Cuisine: Mexican
Price Point: Mains from $10 - $20
Ranked: #12 of 97 restaurants in Christchurch

Drenched in bright colour and spiked with bold imagery, Mexico is an immersive dining experience inspired by the street cuisine and culture of its namesake nation.

Mexico celebrates the vibrant, fresh and lighter side of Mexican cuisine, with a range of street food-inspired dishes served to you in a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere. The menu is seasonal, locally sourced and sustainable, changing every 3 months to ensure fresh ideas and flavours.

The drinks keep the vibe loud and lively, with a long list of Tequila, Mexican beers, Sangria and their very own brand of Margaritas, Frida's Margaritas, guaranteed to leave you with all kinds of decision anxiety.

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Mexico Christchurch
203 Manchester Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
12pm till late, 7 days a week

Phone: +64 3 374 5422
Website: www.mexico.net.nz

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Ranked: #12 of 97 restaurants in Christchurch 12
Mexico Christchurch
Cuisine: Mexican
Mains: $10 - $20

Reviews

Amie Coker

From the moment we walked into Mexico we felt like we had been transported to the country itself!! We were presented with a divine looking menu with a kids menu too which was perfect for our 7 year old. We began with corn chips and guacamole, then followed up with authentic mexican meals like chicken mole quesadillas and a variety of mouth watering soft tacos. We finished off with to die for churros and white chocolate cheesecake. Thankyou Mexico for an outstanding dining experience!!

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Stella Sales

The staff were very nice and helpful when asked about serving sizes/more detailed description of the meals. My partner and I ordered a carafe of their blueberry and lavender margarita and it was delicious! Well-balanced, not too strong on the tequila especially if you haven’t tried this love me/hate me Mexican spirit. The tacos we ordered were very filling, would come back again and wouldn’t mind paying full price for the meal :)

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Great service with fantastic food. We really enjoyed the dining experience that we got at Mexico - the team were super friendly and wanted to make sure we had the best experience possible. The food was amazing too, not just Mexican themed, a nice change. The atmosphere was very nice too.

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Kay Bayly

Service was excellent that the food was amazing. Highly recommend for everyone to put this on the "bucket list" of places to try you wont be disappointed.

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Melissa Sleeman

Mexico is a true favourite of mine. It was great to be able to expand that love with my colleagues were we came for a pre xmas lunch. A great feed which exceeded expectations! (as always) Thank you!

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Amazing burst of flavors and quality of food, the service great and atmosphere awesome. We will definately be back after a great all round experience that left us talking about the menu as we left.

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Gayel Marquet

A lovely locale for Ladies who Lunch. Great variety of flavours not your typical Mexican

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Rheanna Walsh

Honestly amazing. Love the vibe, the decor, the music. Tapas plates are amazing, so are the tacos and if you go here get the fried chicken (seriously). Really great food and drinks - will 100% be back.

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Great atmosphere, great food, good service. We will be back!

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Jamie Robinson

A warm, welcoming vibe on a thundery evening! Great food and fun service, we will definitely be coming back :)

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Kat Mitchell

Delicious food and great sangria

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Amanda Joy

Delicious food.

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Danping Tong

Very delicious food and very good service. Really enjoyed my time. Love the soda drink.

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Alefa Seleni

Mexico is a great place to have a good relaxed evening. Good vibes, good food and great service. We ordered a good range of food and its was great, only downfall is that the ribs were a little dry but w ill definatley be going back in the near future

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Dairne Woods

Service was fantastic - our waiter was very friendly, helpful and able to make recommendations. It was our son's birthday and they even gave him a free dessert which I thought was extremely generous considering we were already only paying 50% of the food bill. We had a variety of tacos and a few different starters- everything was delicious

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Samantha Carruth

Very good, highly recommended!

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Phil Burgess

good food and service. Had heard average reviews around town about Mexico, but overall was a good feed and service.

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Shanice Adair

Such a lovely night. Staff alway so friendly and service and food always top notch!

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mike connolly

Wow wow wow
If you go to this restaurant you are in for a treat. I could have ordered 1 of everything (unfortunately there was too many thing's to choose from).We ordered 4 dishes. The only downside was we ran out of room for dessert. Guess we will just have to go again.

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Zoe Robson

Really impressed with the service, waitress was really attentive, food came out quickly. Great spot for lunch.

