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Viva Mexico Taco Shop

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210 Left Bank | Te Aro, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9913
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandering down Cuba Street, looking for the hole in the wall places that I'd read about, we stumbled upon a sign for Viva Mexico. I spent a lot of time in the southwest of the US, so I am partial to good Mexican food. I am always a bit weary in foreign countries, but this place proved to be excellent.... More 

Thank SmileyL
Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, will be back next time I'm in Wellington. The staff were really helpful, I had corn chips and guacamole for starters which was great and then beef enchiladas which I ordered extra hot - they came really well spiced and super tasty all washed down with a corona! Portions where all substantial and delivered in good time.... More 

Thank shedives77
Madrid, Spain
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very good value for money in this hidden alley near Cuba street, authentic and very tasty mexican food. Tacos and quesadillas were awesome.

Thank Dimas21
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Traditional mexican food. Great atmosphere and friendly service. ....No nachos!!! My kids were expecting hard tacos...

Thank Iain F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Cant beat this place!!! An absolute food must in wellington! Amazing staff and food! ❤❤❤ will always return again and again!

Thank Ben K
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is the most authentic Mexican food I have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals (which were huge) and I highly reccommend the Jalapeno popper starter. I would live here if I could. This place made my stay in Wellington.

Thank Bianca h
Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I used to live in the neighbourhood and was a regular here and loved it when it first opened; recently had first visit for a couple of years or more when in town for the rugby semi-final. The food was tasty as always with generous portions. Service a bit low key and lacking the expected personality, maybe due to it... More 

Thank Sandy O
New Zealand
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Been here twice now hoping it would be better the second time but its just really sloppy, dull looking food. Service was average. When I asked for hot sauce, I was charged extra for it which I wasn't happy about since the meals were mid range $20-$25. Big portions but lacks excitement

Thank YYML
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

With several so called Mexican restaurants opening in Wellington, like "Mexico" (the worst "Mexican" food I ever had), it's great to have an authentic place where the food is as in Mexico. Don't waste money going to the other Mexican places, go to Viva Mexico and eat authentic flavors, the way we eat in Mexico.

Thank midggard
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food couldn't fault it! Delicious full flavour. Fast friendly service. Don't judge a book by its cover a must try!

Thank Camille S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Left Bank | Te Aro, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9913

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?