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Little Mexico

Would I eat there again? With so many fine Mexican retailers in this fair city of ours, I can’t see myself rushing back. Everything was fine, and nice, but as I thought before heading in it just lacked balls. And I didn’t come for nice.
By Ben Polkinghorne
April 10, 2012
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Little Mexico

Would I eat there again? With so many fine Mexican retailers in this fair city of ours, I can’t see myself rushing back. Everything was fine, and nice, but as I thought before heading in it just lacked balls. And I didn’t come for nice.
By Ben Polkinghorne
April 10, 2012
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This place had been languishing on my list for a while, mainly because from first glance it seemed rather unremarkable. Sure, they have Mexico in the name of the place and sure, they sell burritos but they didn’t seem to have much in the way of the X Factor.

And so it was that I found myself with two drunk friends wanting to get something to eat late on a Thursday night. I steered them in the direction of Little Mexico, eager to get another notch on the belt before heading across the ditch.

We were greeted warmly and shown our table. There were two other groups already there, and this is where it all gets a bit interesting.  You see, the dining room is small and the tables are squashed together. So much so that my fat friend Travis couldn’t actually sit on the length side of our rectangle table as there wasn’t enough room to get his chair in, what with one of the other tables next to ours also having people on it.

Fortunately I don’t have to worry about hurting Travis’ feelings, as he hates burritos and thus won’t be reading this review. So there we were. We ordered a round of drinks and I was pleased to see they had Mexican beers on the menu. And I’m not talking Corona, which is widely known to be shit and an embarrassment to Mexicans everywhere. At $9 The Dos Equis was expensive, but as always, tasted like nectar.

As to be expected, the menu was very Mexican. It described my soon to be burrito as “a flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of meat, rice, beans and cheese rolled and cooked on the grill. Served with Pico de Gallo, mesclun salad, sour cream and guacamole on the side. Spicy or mild.”

I went for the spicy whilst my friend Matt, a (burrito) virgin went for mild. I also went with a side of jalepenos ($3) as I’m training for the NZ Chili Eating Final. Every bit helps.

Our meals were duly presented to us.  Yes, my meal delivered everything as promised on the menu but I couldn’t help thinking that perhaps they could have been a bit more liberal with the salad. It’s cheap and would have made the meal look a bit more….a bit better. Also I felt they were a little stingy on the guacamole…but my god, the swirls on the sour cream!

Would I eat there again? With so many fine Mexican retailers in this fair city of ours, I can’t see myself rushing back. Everything was fine, and nice, but as I thought before heading in it just lacked balls.

And I didn’t come for nice.

Please note, review was conducted by ABR in August 2011.

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