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Auckland’s Getting A Burrito Eating Contest!

By Bella Askelund
4th Jul 2017

Auckland’s Getting A Burrito Eating Contest!

Hold your sombreros, amigos—we’re getting festive! 

The iconic Mexican Cafe is celebrating 34 years of existence with an abundance of specials, themed days and wait for it… a burrito-eating contest! The Auckland gem holds a special place in many of our food-bearing souls, indulging us in numerous nights of delicious food and heavenly vibes.

So, in true spirit, they’re celebrating with a weeklong fiesta kicking off on Monday with $10 margaritas all day followed by incredible margarita demonstrations throughout the evening. (Now all we need is a Mexican beach, a little sunshine and a refill tap and we’ll be living the dream!).

Taco Tuesday welcomes $3 tacos from the evening—AKA all-you-can-eat tacos, right? Thursday celebrates the iconic Frida Kahlo’s birthday by repping rad costumes and effortless good vibes.

But the weekend is where the real fun kicks in. With Saturday taking a trip down memory lane with their first ever menu at ’80s prices! One for the parents to relish over, this will take you back to the good ol’ days and have us all thanking the fact that flared jeans are the new skinny and tacos are the new pizza!

Sunday at the Mexican Café is not one for the faint hearted. We’re talking a competition where you have to devour as much burritos as you humanly can in just five minutes. If you make it past three—we will personally congratulate you!*

Grab your crew and make the most of this Mex-tastic week. Choose the night that sounds best to you and enjoy the regular live music that amplifies the colourful cantina.

The Deets

What: Mexican Cafe’s 34th Birthday Fiesta
Where: Mexican Café, 67 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD
When: 3 July—9 July

*This was a joke

Image credit: Julz Glover Photography for Mexican Cafe

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