17 Reviews

First Review by Nevada

very good - Edit

Got an empanada for a snack and it was amazing.

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Simple menu, fantastic food - Edit

This unassuming taco bar does not take reservations and there are only a handful of tables but you can comfortably eat at the counter or the high bench. The menu is simple but that does not mean that it is short on flavour. I opted for 3 tacos chipotle tempeh, tofu mole and falafel with beetroot ganoush. All were excellent and well seasoned. At NZ $17 for 3 tacos I think this reasonably priced, especially for the quality of the food.

Pros: freshly prepared from good quality produce, quick turnaround (but not rushed), informal

Cons: more seating would be good, especially as it becom

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Cuatro - Edit

I came here on my final night in Wellington because the place has just reopened after the holidays. I ordered one of each taco available. All of these - tofu, tempeh, potato rosti (with beetroot dip) and the daily special - were tasty, except perhaps the tofu one, in which the salsa didn’t shine through to add enough flavour. The special had a delicious mushroom filling infused with garlic and truffle oil, with fresh-tasting guacamole. My ‘cuatro’ platter (of four) cost $23, which is not as cheap as it might be for a fairly small amount of food, although it was prepared beautifully.

Pros: Beautifully prepared tacos with delicious fillings

Cons: Not cheap for amount of food

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A good starting point - Edit

The flavor combinations are very nice and authentic. Presentation is also very beautiful and colorful.

There are however things for me that need to be improved upon.

Food is very expensive for the small amount you get. You can easily get multiple dishes and still feel hungry afterwards.

The environment is also not my thing. I didn't feel like I had a proper place to sit and I felt rushed to leave after I paid for my food.

Updated from previous review on 2018-01-12

Pros: Fully vegan, nice flavor combinations

Cons: Environment, very small portion sizes, expensive

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the best vegan Mexican - Edit

Such a wonderful surprise to see it across the road from my accomodation, their tacos special was superb - definitely coming back!!

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As good as everyone says it is - Edit

Everything we tried - from the tacos to the dips - was beautiful and tasty. Super friendly service and great with kids!

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Absolutely bursting with flavor. - Edit

During my 4 days in Wellington, I ended up going here 3 times. These were some of the best tasting tacos I've ever had. I especially liked the tempeh one. Really bursting with flavor.

Pros: So good!

Cons: None

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Best Vegan Tacos Ever! - Edit

I never knew tacos could be this good! Two of us stopped in at Boquita for dinner based on the good ratings in Happy Cow. The delicious and imaginative combination of flavors exceeded my expectations. Between us we got all four of the tacos and loved every one. It is a very small and personal operation and my special requests for minimal garlic and onions was handled adeptly. I finished off my meal with a small but fabulous chocolate​-peanut butter bliss ball, just the right amount of sweet. If I lived in Wellington I would be a frequent customer!

Pros: Plant based, gluten free, imaginative flavors.

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Holy Wow!!! - Edit

The food at Boquita was just so incredible!! My husband and I both got a 'two tacos and salad' deal which meant we tried pretty much the whole menu and every single dish was just heaven! Even my die-hard meat eating husband was blown away by the 'unbelievable flavours' which is high praise indeed. Just wow!

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Delicious Mexican flavours - Edit

My omni mates and I were all delighted with the wonderful flavours in each taco. The friendly staff were generous with the tasty Biodynamic wine ($12 a glass though, so had to stop at one). I thought the 3 taco was a perfect portion size and good value as so delicious ($17). Can't wait to go back and try the other flavours on offer.

Pros: Wide range of vegan taco fillings, Close to town, Really yummy

Cons: Not huge amount of seating

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Very Good! - Edit

We had the special (garlic & truffle oil, mushrooms, crispy kale), tofu, and chipotle tempeh. All were very good but the special was my favorite. A but pricey, but well worth it in occasion!

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Quality food - Edit

Really great tacos, fresh and full of flavour. I have heard a few comments about portion size, I don't think the price is extortionate, you get what you pay for (good ingredients = tasty food). You can tell the chaps here are passionate when you look at the menu. I'm excited to eat here again.

Pros: Tasty vegan tacos!, Friendly and attentive staff, Small/intimate

Cons: You do need a few plates

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Yummie food, small portions - Edit

Came here for a lunch yesterday. All the flavours are on point, it is really good! I tried the tofu taco, the tempe taco and also the savoury empenada. The only small frustration I would say is that the portions are SO SMALL. If you are hungry better go somewhere else, you will be served tiny plate with a small snack otherwise. For those tiny sized plates it's very expensive.

Pros: flavours on point, friendly staff

Cons: expensive, very small portions

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best tacos in town - Edit

Great selection of vegan tacos and some delicious empanadas on the specials board

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Great place ! - Edit

The owner was very friendly and the tacos were really good. I liked so much that I went there twice. The only thing a little bit bad was the price. It was a little bit expensive compared to the quantity (23.- per 4 tacos). But, I really recommend people to go there ! ;-)

Pros: staff really kind , food very fresh and original

Cons: the price

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no food - Edit

I turned up during opening hours to find myself alone in the restaurant. No staff, no customers. That feels as bizarre as it sounds.
A complete waste of time and not worth relying on.
I might just be too old for this exclusive hipster crap.

Cons: Mary Celeste type atmosphere

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delicious vegan tacos! - Edit

Cute little place on Kent Terrace with amazing vegan tacos - often tempeh or mushrooms and beans or veges. The desert cabinet is also completely vegan and gf and the brownie there is incredible!

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