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Mexi Mama

West Quay, Napier, New Zealand
+64 21 100 5174
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (23 reviews)
“guacamole” (26 reviews)
“pescado” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
West Quay, Napier, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long drive to Napier stopped here for lunch. It was Sunday. Disinterested staff turned us away. Apparently the kitchen closed at 2 - but it was only 1.35. In the words of Basil Fawlty did the chef have something terminal? Just not good...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I was in town for a weekend and craving Mexican food. For $31 I got a beer, 3 crispy chicken soft tacos, and some chips and guacamole. Great value, especially when the food is so thoughtfully created, beautifully presented, and perfectly delivered. The restaurant has...More

Thank trudijoy
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Visited Mexi Mama for a catch-up with friends and enjoyed our visit overall. As vegetarians local tasty restaurant options can be limited but we had some choices. The tacos were well-presented and very tasty and the burritos were good. The drinks menu wasn't extensive if...More

Thank Gavatron07
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Tossed a coin. Don't hesitate. Just do it. Flavours were spectacular. Every single dish was a taste and sight sensation - three of us shared everything so we got to taste a great variety. Service was amazing - and do have a margarita to set...More

Thank Meg G
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Nice evening with friends and Mexican food. The place is very nice and super comfortable, food is delicious and the staff is super friendly. If you like Mexican food, this is your option.

Thank Pontes1988
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We stopped in here on St Paddy's Day. Between the two of us, we ordered three or four dishes which was plenty. The ceviche was a highlight - the vegetarian quesadilla was lovely and VERY filling. Staff were friendly and said we'd ordered enough -...More

Thank Imogen N
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Engaged, welcoming staff. Interesting craft beer choice. Nice outlook. Easy park. Decent value. Worth a go.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Came in Sunday night and waited 50 minutes for some soggy tacos that pretty much fell apart in my hands and tasted sub-par. The portions were small and the nachos that we got to share with guacamole were stale.

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Always come here when we come to Napier. The food and service is always great.....meals are very big but soooo good

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We loved the food here, we came for my birthday dinner and weren’t disappointed. We picked lots of small dishes to share and drank quite a few margaritas! An enjoyable evening in a great old building. We will be back!

Thank Tanya H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Quay, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 21 100 5174
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