Cuisine: Mexican
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #9 of 52 restaurants in Wellington

The home of smoking guns, winged horses and chocolate chasing maidens! Established in 2002, The Flying Burrito Brothers Wellington pays homage to the traditional dining style of Mexico. This cantina has great vibes and authentic flavours.

Gather your amigos and take a seat in FBB’s colourful and ambient restaurant. Enjoy food spiced to your liking from mild to hot and try Mexican staples like chillies, epazote, chocolate, avocados and cilantro paired with locally sourced meat and vegetables. Explore Mexico’s sharp and refreshing tastes with bocaditos, tacos, tortillas and more.

Leave room for algo dulce as you’ll love FBB’s irresistible range of Mexican-style desserts. From churros to Aztec treasure, you’ll find something to send your taste buds loco.

Tequila fans will love the tasting sessions on offer here; the Flying Burrito Brothers boasts some of the largest tequila collections in all the land. But if tequila is ‘nacho’ thing, sample a range of South American, Spanish and local wines.

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The Flying Burrito Brothers Wellington
Crnr of Cuba and Vivian St
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 5pm - late

Phone: 04 385 8811
Website: www.flyingburritobrothers.co.nz/locations/wellington/

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Ranked: #9 of 52 restaurants in Wellington 9
The Flying Burrito Brothers Wellington
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Mexican
Mains: $15 - $30
Accepts:   The Flying Burrito Brothers Wellington accepts American Express

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Twice I have had wanted to go to flying burrito brother but they were fully book so I thought wow food must be good then and decided to book on here. It was my first time going there and I love the interior of the restaurant. It really gives of a Mexican home feel. Overall food and drinks were very good. I recommend the frozen margarita to those who like margaritas. I also recommend the Chili con queso. I don't have any faults about the food or drinks from my first experience here so I'll definitely go back.

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Rachel Harris

Haven't been to a Flying Burritos Brothers since pre-earthquake Christchurch, and Wellington didn't disappoint! Visited for my husband's 50th birthday, because I knew everyone in the family had a common love for Mexican, and sure enough, the food was delicious. Experienced a bit of everything across the menu, including a sharing platter as a starter. Beautiful fresh food, and we all left feeling very satisfied. Oh, and the service was fabulous from the moment we walked in to the time we left. Thanks team!

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Mary Walker

Everything was delicious - from the wonderful cranberry or mango flavoured frozen margaritas to the burritos, chicken salad, soft tacos and caramel cheesecake - all of us came away with smiles from Flying Burrito Brothers.

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Trevina Tahau

We were swiftly seated and our waiter was bomb. He did his job excellently and the food was amazing. We very much enjoyed this experience stand out was adobo flying burrito and pork tacos yum. Best Mexican food I've had ever. That shared dessert tray though. Dayymmm

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Flawless. Food is consistently wonderful, staff are incredibly friendly and personable and the atmosphere is excellent. There’s a reason FBB is a Wellington institution!

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Regan Thompson-Taurima

Our night was fantastic!! I went with two friends, one who had also been to Flying Burrito Brothers before, and one who hadn’t. Our waiters were prompt, friendly and helpful - such lovely people! The food we had was amazing - both starters and mains. I LOVE Flying Burrito Brothers, it remains one of my favourite restaurants in Wellington! To have it half price is a true gift!!!

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Clayton More

Flying Burrito Brothers.

Or as my daughter kept telling people when asked where we were going for dinner, Flying Burrito Men…

It was a crap Sunday. The weather was a bit stink, finding a carpark near Cuba street always a bit of a hassle. But that’s about as far “bad” as this review will get.

We walked up to the restaurant, and then my wife is almost in hysterical laughter at the pun about Juan on the chalkboard outside (she has a penchant for a good pun). Almost in tears laughter. Her sense of humour is not the reason we are married.


The setting of the restaurant is different, with a catwalk to the main reception area. I know that FBB has been around for a solid 10+ years in Wellington, its almost a staple in the foodie scene. My wife came her almost 10 years ago for a birthday, when we had just started seeing each other, I wasn’t available to attend. Not much had changed in terms of décor, she had memories of a drink she used to recreate where possible. She was anticipating something similar, but with the full family in tow.
So when we were ready to be seated we headed downstairs to our table. The dimmed lighting, various coloured walls, Latin music and the Mexican movie posters all over the walls created the ambiance that we really are far away from a gloomy Wellington winter.

Looking through the menu is impressive, the cocktail menu is also impressive. With kids in tow the wife settled on a Honey Delight – a banana, orange and passionfruit frozen mocktail… she devoured it in mere minutes. Just as good as she remembered, no doubt we will be drinking a recreated version of this all summer long.

Corn chips with Salsa is a pre-requisite for any Mexican fare. Delicious and fresh with a mild hint of spice, the salsa is definitely good.
My only grievance with it is the use of Cilantro – but its more about my taste, than it is about the salsa. My wife and the kids gobbled it all up greedily.

