Cuisine: Mexican
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #7 of 46 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

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Ranked: #7 of 46 restaurants in Wellington 7
The Flying Burrito Brothers Wellington
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Mexican
Mains: $15 - $30

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Suzanne Modd

Very accommodating friendly staff and the margaritas were wonderful

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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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Sarah Mairs

First time going to Flying Burritos. Great food and ambience with the bonus of a lovely waitress. Would definitely go back again.

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Great food. Great place and service was fantastic!

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Great food. Great place and service was fantastic!

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great atmosphere, yummy food , good service, great evening for all

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First time eating here, was great service and food

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Food, Service and Environment were great. Lots of choices from the menu to select from and will be back :)

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Staff were super attentive, we didn't know what margarita to get so they said they would sort it out and it was delicious. Food came super quick and was great as usual :)

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Mary Walker

We had an awesome birthday dinner at Flying Burrito Bros last night. The Burritos were primeo but need hot sauce, which is available on the table so that everyone gets their food with the right heat for them. Chilli con queso was good, but salsa a bit unusual - not sweet or salty enough but it could be that the tomatoes aren't very sweet at this time of year. Overall we loved it and will be back.

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Absolutely delicious. Ended up rolling out of the restaurant as we couldn’t stop eating. Highly recommend 10/10

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Hayley Wano

Great experience! The staff were friendly and attentive. There was a variety of food that came quickly and was delicious! No issues using the first table deal. Much recommended :)

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Susan Leaman

First time eating here and was very pleasantly surprised. Not sure what I expected but it wasn't the high quality of service and great tasting food.
Will be back for sure.

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Awesome experience, quick and friendly service, great food. Thank you :)

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Great food, great ambience. No hesitate to return.

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Lee Bursnall

We haven't been before to Flying Burrito Brothers, but would definitely go again. Great food, loved the cocktails and found the service very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend, and can't wait to visit again when next in Wellington.

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Jo Munialo

Service was good...Rose sangria was fab! The Chicken Burrito is highly recommended.... would visit again

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Madison Monk

Great food! Got the fajita was awesome

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Our waitress was so friendly and accommodating. Food was great, came out fast and really delish. Will definitely be back!

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Lilian Wenzel

Everything was delicious and excellent!!!

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Dale Larkin

Sizzling fajitas were really good. Only constructive criticism i would give is that 3 wraps isn't quite enough, 4 would of been perfect.

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Kristy Cornwell

Lovely food! Great service and we will be back!!

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Our whole experience at FBB was excellent -the food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable ☺️

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Niall Patterson

Food was great and was really quick coming out to us.

Lighting on the table we were sat at was a bit dark but no real issue.

Will definitely go back.

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Katrina Joy

Highly recommended. Wonderful food and attentive wait staff. Thank you very much. We'll be back!

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Nice food and good service. Great for the kids.

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Aleena Nathan

Flying Burrito brothers is always a favourite! Great food, great margaritas and great service. We will definitely be back.

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really good atmosphere. i had the perfect birthday dinner. the staff were friendly and had good food recommendations. food were awesome and were really filling. would definitely go back with some friends. 5/5

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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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Ben Beaumont

Amazing food, amazing service and an amazing vibe. One of the best restaurant in Wellington! Highly highly recommend to anyone!

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Jo Mika-Thomas

Great meal for the family, with fantastic service from all the staff!

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Nicola Smith

We have dined at Flying Burrito Brothers several times and this was our first using the First Table discount. We can never go past the fajitas, they are delicious and never disappoint. The children both had the set kids menu with corn chips & cheese, ice-cream for dessert, and they chose quesadillas for their mains. All yummy.
And of course we washed our meals down with a couple delicious frozen margaritas. Again, yum.
Thanks for a great night!

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Good as ever

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Emma Sharkey

Food was delicious, and servers were very attentive.
Didn't get a discount on our child's meal, but I did half expect that as it was set menu.

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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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Food was good.

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Corey Te Amo

The drinks were awesome and the food was great!!! I had the potato tacos and a pineapple and jalapeño margarita

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Jessica Seed

The food and drink was lovely, the staff were very helpful and accommodating! Would definetly recommend :)

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Charlotte Page

Best Mexican food in Wellington without a doubt. I would eat here every night if I could.

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Lluana Uri-Ke

Awesome experience, definitely doing it again!

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Excellent food and service. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Had a really great time and we will definately return

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Great food every time.

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Booking with first table was so easy, flying burrito brothers was delicious as usual. Will be trying more places using first table. Thanks

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Helen Logan

Good food and good sized portions. Nice selection of beers.
Shared starter platter was yum and very good value.
Would definitely dine again

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Kristy Cornwell

Flying burrito brothers exceeded our expectations! With friendly staff asking if we have allergies and being informative about what's on special and what is delicious! We were presented with enjoyable entrees and mains of flavourful tacos. A lovely night with delectable food! Highly recommend.

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Harry Tod-Smith

Absolutely fantastic experience all round. Very prompt and friendly service, cool atmosphere and such good food. Will be heading back ASAP.

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Aidan Dryburgh

Delicious food, fantastic atmosphere, telling everyone I can about this place

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Justin J. Lee

The best place for the meal in Wellington.
Tasty dishes and friendly staffs.

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The staff were all very attentive and friendly, food was awesome and the 50% discount just topped it off! Also, great frozen margaritas!

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Service was excellent and the food amazing. We expected to be seated in the window as the ‘first table’ but were pleasantly surprised to be seated downstairs. We were dining with 2 children and the staff were very helpful, cannot fault!

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