We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



US$12 - US$40
Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about

Location and contact

0.6 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Improve this listing
Reviews (126)
Filter reviews
123 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews authentic mexican food mezcal margarita taste of mexico new zealand fantastic food nz freshness
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 23 March 2021

This is the best Mexican restaurant I’ve ever been to in New Zealand ! The food was amazing. SO GOOD ! Everything had so much taste, perfect proportions too. The margaritas tasted like ACTUAL margaritas, too bad we had to drive home I would have...order way more ! And to top it off the staff was super friendly! The restaurant was packed, super busy but the staff stayed super friendly offered us margaritas while waiting for a table ! This is EVERYTHING that I look for in a Mexican restaurant !More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food. Fresh and tasty. Service was excellent. Margaritas are a must include. Cute little spot

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 January 2021

Enjoyed the freshness and down to earth flavours of the food. Useful advice from the staff (the owner I suspect). Great prices and options, food suitable for a vegan as well. They even watered the puppy we had.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 November 2020

Being from Mexico it is hard to find genuine Mexican food places when craving food from my country, but definitely found it here! Authentic Mexican food, the drinks are strong (as they should be!) had an amazing mezcal margarita and the staff is so friendly...they make you feel so welcome! Only wish they decided to open a restaurant in Christchurch!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020

First time dining here and it won't be our last. The food was delious and services was top notc. Special shout out to Soel and Mario for your awesome customer service. If you are looking for the true taste of Mexico do not go past...Viva Mexico I promise you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Good service, great food an interesting location. Only trues todays special, but that was flavorusome and well seasoned, wothout bring top spicy or hot.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

Every time I go to Viva Mexico left bank I'm greeted by friendly staff and served gorgeous food and drinks. Caters really well to vegans with a variety of tasty options. Awesome fun ambience.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Hidden near the end of Cuba Street's Left Bank is this super friendly tiny restaurant with extra outdoor seating and amazingly yummy tacos: delectable layers of deliciousness. Great vegetarian options and lovely staff. Bright and interesting decor. According to local Mexicans, very authentic. We look...forward to returning again!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 January 2020

Tried all three of the branches (Newtown, Petone and Left bank) before making up my mind,, and sadly,, im a little disappointed. Flavour wise, the food was good and the service and atmosphere was also good,, however for the price, I found the portions were...small and most dishes we tried seemed to have 'something missing'... However a lot of the folks seem to really love this place,, so if you do decide to dine here, probably best to book in advance, especially for dinner. Also be aware that the menu on the website isn't all available at the left Bank branch.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Hi , I’m Mexican and yesterday I wen to have dinner at viva mexico . It was amazing food delicious ‼️ with the taste of MEXICO 😍😍😍

Date of visit: January 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
720 reviews
.18 km away
Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel
755 reviews
.20 km away
Trinity Hotel
642 reviews
.22 km away
Naumi Studio Wellington
42 reviews
.32 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
151 reviews
.04 km away
Aroy Thai
174 reviews
.09 km away
KK Malaysian Restaurant
243 reviews
.09 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Wellington Chocolate Factory
62 reviews
.16 km away
Wellington Night Market
113 reviews
.03 km away
The Bucket Fountain
39 reviews
.15 km away
St. Peter's Anglican Church
10 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Viva Mexico staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Viva Mexico

Yes, Viva Mexico offers takeaway services.

Viva Mexico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4