Below is a list of the top and leading Mexican Restaurants in Tauranga. To help you find the best Mexican Restaurants located near you in Tauranga, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Tauranga’s Best Mexican Restaurants:
The top rated Mexican Restaurants in Tauranga are:
- The Barrio Brothers Tauranga – mouth-watering Mexican dishes and snacks
- Mad Mex – popular snacks from Mexico with a Kiwi twist
- Taco Joint – with an extensive choice of freshly prepared fillings
- Mexicali Fresh Mount Maunganui – Mexican dishes meant to be shared
- Mexico Bayfair – traditional Mexican cuisine made from NZ produce
The Barrio Brothers Tauranga
The Barrio Brothers Tauranga serves Mexican cuisine infused with a Californian twist. The Mexican restaurant welcomes friends and families who enjoy chatting over a serving of their favourite meals. They offer a gorgeous indoor and outdoor dining setting that can accommodate 80 guests. Their menu boasts of unique flavours and irresistible taste dominated by the famous chimichangas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and fajitas. The chimichanga is made up of a flour tortilla filled with the choice of filling, salsa, guacamole, salad and sour cream, quesadillas are folded tortillas containing the diner’s choice of filling combined with cheese and fajitas are meats cooked with capsicum, cheese, and onions.
Bocaditos, Tacos, Brothers Burrito, Chimichangas, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Ensaladas, Algo Dulce, Bocadotes, Para Acompanar
“Our whanau went to Barrio Brothers Tauranga for our daughter who turns 17 September 3rd. What a fantastic restaurant top-notch service from the waitresses who took care of our table of 5. The starters & mains were absolutely delicious! If you feel like Mexican give Barrio Brothers a go! Great setting indoors & outdoors.” –Christina May Cruickshank
Mad Mex is a Tauranga-based Mexican restaurant established in 2006 by Clovis Young. Clovis is passionate about Mexican cuisine and aims to share the sumptuous dishes with the Bay of Plenty community. The menu is composed of burritos, quesadillas and nachos. Burritos come in small and regular sizes served with pinto beans, brown rice, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, variety of meats or vegetables for vegetarians, and shredded lettuce. Quesadillas can be either filled with meats or veggie rancheros with tofu, loaded with cheese and served with capsicum and onions. And the nachos are corn chips served with pinto beans, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce and sour cream.
Burrito, Grande Melt, Quesadilla, Naked Burrito, Nachos, Tacos, Mad Mex Fillings: Chicken, Pork, Beef, Chorizo, Veggie Rancheros; Roasted Tomato Salsa, Salsa Verde, Spicy Picante Habanero, Guacamole
“Awesome staff and the food was top quality and fresh and served quickly. I would definitely recommend if you love Mexican food.” –Pierce Gardner
Taco Joint has an irresistible menu composed of Mexican specialties. It is situated in Tauranga, New Zealand satisfying the Mexican cuisine cravings of the BOP community. They have burritos, nachos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, carnitas, fajitas and barbacoa. The burrito is composed of a flour tortilla filled with brown rice, pinto or black beans, fillings of choice, cheese, sour cream and salsa. Nachos, on the other hand, has crispy corn chips topped with fillings of choice, beans, and a generous portion of cheese, chipotle crema and salsa. Choice of fillings includes sweet pulled pork carnitas, bbq jackfruit, charcoal-grilled garlic and lime chicken, beef barbacoa, minced beef and grilled fajita veggies.
“Dope” Specials, Budgie Meals, 100% Free Range, Burrito, Nachos, Burrito Bowl, Quesadilla, Two Tacos, Green Salad
“Amazing & quick food at a super reasonable price. Friendly staff too! My go-to when I need a quick eat. :)” –Libby B.
Mexicali Fresh Mount Maunganui
Mexicali Fresh Mount Maunganui has been serving irresistible servings of American-style nachos, tacos, burritos and quesadillas since 2005. The eatery specializes in huge servings of favourite dishes and snacks from Mexico. Its owners Tyler and Connor Kerlin both share a love for Mexican food and were inspired to establish a restaurant that would offer huge servings of their favourite meals. The fiesta kits are their answer to this dilemma. It is the perfect meal set to satisfy the hunger and cravings of a huge crowd. Guests can customize their tacos with their choice of fillings and salsa.
Ala Carte, Chips & Salsa Spread, Burritos By The Box, Build Your Own, Fiesta Kit
“We love this place! You can build your own burrito at the counter, or order from their creations on the menu. Tip: our favourite way to get our burritos is with meat, rice, and some regular medium (not fresh) salsa only. It sounds spartan, but it’s authentic and really delicious.” –Rich West
Mexico Bayfair provides delicious servings of popular Mexican dishes and snacks. It is located in Tauranga, New Zealand utilizing local ingredients to recreate the mouth-watering dishes reminiscent of the vibrant and culture-rich country. They offer a food menu best shared and enjoyed with friends and families. The menu is constantly changed to give way to seasonal ingredients. Their Mexico specialties include the cumin-spiced crispy squid tostada, ceviche, crispy chicken burger, slow-cooked pork belly skewers and agave braised pork ribs. Not to miss is their snacks section featuring croquetas, salsa Roja, esquites, gorditas, chimichangas and stuffed jalapenos.
Snacks, Soft Shell Tacos, Mexico Specialties, Mexico Frita, Sides, Desserts
“Straight up I think I have found my new favourite place to eat out. Both I and the wife were blown away by the food and the service. Staff were super friendly and omg the food🤙🏼 I love Mexican food already but now I love it even more.” –Jeremy W.