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At Amigos, we’ve been serving hot Mexican and cool margaritas since we opened our first restaurant in Wanaka in 1995. Since then, we’ve expanded to more locations around the South Island to share our love for Mexican food. Whether you’re looking for a place to have a fun and lively date night or the next location for your function, we’ve got you covered. And of course, we invite you to join us for the best day of the week, Taco Tuesday, where every one of our delicious tacos is only $5!
PRICE RANGE
$17 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

I live in the USA, and have had Mexican food my Mexican daughter in law would call Tex Mex. Most times very good, but not authentic. This is NZ Mex. Nothing seemed fresh or had any Mexican influence. The salsa seemed to be out of...a jar or can. We had fajitas and sides of beans and rice. Chipotle is 10 x better. If you are from the US or Mexico do not bother. You will be disappointed. The wait and bar servers are great. The food they serve is mediocre at best.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Occasionally you find a restaurant that you wish was two minutes walk from your home. This is one of them. We had a memorable meal a few years ago and this meal (Tacos and quesadillas) was also excellent.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

This place is in the Wanaka Hotel and was packed with tourists enjoying themselves. My wife was fully satisfied with her meal of fajitas, but mine was awful. It consisted of utterly tasteless corn chips, and "chilli con queso" which was some horrible thin yellow...liquid with a hint of a hotness. I'm getting the impression that "Mexican" food in NZ is probably best avoided.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and again for dinner. Our light lunch was Tortillas with three dips and was exactly what we needed after a long drive. The hazy beer was excellent. We returned for dinner after making a reservation and enjoyed four tacos followed...by the Churros. Food was excellent, service was excellent and value for money was excellent. If you like Mexican food, this is a must!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

Sooo good!!! Great service from happy people and the food was…wonderful!!! We had tacos only and 3 each made a very good and filling meal- each one a meal in itself!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

Just as well we'd booked for a Saturday night, the place was heaving. No wonder, some of the best Mexican food I've tasted anywhere, and I've had a lot!! My wife isn't a fan of Mexican food, so had the Gringo - the steak. She...was delighted 'best steak I've had in a long time'. The portions were very good, so couldn't face a desert. I enjoyed the Margarita Classico, my wife the Rose. Our friends had similar experience to us. So couldn't fault on the food, drinks and service. Being so popular it is altogether very noisy. Great for lively night out, lousy for quiet romantic dinner. Very enjoyable though. Will revisit next time in Wanaka, but not on a Friday or Saturday night!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Was so looking forward to having dinner here tonight due to local recommendations? We arrived on time at 20.45pm and were very nicely received bt the waitress. However, as soon as she was leading us to a table her male colleague questioned her choice of...table saying it was not available and all new reservations had to be outside. We didn't want an outside table. Our cocktails and entrée was excellent, but ended up cancelling our main courses as didn't feel safe enough to finish our meal. This was all down to the attitude and demeanour of one individual male waiter. We both felt threatened and extremely uncomfortable about remaining in the establishment. We instructed the manager to take payment for the things we had consumed and wanted to leave immediately. To feel threatened and victimised by one oppressive member of staff does not warrant a pleasant night. I strongly advised if you ate gay or from a different heritage I would avoid.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Good food. Got fish tacos (they were spicy!). Nachos were a bit strangely presented and toppings were not well presented. Good vibes and comfortable, casual environment

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Our arrival was timed perfectly...before they got too busy! One person was handling the dining room and bar, in addition to the two cooks. The server remained calm until help arrived and he could move more slowly. Our meals were delicious. Two of us had...Burritos and one had a Pork Belly Taco and Baja Fish Taco. Portions were generous. The restaurant is nicely decorated, as well.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

As a long time local I was extremely surprised at the lack of friendliness and general helpfulness in a hospitality business. We were offered barely two rounds of drinks & no more and we were not offered any dessert whatsoever. I brought in 15 people...who they could have made a lot more profit from had they applied basic hospitality practices. The manager told my guests and I think a staff member that they had to leave at a certain time never once discussing this with me the person who made the booking. As we were standing to leave at 7:15ish we were saying our goodbyes to each other, a very rude staff member was asking us to move as some were standing in the way even as I jammed myself up against the seating she was very aggressive with much eye rolling and a general attitude that didn’t want us around. I felt very unwelcome and didn’t recognise the amigos of old when Niki was on the floor she was always friendly no matter how much was going on. A voucher was given to me by a friend for my birthday. I thought I may as well use, I was told this voucher was not recognised, I felt it was not handled well… I asked one staff member who then passed me into another who supposedly knew what to do with vouchers, when presented she herself had to go and ask the manager who’s response was just no, no and no, I was then asked who gave it to me, I said who it was and was told just no, I then had to ask why this was the case and I was told this was not signed so it was not recognised and they couldnt be sure it had been paid for, this I could kind of understand although it was a small amount of money and why would I a time local want to scam amigos of all places… It seemed they wanted us in and out as fast as possible and I felt generally unwelcome overall there was no happy birthday vibes at all. I was sad to see this long time establishment being run in a manner that did not reflect it’s beginnings.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

Was expecting more traditional Mexican menu. My dish was good but the choices were minimal. Service was good and friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

We chose to dine at Amigos because of it location and menu. It is directly across from the lake and in the centre of town. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived and atmospheric. Our table ordered Rib Eye steak, which came with broccolini,...potato bake and a beef and red wine jus. We also ordered a beer and a Sangria. The steaks were amazing although maybe slightly undercooked. The jus, potato bake and broccolini were delicious. My Sangria was the best that I have ever had. There are plenty of tables and some are in a more of an outside/ inside area.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

The meals are slipping , one gets less on their plate than a few months ago. What was delivered to the table was great , just not as much as we had grown to expect.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Very yummy food. Son enjoyed the ribs, hubby enjoyed fajitas, chilli Colorado was good and another son had pork burrito. All very much enjoyed it. The drinks serve was a little slow but worth the wait for the Calypso Spritz and mojito’s. Thanks . Will...come back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

We were at Amigos on a Taco Tuesday in August. The place was very busy. Definitely need to book well ahead. All the tacos we ate were absolutely delicious. We had some corn chips as a starter with three dips - highly-rated. Authentic margaritas went...down a treat. Also highly-rated by us.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Amigos Wanaka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4