Cuisine: Mexican
Price Point: Mains from $10 - $20
Ranked: #9 of 95 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: #9 of 95 restaurants in Christchurch 9
Mexico Christchurch
Cuisine: Mexican
Mains: $10 - $20

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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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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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Emma Carson

Lovely dinner.

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Donna Gaynor

Our lunch at Mexico was great. We shared a fried chicken and a pork dish and had the guacamole special served with nachos. The chicken was my favorite crispy and delicious it says on the menu that this is spicy but I found it delicious and not too spicy for me. The pork was also delicious. The guacamole was ok not the best I've had. We also had dessert the chorus were great hot and crispy, yum. The service was very good friendly, helpful and prompt.

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Cheryl Allred

Yummy food and friendly service. A few things were forgotten by the waitress and the food came out at seperate times but other than that, was a lovely dining experience.

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Trish Lumb

It was our first vi

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The food was tasty and satisfying. Great service, quick delivery, fantastic margarita

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The rose sangria is highly recommended. The food was pretty good, dishes are pretty small though so it might be a good idea to get a starter alongside your meals. The baked white chocolate dessert was a highlight.

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Cool

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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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Tim Margetts

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Love the food! Everything was yummy! :)

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Siobhan O'Brien

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Garry Huata

Average overall, I would not be returning, as the food, service and ambience are basic. Maybe an okay place to take the kids.

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Joanna Lynn

Unfortunately me and my partner didn't enjoy any of the food. We ordered fried chicken, beef & pork tacos and also the lamb quesadilla. None of it tasted fresh, it all lacked flavour and we left most of the food behind on the plate, especially the quesadilla (which I thought tasted like plastic). Some of the worse mexican food I have tried in Christchurch.
On the plus side our waiter was pleasant and gave good service.
At the end of the evening when we went to pay we mentioned how gross all the food was and the girl at the till gave us a discount which we greatly appreciated.

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Sandra Kennedy

Great service and atmosphere. Would recommend the mexican chicken and the white chocolate cheesecake.

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Such a great time at Mexico Christchurch!! Had just done Dry July, so having one of their amazing margaritas went down a well deserved treat! I tried the Raspberry and Yuzu flavour, and it was super refreshing without being too sweet! Between my partner and I we shared some patatas bravas, croquetas (which came with an amazing sauce), the chicken quesadilla (not a huge fan of the blackened onion crema it came with though) and of course Mexico's famous fried chicken! Food came out super quickly and was so tasty, we couldn't even finish everything and had to take some home with us! Staff were super attentive and helpful, all in all a great experience, will definitely be back :)

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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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Taco's, fried chicken and drinks were tasty and well priced. Slow cooked lamb quesadillas wasn't the best flavor combination and the sauce was a miss. Chicken enchiladas was the special of the day and these were uneatable I would avoid this dish.

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Excellent food and service well done to all the staff.

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Shenna Hernandez

We will come back. We came for a lunch. Well... nobody else was there. So the waiter took his time to guide us through the menu.
Awesome food! The red rice was good. Chicken was crunchy and juicy and had the right hint of spice. The food reminds us of what we have at home. Food items do go well with a nice beer i think maybe a dinner for next time

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Michelle Rolleston

Was pleasantly surprised. The food and service were great.

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Megan Journee

Had a fantastic time trying many different items on the menu. All delicious and delectable! Nothing was left on our plates. Thanks so much!

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Shantel Salele

This place is amazing. We had lunch here and everything could not have gone better, from the lovely host lady, to the wait time (extremely fast) all the way to the amazing scrumptious food. We would definitely be back!

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Liz Carey

Had a great time

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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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Michael Tsang

Great food, great service and love the atmosphere in the restaurant.

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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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Great food and atmosphere!

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Jenny Wu

Nic food and environment. I like the ribs.

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Alexandra Callaghan

Great service, wonderful food and a fantastic atmosphere

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Lisa Haase

The staff are fantastic, and the food was very good, I would go back

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Sarah Exon

We had such a great time and ate SO MUCH food. Service was great.

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Charlotte Heaslip

Great food as always but I feel like you should advertise the fact that this is a shared table. Also, the staff repetitively came over with other peoples food which was a tad annoying.

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Food is really good and drinks had way too much ice in them.

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Customer service was top notch and the food was excellent!

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Katherine Tarr

We took advantage of the half price food and ordered lots of different dishes to share - and couldn't eat it all! The food was delicious, the staff were friendly, and it was great value!

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Had an enjoyable lunch of spicy chicken pieces, soft tacos and a beautifully cooked steak for two. Would come again.

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Glenda Payne

Great place to share plates with freinds. Fresh flavourful food. Great Mexican vibe and Freindly staff. Keep coming here again and again.

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Becky Miller

The food was amazing along with the service, atmosphere and margaritas. Great choice selection and a new menu with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

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Great food

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Scott Mcdonnell

thanks for great service.

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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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Great food and service, although the lighting is a little on the dark side to read the menu. Will definitely be going back.

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Lache Glintmeyer

Very enjoyable, great food and service! Meals come out exceptionally fast very impressed. Have been many times and will continue to dine at a Mexico

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Anneka Martin

Had a wonderful dining experience. Great service, staff were attentive and helpful. Delicious food packed full of flavour!! Highly recommend

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