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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“tacos” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
6 Church Street | Across From Kush Coffee, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank heidi h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Flavourful mexican food, with friendly staff, and a fun atmosphere. Fun place for a girls night out!

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were greeted by a lovely and super friendly hostess who made us feel so welcome! Service was prompt and the prawn quesadilla was divine. The portions were so generous and everything was fresh and delicious. As for the sangria - next time I'm asking...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We walked in off the street to a very busy cantina. The staff were able to give us a table although it came with a time limit - which we were happy with. The food was crisp, clean and exciting. The margaritas were phenomenal. Was...More

Thank Melita W
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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