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Tequila Joe's

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43 Vivian Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5637
17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First I must say, I haven't been to Mexico but I have had 10 years of Mexican food in the USA to base my tastes on. Tequila Joes is the first Mexican restaurant outside of the states where I have experienced anything like the Mexican food I was used to! The enchiladas are the bomb, the corn chips and salsa... More 

Thank nzhairstylist
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First thing - The fries are the freaking bomb! I could have just all you could eat FRIES!!! Even the 'chipotle' sauce they're served with is delicious (not sure what it is but I think it's chipotle) Anywaaaaay.. After reading a few below average reviews I wanted to give this place a try, give it a chance. My partner and... More 

Thank courtwayne
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us went for the all you can eat wings on Wednesday. We used to come here quite frequently to do the wings, but the quality seems to be deteriorating rather quickly. These days it seems as if they just do everything to try and get you out of there as quickly as possible, understandable from their perspective... More 

Thank CapitanMullzy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner as a family here last night, what an amazing atmosphere! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our 11 year old ate 10 tacos, and wanted to keep going ! The service was amazing and the staff were so friendly!

Thank Molly P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The tacos were fantastic, the restaurant was cosy. The chef was happy to chat and offer whichever flavours we wanted to end the night. Great vibe and atmosphere

Thank John S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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303 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The second time here was even better than the first visit! If you are looking for high quality Mexican food, high quality staff and truly excellent Mexican beer, then look no further. There's a great vibe here and we love this place!

1 Thank Don M
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Wet night in Wellington needed some good food had eaten in before but decided to get take out. Not disappointed. Not the ambience at home but still the same great food. Would have liked to have had time for a beer while waiting. Will do this next time and as always staff are great.

Thank Phil39
Redland City, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere; music was our Era & we were probably oldest in the restaurant. Loved the art on the walls. Our waitress maybe with a Canadian accent was very friendly and accommodating. The dip platter was great , the Buffalo wings succulent and the indulgent Margarita shared by all was delicious. I ordered the pork unfortunately so dry & the... More 

Thank gabriellececelia
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome Mexican food in a chill environment. Great service and very friendly staff (especially Joe?). Try Thursday tacos but don't miss the beef nachos!!

Thank NicoG1975
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Adam and team, really enjoyed our cocktails and food. Tasty guacamole and Baja fries! The vegas cocktail is amazing.

Thank Jane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Mexican, American
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Vivian Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 5637
Tequila Joe's Mexican Food and Cocktail Bar. A Great place to see and be seen in Te Aro, the Capital City's Entertainment District. Tequila Joe's is all about fun - not your average dining experience. A great place to gather with friends for hours over cocktails, platters, and Main Meals. Hit the Town for a Dance just 1 block away afterwards.

We are proud to offer you New Zealand's best Mexican cuisine, brought to you by the Cruz Family. We are also the home of New Zealand's first Buffalo Wings. During the week day we offer All You Can Eat Meals ( #tacotuesday #wingwednesday, and #tacothursday). Enjoy a fresh Margarita, Mexican craft beer, or even BYO Wine!

Probably the best deal in town for throwing a Function! Whether it's a Birthday, 21st, Stag Do, Hen's Party, Engagement Party, Corporate Cocktail Function, or Leaving Party. Our Sound System Cranks, our lights can go way down, and the smoking area out front is very convenient.

Keep on Rockin' in the Free World.

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