Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12.00 – 2.00pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm – Late
Sundays: 12.00 – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:00pm
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
About Besos Latinos Restaurant
Translating as “Latin kisses,” Besos Latinos promises to romance your palate with a mouth-watering exploration of authentic traditional Latin American cuisine.
Set back from the bustle of Elliott Stables, Besos Latinos immediately transports you out of muggy Auckland. Runned by Mexican Artist Cecilia Mijangos, partner to international award winning Chef Luis Cabrera, the beautifully decorated space is an elegant and inviting evocation of old world hacienda and quaint Pueblo marketplace. Warm brick and exposed timbers are softly lit from the glow of arched sconces. A fountain gurgles. Cecilia’s exuberantly painted mural and dramatic flower arrangements provide a light-hearted foil to the collection of gothic Latin American folk art on the walls.
Besos Latinos is deeply committed to bringing authentic Latin American gourmet cuisine to a new audience. The first restaurant of its kind in New Zealand, Besos Latinos has nothing to do with Tex Mex – the nachos and tacos many New Zealanders mistakenly believe is traditional Latin American cuisine.
The restaurant offers traditional dishes from Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, along with a fine selection of Latin American cocktails, wines and beers.
The staff all hail from Latin American and are always ready to guide diners through the tantalising menu.
I had arranged to bring my team here for our End of Year Christmas function. I was suggested to go for the special Xmas menu which consisted of platters of assorted food being put on the table for everyone to share which I thought was a good idea. I was also told that they keep bringing food to the table until everyone has had enough. This wasn't really the case. Looking at all the empty platters on the table I knew the team would have liked some more food on the table. I even asked for an additional platter of Tacos which never arrived. I believe this wasn't value for money.
The food was amazing, and we enjoyed perfect wait service!
Our first visit to Besos Latinos and won’t be our last! Fantastic food and great service! Thanks guys!!
Service was really great- attentive without being overbearing. The food was great- although my friend got the vegetarian taco and was a little disapointed- I think he wanted more beans? Maybe he's wrong, I didn't try it. The decor and atmosphere is incredible. Serving size was really good too. Will be back.
Amazing food, service and awesome for big groups!!!
Nice atmosphere in a busy place. Average food. Good service.
Very accommodating when I asked for something that was on the dinner menu instead of the lunch menu (my mistake for misreading online the dinner menu thinking it was lunch menu), but yet they still did what I wanted for us. Very friendly and great service. Very tasty delicious food and love the piano there :-)
We had a fantastic night at Besos Latinos; our waiter was friendly and attentive the fold was great; good size and tasty
Lovely atmosphere, excellent staff, difficult to make a choice of dishes, as the were more than a few candidates on the menu. Selected (Argentinian) wine was lovely. Great evening.
Hi all, I really enjoyed my experience here at this Mexican restaurant. I love the decor, fountain and lighting inside the restaurant. It's nice and spacious to dine in, have some laughs and enjoy the food. The wait staff had a nice smile and looked after me and my friend. For some reason, I did however enjoyed my 1st time more than this time at Besos. I think the staffs were alot nicer and talkative and I ordered a different and bigger dish.
Always great ! Gracias Amigos
Great food, very friendly and they make the best Margaritas 👌
Delicious food, great environment, had fun with the mexican hats and photos, staff were very friendly and helpful. Thankyou, we had a fab time and wonderful authentic mexican experience.
Lovely meal and friendly staff. I loved the decor a real taste of Latin America.
Fantastic. We had a Birthday Dinner here and it was spectacular night. Fun for the whole family. Big thanks to the staff.
Please provide water glasses so we don't look silly drinking water out of wine glasses
Food here is amazing and a great value. My partner and I have been here a few times and always leave so full! Food is delicious and there are options for everyone with any kind of diet.
It was a 30th birthday celebration. The staff were helpful and attentive leading up the meal. I did find the service a bit slow though. Other than that I was very pleased we chose Besos Latinos!
Really great meal and friendly staff
we did wait a while for our drinks order and it was disappointing the frozen option was not available BUT the food made up for it 😊😊
Have been before and enjoyed myself but it was a shame on this occasion that the food didn't do as well. Overall there was too little available and for the mains, the two options weren't as flavourful or as generous with the meat as they could've been. The drinks are always amazing though.
Great food, great service, made for a great night out!
We will definitely return to Besos Latinos, just not under theatre start time constraints.