Cuisine: Mexican
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Welcome to a taste of Mexico.

Fresh, authentic and seriously tasty Mexican food is served up in a colourful and vibrant atmosphere at La Mexica. There’s a private courtyard, spaces for large groups and cosy corners for more intimate dining.

From light bites to grande dinners, there’s something to suit all tastes. Try tasty tapas dishes like chimichanga (deep-fried flour tortilla burritos) or tacos with pico de gallo and a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian fillings.

For the main course, it’s hard to go past classic fajitas, quesadillas and burritos. But meat lovers must try the Mexican steak with corn and slaw salad or the delicious chargrilled pork rib stack. Little ninos are well catered for with a great kids’ menu offering quesadillas, pizza and nachos.

Don’t forget to check out La Mexica’s exciting programme of events, performances and salsa lessons.

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La Mexica Cantina & Restaurant
109 The Strand
Tauranga 3110

Open Hours:
Mon Tues: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed-Sun: 11:30 am - 8.30 pm

Phone: 07 928 0833
Website: www.lamexica.co.nz

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La Mexica Cantina & Restaurant
Location: Tauranga
Cuisine: Mexican
Mains: $15 - $35

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Kerry Thomson

I had the chicken quesadilla and shared a side of Patotas Fritas. Really tasty food, large servings and fabulous Margaritas to wash it all down with. Will definitely be going back there.

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The food here is amazing, mainly for the size of the meals, very generous. Unfortunately it was St Patrick's Day, so the pub next door had what they would call music, to us it was just noise. Spoilt the meal slightly, but that is not La Mexican Cantina's fault.
The service was laid back, we were approached for our order and we hadn't been given any menus. But we were happy overall and would consider dining again.

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Niki Ririnui

Lots of food options and generous portions, delicious too!

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Bernie Roodt

The staff at La Mexico were very accommodating with our request to have our meal ready when we arrived. We needed to be at a function by 6pm, and shortly after our arrival our meal was presented. The Mexican slaw salad was very tasty and there was plenty to eat on the plate! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Naomi Tanner

Really nice evening

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Great menu, friendly and attentive staff, epic cocktails! We had the sliders, quesadillas, fajitas and churros. The fajitas arrived on a hot plate still sizzling! Thanks guys :)

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took the first table. food was just as expected really great. service was fast.

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Excellent service and delicious food. Will definitely visit again. Really appreciate the manager accommodating a change in our reservation due to circumstances beyond our control, most thoughtful. Thanks for a lovely evening

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Great Mexican fare and family friendly environment. The presentation of the food was excellent and our girls had a good selection on the kids menu. Will definitely go back again.

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Whare Ngatai

Beautiful meals. Very large servings. Nice, chilled atmosphere. Plus there were free Salsa lessons at 8pm! Weird but fun

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Jenny Dawber

Lovely location and yum food

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We really enjoyed our meal and the service was decent. My wife loved the tacos and kids enjoyed the nachos. I had the Mexican chicken salad which tasted nice and fresh. The churros were a bit dry, but were well presented. We will be back!

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Excellent food with amazing flavors and the service was perfect - we will definitely be back

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Kylie Stowe

Really great food, perfect place for Sunday night family dinner. We will be back!

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Hine Clark

Greeted by two smiling waitresses and got to experience amazing Mexican! Absolutely loved the chicken tacos and cheese dip, definitely going back again.

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Good margaritas (tip: upgrade to a tequila other than Jose Cuervo for the Classic Margaritas) and nice chimichanga and burrito. Chips were a little stale, but other than that, pretty tasty meal in a cute part of town.

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Ronald Hillman

First time we have had mexican and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The plate portions were very generous that we needed to have takeaway containers. Would recommend to others to dine and enjoy.

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Heather Parnell

A fun way of eating is the first thing that springs to mind. I am new to Mexican Dining and enjoyed how colourful, appetising and fun the whole experience was. For a starter I tried the Chimichanga. Wow!!! Piping hot, delicate yet crisp outside cut in half to reveal a tasty chicken mixture and a bowl of swirling tomato and cream sauce for dipping. Even though this was filling I couldn't resist trying the "Make your own Fajita' at the table. I went for a mixed grill which included vegetables, chicken, beef and prawns served on a sizzling platter. A board containing all the accompaniments such as black beans, coleslaw, yellow rice, the swirling tomato and cream sauce and the fajitas themselves came too, ready for me to construct my own. I loved the flavours. My partner started with Tortilla chips and Guacamole which was super creamy with a pleasant 'kick' to it. For his main he went with Chicken Nachos which were beautifully presented and super tasty. Generous quantities for sure. I musn't forget to mention the Margaritas we drank. Mine was berry, very flavoursome and the rim coated with sugar and cinnamon was sensational. My partner went for Passionfruit and that 'hit the spot' for him. The staff were very welcoming and attentive. It was a hot night when we went so sitting outside in the breeze with the buzz of the Strand and great food made for a very enjoyable dining experience. Thank You

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Delicious food and quick service

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We had an awesome evening with the delicious food and friendly wait staff. The portion sizes were generous, which was great as the food was moreish. Between the four of us we had the nachos, ribs, beef burrito and chicken fajitas and all were excellent. Definitely worth a try!

