The Riv Restaurant serves great Kiwi pub food every day of the week except Mondays. Turn left as you enter The Riv and thru the doors is one of the best kept secrets in Hamilton East. The Riv Courtyard is an absolute suntrap,… read more »
- Price Range:
- Moderate, $15 - $25
- Meals Served:
- Lunch, Dinner
- Outdoor Seating:
Reviews for The Flying Burrito Brothers
19th May 2013
Helpful staff, great decor and atmosphere. Got smoked out a few times when the fajitas were arriving at other tables (then ordered my own anyways!!) Perfect portion size for me. I would defo return, and recommend to others. Oh but the margarita jugs could be a tadge more generous!!
by Monique W.
23rd February 2013
We initially wanted a meal to take away which they said would be no problem (some of the meals would be far too messy to takeout tho!), but upon looking at the lovely environment we decided to stay and sit outside.
We went on a Friday night and the place was bustling. Really nice, friendly staff, lots of people on the floor so we were attended to very well.
One thing I would point out is that this is an AUTHENTIC Mexican restaurant. I had in my mind I guess what would be a western enchilada! Nice and tomatoey with lots of cheese. Nope. I ordered the Holy Mole Enchilada and it was the worst meal I’ve had in a long time. It tasted burnt. My partner’s meal wasn’t much better. I normally finish everything but couldn’t even get half way. I guess I was the one at fault to expect the flavours I’m used to.
If you want authentic Mexican cuisine and a lovely environment with good staff go here!
PS: If you’re confused about the menu ASK as mild could quite well mean raging hot to you
2nd August 2012
I have dined here twice now and would certainly recommend it to anyone.
The food is fantastic and the service friendly and helpful.
The only downside is if you have to sit inside, it becomes extremely noisy and difficult to have a conversation. This is probably due to the large amount of concrete walls and flooring. I realise this is part of the Mexican decor, but it’s a little off-putting when you have to shout to be heard by the person next to you!
Maybe we will dine here again in the Summer when we can be seated outside. Other than that a good dining experience.
by Shane B.
22nd July 2012
Has gone for a Margarita the week before we went to lunch had a look at the menu decided to go there the following week for lunch. Noted a Jug or Margarita was a good price considering it filled four glasses we assumed the size of the ones we had just had. Following week the glasses that came with the jug of Margarita had shrunk to half the size not such good value. The food was good but quantity small, none of our party were big eaters but all felt not great value for money. We wend elsewhere for desert as nothing on the menu took us and we were still hungry.
by Melanie G.
15th April 2012
Great place to meet up with friends for tequilas and tex mex food. Went there on Friday night, they seated us even though it was busy and we hadn’t booked. Food arrived pretty quickly too. However a little disappointed on quality of the food. I asked a fellow-diner how it compared to the Tauranga Flying Burritos, she said “Better food, better atmosphere, better service”. So just be warned, don’t expect the food to be as good as Tauranga or Wellington. But if your not too fussy about food quality, you should be fine. Just have another marguerita!
1st March 2012
Fantastic food, great portion sizes for the price. We had a chicken burrito and a beef fajita which came out sizzling and smoking, definitely catching the attention of the rest of the patrons! We had a chocolate cake for desert which was sprinkled with cinnamon for a bit of an extra kick. Service was good, and unlike alot of restaurants these days, we were asked if we wanted more drinks. It was so busy on a Wed night which surely is an indication of the quality of the restaurant. Highly recommended!
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