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Sinead Ferry

First time dining experience here and the food was amazing and the service was quick. Great evening for my partners birthday:)

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Matthew Minish

Super friendly staff, delicious food. Do not miss the fried chicken!

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ella stensness

Yummy food and great service

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Had a brilliant work lunch. Food was awesome - excellent broccoli side dish and chocolate dessert in particular. Highly recommend the white cola - best cola I've had! Only downside was that there was too much temptation to keep eating cos it was so cheap.

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Great place to go for sharing different dishes. Quick service and friendly staff.

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The food was amazing, so many options to choose from and were very accommodating to specific diets! The staff were happy to help with anything. I highly recommend Mexico.. We will definitely be going back there soon.

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Melissa Roberts

I had a lunch here with my 5 year old daughter and we loved it. The food was so yummy. I was a bit nervous taking her there without knowing the spice level but there were options on the menu for her that wern't spicy. The kids menu also had some colouring and activities on it... which she had fun doing. The fried chicken was AMAZING! Soooo good!!!! We will def be back with the rest of our family =) We also loved the bright & vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant as well

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Megan Kate Boland

Nice host. Great selection of tacos

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Everything was great. From the outside tired looking building but don’t worry about that. Once inside the decor is cool. Food was lovely and plenty to share , as mostly sharing plates. Waitress was delightful. Thank u

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Rose Cook

Food was fab! Thoroughly recommend the beef taco, fried chicken, broccoli and drinks. We had a wonderful night, we will absolutely be back!

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Sione Mase

Food was delicious highly recommend trying abit if everything and also no matter how full you are it is a must that you finish your experience with churros for dessert trust me you’ll thank me later

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Bridget Compton-Moen

The food was delicious! Great recommendations from our very attentive waitress. It was my friend’s birthday and they gave us churros on the house and then offered the birthday girl a tequila shot- which she loved! Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.... soon.

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Gabriela Medeiros Nogueira

I loved this restaurant. Good food, nice people, excellent service, very interesting decoration. I'll be back in other opportunity.

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Louise Devereux

We had a great experience at Mexico. The slow cooked lamb quesadilla was a highlight, definitely worth trying. We also enjoyed the fried chicken, chimichangas, and the sauces that accompanied them, though the jalapeño mayo wasn’t as spicy as expected. The guacamole (served with corn chips) seemed a bit plain. Service was good on the whole. We had a friendly, attentive waiter. And we came home with a bottle of hot sauce. We will return. Thanks Mexico staff.

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Really delicious range of food a great range. Very social and vibrant atmosphere. Cool music. The tables aren't to close together so you can have good chat.

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Anika Marsh

Third time going to Mexico and as always was a great experience. Waiter suggested some items on the menu to try, which didn’t disappoint and the food was out SUPER fast.
Will be back for sure!

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Excellent food and service well done to all the staff.

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Monique Jenks

We had a lovely evening here! The atmosphere is lively and fun with an upbeat playlist and lovely ambience from the candles and Mexican decor. We really enjoyed ordering a range of dishes, starting with the croquetas and chickpea patatas as snacks. We then got the Mexican fried chicken, a quesadilla and the Guajillo chicken which were all delicious. A stand out for us was definitely the desserts, my partner got the white chocolate cheesecake and I got the Xocolate pastel (a Mexican chocolate cake- which was vegan and delicious!). There were great options given for a range of dietary requirements. We also really enjoyed the drinks we needed to buy on the booking and indulged in the lovely Mexican sodas. Service was lovely with our waitress introducing herself by name and being extremely friendly and creating a great dining experience for us. Thank you for the great night :)

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Nikkita Koia

The food, the vibe, the service are all spot on! Will be back for sure!

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shaner baartman

Friendly great customer service. Food was yummy and filling. Love the fried chicken!

