#LoveLocal at Tejano Taupo. A colourful icon on the corner of Tongariro and Tuwharetoa street. This bar and restaurant has become a well loved spot by locals and visitors alike.
Having transitioned from a popular bar to a more family and food orientated restaurant a few years ago, we spoke to restaurant manager Mike to get to know the people behind Tejano a little more! Passionate about Taupō as a foodie destination, Mike made the move from his home in Taranaki three years ago. “I’ve worked and breathed hospitality for 13 years”, so it’s no surprise that you’re in good hands when you dine at Tejano. Being “passionate about providing the best for customers” the service is set at a consistent premium to ensure everyone feels comfortable and welcome to enjoy their meal.
Tejano is Taupō’s only Mexican restaurant, offering a tailored, traditional and delicious food menu which caters to all; especially the little ones! Ask about, and you’ll soon learn that this place has blossomed into a family favourite. For those slightly older, rest assured that Tejano has stayed true to its roots, maintaining amazing bar service and a tempting drinks menu available all night long! Offering both the well known tap beers and spirits, as well as a top-shelf premium range and cocktail menu, you’re sure to find something to tickle your tastebuds!.. And of course, always in keeping with the Mexican theme (did someone say tequila?).
For the best experience, our top tip is to first enjoy a relaxed meal with friends. Then, stay a little longer, why not a carafe of Sangria with a few shared bites, settling back into the comfortable outdoor area. Watch the eatery begin to transform into Taupō’s best spot to dance, turning the music up and clearing the floor!
With this versatile set up, they’re also home to frequent gigs and events showcasing local and New Zealand talent. To keep up to date with their busy calendar, give them a follow @TejanoTaupo. Being a people’s favourite you’ll also find all their awesome in-house deals like their happy hours, offering 20% off drinks!
Tejano Cantina ensures a good time for all so let the good times roll! We love this spot and are proud to promote Tejano Taupo with Treat NZ. Offering Treat NZ users 2 for 1 mains lunchtimes every Saturday! What a great way to start your weekend right, by kicking things off with a Treat!