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92 Marua Road | Mt Wellington, 7102, New Zealand
+64 9-580 2497
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The cheerful, mismatched decor was inviting, but after waiting quite a while for service from the one waitress, we shifted because we were so cold, but to no avail. The kitchen does not have a door so the icy air from there, combined with icy down-draughts from the broken light recesses (could see the eves, surely even a paper bag... More 

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Thank allymac_it
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Always coming here. The best beef tacos!!! Need to come here to try them! Grab a fresh lime juice to go with it and boom! Amazing food.

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Thank ColeMoore
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I have eaten here twice now on the recommendations of a friend of mine that is staying nearby. The owners are great very friendly, the food is fantastic. It is a small family owned restaurant so it is best to dine early if possible. In winter the restaurant is only open for a couple of hours like 5-8pm Sat/Sun I... More 

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Thank Trish T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here in a while, same look and location, mismatchy, simple furniture, cold open plan with a concrete floor and a few Mexican foody bits and bobs for sale. Salsa is playing but the Mexicans are missing... I'm served by a very charismatic kiwi gent and the chefs appear to be Asian/phillipino... I'm as ethnically diverse as they come... More 

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Thank Monique-of-Auckland
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

An oasis of Mexican delights in Auckland! It is a food shop w/ eatery, so to speak. So don't expect too much of an ambiance and decor, but what is missing will be redeemed by the food :-) MANY times over. The beef taco is outrageously delicious, but there are many other delectable choices (incl mole dishes). There are no... More 

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Thank Uhuru966
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Great little place. Menu is tiny, however the food is always delicious! People tell me the food is authentic, however, I have never been to Mexico so wouldn't know..... What I do know is that I keep coming back here time after time!

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Thank Nathan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is one of my go to stops when home in NZ; the beef tacos are simply delicious. No cheese or sour creme in site, this is genuine no fuss mexican food....not that tex mex rubbish.

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Thank Emma S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

My friend eats here on a regular basis and swears by the beef soft taco. When we turned up it was quite busy so we decided to sit outside (despite the wind). The tacos didn't take long to arrive and when they did they were delicious. There was a nice mix of avocado, tomato and coriander and the beef was... More 

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Thank Glow_wormnz
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This place always has the nicest Mexican food and products. the staff are generous and friendly and it always seems to bring in a crowed. the food menu is substantial without having too much on it, but the food comes out quickly and always tastes amazing. Worth a visit.

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Thank xantheonix
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

My 9 year old daughter and I popped in for a quick lunch. The beef taco was delicious. Got a big thumbs up for the chicken and cheese quesadilla from the little one too. Great spot friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Marua Road | Mt Wellington, 7102, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-580 2497

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?