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Tequila Joe’s

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Tequila Joe’s had only been open for a couple of days when we happened upon it. They don’t get heaps of foot traffic over on Vivian Street, but we passed this place twice a day on our walk in and out of town. The Koala has had a yearning to open a tequila bar in Auckland for the last little while. No such thing exists in Auckland (yet) so when we saw this tequila spot we had to try it out.

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Come here for…

California-style Mexican food and top shelf tequilas.

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Unexpectedly wonderful…

Caramba Pink Reposado sipped with a sangrita. A delcious tequila with caramel flavours. If you have ever had tequila treat you bad, this is the one to make you fall in love all over again.

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The most interesting thing on the menu…

Churros and the Mexican hot chocolate.

I would come back to try…

The snacks and a cocktail or two.

The atmosphere is…

Still working itself out. It’s in a funny part of town and the word hasn’t got around yet.

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Expect to spend…

$10-$16 on a good tequila and the same again for an item or two of food. If you want to park on a seat for the evening, you could easily spend $50 each on a drinks and snacks.

The service was…

Good. Staff eager to have a yarn to tequila enthusiasts. Didn’t mind one bit when we ordered tequila for breakfast. Extra points!

Avoid if…

You prefer to slam your tequila and/or regurgitate it into a porcelain bowl.

Tequila Joe’s
Address: 43 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Opening hours: 7 days, 8.00am ’til late
Phone: 04 802 5637
Website: www.tequilajoes.co.nz

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8 Comments

  1. Neat find! Perfect timing since we are going to Welly in a few weeks. Is there much of a food menu, or is it mostly a bar?

    • They have breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/tapas so you can really go there any time of day. The style of food is California-Mexican so think tacos, burritos, wings etc.

  2. Very cool! We have a tequila bar close to our house called Reposado, they have over 100 tequilas in house! Although I’m not much of a tequila drinker, I love the atmosphere. The owners also have a band, kinda jazzy, bluesy, called the Reposados, very cool indeed.
    The Koala should follow his dream.

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