¿Cuántos y de qué?

The one and only taco shop mexican owned

In 2010, Viva Mexico was bought by Antonio Gonzalez and David de Orta Jimenez, two childhood friends from Iztapalapa, Mexico City. The boys are both chefs.

Don’t ask for nachos here. By the same token, don’t expect your tacos to come in hard shells, at Viva Mexico, a taco is a folded, fresh tortilla, smelling and tasting of ground maize rather than cardboard.

The one and only taco shop mexican owned

The grandmothers of them were very good friends and organized lot of posadas and communitary events. Both, Doña Lupe and Doña Rosa recipes were an inspiration for all the actual flavors at Viva Mexico. Their families know well each other over 50 years.

By chance Antonio came to New Zealand and invite David to become part of the only one and authentic mexican restaurant. Another important person in this story is the anonymous investor Carlos Eduardo Cerda from México. Subsequently, they invited Luis to follow through on the dream that is already a reality.

We provide our services in weddings, parties, special events, taquizas, festivals and so much more.

A nice taqueria, with five-star food.

As with the quesadillas and the enchiladas, fillings and toppings for these tacos are a case of mix and match: for old time’s sake, you can order the same old beef taco with cheese, and your enchiladas retro style, swimming in melted cheese. But there are alternatives – great alternatives. For a start, there’s the pibil sauce, which is absolutely One Thing You Should Try.
A nice taqueria, with five-star food.

The food is amazing, the only REAL Mexican food you'll get in town.

Laura W
Laura W Food lover

OUR AMAZING CHEF

David de Orta

David de Orta

Head Chef

Every wave is a chance

From Mexico City, has cooked at the Left Bank Viva Mexico for six years

Antonio Gonzalez

Antonio Gonzalez

Head Chef

We want the world knows about Mexico

From Mexico city,  works his charm front of house at Viva Mexico.

Luis Alberto Guerrero

Luis Alberto Guerrero

Head Chef
From Chile, head chef at Viva Mexico Newtown and partner.