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Sally-Ann Kircher

Everything about Mexico was brilliant, the waiter greeted us with a smile and showed us to our table, he then explained the whole menu and didn’t sound like he does it 50 times a day! He bought water, checked on us once and with perfect timing, so often waited interrupt a conversation or catch me with my mouth full! The food was so good! Fresh and full of flavour. Generous portions too. Even had we not been using first table, it would have been well worth the money. The classic margaritas were amazing. Waiter took the time to have a little chat on our way out and I notice he did that with everyone, and not necessarily about the restaurant which was nice to see and hear! Thanks Mexico for a delicious lunch- we will be back

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Shane Buckner

A great lunch experience with a couple of colleagues. A friendly welcome then asked about drinks. We opted to have a drink not on the menu, but one that the staff knew - a Michelada. No problems to have that made up for us.
we chose 6 or 7 dishes to start and these came out pretty promptly. The fried chicken, cauliflower florets, croquetas and stuffed mushrooms were fantastic sharing plates with great flavour. The individual tacos were all presented well, and my fish and octopus taco was delicious. Great staff who were attentive on what looked like quite a busy Monday lunchtime.

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Erin June VIII

Plum and cinnamon margarita! What the? Soooooo good. Everything we ate here was delicious. Cute premises, lots of parking nearby and food I'm still thinking about the next day. Yum!

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Had an amazing time with the family at Mexico! They've just brought out a new winter menu and it's amazing! Definitely worth getting a few starters to share around, I had the fried chicken for my main and it's a classic! They cater to all people whether you like spicy food or not, would 100% recommend trying one of their margaritas as well. Great experience, place was already packed at 6pm so had a great atmosphere, 10/10 would recommend!

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Louise Main

Ten out of ten from the minute we walked in, super helpful and friendly staff, and the food was to die for- The mexico fried chicken is a must if you dine here! The kids loved their meals and the colouring sheet & day of the dead mask were a really nice touch. My 6year old exclaimed 'This is the best day of my life!!!" while devouring his Churros. We will 100% be going back!

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Amie Coker

From the moment we walked into Mexico we felt like we had been transported to the country itself!! We were presented with a divine looking menu with a kids menu too which was perfect for our 7 year old. We began with corn chips and guacamole, then followed up with authentic mexican meals like chicken mole quesadillas and a variety of mouth watering soft tacos. We finished off with to die for churros and white chocolate cheesecake. Thankyou Mexico for an outstanding dining experience!!

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Stella Sales

The staff were very nice and helpful when asked about serving sizes/more detailed description of the meals. My partner and I ordered a carafe of their blueberry and lavender margarita and it was delicious! Well-balanced, not too strong on the tequila especially if you haven’t tried this love me/hate me Mexican spirit. The tacos we ordered were very filling, would come back again and wouldn’t mind paying full price for the meal :)

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Great food and atmosphere :)

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Nikki Almond

The food and drinks were amazing (as always at Mexico) and the service was fast and friendly. It's a great restaurant with an awesome, colourful vibe and everything we ordered (and we ordered a LOT) tasted incredible. Couldn't fault them for anything; it was a great night out!

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christine Kelly

Awesome took my son for lunch fab food fab service will definitely go again

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The food was really good, and we got to try a lot of new things. I would recommend the fried chicken and the quesadillas! Service was friendly and quick despite the busy restaurant.

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Food was good & service was excellent!

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Delicious lunch with shared plates and tacos. Really enjoyed the fish taco and the corn starter and everything else was very tasty too. Service was friendly

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Wendy Voon

The special margarita: lychee and ginger was excellent. The food and atmosphere was awesome. Food portion is just right. Highly recommended!

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Great service with fantastic food. We really enjoyed the dining experience that we got at Mexico - the team were super friendly and wanted to make sure we had the best experience possible. The food was amazing too, not just Mexican themed, a nice change. The atmosphere was very nice too.

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Amazing food and service as usual!

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Kay Bayly

Service was excellent that the food was amazing. Highly recommend for everyone to put this on the "bucket list" of places to try you wont be disappointed.

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Melissa Sleeman

Mexico is a true favourite of mine. It was great to be able to expand that love with my colleagues were we came for a pre xmas lunch. A great feed which exceeded expectations! (as always) Thank you!

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Good atmosphere and service. Tasty food to share and recommended to try the strawberry/guava margaritas!!

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Sarah Exon

Such a great family dining experience. Our favourite restaurant in Christchurch. We live the food and the kids menu is great too.

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Amazing burst of flavors and quality of food, the service great and atmosphere awesome. We will definately be back after a great all round experience that left us talking about the menu as we left.

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Gayel Marquet

A lovely locale for Ladies who Lunch. Great variety of flavours not your typical Mexican

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Caleb Lau

Good atmosphere and food for the price!

