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Maldito Mendez

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Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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136 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 9107
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We returned here to enjoy the soft taco fish and soft taco crispy coconut chicken. They were just as good as we remembered them to be. Washed down with great tasting red sangria flavoured with raspberry, peach and orange. A stunning way to start our night on Ponsonby Rd.

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wow. Seriously. OMG. Tonight I spent $40 on dinner and it was the best thing I've spent money on in 6 months! That's saying something. I love this places food. I am still thinking about it 5 hours after I finished. I had 3 things. Ceviche which was excellent without being amazing with nice tortilla chips and a perfectly ripe... More 

Thank networkn
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Chose this spot for a casual Goodbye dinner for a good friend, the restaurant tailored a menu to suit. On arrival super friendly service, these guys were really great and nothing was too much trouble, the food was staggered and it was in a word Yum, well actually Yum Yum Yum, ceviche, guacamole, smoked brisket, the diy tacos, salads &... More 

Thank Fi R
Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

always been a favourite place for a healthy and interesting meal..the new addition of a t bone steak is must..400 grams perfectly aged and cooked the staples of fish tacos ceviche and empanadas are still amazing,,the menu is very well priced for quality

Thank Eric S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican food I've ever had. Beautiful fresh ingredients, very fragrant and flavourful. Highly recommended. Had the crispy chicken taco with some guac on the side, great service and atmosphere, looking forward to coming back.

Thank Phillip H
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely casual dinner here with the family. Pretty good margarita, the taco's were perfect (the vegetarian one was exceptionally tasteful!) and staff were very friendly. It's a relatively small place and it was nearly fully booked on a Wednesday night - so suggest to book ahead. Enjoy!

Thank belgian_family_in_uk
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The food was not really good, a friend and I have been sick just after. The waiters are unpleasants and the kitchen look really disgusting. One advise : find an other Mexican restaurant on Ponsonby, there are plenty of them.

Thank Rémi G
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner with my mother, I was a little put off by the small menu but ordered the spicy fish and she ordered the pork belly skewers. WOW. Amazing food, the flavours complimented each other so well in our respective dishes it really made for a sensational dining experience. I would come back again for sure. Two diners,... More 

Thank Witty A
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The service was superb, the entrees just kept coming and were so nice. And then the main was just a great range of fabulous flavors. We will use them again.

Thank Paul P
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had Maldito Mendez cater for our work Xmas function and not only was the food great, but their service was incredible. Highly recommended.

Thank Scott R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 9107

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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?