The Mexican Cafe never stops buzzing. Just across the road from SKYCITY, it has been Auckland’s favourite Mexican restaurant since 1983.


Price Range Reasonable
Ambience Lively
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Pumping
Licence This venue is licenced
Food Options Vegetarian, Vegan

Products and specialities

There are approximately 140 seats and we are able to serve over 300 people on any given night. We can cater for large groups and have a function room that can seat up to 45 people plus a range of set menus to cater for all tastes and budgets.


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Service is pretty awesome. Fun people

The Mexican Cafe is the perfect place for a lowkey, casual dinner with friends that isn’t going to break your bank. The atmosphere is always buzzing, and the food is always mouthwateringly delicious. Their range of $15 dinner meals and $10 lunch meals have portion sizes worth way more than what you pay and well worth the visit!

The Mexican Cafe is the perfect escape off the busy CBD streets to grab a wholesome, reasonably priced meal in a comfortable environment which perfectly marries ambience with comfort. The Mexican Cafe's $10 lunch deals are a dietary stable to hordes of office workers every day. The service is warm, friendly, and prompt, with every table served free nachos and dip.

Not only does this place have great happy hour deals, but it is also very affordable outside of happy hour. I recommend you try one of their delicious Margaritas (my personal favourite is the Paradiso Margarita!)

Hehehe I really love this place for a Friday night salsa dance! I have been coming here for years and it's great to meet new people! Staff are really nice and friendly Also! Great atmosphere !

The drinks

Great Affordable food, just round the corner from us! I'm in love with there $15 Prawn taco salad so much so i can't seem to order anything else! Always a warm welcome and a fun place for a good drink and feed!

OMG!!! The best place for burritos and a long night of dancing!!! So much fun!! DJ King Salsa is awesome and the drinks are perfect!!! Thanks for everything!! ☆☆☆☆☆

Delicious, affordable, filling Mexican. Great vibe- an Auckland City classic

Love the margaritas!! Food is all good. Always good to hit up for happy hour. Wish you could smoke on the balcony though