I'm a mother to three, living in and loving Fiji since 2001. I also do wedding and portrait photography under my business, Island Encounters Photography, based in Nadi, Fiji. www.islandencountersphotography.com
Published February 17th 2013
Mexican Food in Fiji?
As a Mexican food lover living in a town with no Mexican food I was ecstatic to discover that the Wyndham Resort on Denarau Island, Nadi, has recently opened a Mexican/International restaurant. I have dreamed of this day for years!
When my husband asked me where I'd like to go last Friday, I couldn't wait to give Mamacita a try. Denarau locals recommend Macho Nachos (apparently delicious) but we went ahead and ordered calamari, fajitas and a burrito (entrees a bit under $20FJD and mains a bit over).
The steak fajitas were a tad capsicum-heavy but delicious with lots of fun salsas and goodies to add into them. The calamari was coated in corn meal (Mexican style) and was tender and fresh, served with 3 zesty sauces/salsas including a spicy mango salsa. My chipotle chicken burrito was decently good--a bit different than the American "Tex-Mex" style I'm used to, but I still enjoyed the chef's interpretation. (Keep in mind that I haven't been to a Mexican restaurant for quite some time--other Mexican food connoisseurs may be a bit more discerning!). Of the three things we ordered, we WILL get the fajitas again.
In a nutshell, it was good and I'll be back, if just for the novelty of being able to order Mexican in Fiji. I can't wait to try some more of Mamacita's menu offerings. Additionally, it's been a long time since I've been in a restaurant with such lovely service. We had four smiling waitresses checking on us throughout the meal and making sure everything was satisfactory. It was Fijian hospitality at its best (including waitresses carrying babies and playing with toddlers so their parents could enjoy their meal).
There was an International Buffet on for $50 (which looked good, but of course I wasn't interested in buffet; I wanted Mexican food!). On Friday nights the Wyndham also offers a Fijian meke (cultural show) which was very nice. My hubby and I walked down to the pool after dinner to work off some of that yummy Mexican food. We soaked our feet in the hot tub and gazed at the stars together.
Mamacita's, I'll be back . . . and next time I'll bring the kids!
my wife and i where staying at the Sofatell resort we heard about mammacita
and decided to give it a try my wife had calamari ihad the fajitas bloody delicious went back next night and talk about Fijian hospiality when we finiched our dinner ALL WAITRESSES AND 3 MALES sang the fijian farewell song,
to say we were emotional i tell you i"m 71 and i cried like a baby happy memoris indeed i"ll be back T ONY S