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164 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-280 3919
12:00 - 23:45
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Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, funky vibe and comfy seats. The food is delicious I got a the pork belly taco so tasty and juicy! My partner got the beef cheek special it was rich, sweet and spicy with a fresh salad perfectly balanced. We also got the fried chicken which is was great with two sauces! Try the cold pressed coffee so... More 

Thank KataMay2014
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with another couple for what we hoped would be a great evening. Sadly 2 choices were brought out over 15 minutes apart and we had to repeatedly ask for our other 2 courses and beers. The food itself was not great. Quesadillas hard and little filling. Soft taco nice but can't see how it was supposed to be... More 

Thank Sharon M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mexico Ponsonby is a well appointed oasis of casual Mexican themed tapas and drinks located in the middle of the Ponsonby 'strip' Prompt friendly service is offset by an eclectic mix of contemporary electro pop in step with the local culture (George FM are just over the road) A great spot for a relaxed night out with friends over epic... More 

Thank Vicki W
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I met up with friends, whom choose this restaurant. The service was good, however the food and restaurant layout was poor. If you're looking for authentic Mexican food with a kick this is probably for you. However the menu does not accomodate those who don't do spice. The quesadillas we had were very oily and the burritos... More 

Thank Amy B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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349 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Mexico is a chain restaurant Great service!! Nice Mexican food good beer and wine selection great place for groups

Thank Brycee10
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Had only enough guac for 1, 30minutes later they brought it out and it was a very small portion. Purchased a carafe, again 30 minutes later it came out. (After mentioning it to staff a few times). Everything seemed to be rushed and so the service was not really there.i assume understaffing and wish someone had just given us appropriate... More 

Thank Kas S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The place was heaving but our server was wonderful, talked us through the menu, was friendly & honest. Tequilas and cocktails on offer were great Food was was tasty but portions varied. Thanks Valerie for making our visit worthwhile. I hope management see this & give you a free bev 'cause you earnt it! Thanks the 3 English girls

Thank Ojtaylor
Helsinki, Finland
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626 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Our visit to the restaurant Mexico was a very positive experience. Margaritas were good as were chips with salsa. Main dished were tasty. Nice friendly service, not very authentic Mexican though.

Thank beachstone2c
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Stopped by for a margarita and blanco sangria. Both excellent. Excellent homemade chips and good salsa. We also ordered a salsa made with beetroot and sweet potato topped with a chorizo crumble and cheese served with a deep fried cricket tortillas. You read correctly, crickets. Can't tell that they were in dough , couldn't see any legs or other body... More 

Thank lededwards1949
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped off here for a quick drink on our way home. The mescal tequila was deliciously smokey the mescal cocktail was also good but they put too much Cointreau in it, which was a bit too sweet for my liking, however I still enjoyed it! Just be careful when ordering shots of mescal as they have ones that go... More 

Thank lechegray

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-280 3919

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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?