Great food, great service, great prices. The staff are really friendly and don't treat you differently because you are first table. Loved the prawn tacos and fried cauliflower florets. Absolutely delicious and will be returning :)

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Oriwia Soutar

We went to Mexico last night for a date night and absolutely loved the food an atmosphere. Friendly staff an super fast with bringing the food out so we weren’t waiting long. I recommend trying a margarita out they have so many to choose from you won’t be disappointed.

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Peter Collins

Amazing service
Amazing food
A great place Aplus

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Delicious as always, Mexico is a classic. Quick service & friendly enough staff, always a nice vibe and the menu is to die for. Would very happily eat here every night, to be honest.

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Jade Maclennan

The food was amazing, and came out really quickly. The wait staff were lovely and super attentive too. The beef soft shell taco is the best taco I’ve ever had! Thank you!

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Peter Collins

Fantastic service amazing food what a pleasure

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Really enjoyed the food and service. The food came out quickly and was very tasty.
Would definitely go again.

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My 9 yr old and I went to Mexico Ponsonby for a school holiday treat. We ordered the Mexico Fried Chicken which is always delicious, the Patatas Bravas for old time's sake which was tasty but so huge we had to take most of it home, and the Ceviche with coconut salad which was outstanding. Our server was friendly and very helpful which made it all even better.

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Peter Collins

What a great place
Best staff, best food, this is my new fav place

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Bex Donnell

Mid week girls catch up was perfection at Mexico! The cocktails were delicious and we ordered a wide range of food as my friend is vegan. All the food was brought out quickly and was flavoursome and our server was attentive and quick to ensure that we knew which dishes were vegan and which were not. Definitely making a return trip.

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Elise Dalrymple-Keast

Mexico never disappoints; the totopos were crispy, tacos were tantalising and the esquites were a buttery delight. Also if you’ve never tried the patatas de maize you are missing out. If I could eat one texture for the rest of my life that would be it

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Extremely fast service. Food was served 10mins after ordering. Great food. Great service

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Hannah Clarke

Aye carumba! If you are trying to impress a new friend/work mate/client take them to Mexico. Margarita month of February will have them laughing at everything you say in no time. Then comes the food, spicy and salty, your taste buds will be on a bender (like your liver after 2 carafes). Just save room for dessert. Cheesecake with granita is best way to end a delicious meal. Then another margarita...

- dined at Mexico Ponsonby on

Mexico Ponsonby has a great cozy atmospheric, balancing the busy vibe without feeling crowded / packed in. The drinks selection was great, we tried a few different margarita flavours and they were all fantastic. The food is intended to be shared, except for the tacos. The fried chicken is always a hit, and we found the crispy cauliflower was a great vegetarian choice. The avocado taco was surprisingly delicious! There is a great range of food to choose from, and we have yet to try anything that we haven't enjoyed. Highly recommend!

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Delicious food!

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Let me just say... The equites are SO good, I just want to grab the blackened onion crema by the hand and smother it all over me. Everywhere. Just allllll over my body. It's the kind of flavour you just never want to end. Ever.
I happily downed 2 spicy margaritas which I requested and they were all kinds of beautiful... I mean chili salt rim, lots of lime... Just dowse me in it, honestly. Tequila in my eyes? I can handle it if it means I get more of this marg.
The fish taco was so delish I ordered another, which obviously meant I rolled back down Ponsonby road like old mate Tweedledee.

Lots of gluten free options, as well as vegetarian and vegan.

Mexico... I LOVE you! And I also love that whenever I announce "I'm going to Mexico" people just assume I'm upping and moving half way across the globe. We love a mysterious life.

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Merryn Gott

Great food, great vibe, great value. What's not to like?

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Nataly Hurwitz

Love the vibe of this place. Staff were attentive. The sangria - delish and refreshing. Fried chicken on point. Tried dessert - really good!

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Meg Dunbar

The contents of this review have not been published as it breaches our review guidelines.

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Kelly Tomlinson

Had a really great dinner at Mexico. Food came out fast and we particularly enjoyed the fried chicken, sauces and quesadillas. We ordered the cheesecake but unfortunately there was heaps of hard biscuit base rather than actual cheesecake which was disappointing. Overall, it was a great Mexican feast with a nice atmosphere and good service. Some dishes could be slightly improved. Shout out to the Mexican soda options - they tasted amazing!

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Amie Limbrick

Loved how fresh and tasty the food was! Perfect for a summer evening, thank you!

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Jacob Marander Higgins

Great food at an even better price!

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Dora Tbwa

Great venue, food, and drinks. Overall a great time. The lamb quesadillas were delicious.

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Karen Foster

Nice quick meal with
Family. Enjoyed by all.

