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Nicola's Cantina

6 Church Street | Across From Kush Coffee, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8761
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“tacos” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
6 Church Street | Across From Kush Coffee, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really do love this place. Once you get to know the way the place works it is a very enjoyable experience. The food is cheap because the dishers are small and encourage you to try two or three things. The cooks know what they...More

Thank j0nty111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wait staff were rude They forgot our mains and did not offer an apology Only gave us half our nibbles - again no apology and tried to charge us for them Food was ordinary

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with two friends from the hostel. The service was very quick and only 10 minutes after our arrival the restaurant was full! I ordered the nachos and pork quesadilla. Would have liked them at the save time however the nachos cave first. Probably my...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A really nice restaurant serving good mexican options with quality new zealand meat and fish. The atmosphere when we were there qas boisterous and fun. The place was busy (sat night). We had a ceviche for starters and seafood burrito and steak fajitas. All were...More

Thank Omar I
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Good service (slightly rushed). Owner lady was nice and efficient. Food great and always fun to visit.

Thank heidi h
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Every time we wanted to visit this place seemed to be closed but it was well worth the wait when we finally got there. We had a selection - guacamole, burritos and tacos were all good and the girls had excellent mocktails. The service was...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The place has a good feel when you walk in. But we ordered a bit of everything and found the food average, even bland. The popcorn was the spiciest we ate and we've had better value for money nachos at other places. Service was good...More

Thank Worldradar
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Right in the centre of the city yet tucked away in Church street. When we first discovered this place from the sidewalk we werent even sure what it was, or if it was yet open for business, such was the lack of signage and lack...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We walked in at 7.30 on a busy Saturday night and were lucky enough to get a table. Fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff who were rushed of their feet but still gave excellent service. We ordered varied margaritas which all tasted great, my raspberry one...More

Thank culz
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great lunch. Friendly staff explained the menu well. Food FRESHLY prepared. Excellent . Would go back for again. Not expensive for what you got.

Thank Helen J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Church Street | Across From Kush Coffee, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 8761
Mexican Cantina that offers coffee, modern and traditional Mexican meals and Mexican inspired cakes and deserts. Fresh ingredients, delicious food for reasonable prices. All available to take away.
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