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“Consistently Good”

AmiGos Mexican Grill
Ranked #23 of 87 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Ten years ago we first visited AmiGos,and we keep coming back. We've eaten Mexican in Mexico, in the USA, throughout South America and other parts and I have to say that AmiGos is consistently good and right up there with the most authentic food of Mexico.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Amigos USED to be our favourite Mexican restaurant in New Zealand. We visit Wanaka a few times every year and one of our 'must-do' activities was to go there for dinner. When it was up the road in a smaller venue the place was amazingly tasty. Unfortunately our most recent trip there in 2014 was disappointing. Yes they have a big restaurant now, it's bigger, flasher, busier. But it's lost it's soul and TASTE. Food was horrible. Not only have they axed all the best things from their old menu (bring back tequila prawns!) But what they did have was bland, fast, rubbish. Corn chips were so deep fried they left you ill, enchiladas were totally tasteless and I tried a casadia which was so rich I couldn't finish it. It feels like they've left behind their independent roots and adopted the same 'big-business-mexian' model similar to all the other mexican restaurants around NZ. (Mexicanos in Christchurch, Mexico Auckland etc small tapa bites menu thing. Sad really.. we probably won't go back again.

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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Hi NapkinMan.

I'm really sorry you feel that way, and a bit mystified about your comments re the food... Yes, we've built a bigger restaurant, but it's still got the same chefs, same recipes, same owners, and very similar menu. With the smaller plates, all we did was remove the rice/beans salad etc. from the standard meals and offer them as optional, so we could charge less. We got a bit sick of throwing away so much food because the portions were too big. It's been generally very well received.

Enchiladas, identical to how we've done them for 15 years. Corn chips, likewise. Quesadillas, the biggest selling thing on the menu!

The Margarita Prawns, well yes, they're gone sorry. You may not know, but since the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico, and an algae bloom in Thailand, the supply of prawns around the world has shrunk dramatically, while demand from China in particular has grown enormously. Consequently the price has sky rocketed. So, unless we charge around $3.00 per prawn, (which we feel is ridiculous) they had to go. We weren't happy about it either! Google 'Prawn Supply' and you'll see what I mean.

Anyway, sorry we won't be seeing you again, we hate losing regular visitors..., we're still very much a small family restaurant...60 seats is hardly a corporate conglomerate amigo!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Love Love Love Amigos!!! I wish they were just down the road from me at home, great place, people are friendly and welcoming, great prices and the food......food is deloushley mouth watering amazing!!!!, will only eat there when im in Wanaka, which I hope to see you 2 sooonish : ) a must if you are visiting in Wanaka for sure!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Great Food, Great view, Warm inide!! Especially in front of the fire :) would definately dine here again!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We had a great family dinner...I think we all (9 adults and child) cleared our plates and then some of us had dessert.... churro's were awesome...I think we even had all the hats on at some stage... will definately be back again...Thank you to all the staff :)

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AmiGosManager, Owner at AmiGos Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Thanks MargsH! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us, and look forward to seeing you again!

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