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Who We Are What we are about El Franchising

Who We Are

Back in the States when we were just niños, our family ran the hottest restaurants in town, Mexicali Rose and Baja Norte. Fast forward a bunch of years. Our parents retired and we finished our university degrees. Then we all embarked upon our family adventure – bringing the evolution of Mexican Food to the most beautiful country on earth - we opened our first store on Prince’s Wharf in Auckland in 2005, our second on Nuffield Street in Newmarket in 2006, third at Botany Town Centre in 2010, and our latest on Karanghape road in Auckland in September 2012.

While we’ve changed up the delivery to match today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we’ve stayed true to the food. Mexicali fresh brings something different to Auckland. Our emphasis is California-style Mexican, the stuff we grew up on

What we are about

Our food is the best you’ll find anywhere. Every day we chop our salsas, grill and roast our meats and fry our chips so you will have the freshest, most flavourful meal you can get. We’ve got frosty margaritas, great tunes, surf videos, and an astonishing selection of tequila and Mexican cerveza.

Settle in with an ice-cold Corona and fat burrito, you are transported to Baja or San Diego. Even with a line out the door, the service at Mexicali Fresh is the fastest and friendliest around. Come on in and take a trip to California without ever leaving NZ!

El Franchising

Be part of our success story as we roll out our fast-casual Mexicali Fresh dining concept throughout New Zealand. 

Beginning at Auckland's Princes Wharf in 2005, we pioneered big fresh American-style burritos with frosty margaritas and introduced our winning formula to the Kiwi landscape.  In fact, Mexicali fans only voice one complaint: we need more Mexicalis! 

That's where you come in. If you're motivated, ambitious and eager to be part of the next great thing, drop us a line or give us a call. 

Let's talk.

You can read the latest Mexicali Fresh article to feature in Franchise New Zealand magazine here

Mexicali Franchising Booklet

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Princes Wharf CBD
137 Quay St, CBD
15 Nuffield St, Newmarket
K Road
150 Karangahape Road
New Lynn
24 Mccrae Way, New Lynn
Constellation Drive
32 Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay
8 Massey Ave, Pukekohe East
Coming Soon
Victoria St
Coming February

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0.

from $10 per person



Mexicali provides a full range of complete catering items to suite any requirement you may have. May it be Build Your Own Fiesta Kits or Taco Bars, Ready to eat Taquito Platters & El Dippo Grandes.

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Fiesta Kit

Fiesta Kits Whether you are serving 6 or 600, Fiesta Kits can make entertaining a snap. Each Fiesta Kit will make 6 Mexican dinners with rice and beans on the side. Customize your order with a selection of sides such our zesty fajita-style veggies and extra chips and salsa - from $60


Order Online Serves 6 Gluten Free

Taquito Platter

Crispy, rolled corn tortillas filled with Barbacoa Beef, Chargrilled Chicken or Sweet Pork Carnitas. Served with guacamole and sour cream - (x24)


Order Online Serves 6 Gluten Free

Taco Bar

Put together a fun and festive feed pronto with our hot Taco Bar. You'll get seasoned mince, crispy taco shells and all the fixings to make 12 traditional tacos.


Order Online Serves 6 Gluten Free

El Dippo Grande

Crispy, rolled corn tortillas filled with Barbacoa Beef, Chargrilled Chicken or Sweet Pork Carnitas. Served with guacamole and sour cream - (x24).


Order Online Serves 6 Gluten Free
Fiesta at our place

We do Private Functions, Corporate Events and Venue Hire. 

Book your function at Mexicali Fresh and get ready for a wild time of Mexican food, margaritas, music and mayhem. Our unique service style and freshly made menu options easily cater to those with food allergies and special menu requests. Whether your company foots the bill or you all chip in, we offer flexible ways to pay to make it convenient and simple for any party on a budget.  Your group will love our award-winning Mexican food and recession-busting prices.

call Ashley our Catering CoordInator on 021 411 190


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