There’s always a time and a place for Mexican food, especially good Mexican food. And with November 2 marking Dia De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday, what better way to celebrate than with a delicious takeaway from one of the city centre’s authentic Mexican restaurants! Check out our selection below that will be sure to satisfy your cravings.


Besos Latinos | 132 Halsey St

Besos Latinos, translating into Latin Kisses, is an establishment serving Latin American cuisine that comes from the heart. Forget the nachos and the tacos that New Zealand has come to know as “Mexican food”. Besos Latinos presents an authentic and traditional experience from the lands of  Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico. Try something new, like the Monterrey steak or the Chicharron de Mariscos. Order online here.


Mexico | 32 Britomart Pl 

Mexico in Britomart is the perfect place to enjoy fresh and fun cocktails alongside an exciting range of dishes. The food is inspired by the streets of Mexico, utilising seasonal ingredients that are made for sharing. We recommend the Pork belly con cola taco (pictured as above). Order online here


Frida Cocina Mexican and Tequila Bar | 85-89 Customs St W

Taking inspiration from the legendary artist Frida Khalo, Frida’s is a traditional Mexican eatery and tequila bar which boasts the use of authentic culinary methods and ingredients. Feel like you are visiting Mexico City and eating some delicious street food by getting a takeaway. You can't pass up the taco tasting pack! This meal feeds two people and includes: guacamole and chips, flautas, 8 tacos and churros ~ available for pick up from 4-9pm, $75.


Ghost Donkey | Level 2/1 Queen Street, Commercial Bay

Ghost Donkey is a high-energy, electric Mexican-influenced tequila and mezcal bar with a food and beverage programme that’s seen it earn much acclaim in the States. Now you can enjoy Ghost Donkey in your bubble with their heat and eat taco and nacho kits! Loaded with flavours and all you that need to make a taqueria at home. You can choose from three fillings, Mole Chicken, Brisket and vegan Jackfruit, and make your taco just as you like! Or if you prefer to stack, opt for the nachos. Order online here.


Image credit: Mr Taco Facebook page

Mr Taco | 64A Federal Street

Nothing says Mexican food more than a taco! Mr. Taco is often dubbed the best, most authentic Taco shop/Taqueria in Auckland and is located just steps away from the Sky Tower. Proud to serve really tasty traditional Tacos, check out their takeaway menu which includes 3 tacos for just $12 as well as other items like nachos, quesadillas and burritos.


La Fuente | Snickel Lane, 23 Commerce St

Owned by sommelier Edmundo Farrera, La Fuente is the first bar in New Zealand to completely devote itself to the indigenous spirit Mezcal. Make sure to try out their delicious Mexican-inspired nibbles ranging from guacamole to ceviche, tacos and more. Place your order via and collect it on the weekend.

Last updated: 04 November 2021