A couple of years' back, a Mexican cafe opened in Miramar, Wellington, where I live. It's called La Boca Loca and is a casual dining place. It is extremely popular with workers from the Peter Jackson empire - Weta, Post-Production, Workshop, Admin, studio, etc. There are a lot of American workers at Weta and they have probably been starved for good Mexican food. Up until about 5 years' ago there weren't any Mexican places to eat in Wellington. Now, there are a few.
I believe a guy who worked at Weta convinced a Mexican chef/friend to come over from America and, together, they started La Boca Loca.
La Boca Loca is a hop, skip, and jump away from the Roxy Theatre owned by Oscar winners Tania Roger and Jamie Selkirk. Lots of folk go to La Boca Loca for a meal before the movies.
Here's a little secret: I've never tasted Mexican food. How embarrassing.
Even when Mexican food weighed down the buffet tables in Las Vegas, I bypassed it. Old stick-in-the-mud me stayed with the same old tried and true stuff that I was used to. I am so silly. I promise I will try out La Boca Loca ..... one day. Oh, and I'm off to Las Vegas again at the end of the year. I promise-promise-promise to try Mexican food.
P.S.: J and I have now done 11 swims for April. About 25-minute swims all through the month. We notice in the newspaper that there is a picture of people swimming at Oriental Bay in Wellington, and we're quite miffed over this. Darn this almost-summer weather, J and I wanted to stand out as The Brave Ones.