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Cuisine: Mexican
Good For: Bar Scene
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Tequila Joe’s is a rockin’ Cocktail Bar and Mexican Restaurant in Wellington, located just off Tory Street in the Entertainment district of the Capital City.

We serve up Wellington's favourite Mexican Food right in front of your eyes in our open kitchen. We use top notch ingredients imported from Mexico and America, as well as local meat and produce to create a Mexican experience like no other! So put on your Sombreros and Cowgirl Hats and head down to TJ's (we provide the hats if you don't).

It doesn’t stop there – Tequila Joe’s Cocktail Bar and Mexican Restaurant is a great place to see and be seen in Te Aro. It's the perfect starting point where you load up on fun, and then hit Courtney Place a block away for a boogie after.

The flavour explosion of our Mexican Food carries over into our love of Cocktails. Delicious range of the biggest Margarita's in town, party punch cocktail jugs, and two refreshing Sangria choices.

For Mexican beer lovers, choose from modern Craft Beers and old school classic pale lagers and ales.

BYO Wine option during Dinner Service on our two Student Nights - Wednesday AND Saturday. The only Mexican BYO Restaurant Nights in Wellington!

AWESOME FUNCTIONS. Whether it's a 21st, birthday, Hen’s night, Stag-Do, Pub Crawl, Leaving party, Christmas Functions or corporate event, contact us for your next function! Never a minimum spend. Available 7 Days a Week. Sit-Down Set Menu (upto 45 people) OR Cocktails and Platters, Finger Food Buffet, or just Drinks and Dancing (upto 60 people).

Tequila Joe's. Feel like family the minute you walk in. Mi Casa es su Casa!
Always Keep on Rockin' in the FREE WORLD.

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Tequila Joe's
43 Vivian Street
Wellington

Open Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fri: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Sat: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Closed Sun/Mon

Phone: 04 802 JOES

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Tequila Joe's
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Mexican
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Michelle McConnachie

Great food and drink- awesome vibe
Great food, excellent service and a really great casual vibe. Music was great too! Recommend the nachos!

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Anna Angrignon

The food was - and I cannot stress this enough - absolutely delicious. Best Mexican I’ve had even after living in America.
Definitely a casual atmosphere, the restaurant isn’t fancy, but this is the perfect place for a chill and tasty dinner.

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Jez Tavita

Such a great experience! First time using First Table and first time at Tequila Joe’s. The food and service was amazing!! We were also there in time for happy hour so I was able to have a Mojito AND a margarita. Great stuff! First time we’ve had amazing Mexican in Wellington! We’ll be back again soon.

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Delicious! As a Texan, Mexican cuisine is my comfort food and this definitely hit the spot.

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Kelly Ng

We had a really delicious meal at TJ's. We ordered the jalapeño poppers, beef ranchero and San Diego fish tacos with corn tortilla. The beef was so tender and packed with flavour and the crispy fish was perfect with hot sauce. The Sauvi Sangria was simply refreshing. The waiter was also very nice and polite. Would definitely go back again.

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Rangiora Trotman-Peita

Such an amazing time!

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Meg Johnson

Awesome little hole in the wall restaurant. Amazing food and friendly service. Would definitely go back. The cocktail menu is outstanding and really reasonably priced!

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Davis Webster

This is some of the best Mexican food I've ever had and I grew up in a state that used to be part of Mexico! Everything I tried was delicious and the service was excellent. I think I have a new favourite restaurant in Wellington.

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Sam Limmage-Werner

Rocked up to Tequila Joes not sure what to expect because we have never been before... and we were absolutely blown away with our experience.

We first were blown away by the incredible service, our waiter was incredibly good, and all the other staff we saw there were happy and spoke to us.

Then... the food. The food was absolutely amazing, such a great place for sharing a few different things like our waiter suggested and an awesome range on the menu. Everything was delicious. 10/10 would recommend.

We left 100% satisfied and will definitely be coming back!