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Rheanna Walsh

Honestly amazing. Love the vibe, the decor, the music. Tapas plates are amazing, so are the tacos and if you go here get the fried chicken (seriously). Really great food and drinks - will 100% be back.

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Great atmosphere, great food, good service. We will be back!

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Jamie Robinson

A warm, welcoming vibe on a thundery evening! Great food and fun service, we will definitely be coming back :)

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Kat Mitchell

Delicious food and great sangria

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Andrew Hall-Jones

Live Mexico, we come here all the time. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Jennie Evett

Food was pretty average, nothing too exciting. I found the pork belly was very dry and flavorless. Bonus: they were very generous with the tequila in our margaritas!

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Kaydi Ní Cumertúin

Chose all the vegan options - delicious! Chengas are delicious and the mushroom sides are amazing. The lychee & ginger margarita was excellent & of course cold brew coffee with rice milk unreal - love this place

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Beware of your nice tops everyone, the juices came out the beef taco as I lifted it and went down into my sleeve and now I have stained my very expense $900 jacket as I should not have put stain remover and water on it. Staff please tell the customers this can happen easily and has left me with a permanent reminder not to go there again even though I liked the food

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Amanda Joy

Delicious food.

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Food and service was good

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Danping Tong

Very delicious food and very good service. Really enjoyed my time. Love the soda drink.

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Alefa Seleni

Mexico is a great place to have a good relaxed evening. Good vibes, good food and great service. We ordered a good range of food and its was great, only downfall is that the ribs were a little dry but w ill definatley be going back in the near future

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Dairne Woods

Service was fantastic - our waiter was very friendly, helpful and able to make recommendations. It was our son's birthday and they even gave him a free dessert which I thought was extremely generous considering we were already only paying 50% of the food bill. We had a variety of tacos and a few different starters- everything was delicious

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Sarah Gibbs

We had a really nice and relaxing lunch there for my Birthday and couldn't be happier with the service, food and drinks!

The Strawberry and Guava Margarita was delicious without being too sweet! Both the food and drinks were prepared and brought out promptly, I don't think there was anything we didn't like, everything was fresh and delicious.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back for some awesome food and drinks :)

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Samantha Carruth

Very good, highly recommended!

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Lovely meal, we will be back!

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Himal Chhetri

The fried chicken were absolutely best. Loved their drinks. So much variety. Will definitely visit again

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Booked a table for 4 and phoned to add another 5 as it was a Birthday they wouldn't do it said it was to hard to work out the bill even though the five extra guests would pay as one.
Really poor service
We had no problem re-booking at another first table restaurant.

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Great food and service - margaritas had too much ice.

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Phil Burgess

good food and service. Had heard average reviews around town about Mexico, but overall was a good feed and service.

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Shanice Adair

Such a lovely night. Staff alway so friendly and service and food always top notch!

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mike connolly

Wow wow wow
If you go to this restaurant you are in for a treat. I could have ordered 1 of everything (unfortunately there was too many thing's to choose from).We ordered 4 dishes. The only downside was we ran out of room for dessert. Guess we will just have to go again.

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Zoe Robson

Really impressed with the service, waitress was really attentive, food came out quickly. Great spot for lunch.

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Nodyrb Aneres

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Sinead Ferry

First time dining experience here and the food was amazing and the service was quick. Great evening for my partners birthday:)

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Matthew Minish

Super friendly staff, delicious food. Do not miss the fried chicken!

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ella stensness

Yummy food and great service

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Had a brilliant work lunch. Food was awesome - excellent broccoli side dish and chocolate dessert in particular. Highly recommend the white cola - best cola I've had! Only downside was that there was too much temptation to keep eating cos it was so cheap.

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Great place to go for sharing different dishes. Quick service and friendly staff.

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The food was amazing, so many options to choose from and were very accommodating to specific diets! The staff were happy to help with anything. I highly recommend Mexico.. We will definitely be going back there soon.

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Melissa Roberts

I had a lunch here with my 5 year old daughter and we loved it. The food was so yummy. I was a bit nervous taking her there without knowing the spice level but there were options on the menu for her that wern't spicy. The kids menu also had some colouring and activities on it... which she had fun doing. The fried chicken was AMAZING! Soooo good!!!! We will def be back with the rest of our family =) We also loved the bright & vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant as well

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