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La Rumbla

54 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 32 restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: South American, Spanish, Tapas, Pacific Rim
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gold coast australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food was fantastic and the recommended wine complimented it well. You have to book in advance as it is very popular.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A recommendation by the airport taxi driver and we weren't disappointed. We called last minute for a booking on a Friday night and they couldn't have been more accommodating, even though they were very busy! The food was absolutely incredible - diverse, delicious and good sized portions. We took the recommendation of the waitress to order two dishes each and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We dined here as a table of 5 including one vegetarian, we were all happy with the amount of choice from the menu and the kitchen was very helpful to adapt a couple of dishes for the vego. Overall the food was ok, nothing amazing but nothing bad either, nice basic food. Two of our group were Spanish and we're... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited La Rumbla on a Tuesday night. It was packed and although we had no reservation the staff were very accommodating about squeezing us in. We managed to get seats at the bar, which is where we ended up dining. It was a great spot from which to watch the restaurant from. The staff are friendly and efficient and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Absolutely brilliant place, great service, buzzing atmosphere, excellent tapas. Families and groups at tables, couples enjoying drinks at the bar. Best find in Arrowtown.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We dined at 7pm having got the bus out from Queenstown (it cost $20 for a day pass and we were able to get the bus back to town at 10pm). We had a pint at The Tap (little bar on the corner) where they have a good selection of NZ craft beer. We headed over at 7. What a... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have just spent 2 wonderful nights in Arrowtown and were planning on eating at 2 different restaurants. Our first night was at La Rumbla and it was absolutely amazing. We looked at the menu and found it really difficult to decide what not to order! We loved the food so much that when we woke up the next morning... More

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Wellington New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After reviewing on Tripadvisor prior to a trip to Queenstown, I booked this restaurant/cafe/bar a month before we planned to visit. I was so pleased I did, people were coming in and being told 'sorry' no tables available. The place was humming, walking down the Main Street you wouldn't even know this place existed as it's down the back of... More

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Oztraylya
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We walked the street back and forth but La Rumbla was nowhere to be found. It was certainly not at the address given here. This just goes to show that something is lacking in a system that continues to allow this restaurant such a high status.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

An excellent choice in Arrowtown. A wide range of dishes to choose from that arrived at the table progressively. The Chicken, Beef and Pork dishes were favourites as was the Carrot and Parsnip with walnut. Restaurant is not too large so service is also excellent.

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