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La Rumbla

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Spanish, Tapas, South American, Pacific Rim
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54 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
6434420509
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Service, Awesome Food

After having a rather disappointing meal in town the night before, we were expecting a similar experience, in part because we were a table of 6 which can be a little harder to accommodate. We were so wrong and the meal was superb! The staff were wonderfully accommodating and the menu was well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Karen C
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Auckland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Auckland
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After having a rather disappointing meal in town the night before, we were expecting a similar experience, in part because we were a table of 6 which can be a little harder to accommodate. We were so wrong and the meal was superb! The staff were wonderfully accommodating and the menu was well explained, suggesting that we should try 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Outstanding service, incredibly delicious cocktails crafted by a master, unbelievably flavoursome meals. One of the best dining experiences to be had and great value for money. Highly recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

- Staff were super friendly, very helpful and attentive at all times. - The food was delicious and perfect for sharing. I especially enjoyed the desserts and the Mocktail using elderflower cordial and ginger beer. -Great atmosphere -Was very busy, so do book as we ended up at the bar which wasn't the most convenient thing when sharing food, though... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Dined here with our adult children. Food and cocktails great, service a bit stiff, recommended to friends who also raved

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Lennox Head, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our friends, and the trip advisor reviews looked amazing. However, we weren't that impressed. Don't get me wrong the service and atmosphere were great, but we just didn't enjoy the food all to much. Upon talking to our friends again we think the menu may have changed since, and that could be why. We... More 

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The Entrance, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky to walk and get a table just as they opened - when we left the place was packed even mid week. This is a very well run restaurant with high standards of customer service. The menu was interesting and varied with good choice for our vegetarian daughter. The cocktails were great. There was a good selection of... More 

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Levice, Slovakia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We tasted a piece of art restaurant La Rumba. Friendly staff, nice music, simply furnished restaurant and perfect food. We chose three courses from the menu, plus dessert. The chef surpassed all my expectations !!! Thank you. For me, No.1 in Arrowtown.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

had a few dishes.all was outstanding.ordered cocktails it was so so so good.The service was fast and excellent.Enviroment was so pleasant would recommend anyone to go there anytime no regrets at all

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Noosaville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had dinner with family and friends recently. Last had a meal at La Rumbla about 2 years ago and the tapas menu has grown since then, unfortunately prices up too, but it was a lovely evening, good food and excellent service.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had a very nice dinner at La Rumbla tonight. The flavours and simplicity of some dishes just added to each choice. From cauliflower and kale to pork shoulder and Bannockburn beef they all tasted beautiful and cooked to perfection. Miss 6 yo and Mum had room for dessert vanilla rice and chocolate which again measured up well. Busy and vibrant... More 

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Additional Information about La Rumbla

Address: 54 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6434420509
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, South American, Pacific Rim

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: 6434420509

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, South American, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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