Sharing our love of Mexican spice since 1995
Way back in 1995, the Amigos adventure started with their first restaurant in Wanaka. We now have five amazing restaurants around the lower South of New Zealand, and we don’t plan on stopping there! Read on to learn more about where it began, what we stand for, and our awesome team that make it all happen.
At Amigos, we’ve been sharing our passion for hot Mexican and cool margaritas since we first opened our doors in Wanaka in 1995. Now, with numerous restaurants operating in the South, if there is one thing you don’t have to question when it comes to Amigos, it’s their ongoing commitment to providing an enjoyable dining experience. Having options to suit any budget and dietary requirement, Amigos has got you covered! With its great vibe and welcoming atmosphere, Amigos is a place where anyone can gather for any type of fiesta to enjoy a super tasty array of Mexican flavours.
The Amigos mission has always been to provide fresh, tasty, and innovative Mexican food to our guests. The best way we know to provide the highest quality meals is by starting from scratch! That’s right amigos, to ensure the highest quality, our chefs masterfully craft all our meals onsite, making nearly all the components themselves and accompanying them with only the freshest of local produce. We also strive to cater for every budget, preference, and dietary requirement – truly a place for everyone!
As Amigos continues to grow, we’ve realised more and more that every choice we make affects this beautiful planet we call home. As we continue to learn more about these effects, we are making additional efforts to change to sustainable practices on all sides of our business.
One way that we try to achieve this goal is by using as many locally-sourced products as possible, and only working with New Zealand-based companies whenever we can. For example, we only buy beef and lamb from Southland and Otago, and all of our seasonal vegetables are from the South Island and mainly from local regions. We also work with local micro producers such as Martinez and Basil Parsley from Cromwell, and we strive to carry as many locally produced beers and wines as we are able to.
Another way we are shifting to more sustainable practices is by moving towards a more plant-based menu. Of course, we will always carry the crowd favourites, but we also want to offer our customers the opportunity to explore how delicious plant-based foods can be. In fact, we currently offer over 50% of our menu in a vegetarian form and nearly half of that is plant-based.
To learn more about what Amigos is doing to help the planet, check out our sustainability stories by clicking the button below.
We are all about the Amigos community!
At Amigos, everything we do is all about the people. From our suppliers, all the way to our guests, we are always thinking about who we are working with and what we can do to help. For our staff, we try to provide competitive wages, an employee rewards program, and growth and educational opportunities for those that would like them.
Outside of Amigos, we are heavily involved with heaps of local organisations, events, and charities. From Football South to the Kahu Youth, Amigos is constantly helping out in the way of financial and food donations.
We are also always looking for more ways to get involved, so if you or your organisation are looking for a sponsor for a good cause, get in touch with us! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your organisation and what you’re looking to do and we’ll chat about how we can help!
Meet The Team
Become part of the Amigos crew
We’re always looking for awesome people to join our team! Whether you’re a seasoned, margarita-slinging veteran or looking for your first job in hospitality, get in touch! To apply, flick us your CV, tell us a little about yourself and what you would like to do, and we’ll get right back to you!