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31 Oct 2013
From tequila and tacos to Aztecs and enchiladas, round up your amigos and experience the capital’s Mexican flavour.
A walk-in temple, large ceramic sculpture of the lord of the underworld and more than 200 treasured artefacts collected from museums throughout Mexico are all part of the latest major international exhibition to arrive at Te Papa. Aztecs: Conquest and glory tells the fascinating, dramatic and ultimately tragic story of the Aztec civilisation. This exhibition is hard core history and will immerse you in a complex world of splendour and dark intrigue. Admission charges apply.
For a temple to call your own, make the most of CQ Hotels’ accommodation special. You’ll receive one night’s accommodation, a buffet breakfast for two and two tickets to Aztecs: Conquest and glory. Prices start from $175.
Whether blended with ice, served straight, or on the rocks, no Mexican-themed break would be complete without a margarita or two. So, make a meal of it and experience some of the city’s best Mexican haunts:
Just off Cuba Street, you’ll find Viva Mexico bringing the real tastes of Mexican food to the cultural heart of Wellington. This Left Bank establishment has a laidback vibe, vibrant red and yellow colour scheme, and cool artwork - all creating a buzz that would not feel out of place in downtown Tijuana.
In the capital’s film-making hub of Miramar, you’ll find a shining star in Wellington’s food scene. La Boca Loca combines local and organic ingredients with a focus on freshly made, authentic, Mexico-style food. La Boca Loca’s famous margaritas saw them earn a place in Time Out Melbourne's list of Wellington's Top Five Bars.