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.
Delicioso! We came for the special Valentines Day menu but will definitely be back to try the regular menu.
Beautiful atmosphere, the food was delicious and the staff were so warm and welcoming even on a very busy night!
Was a great experience would go back
My first impression of the establishment was wonderful, the decor was great, our first host was fun and accommodating, but then things went down hill from there. As we had booked an early seating the place was empty however it still took 20minutes for the server to come and take a drinks order. This allowed us the time to choose our order and it was promptly taken, although some of the items we requested they had run out of. The drinks came out reasonably quickly, however, they managed to forget one and had to rush to make another cocktail. When our entrees came we were one short and after 5 minutes had to chase down the staff to find out where it was. Our mains were literally slammed down in front of us even before the last entree had arrived or we had managed to get through the first couple of mouthfulls of what had been delivered. We asked the waitress to take our mains away so we could finish the entree and I am sure she just walked back to the kitchen and back to our table before them being forced infront of us. One waitress had a terrible attitude and pushed my entree out the way as I was eating to make room for the main. I had ordered the Columbian mountain which was very good expect for the charred leather lump of pork belly. We spoke to a manager who gave us the typical customer service line of "thanks for your feedback" but his reaponse felt empty. Overall the food was good, the drinks were good and the.environment fun, however the service was disgusting and the prices extorinate for what was offered
Very impressed that our request for a wheelchair sitting was so nicely accommodated. Our guests were truly delighted by the ambiance, service and food. Wonderful evening!
We went to the Besos Latinos for the sole purpose of indulging in pisco sours. We had a large group and on arrival they advised us they had run out of pisco. Our faces said it all .... super disappointed!! Deciding to stay anyway, we ordered other drinks, determined to enjoy our night. 15 mins later and a man turned up with a box which the waiter informed me was bottles of pisco. Thank you so much guys for looking after us and going out of your way to enable my friends to enjoy the yumminess that is a pisco sour! We managed to convert 5 in the group to calling it their 'favourite new drink' ... #success
Great space tucked away. Quick service, good food.
Great little find with fantastic atmosphere. Our only issue was mains arrived before starters - due to miscommunication, different waiters took starters order and mains order. They corrected this though. Friendly service, good food . Would come again.
Everything was amazing!
The food was delicious and great efficient service
Great casual restaurant to go for dinner before a night out in the city
Well looked after by all staff, food was great, happy to recommend to others.
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