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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Perfect atmosphere, super friendly staff. Excellent service even when we were a big group just for drinks the service was over the top..! Great cocktails

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent and innovative dishes. Loved the prawn tacos and the refried beans were really tasty. Service was friendly if a little disorganised at times. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Having read different reviews we were a bit “alert” to see What would happen. Had made reservations, and the place was quite busy, when we arrived. Was taken to a nice table right away, and our Young waitress was...Very smiling and helpful. ( we are not sooo familar with Mexican food ) The drinks, the food the service was Absolutely top notch….and we are looking forward to returning, when we make it back to Christchurch in a few weeks.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

Small, cosy Mexican restaurant close to the city centre offering a really delicious selection of modern Mexican food and drinks. Being the pigs that we are, my partner and I wanted to try a bit of everything (see picture!), it all sounds amazing. We loved...the soft shell crab taco, the quesadillas and the sweetcorn fritters and would definitely return to try more if we were back in Christchurch. The servers were also super friendly and attentive even though it was fairly busy that evening.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

I went here for dinner on my birthday. I had a reservation and once we got there we were seated at our table. We sat there for 45 minutes without even being acknowledged by the staff. The table next to us had ordered and got...their meals before any staff member made contact with our table. One staff member was at the table next to us rearranging the decorations on the table, we tried to get her attention but we’re completely ignored. After this we left and went to another restaurant because we felt completely ignored. We’re we’re there for 45 minutes and the only contact we had from staff was when we were first seated, the staff member basically pointed to our table and left. Definitely wouldn’t recommend and I definitely won’t be going backMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

A very busy little place on a Wednesday night. We had no booking, but we were squeezed in. Had a fun vibe, staff were good and friendly. Had potato skins and skewers and both were top notch. Only criticism was we had to wait to...pay the bill. There was no one at the cashier desk , so we had to wait until someone was ready.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

Food was just ok but service not so much. So many staff circulating it was a case of who did we order with when incorrect orders were served. Asked for two of the chicken with agave sauce. One arrived. Overcooked. Asked for three churros and...two arrived. Asked, politely for the one missed and got a roll of the eyes from the waitress. First two overcooked and third was perfect. Just feel it’s lost it’s charm and attitude from a server means we won’t be back. Disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

The food here was delicious but the reason I am marking it down is that the portions are so small. Each taco is 1 small taco only so you need to order a few for a filling meal. There were 5 of us dining and...we tried all of the tacos between us. They were all delicious. The vegetarians were happy with their choices too.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023 via mobile

Food was yummy. Busy bar/ food area. Tall tables and bar stools. Service was average. Started off well with pleasant drinks orders, then food orders. More drinks weren't offered, water glasses on the table empty (no jug provided). Kids nachos were too hot to eat,...sour cream didn't help. The tacos were so good, I'd go back for more. The beef kebabs were also good, but needed a side as a fuller meal. Would visit again but not for dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

Heard some good things about this place. But honestly, was a very very average Mexican meal. Tacos were small and bland. I had a soft shell crab taco, this was crunchy with little flavour at all. You could make better Mexican at home with elpaso...taco shells. We won't be back.More

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

Came here on a whim and enjoyed everything. Cocktails, tacos and atmosphere all very enjoyable. Friendly staff. Quite lively, don't come for a quiet time!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

Service was fine but we were both disappointed with what we were served. We been to many Mexican restaurants on Canada, United States and Mexico but have never seen main courses served without some form of salsa, sour cream or guacamole. Even ordered as a...side dish these condiments were extremely disappointing. Expensive and a poor value. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023

We picked Mexicano's as it was close to our motel and we wanted an early dinner. Luckily we did make a reservation as the place was packed at 6.00pm on a Wednesday. Tasty and typical mexican dishes and obviously very popular with the locals.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Darn good Mexican food! Quick service. Quite unusual tacos which was a pleasant surprise. I asked for a few changes to my tacos … on corn tortillas and sauce on the side and they got it right. Quite pleasant service. Music a tad loud but...other than that - just great!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

Great friendly staff. Bar staff needs a little more guidance in making cocktails, but were very understanding when we were disappointed with our Mojitos.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Mexicano's is closed on Christmas Day (25th December) & New Year's Day (1st January) every year.
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MEXICANO'S, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Mexicano's offers takeaway services.

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