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.
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.
Absolutely exceptional service and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back.
Great food, great atmosphere. Genuine Central and south America food
Loved it all! Especially the restaurant decor, I think that is a real selling point! Good service, extensive menu that was a joy to decide from...highly recommended!
Enjoyable meal and can’t wait for you to open in Halsey St
I had to walk around the restaurant repeatedly to find someone to take our orders or clear our table. Food came out cold. Good setting but overall the evening was a disaster.
Friendly, great service, fresh and tasty food, good selection of drinks
We got our drinks and entree but then... no dinners. We waited over an hour and then asked, and apparently our order had been lost somehow on the computer and we had to start over. So that was a little ??? but actually I didn't mind the wait because my date was awesome :-)
Luis, Cecilia and the team at Besos are fantastic. Drinks and food came out quickly. Great Latina atmosphere with true Mexican flavors and affordably priced.
My beef was a bit hard. My friend did not like fajitas at all. It was not a standard fajita with tortillas and other stuff with it.
We visit whenever we're in Auckland, delicious food and great atmosphere.
The food was delicious, the service was polite, attentive and lovely. We're very impressed by the ambience and music. Well done, guys! 🌶🌶🌶🌶
Excellent service and food
great time had...food was excellent...little disappointed with the desert menu..no Churro's but will definitely be back
Our friend Leanne,who was with us, had been before and recommended your fabulous restaurant but It was our first visit and we had an amazing time. It was Leanne’s birthday and the hat, music and birthday cake along with singling was just the best. Thanks for a fabulous night and we will be back xx
We had a birthday dinner and the stuff were so lovely! Food & drinks were delicious! 100% would recommend.
Great service from our waiter.
We had a great night here with friends. Plenty of options to choose from in both the food and drink menu. Great venue and friendly staff.
Best margarita I've ever had! Great food but wish it was more. The service was excellent as well.
The food was delicious, service quick and friendly, and awesome setting to dine in.
Great food, had a wonderful time!
Very friendly staff and amazing value with our voucher. Everything was tasty and we want to come back and try other dishes.
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 😊👍🏼