The only Mexican-owned taco shop
Welcome To Viva Mexico!
In 2010, Viva Mexico was bought by Antonio Gonzalez and David de Orta Jimenez, two childhood friends, both chefs from Iztapalapa, Mexico City.
Don’t ask for “chili con carne” here. By the same token, don’t expect your tacos to come in hard shells. At Viva Mexico, a taco is a folded fresh tortilla, smelling and tasting of ground maize rather than cardboard.
Servering the Mexican Food in Wellington since 2010
Antonio and Davidʼs grandmothers were good friends and organised “posadas” and fiestas for their community for over 50 years. Doña Lupeʼs and Doña Rosaʼs recipes are an inspiration for all the dishes at Viva Mexico.
From the time he arrived in Aotearoa in 2000, Antonio worked in the Wellington hospitality scene. During 2010 he invited his childhood friend, David De Orta Jimenez, to start an authentic Mexican restaurant. Viva Mexico was born! In 2013 Luis Alberto Guerrero Reyes joined them in Wellington and formed the dream team Viva Mexico is today!
We’ll make you feel homesick even if you’ve never been to Mexico
Best Mexican in Wellington Award 2018 and 2021 by Capital Magazine”
For old timeʼs sake, you can order the same enchiladas suizas you’d get at your Mexican grandma’s, swimming in melted cheese. Along with choices for main meals, at Viva Mexico there are so many different types of Latin American cocktails to try with your meal. Our staff are always happy to give their recommendations and share their memories from back home.