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Viva Mexico Taco Shop

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210 Left Bank | Te Aro, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9913
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good value for money in this hidden alley near Cuba street, authentic and very tasty mexican food. Tacos and quesadillas were awesome.

Thank Dimas21
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional mexican food. Great atmosphere and friendly service. ....No nachos!!! My kids were expecting hard tacos...

Thank Iain F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Cant beat this place!!! An absolute food must in wellington! Amazing staff and food! ❤❤❤ will always return again and again!

Thank Ben K
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is the most authentic Mexican food I have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals (which were huge) and I highly reccommend the Jalapeno popper starter. I would live here if I could. This place made my stay in Wellington.

Thank Bianca h
Tauranga, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I used to live in the neighbourhood and was a regular here and loved it when it first opened; recently had first visit for a couple of years or more when in town for the rugby semi-final. The food was tasty as always with generous portions. Service a bit low key and lacking the expected personality, maybe due to it... More 

Thank Sandy O
New Zealand
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Been here twice now hoping it would be better the second time but its just really sloppy, dull looking food. Service was average. When I asked for hot sauce, I was charged extra for it which I wasn't happy about since the meals were mid range $20-$25. Big portions but lacks excitement

Thank YYML
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

With several so called Mexican restaurants opening in Wellington, like "Mexico" (the worst "Mexican" food I ever had), it's great to have an authentic place where the food is as in Mexico. Don't waste money going to the other Mexican places, go to Viva Mexico and eat authentic flavors, the way we eat in Mexico.

Thank midggard
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food couldn't fault it! Delicious full flavour. Fast friendly service. Don't judge a book by its cover a must try!

Thank Camille S
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Had read good reviews about this place and went with good expectations! We were quite happy to note that the menu was just right and what we ordered was superb. we ordered a pitcher of frozen maragarita, jalapenos relenos, chilaquiles, quesidillas and enchiladas. The portions were just right and the quality excellent, especially the special sauce served with the food.... More 

Thank Vs N
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

if you like the usual mexican food on offer like Guzman Y Gomez and Tex Mex, you'll be disappointed. However, if you are yearning for the authentic flavours of Mexico look no further. They also have a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to go with their great menu. Don't let the decor fool you, this place is brilliant.

Thank Joanna I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Left Bank | Te Aro, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9913

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?