A Mexican wave seems to have washed up in Louisiana and Italy. The restaurant's 21 types of pizza outnumber the comidas mexicanas. Jambalaya and Cajun ... More
A Mexican wave seems to have washed up in Louisiana and Italy. The restaurant's 21 types of pizza outnumber the comidas mexicanas. Jambalaya and Cajun salmon are suspiciously north of the border cuisine, too. But hey, the waitresses speak no Spanish, and the customers are not Mexican.
Mexican Wave is a good place to step inside and have a taste of home. Is it as good as some of the Tex-Mex you get at home in the States, maybe not (especially if you are from Texas or Mexico). However if you want to take a break from just another Chinese meal and hunger for something that reminds you of home this is the place. Fajitas are great and big. Margaritas are strong. Service can be better but this is China and even at home you can find lousy service. So dont compare it to home. Just enjoy the fact that when you long for something different Mexican Wave can give you good food and a good price and an atmosphere that takes you miles away from the center of Beijing.
a good restaurant in Beijing!
A Beijing Restaurant!
The FIRST & ONLY OLD EX-PAT bar/
restaurant left standing in the same
place with the same & only
EX- PAT owners and still going
strong. What can one say?
20 years speaks for itself!!
After visiting this weekend for the first and also the last time, i have to admitt being surprised this is the "oldest foreign restaurant in beijing". Overprized food which is not even tasty and a lousy service are the only things i will remember from this "Mexican" restaurant. There are much better and cheaper foreign restaurants in beijing. All together, i can only recommend to look for one of the other mexican restaurants nearby.
I left Beijing for a year and just got back. I had heard of Nina's but never went to it while in Beijing the first time around.
Unfortunately, now it is closed. (Replaced by some Sichuanese restaurant ... as if there aren't enough of those)
The Mexican Wave is not the biggest, cheapest or the best Mex restaurant in Beijing, but it has fantastic fajitas and has a great crowd of regulars. It is, as one other reviewer pointed out, a Beijing landmark.
In the three years I've been visiting Beijing, It's been a regular destination along with the Orchid Thai next door.
They look after their regulars and a discount card is available.
I've been in China for more than one year and let me just say that Mexican Wave was an antidote to my momentary homesickness. I've eaten in many Mexican restaurants all over the US but never was Mexican food more appreciated than the night I went there.
I ate the vegetarian chimichanga and it was worth every mao. The service was quick and I could communicate with the servers well. The food tasted very much like Mexican food that I would find at a restaurant at home.
In all, I have no complaints. I'd recommend this restaurant to any one who'd like a little taste of Mexico.
The Mexican Wave Beijing is an institution.. It has survived the change of China since it opened in 1989. To me that says alot. It is where to go as an expat to find out about Beijing. Not to mention it is Beijing's home to the Hash House Harriers..I have been going there for years and have always enjoyed, the food, conversation and atmosphere. I have tried Nina( new within the last year) and the food is ok but it seems to cater to the fast food college crowd and is way out of the way if you are a business person. The Mexican Wave is in the embassy district - downtown and still has the best fajitas and margaritas in Beijing! I have seen many new restaurants come and go but The Mexican Wave has been and is still there after all these years!!! It caters to an international crowd - you may run into an ambassador or a famous Chinese movie star - it is the heart of the ex-pat community in Beijing - no doubt - a place not only to enjoy but many business deals are conducted there also... Try a Sunday afternoon listening to Chris the guitarist, soaking up the sun and drinking margaritas - I recommend it highly!!!
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