Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12.00 – 2.00pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm – Late
Sundays: 12.00 – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12.00 – 2.00pm
- 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.
Great night, atmosphere and food. Generous sized tables to sit at too. Will be back! Thanks!
It took ages before we attended too, we got out seats, and that was it we sat there for at leat 30 hour before anyone came to attend to us, didnt even offer water or anything like most of the other restaurants i have been too, we ordered our starters and main meal and drinks all at one go, a few other people turned up after us got served in No time and had their dinner way before us, we had our starter meal, finished that and waited and waited, my girlfriend got to the point where she was getting Hangry, no on checked on us, we had to try and grab attension from a waitress, and when we asked where our dinner was, she said, ah they will be doing the easy food first, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?????? I thought all customers are supposed to be prioritied, doesnt matter what they order, she then decided to go and check only to find out that they had forgotten about us, so she brought us another starter free of charge, because we were so hungry we had that, when our meals finally came, they got my order wrong, another DISAPPOINTMENT, because we had eaten the other starter they brought, I DIDNT GET TO FINISH MY MAIN MEAL (DISAPPOINTED AGAIN), because we were so full from the other dish, Dont get me wrong, YOUR FOOD IS GOOD but YOUR SERVICE SUCKS. Im not going to go back again. That was my first time and my last. Feeling DISAPPOINTED, It was supposed to be a good night, i never plan any dinner outings, usually its spur of the moment or my girlfriend organises it, thought inwould do something nice, we never enjoyed ourselves, myself especially because my girlfriend was getting impatient and Hangry.
First time to this amazing authentic restaurant very close by the movie theatre and bowling alley. It added a special touch to our Valentines Day. Not realising there was a set menu for the day at the time of booking, we were able to order off the standard menu without a problem. The service was very good and meals were quick to come out and very tasty. We were on a tight time frame so it was perfect.
Nice tasty food, simple meal but enjoyed it. Will go back.
Nice atmosphere, great service, lovely food, all at a good price
Well worth finding this hidden gem
Hi guys I ordered a passion fruit margarita jar , actually I got a mango margarita but it was delicious then I didn't say anything . The service excellent.😀 The music when is too loud makes hard to keep a conversation .😐 Lovely to heard The Bolero de Ravel 😊
a beautiful setting, really lovely evening and yummy food - excellent service
Fab food and great atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Really loved the atmosphere but the service was a bit of a letdown. When we came in it took a few minutes to be acknowledged and then we had to ask about our starter as we had been waiting a while. The food was nice and good value for money.
We had a wonderful lunch on Sunday. Such a great venue, atmosphere and great food!
We were booked in for a Christmas Staff Lunch and were very happy with the food and service ! The correspondence with the staff leading up to the day was great too ! We would have however appreciated a bigger table as there were so many of us so we were a bit squished :). Apart from that everything was fabulous ! Well done team Besos Latinos
It was such a great night! It was our Wedding Anniversary and my husband and I were really happy with the flavours (really Mexican and delicious) the size of the dishes, the drinks, the atmosphere, the service, the music. I would like to go every week! Probably some portions can make it possible that more people to go. But everything is really amazing and I’m so proud of our flavours as a Country because I’m Mexican ☺
the drinks are great
They served a delicious dinner!
Great restaurant, lovely food and good service, great location for a bite to eat before a show
Great food. Great atmosphere. Ideal place for having a party :)
Fish tacos are MUST TRY - i ate 2 portions. Steak tacos were also very yummy. I suggest improving in cocktails- please use crushed ice in margarita. Overall very good experience! Good place for a datenight :)
Wonderful place, authentic atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was very delicious and the desert was to die for! Will definitely go back,
Interesting interior, though the lighting is a bit gloomy. Tacos (should really be called 'tortillas') are tiny - about your palm size; without an extra side like rice it would be too small of a meal - more like a starter. And they are very messy to eat! The sauce runs all over your hands. Ensure you have extra napkins with these. The beef pieces were rather hard to chew. Service was way too quick. From the moment we sat down to paying the bill only 40 minutes alltogether! It felt like we've been to a fast food place, not a restaurant. No desserts on the menu doesn't help either. So, all in all the food is good enough but the place lacks that 'nice going out place' feeling.
Loved the hospitality! Keep up the great work guys!
Good atmosphere, although it did get quite noisy in there once more people started arriving. I loved the Mexican food that I tried (the best I have had in NZ) and really appreciated that the menu included items suitable for my Gluten-Free plus vegetarian diet. Loved the hibiscus tacos! One thing I would suggest though: could the waiter please read back the order before placing it in the kitchen? I think he added something to the menu that I asked about but didn't definitely request (extra tortillas). Not entirely sure how that happened, but reading back the order helps us customers clarify this kind of thing.
A great night, everyone thoroughly;enjoyed themselves.Great service, great food, real friendly, and everything just got even better the more tequila we had - strange that!
Lovely service and food, everyone was very friendly and enjoyed the food