Wellington’s Mexican restaurants offer an escape from the mundane. There you can discover a whole world of flavours, from zesty margaritas to fiery hot sauces and cheesy quesadillas. As you walk through the door of these delicious spots, the aroma of spices and juicy meat hits you, tempting your tastebuds to chow down.
The Flying Burrito Brothers is a super friendly spot, boasting vibrant flavours that are sure to satisfy. Start with one of their irresistible cocktails and of course, you’re going to want to try a burrito. This place is a New Zealand-wide chain, which might put some people off but it has customers coming back time and time again so they must be doing something right!
📍182 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Los Banditos
Los Banditos in Wellington is another fantastic spot. Check out the flaming queso fondito for a dash of theatre with your meal. Vegetarians have plenty of options but you’ll also find plenty of meaty dishes like tacos al pastor and crispy fish tacos alongside big plates like cochinita pibil. Don’t miss out on their decadent desserts either!
📍19 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Take advantage of the all you can eat tacos on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Tequila Joe’s! The juicy fish tacos are a real highlight, alongside the deliciously seasoned cilantro chicken. Check out the wide range fo Mexican-inspired cocktails too and you’ll roll home happy.
📍43 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Mexico Wellington is another New Zealand chain (just so you know) but it is well worth trying. The menu boasts a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options including tacos, quesadillas, burrito and much more. Friendly waiters are the cherry on top of a fantastic experience.
📍41 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
5. Viva Mexico
Viva Mexico in a little slice of Mexico in Wellington. They’re beautiful restaurants and the food itself is almost a beautiful as it is delicious. People return time and time again for the tacos and the super warming mole. Vegetarians can enjoy fillings like jackfruit and vegan chorizo too! Wash it all down with some delicious sangria and you’ll leave with a smile on your face (owing in part to the alcohol).
📍93 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
📍161 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Rosie’s Red-Hot Cantina & Taco Joint is definitely one of the best Mexican restaurants in Wellington. The portions here are incredibly generous, so make sure you arrive hungry! Check out the ‘monster nachos‘ if you have a particularly voracious appetite – piled high with toppings.
📍4 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
So, whether you’re a fan of fiery salsa, cheesy enchiladas, or refreshing margaritas, Wellington’s Mexican restaurants have you covered. With an array of options to suit all palates, these spots are just waiting to be discovered. Who knows, you might just find your next favourite restaurant!