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Toni Walker

Brilliant food, brilliant staff, atmosphere was great but we happened to be there while an owner had brought their dog as they dined outside near our table so the atmosphere was spoiled by the dog barking at people passing by but other than that, I would definitely recommend.

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louisa webber

we were the only people in the restaurant - early, mid week dining! The wait staff were excellent & very attentive.
the man felt serving sizes were a bit smaller than we expected, however the meal was still adequate & I took home a doggy bag of my fajitas.....

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Delicious food and excellent service. Thanks for a lovely meal.

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John Wilson

The food and staff were excellent.

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Steve Pene

Top notch food and good service.

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Lenora Winiata

We have been to La Mexica a few times and the food is always amazing, the manager was very accommodating as we arrived late due to our babysitter coming late, so we are very grateful for that. We LOVE the food.

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Great food and service, thank you!

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Cathryn Hogan

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. We will be going back and will recommend to others

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Great service, food and atmosphere and totally recommend the cocktail menu

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Cherryn Ashby

Food was excellent. Awesome value for money. Very big portion sizes and food was served quickly. Will definitely be going back.

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Sasha Pritchard

Excellent dining experience - quick service and tasty food

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Rach Simonsen

Amazing scene for a mexican dinner.The staff were great - especially seeing as we were the first diners they interacted with the kids looking at the books. Mains came before our entree's because waiter forgot to order them - so we had them with the main - did not get charged for one entree. Kids enjoyed their meals especially the nachoes and the chicken and cheese quesidillas. I am a fan of churros but felt these were too stodgy. Great wine and beer. Would go back for sure.

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Nicola Rehutai

Loved our meal. Had great service. Drinks were delish. Will be back again. we had a fantastic night!!!

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Katrina Buchanan

The food was so flavoursome and great portion sizes. We really enjoyed our meal

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Wayne Turner

Great food, great service & a great atmosphere. This was my first visit but there'll be many more.
This was a treat for my 11 year old son and he LOVED it. Will definitely be back :)

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Ange Seconi

Awesome service! Food done well enjoyed by all ...

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Amazing time and the best Mojitos. I also left my phone there and one of their amazing staff dropped it of at my work in the morning!!! 5+ stars

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Charles Williams

Really wanted some Corn chips and Guacamole to start but no Guacamole that night which was disappointing for a Mexican place. That was the only negative. Food was awesome and the portions were huge. Will be back.

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Tania Ririnui

Soooo yummy!! Great service

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Vicki Lilleyman

Awesome place to dine. Yummy food and great service

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Claire Deakin

What an awesome idea.. The food was great (even though we ordered way too much!!) and the service was super friendly.. We shall be back

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Loved the food, service and atmosphere! Thoroughly recommend

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The dining was fabulous and really appreciated the caring service. Thank you for a great night out!

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Sarah Spence

The starters were absolutely amazing, especially the chicken chimichanga. The beef burritos were just perfect, with lots of meat and a great taste. Unfortunately we couldn't fit in dessert, though the chilli chocolate cake will have to be something we go back for another time.

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Desma de Berry

Good food, fantastic service. Waitresses were really friendly, fast to clear dishes, food came out fast and yummy margaritas thank you

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Hamish McMorran

Wonderful food and service, will definitely be back!

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Service was great and motif was good. Pork ribs were dog food. Potatoes were potato chips. Rice was dry and hard. Beans tasted like canned. What else can I say?
Sorry.

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Raylene Gibbons

A really great experience for an early dinner for a family of 4.
We loved the wonderful team and service and felt glad we selected this awesome venue. The selection was really great and covered a wide option. The food was fantastic and service was quick and efficient.
We were able to enjoy our time and not feel rushed. There is something to being early and selecting your preference of seating and location.
I really enjoyed our dinner and time and will recommend to all

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Sharon Wellington

My husband and I dined at La Mexica for my birthday with our 15 year old, 3 year old and 9 month old. Hubby and I are both exhausted and needed a night out to celebrate surviving our crazy life .... the lovely waitress brought out toys for the kids, played with and danced with them - making no issue of the mess left under the highchair and our kids running riot throughout the restaurant. The menu catered to all of us, food was on time and tasty, and the atmosphere was relaxed. Great décor and music. Can't wait to go back and reek more havoc - hubby and I are looking forward to having our first dance there on one of the salsa lesson nights ;-)

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Outstanding! Mum, Dad and the teenage boys thoroughly enjoyed the meals. Great flavours, decent size, efficient and friendly service. Loved the sashimi and especially liked the fajitas. Have raved about La Mexica to everybody! Can't wait to go back.

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