The Barrio Brothers (100 Maunganui Road)
A festive wee spot in the heart of Mt Maunganui, The Barrio Brothers serves up some delicious food and clearly has a good time doing it. The staff are all super friendly; they all seem to love working there! The menu is classic Mexican, with a number of tapa style sharable snacks, plus some bigger meals that you can then go on to eat for dinner. The cocktail menu is tasty (not that I ever look past the margaritas) and they serve margaritas (both frozen and unfrozen) by the pitcher – with flavours changing daily.
If you want to visit here, I would definitely recommend booking as the place always seems pretty lively!