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Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for a family lunch, we ordered various dishes everyone commented that the flavours were good, or only comment was around the size comparison of the dishes some people got a substantial plate full others quite a small quantity. The service was attentive, we...have been to quite a few restaurants since we moved to level 2 and this is the first where only not all of the staff were wearing masks while preparing food/drinks and out in the restaurant around customers. We finished with dessert which were very nice. Overall a nice meal out, we just feel some dishes aren’t as good as value as othersMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2021

We arrived for Friday dinner and found excellent food, excellent service & excellent vibes. I highly reccommend to everyone 👍

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021

came here awhile back, and god I want to come back. An amazing erray of entrees, mains, vegeterian mains, and don't get me started on the dessert. Caramelly goodness, absolute heaven with berries and cream. Would reccomend "flan de cajeta", so soft and incredible. Sorry,...my sweet tooth got ahead of me. The mains were incredible as well. Packed with flavour, just so yummy. Everyone adored it. And I'd also love to touch on how wonderful the staff are. Such a lovely, kind, warm atmosphere. Just lovely people, and lovely food. 10/10, GO HERE!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

I don’t know how anyone could rate this place less than five stars - hands down the best Mexican I’ve had in NZ. Worth a trip to Wellington for homesick Americans and Mexicans looking for authentic Mexican food a long way from home. Fun atmosphere...and great service as well. So good!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

Beautifully balanced flavours. Hard to find mole sauce at all in nz let alone a beautifully executed one as here. Margaritas delicious and will be coming back to work my way through the tequila list. Service warm and genuine and welcoming, decor cheerful and lifts...the spirits!Fantastic.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

Best Mexican food in town. Love coming hear at least once a month. Staff are so friendly and the food and drinks are awesome.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 February 2021 via mobile

Staff are always so friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is wonderful and watching the staff greet other staff as they arrive for their shifts in such a caring way (kiss, hug) shows how happy they all are working together. The food is always delicious and...the cocktails are yummy and there is always a new one to try! We will be returning that's for sure. Thanks Marco. Soel, Christina and Andrea 🇲🇽More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 January 2021

Well we went here two years ago and had the most amazing mexican meal . Went again two weeks ago Bloody Average So disappointing ?Cobb&Co? Anyway Sodge

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021

I enjoy eating at Mexican restaurants, this one felt most authentic with the atmosphere, quality of food and the lovely staff. I eat quesadilla and Mexican coffee as my usual - delicious. I am a local. The price was a little higher than places I’ve...been to in smaller cities, but the atmosphere tells me why :) yum and I could stay here all dayMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021

Been coming here and left bank for many decades and still my favourite. Margarita -best in town. Do not get confused with “Mexico” restaurant across the street which is not great.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Viva Mexico Petone is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5