6 Top Mexican Restaurants in Christchurch for Taco Fixes

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When cravings for tacos, enchiladas, and other Mexican favourites hit, we’ve got you covered with this list of Christchurch’s tastiest Mexican eateries. Whether you want classic fare or California-Mexican fusion, margarita in hand, these restaurants aim to please.

1. Casa Publica

Our favourite for ambience and inventive dishes like roasted pork belly tacos and octopus ceviche is Casa Publica. The hip, modern interior matches the vibrant pan-Latin flavours. It’s a perfect date night pick.

Find it at: 180 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central City

2. Mexicali Fresh

With two locations at The Runway and Memorial Avenue, Mexicali Fresh serves up “Cal-Mex” plates like epic fish tacos, chimichanga burritos, and super-stuffed quesadillas with a healthy twist.

Find them at: 96 The Runway, Wigram, Christchurch 8042 or 530 Memorial Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch

3. Mexico

For the most authentic taste of Mexico in Christchurch, head to this beloved Victoria Street joint. Tacos, enchiladas, tamales, pozole stew – they’ve got it all, not to mention dessert churros and Mexican hot chocolate.

Find it at: 203 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City

4. Mexicano’s

Another fantastic option for traditional flavours, Mexicano’s features specialties like duck carnitas tacos along with tacos al pastor, fajitas, and loaded nachos. And did we mention the margaritas?

Find it at: 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City

5. The Headless Mexican

Despite the odd name, this tiny Sumner spot packs a flavour punch in dishes like their buffalo chicken tacos doused in hot sauce. Chase it with a signature prickly pear margarita.

Find it at: 5/43 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch

6. Chiwahwah Mexican Bar

Last but not least, Chiwahwah brings lively Mexican cantina vibes to Oxford Terrace with shareable small plates perfect for groups, from cauliflower tacos to empanadas. Their margarita flavours are just as fun.

Find it at: 136 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City

With such amazing Mexican restaurants to choose from, why go without your taco, fajita, or margarita fix during your Christchurch stay? Let the hotel front desk know if you need any reservation help or added suggestions. We’re here to point you toward the best local flavours!

February 24, 2024 by Your friends at Hotel 115

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