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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
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Friday, 10 November 2017

the drinks are great

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Visited On Friday, 03 November 2017

They served a delicious dinner!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 October 2017

Great restaurant, lovely food and good service, great location for a bite to eat before a show

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Great food. Great atmosphere. Ideal place for having a party :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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 :)

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Visited On Friday, 29 September 2017

Wonderful place, authentic atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was very delicious and the desert was to die for! Will definitely go back,

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

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.

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

Loved the hospitality! Keep up the great work guys!

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Visited On Friday, 08 September 2017

great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 09 September 2017

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 September 2017

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!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 September 2017

Lovely service and food, everyone was very friendly and enjoyed the food

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Visited On Friday, 01 September 2017

It was great!

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Visited On Friday, 11 August 2017

Food was delicious, service was great. Would definitely go back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Food was incredibly average, not like real Mexican food at all... more like cheap Old El Paso. Small portions and not tasty at all. We might have received 50% off and it still felt incredibly overpriced for what it was.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 July 2017

As always, a fantastic location, great service, lovely food and everyone I invited enjoyed the night. I will be back Michael

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Visited On Thursday, 29 June 2017

Outstanding service. Every person who served us was upbeat and just lovely and it definitely made for a lovely night! Cant wait to come back and taste everything else on the menu.. it all looked so good and what we had was delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 July 2017

Super helpful staff too! :) Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 June 2017

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Chef Cabrera best chef ever

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Visited On Friday, 16 June 2017

Really enjoyed the food, especially the fish tacos, as its was authentic Latin American cuisine. Good service from staff who could explain each of the menu options

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Empanadas are worth it.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 June 2017

Hola!!Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was superb. Staff are friendly and attentive. Food was fantastic and definitely coming back!!! Muchias Gracias!!!

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Visited On Friday, 02 June 2017

The food was below average. Very disappointing to see the use of canned corn in some of the dishes we ordered instead of fresh grilled corn. I got two small pieces of hibiscus flower in my main and the rest was mainly corn and red onions. Absolutely overpriced. The guacamole was terrible, all we got was a huge amount of garlic and cheap corn chips from a package. My partner couldn't even finish his main as it was very unappetising. The wine was good and the service very good. Beautiful place and nice decoration.

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Visited On Friday, 26 May 2017

Always a pleasant experience at Besos Latinos. Love the atmosphere of the place and the friendly service, not to mention the delicious food that never disappoints.

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