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Mexican Specialties

92 Marua Road | Ellerslie, Auckland 1051, New Zealand
+64 21 525 389
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“taco” (4 reviews)
“chilli” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
92 Marua Road | Ellerslie, Auckland 1051, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Based upon the reviews and the fact that it was not a 'chain' restaurant we visited Mexican Specialties on a recent visit to New Zealand's North Island. We liked that it does have the appearance of a 'Mom & Pop' 'Tortillaria' as they are often...More

1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend so got to try three different meals. All of them were delicious and authentic. (All three of us are from North America and have been to Mexico several times.) They even had lime juice to drink (though one of...More

Thank teamBCtravellers
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We're regulars because this is a great place for an delicious, quick meal. Easy parking and no waiting around for ages. The food is very fresh and tasty and a good price, the service is friendly and it has the atmosphere of a local cafe...More

Thank Paris1968
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped by for lunch and was impressed with the range and selection of Mexican items (mostly Chilli peppers) they had on sale including (presumably) house made tortilla. The menu is plastered along the wall above the door and glass window. You order at the counter...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a quick lunch, for the first time in a couple of years. Looks like it is now in kiwi ownership (used to be a Mexican couple) and it's a much tidier place, the cafe is expanded, but the grocery shop much...More

Thank Nzattitude
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Small cosy eatery & store to buy mexican food stuff like sauces, home made tacos and delicious healthy corn chips, canned products + decorative items..I had the prawn baja taco and the chili hot choc..both were simply amazing..i will definitely go back to try other...More

Thank rage4blade
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Find the antidote to the fashionable and the fleeting right here. Mexican Specialties is that all too rare a restaurant that puts the food ahead of everything else. Don't expect flashy decor and fancy cutlery, you will though find an authenticity that is filled with...More

Thank OnaBreak72
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a nice little restaurant that serves Mexican food that has been open for ten years. The quality of the food was high: It appears that they have not cut the quality of the meat and other ingredients over the years, but then their...More

Thank Agazo
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is our local and we love it. It's very casual and laid back. Super kid friendly. Food is simple but really tasty. We love the lime drink they make and all the food.

Thank Tamojacko
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The cheerful, mismatched decor was inviting, but after waiting quite a while for service from the one waitress, we shifted because we were so cold, but to no avail. The kitchen does not have a door so the icy air from there, combined with icy...More

Thank allymac_it
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Marua Road | Ellerslie, Auckland 1051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 21 525 389
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Authentic Mexican food and grocery retail - tucked away in a little quiet street in Ellerslie, Auckland. Mexican food is Lime, Chilli, Avocado, Coriander and Family. This is us.
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