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Besos Latinos Restaurant

M16-41 ELLIOTT ST, CBD, New Zealand
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Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12.00 – 2.00pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm – Late
Sundays: 12.00 – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:00pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
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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.
Muchas Gracias!

Cuisine: South American
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

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!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

Really great meal and friendly staff

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

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 😊😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

Great food, great service, made for a great night out!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

We will definitely return to Besos Latinos, just not under theatre start time constraints.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

Excellant.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Fun evening, delicious food, enjoyed our first Margarita, but the second one was to a totally different recipe. We will be back ! :D

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Very accommodating, as we had more people than booked. Did have to wait quite a while to order but they were very busy. Would certainly visit again.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Good food and atmosphere. Reasonable prices and great Margaritas! Service lost its touch as they got busier in the evening. Can be a bit noisy if there are groups close to your table.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

The drunken chicken was to die for.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

The table staff were completely unaware of the restaurant month deals and specials available which made the whole thing seem very unorganised and service especially for drinks was very slow. Our waiter was lovely and did his best considering they were under staffed. The guacamole was incredible!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

great tasting food.. but portions small, meaning we needed several dishes and making it expensive

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Heaps of gf food choices, very delicious. Service was great

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

amazing food. service and night.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Awesome night! The food and atmosphere were great - we will be back 😁

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

Staff were very friendly. Unfortunately they didn't seem to know what they were supposed to do. I suspect there was a language barrier which caused most of the problem. We ordered drinks with 2 different staff, received big friendly smiles but still didn't receive our drinks. Meals came out at different times. 1 meal came out when 2 of us had almost finished our meals. We asked for no cheese on one dish and somehow this translated to getting haloumi cheese on the dish. The chicken was dry. The meat on the skewer however was yummo as wad the rice it came with. Overall, very nice, friendly people but unfortunately poor service (possibly the staff were new & language barrier) and average food.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

Such a remarkable Birthday dinner I had in your restaurant last Sat! Delicious food and amazing atmosphere! Thank you, guys. I can recommend your service 🍸🥘🍷 👍🏻

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

Excellent service, atmosphere and food. Really enjoyed our time and the staff were lovely 😄

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

I am from Mexico, so it felt like being back home. Luis, the owner, is a friend of ours, so it was like visiting with a friend to have dinner. Each dish is prepared on the spot and with attention to detail. The decor of the place is quite unique, which adds to a great experience. I'd recommend the "Arrachera Steak".Gracias!!

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Food is always good but the service this time was very slow and we were early at 6pm, We shared an entree before having a main meal each. It wasn't until part way through the main meal that our drink arrived.

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Perfect, thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Besos is a fantastic restaurant. I have been here quite a few times and its always good food and service! Highly recommended. I will be going back many many more times.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Lovely meal and great atmosphere, we will be back

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Visited On Thursday, 24 May 2018

Average food. Not the best quality of ingredients.

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