Andale Mexican Latino Cafe – CLOSED
Dunedin City 03 488 4858
- Lunch: Sun – Fri 12 noon – 2pm
- Sun – Thur 5pm – late
- Fri 4:30pm – 8pm
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
The restaurant is closed
19 Reviews for Andale Mexican Latino Cafe – CLOSED
Obviously the old pub restaurant is less then desirable for a Mexican restaurant but it’s not hard to tell that these guys are starting out and I’m sure rent and overheads are a lot cheaper there than central Dunedin.
Service was good but awkward, the owner was very friendly but I doubt he has worked in front line hospitality for very long.
With a little work these guys could be one of the best places to eat in Dunedin and I wouldn’t be surprised in a few years time if it is!
I will be going back 100%
The waitress is very obliging when ever I need anything she try to give to me.. My son really liked the Chimichanga. We plan to come back again before we go back home to my country.
I have seen a few reviews stating a long wait, we waited no longer than half an hour which I find very acceptable. The young girl serving us was very friendly and polite, explained everything on the menu well.
We will be back
Waitresses are obviously not experienced in service and it shows. The food is good however like others i waited over an hour for my food when there were only 6 others in total in the restaurant.
They state the make things fresh to order however this clearly isn’t working and they are losing customers that like to eat out.
Recommendation – get waiter/waitresses that know service and customers, make the turnaround time for food coming out about 45 minutes quicker!
Honestly – I suggest phoning through in advance and getting your meal to takeaway – unless you are happy to wait close to an hour to get your food.
Buy the food – but don’t eat in.
To sum up the experience in two words: Best avoided.
Very slow service, an inexperienced waitress, many menu items were not available and, worst of all, the ‘food’ was revolting, basically inedible and well overpriced.
On returning home I checked others reviews of the place and was surprised to see some quite positive feedback, in particular about the food, so I’m guessing the Andale has either taken a recent sudden and dramatic dive in quality or they were having a really, really bad night. Either way, I will sadly not be recommending Andale nor returning.
I think the main point to remember is this is based at a pub and calls itself a cafe and not a restaurant so dont go expecting 5 star.
One of the waitresses seemed very inexperienced and had trouble taking our orders correctly from a menu that wouldn’t be that hard to learn and memorize.
The garlic butter tortillas (entrees) were delicious, and we also enjoyed the quesadillas and burrito. I ordered a medium hot quesadilla and found the spice level perfect.
We had a voucher which included desserts however we chose to forgo these for two reasons: 1 – we were actually really satisfied from the amount of food in the entrees and mains; 2 – we couldn’t face sitting in that excruciatingly bright and unattractive room any longer than we had to!
IN A NUTSHELL – awesome food, average service, terrible environment. If you could get the food to takeaway I would definitely recommend