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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, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Deserves its top rating

Thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience. A fantastic mix of quality, style, awesome food and great staff. Top tapas and a great wine list, everything we tried was well received by all at our table. Definitely going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
kiwiontour34
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

we were out on Saturday night with friends at La Rumbla in Arrowtown. It's one of our regular places to go. Good Spanish wine, and very good food. Yummy scallops, curried salmon which was a new one to us. Very very good. Grilled beef with beetroot was also a favourite.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 20, 2015

La rumbla was buzzing on a Saturday night. Great atmosphere people eating at the bar and tables. Wonderful food and large servings for a tapas restaurant

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

La Rumbla has a nice atmosphere. The food we had - some choices were excellent and others not so good. Their wine selection was very good. Our waitress forgot to tell us the specials - service could have been better. It is a place you could go for a snack or a full evening.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience. A fantastic mix of quality, style, awesome food and great staff. Top tapas and a great wine list, everything we tried was well received by all at our table. Definitely going back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Opening at 4 for drinks and 5 for tapas thus resturant is well worth a visit. First customers of the day, we were greeted by friendly wait staff and allowed our pick of the tables. With good knowledge of both wine and beer (and a growing selection of craft beers) the staff were also able to recommend drink/food matches. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

we were recommended to this restaurant from our accommodation. wanted to try everything on the menu! Good value and the portions were a good size. A must if you are in Arrowtown.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We dined here in our short visit to arrowtown it offered the perfect cuisine we were looking for. The tapas style of dining was brilliantly executed, we shared 4 dishes between 2 of us which was definitely enough, for those extremely hungry a further dish or 2 could have been eaten for sure. The quality of the ingredients and cooking... More 

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Annan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great tapas for four - all choosing different dishes which we shared. Really good quality food and excellent flavours. Don't be disappointed and book your table in advance. This is a very popular restaurant for locals and tourists alike.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a great tapas style meal at this restaurant. We were lucky that this restaurant had been recommended to us by our hotel prior to our arrival. They booked a table for us for our first night in Arrowtown. Although it was quite busy, our table was waiting for us on our arrival. Others who tried to dine there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Absolutely Amazing loved all the food tonight we had a group of 10. And the waitress guided us with the menu... we got I think 7 dishes, 2 of each and it was so full on flavor so delicious and just the right amount for our group. I will be back! Make sure to make a booking as they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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