Mexico

Our rating 

User rating 

16 reviews
Venue Image
Britomart,
23 Britomart Place,
Auckland Central
Auckland,
1010

(09) 366 1759

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byBrett Atkinson6/06/2012

Mexico, Auckland - Restaurant Review

Vibe

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.


Service

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 around half-full.


Drinks

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.


Highlights

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 disappointed with.


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 street food.


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 St too.

Mexico has been reviewed by 16 users
 

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

image
02 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

image
03 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

image
04 Auckland's Best Milkshakes

We look at the Auckland shakes that cause quite a ...

image
05 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

Content updated: 31/05/2016 14:03

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Kreem Cafe
    I rated 4 stars the food was awesome and the service was excellen...

    filipainaj on 31/05/2016 @ 11:21 a.m.
  • Beirut
    Wow - if you're after a fantastic dining experience then Beirut w...

    dreadlockrasta on 30/05/2016 @ 8:33 p.m.
  • No. 6 Caffetteria
    French baking from scratch, friendly staff, a fresh fit-out and g...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 26/05/2016 @ 10:18 a.m.
  • Urban Jungle Cafe
    I love Urban Jungle. The serving sizes are massive as well as bei...

    Joles1 on 13/05/2016 @ 5:29 a.m.
  • The Grove
    The Grove, owned by Michael and Annette Dearth, is a lovely inner...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 4/05/2016 @ 2:22 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner