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The Mexican Rotorua - CLOSED

1176 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
25 Oct 2014
“Tasty and flavorful!”
29 Sep 2013
“decent food.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1176 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Travelling alone I decided to try my favourite style of food - Mexican. Starting off I had the cheese and chorizo melt which was enjoyable, but seemed to lack a crucial and much missed ingredient - the chorizo!!! Instead it seemed like minced beef and...More

Thank Nick20048
Reviewed 6 April 2013

The food here is excellent. The service is fast and friendly and the specials are usually worth a go. I have tried pretty much everything on the menu and have found it great across the board.

Thank Eden C
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

Delicious food. Small busy restaurant with fabulous food and great service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Paddy, Barb, Lynda and Jenny.

Thank JennyForbes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I wanted the meal to be amazing. Mexican food is light refreshing, the word zesty springs to mind but what we received was the complete opposite. My partner and i ordered both ordered the chicken enchiladas with the side order of black beans and rice....More

1  Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We eschewed the cafes in the main dining strip and chose The Mexican instead. This is a good, honest little restaurant with friendly, helpful service and really delicious (and generously sized) food. If you go in the warmer months the inside of the restaurant is...More

Thank Betty S
Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed every vist there so far. Cocktails served are divine!! And the food they always have something new to try (specials).Simply delicious!!!

Thank Bron1982
Reviewed 2 March 2013

The staff here are very friendly. We were given a bowl of corn chips & salsa to eat while deciding what to order. I had the chicken enchilada and that was delicioius, especially with the black beans & rice. Hubby had the mexican beef tacos...More

Thank Nat A
Reviewed 17 February 2013

I have been here several times and have always enjoyed it. The pork stew is yummy. However heard yesterday that they are closing down. What a shame!

Thank moyra65
BrendonArkwright, Owner at The Mexican Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2013

Thanks for the great feedback Amigo!! Excellent news, we are MOST certainly not closing down!! Not sure who you were talking to, but we have ABSOLUTELY no intention of closing Rotoruas best little Mexican. Cheers Brendon Arkwright (owner)

Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

We walked in off the street and were seated quickly. The food was excellent. Great use of flavours, with no overpowering spice drowning out the wonderful tastes. My favourite Mexican meal since leaving the USA. The place was nearly full and the other meals all...More

1  Thank oOoJerryoOo
Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

Walked into the restaurant and we were ignored. We caught the eye of a waitress and said we would sit at the table at the front. Then we waited . . . .and waited . . . Another group arrived about 10 mins after us...More

Thank thegolfnutt
BrendonArkwright, Owner at The Mexican Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2013

Terribly sorry for your negative experience in my restaurant. I can assure you I will get to the bottom of exactly what happened. We are certainly not in the business of ignoring our customers and frankly that kind of behavior from my staff is completely...More

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  • Address: 1176 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
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