Welcome to Tío Pablo, New Zealand’s home of authentic Mexican cuisine.
Our products are either made in New Zealand using traditional methods or imported directly from Mexico.
We can provide for orders from small to large and offer a variety of purchasing methods, including our online shop or through our network of stockists.
We now carry a range covering nine varieties of chillis used in Mexican cooking. Gently roast in the oven until crunchy and grind into your BBQ rubs, or rehydrate to add into salsas and stews. Check out our recipes for hints and ideas…
Tio Pablo, “Uncle Paul” (named after a special and lovely man), was founded in 2006. We started with a temperamental and tiny machine producing corn tortillas for specialty shops in the Auckland area.
Faine Alexander, founder, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has a passion for cooking with traditional Mexican flavours, in a new world way. By sourcing from Mexico, California and New Zealand, she has created both high quality and authentic products, extensively growing the Tio Pablo range to what it is now. Whether your planned fiesta is simple or complicated, you’ll most likely find the ingredient you’re after here.
Tio Pablo is also the sole New Zealand distributor for La Morena, a Mexican manufacturer of high-end, canned refried beans, chillis and salsas, made the old fashioned way.
Products from both Tio Pablo and La Morena are gluten free and both companies strive to use the highest possible quality ingredients in their products.