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Besos Latinos Restaurant

M16-41 ELLIOTT ST, CBD, New Zealand
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Opening Information

Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12.00 – 2.00pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm – Late
Sundays: 12.00 – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Vegetarian choice
  • Private Functions
  • Gluten Free
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Corporate Events
  • Cocktails
  • Bar
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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, Latin American, Mexican
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

The food was delicious, service quick and friendly, and awesome setting to dine in.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Great food, had a wonderful time!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Very friendly staff and amazing value with our voucher. Everything was tasty and we want to come back and try other dishes.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

I love the ambience of the place. The staff are very accommodating and we enjoyed the food. I would highly recommend and will definitely come back 😊👍🏼

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Great service, authentic food with a buzz in the restaurant. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Great food, drinks and service! will be back :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Exceptional food! Felt close to home, which means close to the heart! Congratulations to the Chef and te lovely staff. Brought over some locals and they loved it too. Well done! Luis

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

I love this place! the staff is so respectful and amazing! they are generous and very accommodating! highly recommend it!!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Food was really good (tacos a bit too spicy for my friend that was with me), the waiters were all very nice and friendly, I really enjoyed the dinner. Recommended :)

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Great venue for a big dining group. Feels like it is your own privately-hired venue. Great ambience. also great service from staff, giving advice as to what will work best with a big group and food came out fast with prior arrangement to pre-order.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Yummy food great vibe and service - will definitely come back!

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

We dined at Besos Latinos for a special birthday dinner. In short, the food was everything we had hoped and more (the Colombian Mountain Tray is a standout meal), the service was friendly, prompt but not overbearing - exactly what a diner would wish for. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and will surely return in the future. Besos Latinos? Maravilloso!

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Great night out with fantastic food

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Delicioso! We came for the special Valentines Day menu but will definitely be back to try the regular menu.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Beautiful atmosphere, the food was delicious and the staff were so warm and welcoming even on a very busy night!

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Was a great experience would go back

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

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

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

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!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Great space tucked away. Quick service, good food.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Everything was amazing!

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

The food was delicious and great efficient service

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

Great casual restaurant to go for dinner before a night out in the city

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Well looked after by all staff, food was great, happy to recommend to others.

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