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
Website: www.tequilajoes.co.nz

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

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Joanna Morgan

The Party Platter was great, the chicken wings were my favourite. The serving sizes are huge so I suggest choosing dishes for the table to share.

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Glenn Caulfield

First time here, great little spot for a casual dinner. The salad with chicken was great. The pork and cactus was quite salty but I suspect that's not unusual for some Mexican food. Can get sangria made with white wine so we got a jug of the pinot gris version.

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Molly Brankin

Really good deal to go and get 50% off food whilst also utilising BYO on a Saturday night! They also have other great specials, $5 shots etc. Had a great time, generous portions and Vege Baja Quesadilla was a fave!

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Leandro Tomás

Amazing food and excellent service!

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Friendly and welcoming service. Food was delicious and fresh and really good portions.

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Kirsten Hepi

Food and service was a 10/10 the only down fall is that the place is very small, and doesn't have low seating it's all high tables. But all in all the food is out of this world my family loved it. I could see this place becoming a really popular, if it had the right settings for a restaurant.

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Delicious meal, loved the flavours, and very generous size mains. Would definitely go back to try rest of menu

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Food was good, had a native Mexican in the group and he was happy with the nacho chip with dips plate. The buffalo wings were good and more filling than expected. Table felt a little too small though. I'd visit again

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Izabela Prates

Had a lovely first time with Tequila Joe's. The food was absolutely amazing, tasty and delicious! Totally worth of the money. The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere, the staff was friendly and attentive. Definitely will come back.

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Great food and service - definitely recommend!

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We had a lovely family meal at Tequila Joes, the food was delicious and fresh, we wouldn't hesitate to go back again.

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Zarah Clark

Absolutely awesome experience at Tequila Joe's lastnight, great food great service and happy to cater for a 9yr old. We all thoroughly enjoyed it

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Alexander Wong

Amazing food, really chilled environment

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Eleanor McGechie

Delicious drinks and easy, tasty food. Loved the chicken tacos ❤️ Thanks tequila joe’s!

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Kylie Savage

Fantastic place to dine! Great food, great service and great drinks! Will definitely eat here again soon!

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Hannah Penglis

Amazing food, awesome service, could spend the whole night there!

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Tom Burke

Getting to Tequila Joes at 5pm turned out to be a good option as it gets very busy very quickly. Service was good although we were left waiting a couple of times after ordering and then when we went to pay. Food was delicious, however if I was paying full price I probably wouldn't have spent 13 dollars for 4 jalapeño poppers, even though they were tasty. My meal(pork carnitas), also was advertised as coming with guacamole, however came out with a 2 dollar coin sized dollop, whereas my partners nachos came with 5 times as much. Those two complaints aside I was very satisfied and enjoyed my dinner.

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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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Service was excellent. Delicious food, I tried the fish tacos and they were great. Definitely recommend the wings too. Nice beer, wine and margarita selection. Couldn’t resist the churros to finish. A great meal!

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Ellen Romero

We've always enjoyed the food at TJ.. service was superb..

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Georgie Hayes

These guys always have a great atmosphere. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Fantastic food cooked to perfection every time and their frozen Margaritas are the best. I could not recommend enough.

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Larise Carte

We could have stayed there all night eating the delicious food and drinking seriously gorgeous margaritas. Generous portions too.

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Calum Stone

Great food and excellent service!! Definanetly be back again!

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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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Friendly informative staff and food was great. We over-ordered but staff was happy to bag the leftovers for us

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Jo Sawyer

Cool atmosphere, friendly service, great cocktails and the best Mexican food this side of the border.

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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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Neville Pettersson

Massive portions of really tasty food!

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Treena Brand

Amazing flavours. Jalapeño peppers and wings were amazing starters. Went with kids and they totally handled the range of flavours and heat. Definitely worth checking out.

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We had a great dining experience at tequila joes yesterday. What a great place! Lovely welcome from staff, and delicious food and cocktails. Fab music and decor create a unique and vibrant dining experience. Thanks for making it a great memory for us on our holiday!

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Delicious !

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Aimee Dartnall

Some of the best Mexican food I've ever had! Go hungry because the portion sizes are generous and you'll want to try everything. Staff are great, margarita slushies are better. Must try in Wellington

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Mary Walker

Tequila Joes is a small bar-like restaurant with a great vibe and friendly staff. We all enjoyed our meals, with stand-outs for us being the buffalo wings, fish tacos and chicken quesadilla. Hot sauce and jalapenos are provided for spicing up your meal. The menu is different from that on First table and it would be great to see a burrito meal added to the menu for our next visit. Excellent service was provided and the frozen margaritas come in large glasses so we shared one between two of us. You do need to be able to sit on a bar stool for an hour or two to be comfortable but that didn't bother us. We would definitely return and recommend.

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Great food and friendly service. The sangria was top notch, definitely be back! :)

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Ellen Romero

Food is always delicious at Tequila Joe's. Service was superb and we did not have to wait for long for our food, coz we were going to an event afterwards. We always return to try their other dishes..

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Enjoyed it all

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Sarah Pullen

Food great, tasty and fresh. Waiter was really helpful, service fast and friendly! Perfect for a quick bite to eat with a margarita to match!

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Fantastic food and service. We took our daughters (8&7) and they loved the music and food. Perfect for before a show. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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Nicole Perkins-So'o

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good food and great drinks. Can't wait to go back to finish of the margarita list!

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Alice LaHatte

They have the best wings we have had in a while. We woke up craving more. 10/10 will be back to try more.

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Annmarie Mead

Great food, loads of it and value for money. Good atmosphere. Service was excellent... will be back.

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Had a fantastic night. Great food. Thank you

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Ross Bird

Food was great, very tasty Mexican dishes. We got the Jalapeno cheese dip with corn chips to start and it was amazing. Followed that up with the main; Chicken enchiladas with black beans, guacamole and salad. The dish was great but it took over an hour from when we ordered until we got our mains. This may have been because one of us was late but we had already placed an order for this person.

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Siobhan Clinton

Yum!! And such a bargain!!

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Logan Elliott

Amazing place, great food and atmosphere :) Loved the service too!

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Ruth O'Dwyer

There was nothing negative about our experience at Tequila Joe's last night... but there was also nothing spectacular about it.
The food was standard American Mexican, as was the sangria.
Highlight of the night was the fresh strawberry frozen margarita :)

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Neil Sargisson

Friendly service.
Food was lovely. Definitely recommend to try

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Linda Clark

Great food and very friendly service. We will be back.

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Nancy Rodriguez

It was really good, both food and service.

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Andrew Strugnell

We loved our time at Tequila Joes. The setting is fun, our waiter was awesome, the music selection was often talked about because we loved it so much, and of course the food was great. Jalapeño poppers and chicken wings ftw. Thanks team! It was our first time trying the service, and yes, the meals really are 50% off with First Table!

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