Main meals:
Nachos – for the son – presented differently to what he was expecting. He spent more time eating than talking, which is always a good note, and he commented rather than grunted on its deliciousness. So it has to be good.

Burrito – for the daughter – she opted for chicken, and didn’t leave a smudge of anything on her plate. She ate refried beans, and guacamole.. the mere sight of an avocado at home would leave her upset for days. She wasted no time getting through the food, I think she was worried I would try take some. She was right, I would, but not that much… I got a bite at least – to compare, for review purposes.

The pork filled Enchiladas - for me - to be honest, I would have liked more. Because I am a hungry man, and because they were delicious. Saucy. Tasty and meat filled. Accompanied with rice and salad.. I could have doubled the amount of enchiladas easily and still would have asked for more.

Pork filled Chimichanga – for the wife – the foodie. Who ordered the Chimichanga for two reasons.
1) a pineapple salsa – Something she has always wanted to try but has been overcome at other restaurants with other food which called her name even more. She advised me this was delicious, and then gave me a tiny portion of it. I can confirm she is correct, the pineapple salsa should be a staple given to everyone available… maybe with a crown and a theme song.
She will talk about this salsa for a while, she may even try (and lets be honest she is going to fail) to recreate this. She will give up in tears...because she is like that.
Her only complaint on the salsa, is that she would have liked more, mainly to enjoy at least a chunk of pineapple with each bite. But also because it was so damn good.
2) Deadpool. Yes, the red spandex wearing, foul mouthed, 4th wall breaking not a superhero but totally a superhero movie and comic book character.
She is a big ole nerd, and opted for a Chimichanga mainly because it is one of his most noted food references, well he’s not the biggest fan of them, but he loves saying the word…and who wouldn’t.
The wife is definitely a fan, both of the food and the word, but more importantly the food. She loved the meaty, cheesy rice filled goodness, the soft and crisper portions of the tortilla wrap. It paired so perfectly with the above pineapple salsa. She didn’t finish it, not because of any flavour issues ,merely overwhelmed with the volume of food. This is definitely not a bad thing (I got to have some).

Whilst we didn’t get to sample the tacos, we watched them head out to a different table, they looked impressive. I saw a salad go past, and I don’t think I could refuse it if I tried.

The service was fantastic, the food delicious.

We will definitely be going back, the kids loved it, but lets face it, its mainly about us. We loved it.
We might go back without them and do a full cocktail experience… Then have more of that pineapple salsa.

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Absolutely amazing restaurant. Food was incredible with so many flavors and the staff were great with really good food suggestions. Best Mexican restaurant I have been to in Wellington.

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Kristy Cornwell

We went to Flying Burrito Brothers last night and thoroughly enjoyed it! With 10/10 customer service we were well looked after and always asked if everything was okay. The food was hot and ready to eat and the waiting time wasn't too long. We thoroughly enjoyed our Tacos and even had a dessert to finish the night off :)
Thank you! We will be back

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Kristy Cornwell

Such a great place for a meal! The staff were so friendly and I recommend the tacos or of course burritos :D

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Twice I have had wanted to go to flying burrito brother but they were fully book so I thought wow food must be good then and decided to book on here. It was my first time going there and I love the interior of the restaurant. It really gives of a Mexican home feel. Overall food and drinks were very good. I recommend the frozen margarita to those who like margaritas. I also recommend the Chili con queso. I don't have any faults about the food or drinks from my first experience here so I'll definitely go back.

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Jordan Martens

Would recommend to friends and family was a very nice place to eat and the food was great!

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Dyarne O'Hara

Great service and food, didn’t disappoint!
Kids loved it also

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Kelley Oliver

So sooooo good!!!!! It’s beeb ages since we had been here and decided to do a first table - will DEFINITELY be back soon - an absolute Wellington institution

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The food and place was amazing, the people were very quick at taking orders and always topping up the water, thoroughly enjoyed it

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Daniel Raats

Delicious food. This place is a must do in Welly if you like Mexican food.

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Graeme Mclaren

Service was great, the food wasnt

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Great service and the food was fine :)

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Simon Howard

Great food, quick service (maybe just a little bit over-eager).

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Kirsten Wong

Great first time experience. Service was exceptional and food came out fast and hot. Highly recommend.

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Great food and staff, service excellent

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Luke Fitzmaurice

Delicious as always! One of the best Mexican restaurants in Wellington. We all had the tacos and they were superb.

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Sarah Overall

Dinner for 2 at Flying Burrito Brothers was excellent! Food was brought out quickly and tasted incredible, and the sangria went down a treat. Only issue we had was that we were seated right down the back on the bottom floor which was very cold and there was no heating. Other than that, a great dinner!

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Hayley Matthews

Food as service was amazing!

