• Mexico - Petone

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Serves meat, vegan options available. NZ small chain of Mexican bar & restaurants. Food menu changes seasonally and will include a few marked vegan choices for tacos, quesadilla, salad, and even dessert. Uses vegan cheese. Ask staff for other customization options. Bar opens till later.

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6 Reviews

First Review by bepallister

Roger in PA

Points +276

Mostly Veg
20 Jan 2023

Good vegan choices, good beer, service iffy

Slightly over 50% of the menu items are marked "vegetarian" or "vegan friendly" (I counted) and the waitstaff inspires confidence that your request to make an item vegan will be fully honored. We enjoyed the guacamole, chimichangas, and enchiladas (with Impossible™ pork), all loaded with a variety of veggies and interesting sauces and spices. The atmosphere is a lively counterpart to the fun Jackson Street scene. The decorations on three huge walls (the fourth is mostly glass) are a sight to behold. The only downside was our experience on entering the restaurant: Despite lots of empty tables and no one ahead of us in line, we stood and waited 10 minutes during which no staff member acknowledged our existence. Three staff members passed us by repeatedly and seemed to avoid making eye contact. Then after enduring 10 minutes of invisibility, we watched incredulously as a party of five came in behind us and were immediately warmly greeted and seated (we learned later they had reservations). I then became vocal. This is an extremely disrespectful way to treat customers. A simple "Someone will be with you in a moment" would have defused our growing frustration. Every employee should be trained to greet new arrivals if they have any reason to think they're the first to see them. Even though the table service was good, that bad first impression had a lasting effect that made our experience less enjoyable.

Pros: Tasty vegan choices, Good table service, Interesting decor

Cons: Very poor "welcoming" procedures



Points +264

01 Sep 2022

Great vegan options

Good atmosphere, great range of vegan options and yummy cocktails


Points +55

31 Aug 2022


lots of good options. small portions for the $ but still super yum especially if you like spicy. nice rep of Mexican cuisine.


Points +26

05 May 2022

Excellent value and choice!

I was hugely and pleasantly surprised at the choice for vegans here. We had the lunch degustation deal and everything was AMAZING (and we are hard to please!) The waitress was awesome, super welcoming and knowledgeable and we really appreciated her confidence in knowing exactly what vegans ate!

Absolutely delicious food, great value and we were so full we just about had to roll out the door! Can really recommend, well done team Petone!

Pros: Plenty of options , Very filling!, Great opportunity to try new flavour combinations


Points +268

26 Mar 2022


I had the chimichangas and potato skin wedges. The potatoes were a tiny bit undercooked, but still edible. The sauce on them was divine. The chimichangas were AMAZING, and the salsa with them was sooooooo good! I'll be back again for sure!

Pros: Delicious , Served quickly

Cons: Parking is hard to find, Restaurant is dim


Points +66

14 Dec 2020

Fabulous food

A good selection of vegan options with vegan cheese, mayo and ice-cream. Inspired us to get our Mexican vegan cookbook out!

Pros: Plenty of options

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