Christchurch isn’t exactly known for its Mexican cuisine but we certainly boast some incredible Mexican restaurants. Whether you’re craving a sizzling plate of fajitas, a hearty bowl of authentic guacamole and chips, or some spicy tacos, there’s something for everyone.
Mexico Christchurch is truly a little slice of Mexico in Christchurch. From classic tacos to mouthwatering fried chicken and heavenly churros, their menu boasts an indulgent array of options. Of course, you’re going to want to check out those spicy sauces too!
📍203 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Mexicano’s offers an extensive selection of mouthwatering choices. The nachos are super comforting and the tacos are really inventive. Try the duck leg confit or the fried jackfruit coca cola tacos for something different. There’s a fantastic kids menu too and adults can wash their food down with a tasty margarita.
📍131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Chiwahwah Mexican Cantina Bar is a lively spot, helped in part by the tasty tequila menu. Try the charred roasted cauliflower, perfectly complemented by a vibrant and flavorful romesco sauce, and don’t miss the fish taco with capers either. Follow with some sangria with mint and strawberries and you’ll be in foodie heaven.
📍136 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
4. Casa Publica
Casa Publica is definitely one of Christchurch’s best Mexican restaurants. It’s a welcoming spot offering ‘South American food’ but most of the menu is actually Mexican. From classic favorites like tacos and burritos to innovative creations like grilled octopus and succulent roasted pork belly, Casa Publica offers tons of tasty options and this place is gorgeous!
📍180 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
The Headless Mexican has a short menu but this spot definitely packs a flavour punch! Start with a raspberry habañero margarita to get your tastebuds tingling for more and then follow with some buffalo chicken (we know, that’s definitely not Mexican), with some hot sauce, of course. The menu is pretty succinct but often the best restaurants have the shortest menus.
📍5/43 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
Mexicali Fresh is proper California-Mexican fusion food. We’re not saying that you’re going to find their dishes on the streets of Mexico City but who can resist a delicious fish taco? Heath-conscious diners will enjoy the burrito bowls, packed with delicious veg and tasty toppings. bring your appetite because the portions are generous!
📍5/530-544 Memorial Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
📍96 The Runway, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
So, next time you’re craving tacos, quesadillas, moreish mole, or anything else from this incredible country, check out Christchurch’s incredible Mexican restaurants. Who knows, you might just find your next favourite restaurant amongst these treasures!