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Bella Bradbrook-Laws

I am a foodie; I love healthy, tasty, good quality food. Tequila Joes absolutely smashed this out of the park. Mouth-watering flavours, very generous portion sizes, every single dish we tried was delicious. The margaritas are the best, the best we have ever had (and I have had my fair share of sh!t margaritas in the past, so I know a good margarita when I try one) The staff are friendly and attentive. Recommend this place 10000%, totally worth dining here! Can’t wait to come back and try more of the menu.

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First time at Tequila Joes and enjoyed great service and food. Will be back.

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The food was so delicious and staff were super friendly. We will absolutely be back!

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Stacey Glendinning

Fantastic food in a great atmosphere! Thanks team.

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Tessa Finlay

Great a per usual, really good atmosphere and excellent food, would always recommend the Baja fries, the salt is a secret recipe and something special.

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Natalie Slack

Great service and amazing food. Couldn't fault anything.

We love coming to Tequila Joe's. Thanks again for having us :)

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Amazing food and wonderful hospitality!! Great portions and quality.

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Had our first First Table booking at Tequila Joe's. We both love Mexican and were looking forward to some authentic Mexican flavours. For starters we had the buffalo wings. The waiter recommended the classic sauce to go with the wings which we had and it was amazing! Hot and spicy but not too spicy. The fish tacos were also perfect. Crisp batter on the warehou fish with fresh salad. The service was great also.

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Alex Bunning

The menu is so expensive it would only make sense using first table. Would go back but not without the discount. This is not fine dining

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Alaine Huata

Friendly staff. Food was fresh and well presented. If you like your food spicy you may need to ask for extra spice.

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Andrea Davies

Awesome food and service

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Cannot fault the food but was left disappointed after the waitress failed to note down my main so I sat there waiting and watching my partner devour her delicious looking portion before getting up to ask and being told that they hadn't taken it down. Given there were only about another 4 people at tables I had to then wait even longer for my tacos to be cooked.
A basic mistake and one which I feel could easily have been avoided by simply repeating back what we'd ordered.
Great Margaritas (2 for $20) and very tasty food.
Not sure I'd hurry back there but I would certainly recommend the food (the Jalapeno poppers were great!)

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While not technically authentic Mexican food, it was still very quality food and great tasting as well. Neat little spot on Vivian St with excellent service from staff. Would definitely pay this place another visit the next time in Wellington.

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Hannah Manson

Great food, good service. Had share platter and chicken tacos. Happy hour between 5-7pm was fab too.

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Lovely food, good service. Great menu and well sized portions.

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Ellie Spooner

I didn’t expect the food to be that good, but it was amazing! And the sangria jugs were awesome too. Staff were super friendly. Would recommend!

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Michelle McConnachie

Great food and drink- awesome vibe
Great food, excellent service and a really great casual vibe. Music was great too! Recommend the nachos!

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The staff accommodated our bringing another person along for our booking (who didn't eat). They took our order promptly and our meals arrived timely and tasty (jalapeno poppers were disappointing). However, this is my second experience at Tequila Joe's and I can say the staff certainly don't go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They're not rude or bad, just not notable either.

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Katie Fordyce

Really great tasting Mexican food and balanced meals, not too filling and you definitely get your value for money! The cocktails were delicious and perfectly blended, the two for $20 deal is good value. Have been to Tequila Joe’s before and will definitely be back! Nice time to go is early, you can appreciate the small cantina atmosphere more. Staff were attentive and prompt. A very enjoyable meal experience.

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Keriana Salisbury

We had a great experience! The staff were helpful and the food was great, loved the wings and tacos especially! They also had great drink deals so it made for a reasonable priced night! Will defiantly be back!

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Brett Kokshoorn

Great food, location and atmosphere.

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The food and cocktails were great. Wait saff good, no complaints.

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Awesome food. Great service. 2 for 1 cocktails at happy hour cant be beaten. I reccomend a first table at this place for sure.

