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
- Well Behaved Children Welcome
- Vegetarian choice
- Private Functions
- Gluten Free
- Event Space
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Corporate Events
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.
we ordered four different tacos and were unimpressed these all four were served with the same blunt salad and shredded carrot, how boring, the quality of meat was good but you can get the same good quality at Mad Mex. Generally, food was average, drinks were good and good size and the ambience was nice.
My favourite restaurant in NZ! Our visitors loved the ambience and the food. Every food that was served during our dinner was received with a WOW! Thank you!
Excellent food and service was lovely.
We had a great time! The food was amazing and it was great to sit in such a cool atmosphere.
Staff were friendly and had noted that we were on a time deadline for the theatre. Appetisers were quite quick but Drinks order was slow to come although it was early (6pm) and restaurant wasn't busy. Food was OK. More explanation about whether sides were recommended would have been good as the mains ordered didn't come with much extra eg salad. Overall fine for a quick pre-theatre meal.
Absolutely amazing place!!! Great vibe. Amazing staff. Really had a great time celebrating my 30th here!
Been here twice. The staff are always helpful and the food always amazing
Great food and excellent wait staff ☺
Had an awesome night. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the experience and the staff were fantastic. Food was awesome. Awesome atmosphere, will be coming back for sure.
What a truly wonderful 70th birthday experience for me. The setting is beautiful and the food fantastic with something to please everyone . The waitress was amazing and so considerate to my little granddaughter Nora.
The food was very tasteless the meat was very tough not enough tacos for two service was very slow
BEST FOOD EVER
The staff at Besos Latinos are incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Food and drinks are fantastic! Always a delight to dine and have my casual meetings there. Valentino is a wonderful wait-staff and her bubbly character warms up the place to dine at Besos Latinos. The online booking form was very easy to use, no hassle. As I booked very last minute, it was swift and easy to process through on the day itself and my group enjoyed dinning and drinking at this beautiful restaurant inside Elliot Stables!
great food and great service
Muy amables los meseros, la comida como si estuviera en Mexico de nuevo, vamos a regresar a Bechos Latinos
Great service and awesome to be able to speak Spanish with everyone in staff
Fantastic food and service and an incredible atmosphere!
We love you guys - always have fun at besos Latinos xxx
Elisabeth and and Andre's the waiters are amazing they did such a good job! I loved it there so much I felt so at home and happy and just excited I can't even explain how good I felt being there!
We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our meals and cocktails. Thank you.
Excellent food and service. Nice flavours. Would love to visit again.
First time to have Latin food, it's very delicious and unique [Volcanos Stone festive]. We love it. The staffs are very friendly and explains a lot of their food and culture.
Your wait staff are lovely and the food is great, however we were super disappointed our table had their meals arrived SO far apart. The excuse was one meal took longer to cook but in reality they should have all been served at the same time. Not 20-30 minutes apart. We couldn’t enjoy eating together!
Thank you so much for making our daughters 13th birthday dinner so special. Your personal touches, amazing service and friendliness were second to none. We will most definitely be back.