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“Chimichanga heaven!”
Review of La Mexica

La Mexica
Ranked #173 of 442 Restaurants in Tauranga
Price range: US$8 - US$21
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: If you're looking for authentic, fresh, tasty Mexican food and drinks in a fun atmosphere then try out La Mexica! We have a range of Mexican inspired cuisine for all palates, whether you like it mild or spicy. Daily food and drink specials and live performers and DJ's on the weekends to create the perfect environment to relax and enjoy good times with friends. We specialise in group bookings from a private courtyard room for max 30 people to whole restaurant private events up to 150 people. We have intimate spaces for couples dining for lunch or evening as well as large spaces for groups. Perfect for birthdays, family get-togethers and work functions! La Mexica Cantina and Restaurant - 109, The Strand, Tauranga.
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with my family, great chips and dips, tacos were amazing but my sons chimichanga was awesome. Def food envy. He also had the banana dessert chimichanga.. a hit. Great service, cool decor and fit out.

Thank kimdavis4
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

The service was quite erratic, with either too many waitresses or none at all, took a while for someone to take our order. They did not know the size of the meals and were indicating we hadn't ordered enough. We got 3 entrees for 2 people and they were so huge (don't order the potato chips) that we couldn't eat it all and just felt full of starch and no flavour. No fresh salad or lightness, ie salsa etc

Thank AnnaL10464
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Went for lunch today, waited for ages for it to come out. Mine was a squid salad. It was very disappointing. The salad was really just red and white cabbage, that was about it, the squid was meant to have mexican flavoured crumbs, but couldn't taste it at all. There was a small plate of salsa to the side which was just bland, no hotness.

My husband had pork spare ribs. They were just OK but the sauce was a thin sauce, very watery and hardly any mexican flavour either.

Apparently the Indian owner was brand new. Must have a lot to learn I would say

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Thank 352robby
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on Good Friday after looking at the menus of a few other places. We were hungry but not overly, so we decided on a starter of chips, followed by Chicken Fajitas.

Both were excellent. The chips were seasoned to perfection and served with aeoli

The fajitas when they came.out were filling, and I'm glad that we didn't order 2 servings as the one serving was more than enough.

The chicken, onion, and peppers mix was delicious, and there was more than enough garnishes for the dish.

I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch/dinner.

Thank paw0308
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

Great freshly cooked Mexican. Always enjoy eating their Quesadillas for dinner with a Corona to wash it all down! Easy walk to parking around the area as it can get busy along the esplanade. Always worth booking on a Friday or Saturday night.

Thank Bo Q
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