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Bella Bradbrook-Laws

Delicious food and margaritas! Although the restaurant is quite small it has a good atmosphere and the staff are friendly and accommodating.

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Iyeshia Watson

Enjoyed the night! However it can be quite pricey if you don’t go during happy hours / First table. Was deffs lovely staff and a great atmosphere’ would recommend! Food was yum

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Anna Angrignon

The food was - and I cannot stress this enough - absolutely delicious. Best Mexican I’ve had even after living in America.
Definitely a casual atmosphere, the restaurant isn’t fancy, but this is the perfect place for a chill and tasty dinner.

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Sophie Fisher

Great food and drinks, fast service! The food was not only delicious but such amazing value for money, HUGE servings I struggled to finish mine and had to be helped! Would 100% recommend

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Great food and reasonably priced. Service was friendly, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Mexican music would've been nice. Would come back anytime

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Jez Tavita

Such a great experience! First time using First Table and first time at Tequila Joe’s. The food and service was amazing!! We were also there in time for happy hour so I was able to have a Mojito AND a margarita. Great stuff! First time we’ve had amazing Mexican in Wellington! We’ll be back again soon.

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Levi Wrathall

Staff were attentive and food was portion plenty and very tasty. Happy hour deals were great. Had an awesome time. My Wife and I will be back. Thanks guys.

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Delicious! As a Texan, Mexican cuisine is my comfort food and this definitely hit the spot.

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Sophie Duckmanton

Excellent Mexican food!!! Very tasty, delicious tacos and wings and the vege quesadilla was sooooo tasty I would recommend!! Sangria was good aswell, overall a 8/10 experience

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Stunning food, loved every dish, especially the fish Taco, and the service was very attentive, will definitely be going back to try other things

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Kelly Ng

We had a really delicious meal at TJ's. We ordered the jalapeño poppers, beef ranchero and San Diego fish tacos with corn tortilla. The beef was so tender and packed with flavour and the crispy fish was perfect with hot sauce. The Sauvi Sangria was simply refreshing. The waiter was also very nice and polite. Would definitely go back again.

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great food and cute place

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Rangiora Trotman-Peita

Such an amazing time!

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Gayle Ashe

Flavoursome food. Will recommend to friends.

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Chelsey Clarke

Awesome food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back again for more wings!!

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Great food and drinks and friendly staff. We'll be back.

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Michaela August

Thank you for a pleasant experience. Food and dessert was delicious especially the affogato and the service was really good.

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Clive Oates

Great authentic Mexican food. Well laid out restaurant with a pretty quick service. Warm welcome from the staff. Fish and chicken tacos were amazing.
Well worth a look

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Brooklyn Stoddart

The staff here were absolutely amazing! They were friendly and helpful.
The food and drink was so very good. We left feeling full and happy with our time out.

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Meg Johnson

Awesome little hole in the wall restaurant. Amazing food and friendly service. Would definitely go back. The cocktail menu is outstanding and really reasonably priced!

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Samantha Walker

The food was good with decent portion sizes. I opted for the fish tacos and my partner had the beef rancheros. Could not fault the food - really tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. Thanks for a good evening.

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I had a great time at Tequila Joe's! It was a little quiet around 4:00PM but that is to be expected. The food was great and came out quickly, and the cocktails were fresh and tasty.

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Great place for cheap drinks and shots but not the place to go for authentic Mexican food. Food was average at best

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Highly recommend, all the food was delicious and the service was great!

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Sarah Shering

Excellent food, really tasty. The only problem was that they had run out of Churros, which at 5.30pm on a Saturday wasn’t really good enough!

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L Kiry

Great food and service. Can recommend the wings and melon margarita.

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One of the best nachos in town!
Love this place the moment we went in, the staff were in a great spirit & friendly. Nachos with beef brisket was delicious! One of the best in town..
Chicken wings was a bit of a miss but still above average

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The food is delicious. Just note, no BYO wine allowed if you are using a First Table voucher.

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