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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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  • 6
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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
Great Tapas in Arrowtown

We made an early evening booking, but had to settle for a high table. Friendly greeting on arrival, while the high seats were surprisingly comfortable. Interesting and varied tapas menu and we decided on a selection of 6 dishes for our party of 4, including calamari, salmon, chicken, pork, lamb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
KiwiGregNZ
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We made an early evening booking, but had to settle for a high table. Friendly greeting on arrival, while the high seats were surprisingly comfortable. Interesting and varied tapas menu and we decided on a selection of 6 dishes for our party of 4, including calamari, salmon, chicken, pork, lamb and beef. They were served in a timely sequence by... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love this place, it's definitely the pace to eat dinner in Arrowtown . Love how you have to stumble soon it, off the beaten track. great staff, delicious food. The whole package.

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A novel way to spend an evening. the food was brought out at the right rate and we were made to feel very welcome.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Came here with a local and had a great time. Awesome tapas menu, all the dishes were superb, great technique, flavours and reasonable size. Our waiter was on point with everything. Lamb dish was amazing, one of the best dishes ive ever had!

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Sydney
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had dinner here for our first night and it was great. Wine and beer range is impressive and staff general knowledge about wines and cocktails - equally impressive. Definitely a good place to eat!!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were two couples and had an early booking so got in before it got really busy. It was suggested we share 6-7 Tapas max and indeed we were full after 7 Tapas but we thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I wish this restaurant was closer to home. I will definitely visit again when I can get back to Arrowtown.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had the potato bravas, mushroom balls and lamb. The potato bravas were brilliant!!! Mushroom balls a tad salty. Had the rumble crumble cocktail and it was good!! Very busy place so reservation is a must.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited recently with our two children. We were glad we booked as the place was packed by 7:30. Our lovely waiters provided expert advice on how many dishes we would need and we were not not disappointed. It was hard to choose one favourite but we all loved the chicken with green chilli and cashew ragout and the roasted... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just another expensive place, nothing outstanding. Not even close to these amazing trip adviser reviews. Dishes were tapas-size, so we had to order two each and only one of the four was tasty, the others were pretty average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Dinner tonight was a beautiful, sensory experience. We attempted to get a table last night but they were extremely busy so we booked for 8pm tonight. The decor is modern and trendy with wood panel roofing and worn in leather booth chairs in our corner. We were recommended by our server to select four dishes and share tapas style and... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?