Mexi Mama

4.6
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67 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
MEXI MAMA is a mexican inspired restaurant open to anyone passing by – just walk on up.

– Mexican inspired street food Fast casual – Friendly table service – Licensed (not BYO), serving tequila cocktails, local wine and beer – Port side in the heart of Ahuriri’s hospitality precinct – Small independent, locally owned and operated – 1889 historic building
What 67 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything was great apart from the corner where we were sat at. We couldn't see what we were eating as it was quite dim. Everything else was perfect!

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debbieg
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a awesome time, my children said they loved everything about it. The grotto was awesome and the food and service thank you

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SueW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, plenty of options, prompt and pleasant service.

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ErinM
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious, great option for a casual dinner out

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for sharing and trying a bit of everything. Fantastic table service and flavoursome food. Recommend the jalapeño poppers, and the corn bread. Everything else we have had before many times and its always just as good. Good times!

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AngieB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience from start to finish 👌 Food, service and lovely environment. Nice spacious seating.

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VickiF
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Friendly staff. Food was tasty. Seats were a bit cold

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Can’t beat the crispy fish tacos!! Little bit dark for seeing the food properly but adds to the atmosphere I guess. Great surprise of a complimentary margarita as it was my birthday. Still one of my fav places to eat.

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jamesp
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Such a friendly vibe. Definitely recommend and return. We let we were invited in to a space the staff were enjoying. Wait staff excellent and food delicious and interesting. The time before the fried chicken was delicious but felt after effect that it had been oily, but we still loved it. We will definitely bring others next time.

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DebbieE
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Out of towners...First time here but absolutely loved everything, Definetly recommend this to others.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty meal, lovely atmosphere and friendly/helpful service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mexi Mama never disappoints! Favourite Mexican restaurant in Hawkes Bay

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CaitlinC
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was lovely and very attentive ,not sure of her name but she maybe had a American or Canadian accent ☺️

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Breakaway
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

If you enjoy quality Mexican flavour food and are in Napier Mexi Mama is definitely the place to eat at. The owners associated Iron Pot craft brewery also produces a mean lager that goes well with the spicy fare.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food, great atmosphere and the staff were great

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Lizi
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service with friendly , upbeat staff, tasty food and a nice atmosphere

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TamraB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal out after lockdown and awesome as always.

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JacyndaR
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding customer service. Amazing margaritas and food

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BronHes
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service from staff was amazing, very friendly and welcoming.
Food and drinks were okay

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KimG
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Food was fab. Staff attentive and fun 👍🏽

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RoseO
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cant fault them. Great food, great service, great cocktails, lovely atmosphere. We sat outside as it was hot and enjoyed a sunset and the sea views. Great hospitality and good price.

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Maureen
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food and service. The only down side was the tennis being screened, making it feel more like a sports bar then a restaurant.

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious even though they were busy the staff were very patient and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect place for a relaxed birthday dinner. Great food. Lovely view of the port as the sun went down. Spicy octopus and churros were my favourites 👍

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LouiseR
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great location, food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Good selection of drinks and also reasonably priced. Friendly helpful staff. Would definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time at mexi mamas a great relaxing place to have a meal, the service was great, meals came out fast and the food was very nice. Highly recommend. And our teenagers got a free drink because it was there 18 th bday

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BarbaraM
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love coming here, food is great, service is great, venue is great. Looking forward to my next visit x

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pefect spot on a warm Hawkes Bay evening to enjoy beer, marguerite and excellent Mexican food

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Barbie
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely fabulous! My first time dining at Mexi Mama and I loved it! The Margarita's are absolutely delicious! Great service! Friendly Staff! I highly recommend Mexi Mama's to everyone.

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OliviaHill
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mexi Mamma, is such a good place to dine the food is amazing and filling there is such a variety of drinks , we have been twice for work dinners and the customer service is exceptional friendly staff, great people to have conversations with and have a good sense of humour and nothing is to much to ask, I would recommend this to everyone! Also best fried chicken out

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KarlaL
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such great food and fabulous service. Will definitely be back.

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BonnieC
New Zealand
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mexi Mama is my favourite Mexican restaurant in Hawke’s Bay. The staff always go above and beyond, are super friendly and are always welcoming.
The food is epic, always consistently good and authentic tasting with a healthy kick of spice. Drinks are always on point too.
Always look forward to my next visit.
Keep up the great work, Jamie and team!

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Lizzyofgizzy
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

It was a great evening with fab food. However, I ordered Churros, really looking forward to them, two others received theirs. About 10 mins later our waitress said ours were coming. Then about 10-15 mins later she told us they had run out of mixture. So super disappointed with that service.

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JillH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Have just tried other local mexican places which have been better in terms of portion sizes, quality, and service. Place was very noisy too. The churros seemed to have been double fried as were very crunchy and not like soft in the middle.

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BarbaraM
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night at Mexi Mamas, the food was outstanding, the service amazing....my new favourite place for dinner 😉

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Service abysmal, noisy, food very good. Waited an hour for a drink then had to ask for it. Would have walked out at this stage but kept hoping meal would arrive. An hour and 20 minutes after being seated it came.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great friendly staff, went above and beyond to make us comfortable.

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Lizzyofgizzy
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were awesome. Definitely going again!

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Cokes
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best tacos on the North Island. Literally drive out of the way to eat here. Great for gf/vegan!

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BonnieC
New Zealand
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mexi Mama is my favourite Mexican restaurant in Hawkes’ Bay, the staff are always friendly, service is quick, food is excellent and drinks are on point.
I always go home fully satisfied and can’t wait until my next visit.
Keep up the good work, team!

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Mexi Mama is rated 4.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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