Review No10 Tequila Mocking Bird

After seeing Tequila Mocking Bird’s well-advertised foodporn all over Facebook, I’d been itching to get my brunch on and try out their deliciousness for myself. To be truly honest, I was secretly hoping they’d make a few mistakes. Don’t get me wrong I don’t take pleasure in bagging establishments, no way, but I don’t want to be that person who simply says everywhere is greeaat either. However; my entire TMB experience was truly faultless. Some pessimists would argue that post earthquake establishments in Christchurch lack character. Personally, I think those individual’s NEED to brunch at Tequila Mocking Bird. FYI, The word character comes from the Greek word kharacter; a stamping tool used to engrave metal. Why am I telling you this? Because TMB will undoubtedly leave a mark on you (figuratively of course). Every single characteristic of TMB is immaculate. My favourite details include the vintage red and blue tiles, the Alice-in-Wonderlandesque bathroom, the stunning crystal chandelier and of course, the Huevos Rancheros (holy, moly, guacamole these were good – see what I did there?).

If you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience (AMAZING food, service and atmosphere) with a South-American twist (because why the hell not?!) I definitely recommend you try Tequila Mocking Bird! If on the other hand, you’re simply after an average meal (sorry, but if that’s the case, we can never be friends), I recommend you go elsewhere.

Oh and if you’re wondering, pictured above are the griddle cooked corn arepas; a lighter/less sickening/less you-need-to-drizzle-me-in-a-crap-load-of-maple-syrup-in-order-to-eat-me version of your usual pancake; mouthwateringly (literally) delicious and the Huevos Rancheros – who knew fried eggs could look so sexy?! I sure didn’t.

For additional info on TMB check out my itsy bitsy comments on We Built This City, HERE.


  1. hi Anisa!
    This is by far the nicest review I’ve read of anything or anywhere! You have a real talent for writing and the way you’ve described this place makes me want to go and try out their food ASAP!


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