23 Britomart Place,
(09) 366 1759
The ViewAuckland Review
Mexico, Auckland - Restaurant Review
Bustling, colourful and energetic, even on a Saturday afternoon of a long weekend.
Don’t blame us if you’re distracted from reading the menu by the Mexican cultural
memorabilia punctuating the brightly-painted walls – everything from lucha libre
wrestling to mariachi bands.
Friendly and knowledgeable on the intricacies of the menu – right down to providing
a slightly redundant warning that ‘the food is quite spicy’. Yep, that’s exactly why
we’re at Mexico. Delivery from the kitchen is prompt, despite the restaurant already being
Loads of Mexican beers – including authentic cerveza cocteles like cheladas and
micheladas – wickedly strong margaritas, refreshing sangria, and Mexican Jarrito soft
drinks. Try the guayabo (grapefruit) or toranja (grapefruit) flavours for something
different. Wine choice is limited to just three wines – a Spanish bubbly, and Sauvigon
Blanc and Pinot Noir on tap from Revolution.
The compact flavour bombs that are Mexico’s soft shell tacos ($6), including
crammed with caramel pork carnitas, or the refreshingly spicy variation with adobo
fish and watermelon. Top marks too also the jalapeno-studded ceviche ($14) and the
cheesy goodness of the lamb and mint quesadilla ($12).
Most Surprising Dish
The hearty black bean and smokey bacon dip ($6), served with warm tortillas,
and a Mexican roadtrip away from the grey and gluggy side dish I’ve always been
The Bottom Line
After too many years of bland pretenders, Auckland finally has a terrific Mexican
restaurant, with Mexico nailing the ambience and flavours of the nation’s exciting
A Reason To Return
To again be faced with the dessert dilemma of Auckland’s best churros ($8) –
complete with chilli-laced dipping chocolate – or the tequila-infused watermelon and
fennel granita ($8). Hot? Cold? Winter? Summer? Who cares when it’s all this tasty?
We’re kind of keen to check out their compact new bar around the corner on Galyway
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