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137 Quay Street | Prince's Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 2419
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08:00 - 21:00
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love heading into Mexicali fresh for one of their delicious burritos or Tacos. Meals are reasonably priced and its great to be able to select the fillings you want and the degree of hot'n'spicy. There's plenty of seating outside if the weathers warm and sunny. The outlook to the ferry terminal makes for interest. Amenities are very good. Thoroughly recommended... More 

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1 Thank Judy H
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Being from the USA I do like a good mexican meal. This is fast food that's made as you order and a good value. This location on the waterfront is very good and makes for a nice atmosphere and people watching. If back in Auckland I would definitely come back here for a good value quickly prepared Mexican meal.

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Thank Rich-Cecilia
Stirling, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Was a really disappointing meal. The fresh food was sitting in Bain maries and just slapped together with no care by the staff. The also were more interested in talking to one another than giving any kind of service.

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Thank Joshua C
Cincinnati
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant sits on Princes Wharf in Auckland. We went for Taco Tuesday which included two tacos, chips and a drink. The food was very good. The Churros make a delicious desert. Great ambience sitting outside on the wharf. Give this place a try.

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Thank Brett G
Wellington, New Zealand
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh and tasty Mexican, nothing flash but it's quick and tasty food in a clean environment. Good food for picky eaters and the staff will happily leave stuff in or take it out. You can get a beer or wine which is nice at the end of a long day on the feet with the kids. I had the burrito... More 

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Thank NZMidds
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Jumped off a Fullers cruise and straight into the Mexicali Fresh on Quay Street. Food was very fast and pretty tasty at reasonable prices. Plenty of options including a kids menu and anything from mild to wild options on the spice rating. We couldn't quite figure why the place was so quiet, but to be fair none of the restaurants... More 

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Thank Poops_Au
CeeBeeAuckland, Director at Mexicali Fresh Princes Wharf, responded to this review

We are stoked you enjoyed your visit to Mexicali Fresh. It's true, windy Sunday nights in winter tend to be quiet on the waterfront so we are glad you stopped in! More 

Alice Springs
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Chain Mexican that still has charm. Young server happy in his work, fresh ingredients making up a minced beef nachos served quickly with cold Mexican beer. No complaints from me 🌮🌯🌮

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Thank Zeddog
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

mexicali fresh is a chain, you can find shops all around auckland. i used to go in takapuna, albany, newmarket and k rd as well. i love their burritos with pork/beef, black beans, sour cream, lettuce and rice. but what i like the most is the taco salad, in a fried shell that you can eat. friendly staff, thay have... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at the Mexicali Fresh across the road from the Skytower (not on tripadvisor). It was Tuesday 2nd August, so taco tues, where the tacos were just $3. They were absolutely delicious, and washed down well with the yum bottle of beer I tried for the first time there. The place looked very authentic as well, with the... More 

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Thank Jacob15
CeeBeeAuckland, Owner at Mexicali Fresh Princes Wharf, responded to this review

Gracias for reviewing our Victoria Street store. We are stoked you loved the food and the Taco Tuesday special. Thanks for stopping in! More 

San Francisco, California
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went to this place after a harbor cruise because we wanted to find someplace close by and also still have the harbor view. It's simple order at the counter type of place but the counter service was good and friendly and the food was fresh and tasty. It's also not as crazy spendy as some of the places around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Quay Street | Prince's Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-307 2419
Description
American-style fast-casual Mexican restaurant with a view of the awesome Auckland harbour. Choose from burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tacos and taco salads and add a frosty margarita or an ice cold beer. We've got traditional black or pinto beans, fresh grilled chicken or sweet roasted pork carnitas, and hand-chopped salsas. Locally made corn tortillas meet the needs of the gluten-free crowd, and plenty of veggie options for those so inclined.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?