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0.7 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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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
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Television
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

We visited "joes" as a group of friends visiting wellington. Sign outside saying " frozen margaritas ". Well there were no margaritas not even a beer insight! Apparently they had no liquor license. So we stayed for all you can eat tacos. Probably to worst...tacos I have ever had. One taco just had leek and onions. And the cauliflower taco both inedible. Such a shame, very disappointed and at $29 a head just awful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

What an awesome place with amazing food and amazing service. The Barman was super friendly and made me and my partner a tasty cocktail each! I was fussy and didn’t know what to drink as I’m actually not keen on tequila! But my cocktail was...awesome Thankyou! We had the all you can eat tacos which were super yummy and fries were fresh n crispy! Overall a real nice experience - Thankyou! Will be back next time we’re in wellington!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

Fantastic evening with beautiful food and gorgeous cocktails. The staff were run off their feet tonight but were attentive and any wait was well worth it. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

This was a total disaster. We had a booking and the man pretended we didn’t. I had to find the email confirmation. He was very rude. Mind you he probably couldn’t hear because of the too loud music at 5.30. The place only had 4...people in it. The photos make it look upmarket. It’s very scruffy. And the food was average. Dreadful quesillada. Slow service too. We were very happy to leaveMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

Went for dinner tonight. Ordered buffalo wings , cocktail, quesadilla , carnitas and ended with cookie dough for dessert. Absolutely all delicious. Service was top notch from the bar guy from beginning to end. Trying the other items in the menu next time.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

Thanks so much for the great Tacos & Margueritas - lovely staff as well - you made a busy doctor new to Wellington extremely happy :-) I will be back ! x

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

Went for ‘All you can eat taco Tuesday’ and ordered four tacos meals for three of us. Went to pay and they tried to charge for four but I pointed out it was all you can eat. They explained that was a different menu, I...said they never made that clear or gave us the other menu. I refused to pay the fourth taco meal but didn’t quibble over being overcharged on the margarita. Slow, slow service but delicious food.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 July 2021

A rainy night looking for dinner. I was heading up the road and say people smiling and eating so I went in. I was made welcome by the barman and a lovely lady who asked if I would prefer a table or the bar. I...chose the bar. Turned out to be Taco Tuesday. All you can eat for $25. What lovely food. The barman was great company as was the waitress who turned out to be the manager. Great evening with great food and a lovely Tuatara beer Thanks guys 👍More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

Great energy and vibe in this place. Excellent drink selection and simple but delicious food We visited on Wings Wednesday- all you can eat spicy and bbq wings and our group throughly enjoyed this

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021

Excellent service and authentic tasty food. Stool weren't the most comfortable but otherwise a great evening.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 April 2021

We did the All-you-can-eat Tuesday Taco deal and didn't regret the decision. Got a jug of Sangria and worked our way through 9 tacos each before we called it. Great staff that obviously enjoy their work. We're not big taco fans because of the 'bread'...content, but we'd been walking all day and these hit the spot. This place is 50/50 bar/restaurant, but there were little kids and teens and no one looked or felt out of place. Hard to explain, but it just kinda worked because of the vibe.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

Had a booking when we got there no table ready but it was packed we waited at bar food very tasty ok not the most comfortable stools but real vibe about it not just boring old restaurant wings excellent

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

This is literally myself and my partners favourite place to go eat. Not only is the food delicious and great value, the people there we consider friends.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Nice Mexican but didn’t realise it was more of a bar than a restaurant with only half a dozen bar type table with stools. Food was good, drinks not so much, mojito would have been the worst we’ve had, just some sofa eater mixed with...flavour and sprinkled with mint leavesMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

I went to this restaurant for the first time. i walked din and it was soo loud, the tables were cramp inside a tiny restaurants and it was busy. We booked a table but we saw a table straight away for four people since we...were four. The service is quite slow. After 5 minutes we got given menus. Great variety of food. I ordered the Baja quesadilla grande but with beef. It came at a reasonable time. The plate looked big. There were four big quesadillas. The quesadillas had a lot of beef and it was crispy. However the beef tasted quite good but it didn't go well with the green child sauce. The green child sauce was quite acidic and the mayo on it's own tasted fine but it didn't go with the quesadilla. Overall the service needs to improve and some of the food needs improvements. The food is good but to make it perfect it needs some improvements.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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TEQUILA JOE'S, Wellington - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Tequila Joe's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5