Formerly District Dining (which we also loved), MEXICO is Warren Turnbull's newest venture after roaring success in... wait for it... Auckland.
My husband and I popped in just before Christmas when we were in the area. We came for lunch on a Saturday without any booking and it didn't seem like we would have needed one. There was hardly anyone there when it opened (at noon), but it did pick up toward the end of our meal. The staff were relaxed but friendly and helped us with our order.
We ordered margaritas, almost every soft taco they had on the menu (including a salmon taco special that was available that day), the fried chicken, the prawn quesadilla and the ceviche and had a grand ol' time in the balcony area. If you think that sounds like too much food for two people, you're probably right. We were completely stuffed and probably didn't need the last two dishes we ordered - the ceviche and the quesadilla, both of which were larger than expected.
We loved the relaxed vibe on the balcony, especially on a nice day, and will definitely be back with the gang in tow.
Favourite items on the menu? Um... the sauteed salmon taco, the fried chicken, and the ceviche. Oh, and the margaritas.