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Charlotte Ashley

The flavours are incredible at Mexico! I love that they mix up the menu every few months so that customers can try new dishes. We ordered around 4-5 dishes to share and couldn’t fault anything - guac and corn chips and fried chicken are all time favs however the stuffed jalapeños were delicious!

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Jessica Barton

We had a great night out with amazing food. Would definitely recommend.

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Can't go wrong with Mexico. Delicious well priced food, Amazing cocktails, relaxed atmosphere. Staff were helpful with timely service! Plenty of options for various diets too - The vegetarian in the couple was very happy!

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Really nice food and love the deco of the restaurant! Great meal

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Delicious food as always!!!

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Mexico Ponsonby were great! We were late stuck in traffic and they still let us dine in! We were very grateful for that! The food was so fresh and delicious that we had to have seconds for everything we ordered! I recommend to anyone who craves that Mexican food!

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Great food and margaritas as per usual

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Kayleen Jones

Yummy food and great service

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Lena Hehea

Our experience at Mexico Ponsonby was fantastic. Our waiter was great and very helpful in explaining the menu and giving advice about popular dishes. Everything came out very fast and was absolutely delicious. The place looks great and gives you a proper Mexican feel. Would go again in a heartbeat. Thanks Mexico!

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Jessica Barton

I always love eating at Mexico but the Ponsonby branch is definitely one of my favourites! The Fried chicken was divine...Thanks!

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Nina Gailer

The contents of this review have not been published as it breaches our review guidelines.

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Mexico is always delicious! My fav place to go for dinner! Can’t beat the fried chicken and the beef and prawn tacos are bomb. Thanks team! :)

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Silvia Kostandini

First time trying the Ponsonby Mexico! The food was so fresh and tasty, definitely would recommend the cauliflower and quesadillas. There wasn't a single item that let us down! Not to forget the great variety of Margaritas!

The interior atmosphere was amazing and the service was pretty good and attentive!
Definitively looking forwards going back!

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Melodee Leilua

The food was fresh and full of flavour. The booking was seamless and service was top notch, we will definitely be going again and using first table.

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Leia Senington

We had a lovely time! The atmosphere was great, service excellent, and food was so yummy.

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Paul Patton

Very average food. When it originally opened a few years ago the food was tasty. Now I feel they have stripped away the herbs and spices and you're left with blandness. Sad.

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Great food, great service, great prices. The staff are really friendly and don't treat you differently because you are first table. Loved the prawn tacos and fried cauliflower florets. Absolutely delicious and will be returning :)

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Oriwia Soutar

We went to Mexico last night for a date night and absolutely loved the food an atmosphere. Friendly staff an super fast with bringing the food out so we weren’t waiting long. I recommend trying a margarita out they have so many to choose from you won’t be disappointed.

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Hugo Harvey

The contents of this review have not been published as it breaches our review guidelines.

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Peter Collins

Amazing service
Amazing food
A great place Aplus

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Delicious as always, Mexico is a classic. Quick service & friendly enough staff, always a nice vibe and the menu is to die for. Would very happily eat here every night, to be honest.

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Sajid Choudhary

Delicious!
Loved the Quesadilla. Very, very tasty.

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Tasty food.

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Fantastic service, super friendly, fast and helpful! Staff were friendly, food was delicious. Would 100% go back for more, so cheap with first table as well!!

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Surekha Parag

We went with 2 kids under 5 and we all had a great dinner. The staff are very attentive with very good service. The food was delicious. We ordered way too much but ate it all!

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Samantha Meyer

Good vibes. Good food. Great time all round! I was lucky enough to go with a couple of friends who didn't understand the reputation that Mexico's fried chicken has, so when I ordered a plate intending to share with them, they were super satisfied with their own meals that I got a WHOLE. PLATE. OF CHICKEN. TO. MYSELF!!! Absolutely stuffed... I mean stoked. Thanks Mexico <3

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IN LOVE with the tacos, absolutely loved this place! Definitely coming back again :)

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Jade Maclennan

The food was amazing, and came out really quickly. The wait staff were lovely and super attentive too. The beef soft shell taco is the best taco I’ve ever had! Thank you!

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Peter Collins

Fantastic service amazing food what a pleasure

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Really enjoyed the food and service. The food came out quickly and was very tasty.
Would definitely go again.

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My 9 yr old and I went to Mexico Ponsonby for a school holiday treat. We ordered the Mexico Fried Chicken which is always delicious, the Patatas Bravas for old time's sake which was tasty but so huge we had to take most of it home, and the Ceviche with coconut salad which was outstanding. Our server was friendly and very helpful which made it all even better.

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Kiri Chivell

Enjoyed the food a lot and will be happen to return!

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Peter Collins

What a great place
Best staff, best food, this is my new fav place

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Alek Lisefski

Nice food, love the flavours! Not our first our first time here, but First Table was a good excuse to try try some new things.

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Sandra Haynes

The food is always so gooood and tasty. Great place for family date night out.

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