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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
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Arrowtown, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here a few times (when feeling flush with cash or for a treat). Owners really care and have instilled high standards into their business and staff. Yummy and interesting food, service is just right for the environment and has a great wine list, actually the whole beverage list is very good. A "must do" when in Arrowtown for... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was without doubt the best meal we had on our southern sojourn - the food was exquisite, the service just right and, for once, my decision to go off my own tried-and-tested-wine-path amply rewarded. This is the kind of place you just wish your holiday schedule allowed you to stay and try a few more times in a row.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I delayed my birthday celebration by a night as la rumbla not open on a Monday night. We had 15 of us and asked them to select the food. Worked really well - was a little squashed at the table but that was our fault as numbers grew. Will def revisit the next time we are there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wow what a wonderful way to end our stay in New Zealand this year. La Rumbla is one of the finest restaurants I have ever eaten in. This was my second visit to the La Rumbla and after boasting about the food and service to my friends we were not disappointed. The waitress was friendly and attentive, she answered all... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This gorgeous little place tucked away in a left hook next to the Postmaster's Residence is a hidden gem! My friend and I walked in at about 5.30pm without a booking on a Tuesday night and we managed to get a table because it was relatively quiet (we did have to vacate before 7.30pm though). The service was polished and... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I dined at La Rumbla last night. We booked a 'high table' for 7.30 as all other tables were booked. We arrived slightly early and were given the wine list from which we chose a Spanish Tempranillo at NZD$60. Like all NZ restaurant wine lists, the prices are higher and the selection is smaller compared to similar... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hidden down behind the old Post Office in Arrowtown this place is the hidden gem of Arrowtown. DELICIOUS. Great coctails and winelist, and friendly, well trained staff. It might pay to book though, too many people are rating it 5 stars! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place is busy all the time so avoid dissapointment and book ahead.A girlfriend and I had an awesome meal here,delicious cocktails and great tapas.The prawns and the chicken stood out for me, the lamb and pork enchiladas were also yummy. The staff were wonderful, we had several questions regarding the food and drink!I would highly recommend a visit.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a great place to drop in for some delicious tapas plates, nice wines and a buzz that makes the place sound like everyone's having fun. The tapas menu has a good selection, cooked fresh and changes frequently keeping you with new things to try. We normally plan for two dishes per person being about the right amount but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is a must visit when you're in Queenstown / Arrowtown. We arrived for dinner one night and absolutely loved their decor. They serve larger than tapas styled dishes. They have a lot of drinks to choose from, as they are a wine bar. At the end of the night, we were told by a waiter that we had... More

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