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Very efficient and friendly service and the food was delicious. Thankyou

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Elizabeth Lizzard Rogers

Great food, great place we'll be back

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Luke Crouch

Delicious food and great service! Fajitas were great, chilli chocolate enchiladas was a bit different but fun to try.

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Rachel Harris

Haven't been to a Flying Burritos Brothers since pre-earthquake Christchurch, and Wellington didn't disappoint! Visited for my husband's 50th birthday, because I knew everyone in the family had a common love for Mexican, and sure enough, the food was delicious. Experienced a bit of everything across the menu, including a sharing platter as a starter. Beautiful fresh food, and we all left feeling very satisfied. Oh, and the service was fabulous from the moment we walked in to the time we left. Thanks team!

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Thomas Campbell

Amazing food as always

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Camila Santana

The food is absolutely amazing. We had the beef burrito and it was cooked to perfection! The staff are extremely polite and lovely. I have never been to a restaurant with such great customer service. I definitely recommend it!

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Benjamin Beachbum

Had a very enjoy dinning experience at Burrito brothers, I can see why it's so highly rated !! Great food and service definitely planning in going back soon.

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Johnny Lendrum

Was great food and a great night out for the whole family. Servings were bigger than we thought so we accidentally ordered too much.

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Two out of three main dishes were over-salted. One was still ok to eat, but another was extremely salty. No apologies just told us they would pass our comment to the chef. Don’t know if we were just unlucky. Selection of shots and cocktails were great though.

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Love it here

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Carmen Liao

We got mains, drinks and dessert and all of these were so good. Staff were nice and friendly.

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Rave reviews for this place, great food and drinks. Attentive and really friendly staff! We’ve been many times before but our first time using first table there. If you get the chance, order the starters that’s essentially a plate of nachos with a pot of melted cheese. Can’t remember what it’s called, and it sounds ridiculous, but was the absolute highlight, foodwise.

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Just as good as i remember from years ago! Great staff and quick service with absolutely delicious food. Highly recommend. Ps the cheesecake is heavenly!

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Nice food and perfect for families

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Alyse Serfontein

Very friendly host and a great place to take children

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Kirsty Ash

Great night out, food good as always

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Excellent service, big portions, food was flavourful and delicious. Great value - would definitely go again!

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Loved the food and service! The waiter's were very helpful in explaining the whole menu and were very attentive.

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Kahren Ormsby

Great food and service. Starter & meal cane out really quickly which is awesome if you have somewhere to be. They were delicious & well presented.

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Great meal tonight, our first time visiting since arriving in New Zealand we ordered a pork quesadilla and a beef burrito which when they came they were generous portions. Enjoyed a lovely jack smash cocktail and a sol to wash it down with. Will defo be coming back.

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Sophie Hale

Food as excellent as always!
You can never go wrong with the vegetariana chimichanga and the chili con queso.
Thanks FBB!

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Really awesome service even though they all knew we were the “cheap seats”!! Feijoa margarita next level awesomeness!

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Service, environment and food was good. Worth a try if you have not been there.

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Delicious food, great service, fun atmosphere! Definitely going to head back and bring friends :)

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Jess Machray

Best place I'm Wellington to eat, always pleasantly surprised with our experience

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Mary Walker

Everything was delicious - from the wonderful cranberry or mango flavoured frozen margaritas to the burritos, chicken salad, soft tacos and caramel cheesecake - all of us came away with smiles from Flying Burrito Brothers.

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Trevina Tahau

We were swiftly seated and our waiter was bomb. He did his job excellently and the food was amazing. We very much enjoyed this experience stand out was adobo flying burrito and pork tacos yum. Best Mexican food I've had ever. That shared dessert tray though. Dayymmm

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Tash Donohue

Right from the moment we entered the restaurant we received amazing service. The gentleman serving us was awesome and extrememly helpful at giving us recomendations of food or drink.
I can't speak highly enough of this place.

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Excellent service from the start. The staff helped us carry our large double pram down the stairs. We eat early because we have two small children. They were acting pretty terrible but the waiter was so kind and patient. The food was great, especially the ceviche!
The place was filling up fast. Seems like a hot spot.

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Mary Reeve

Fabulous place- check out the candle wax decorations on the walls. Very friendly staff and great service. Food was delicious- good portions

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I chose Flying Burrito Brothers because it's my boyfriend's favourite food and it was his birthday :) We were promptly seated and our orders were taken quickly. Staff asked us about our food throughout dining and paying via first table was a smooth process. Food was excellent, get the fish tacos!! Definitely will be returning.

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Flawless. Food is consistently wonderful, staff are incredibly friendly and personable and the atmosphere is excellent. There’s a reason FBB is a Wellington institution!

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Babs Cradock

Great food. Would definitely chose to eat there again

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Awesome food, cool service and a great place for the family you are sure to have a great night!

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Jason Yus

Great

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