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“Food poor, staff worse”

Mexicali Fresh Princes Wharf
Ranked #395 of 2,450 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: US$7 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: American-style fast-casual Mexican restaurant with a view of the awesome Auckland harbour. Choose from burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tacos and taco salads and add a frosty margarita or an ice cold beer. We've got traditional black or pinto beans, fresh grilled chicken or sweet roasted pork carnitas, and hand-chopped salsas. Locally made corn tortillas meet the needs of the gluten-free crowd, and plenty of veggie options for those so inclined.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Whilst I appreciate that working in such an establishment might not provide the most edifying or stimulating employment, staff should remember that customers pay their wages and that they ought to show at least a semblance of interest in the customer.

The company would also do well to consider that when you have the word 'fresh' in your brand name it is a little disingenuous to then serve overcooked vegetables that look like they have been sitting on a hot plate for several hours.

You do get a lot of food for your money though.

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Thank David A
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Three of us went to Mexicali for dinner. The food was decent, but not great. It's not a place I would go back to regularly.

Thank DanielH1981
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

we arrived at this place and bought some coronas and found we arrived at happry hr ...$5 stubbies and nachos etc .
great arfternoon had by all .
thanks

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

What makes a great Mexican? A great atmosphere, a sombrero and home made guacamole. Sadly, 1 of 3 could be found at this establishment.

We ordered some drinks and the ‘macho nachos’ that were neither macho nor nachos. The meat was chewy and very difficult to navigate. The beer was good (surprisingly) and so too was the frozen lime margarita. A good view provided a salve to the vast weeping sore that was this paint by numbers dullard of a Mexican restaurant.

Do what I wish we had done and drown yourself in the sea.

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Good sized portions, barbacoa nachos were good. 2 signature dishes enough to share for a European family with young children

Thank Arne S
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