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4 The Strand, Takapuna, New Zealand
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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North Shore City, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first trip to Mexico was with my wife to meet up with another couple that were moving out of Auckland. We wanted a restaurant that had a relaxed and casual environment where we could simply unwind and enjoy each other's company before our friends left Auckland. We were really pleased that we chose Mexico as the tapas style menu... More 

Thank stitterrell
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When my friends and I meet up for food, Mexico is always suggested! They serve fresh, spicy and flavourful tapas. The menu changes seasonally so there's always something new to try. Their tacos are my favourite, mouthwatering with interesting flavour combinations! The black plum margarita with cinnamon is by far the best cocktail I've ever had, make sure you get... More 

Thank FreynJoe
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant setting is fantastic however we found the food to be a bit bland and the portions to be small. Items were quite pricey. Will not return in a hurry.

Thank Ross C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Mexico plenty of times and at all of the Auckland restaurants but this experience was by far the worst. Service was slow and disorganised - tables seated after us got their food before us and finished before we even had started. Waste of time and money, some of the food was inedible and cold. Will never... More 

Thank IDavies2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You have to be prepared to eat outside your comfort zone. We order the specials off the board as a matter of course and revel in the combinations of lime, spices and chilli. Mexico, if I could afford to eat there often, is one of my favourite Takapuna eateries. The servings are not huge, it's all about the explosion of... More 

Thank ishlan
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a busy place and mean food, then this is good! Grab a drink from one of the surrounding bars first.

Thank Alexjnz
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, very detailed interior and very good authentic food and drinks - amazing drinks. It's definitely worth the wait in case you haven't made a reservation, bigger groups might be difficult as its relatively loud, truly Mexican I'd say...

Thank BinaNZ
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go and eat, this has the vibe and setting of a small and traditional Mexican cantina, with food to share (like tapas) and a wide range of margaritas, tequila tastings and lets not forget the sangria and traditional beer. The mood is quiet and loud at the same time with the staff... More 

Thank Atarau H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We go to mexico all the time because the foods always fresh and theres always something new to try . The guacuamole is so good and the spicy fried chicken!

Thank 575carlj
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was a blustery Monday night when we came upon the Mexico. A rustic friendly warm place. The manager explained and recommended drinks and menu, very good service. I have some comments on the menu and drinks: The tequila coctail was very weak on alcohol, it is the habit in nz to serve 15 ml nips, Most restaurants would serve... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 The Strand, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: 094896781

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