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La Rumbla

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South American, Spanish, Tapas, Pacific Rim
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54 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
6434420509
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Exciting food and exceptional service

This restaurant challenged all preconceived notions my boyfriend and I had about cuisine in New Zealand. We mistakenly thought that the country was not a foodie destination. LA rumbla proved this assumption utterly false. The food was exciting and utterly delicious ( the lamb rump dish is seriously... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kari P
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant challenged all preconceived notions my boyfriend and I had about cuisine in New Zealand. We mistakenly thought that the country was not a foodie destination. LA rumbla proved this assumption utterly false. The food was exciting and utterly delicious ( the lamb rump dish is seriously other worldly), and we were amazed at the utter consistency of quality... More 

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

La rumbla is consistently fabulous..the food is amazing, the wine list extensive and very informative staff ... it is always busy and full of locals..A great place to socialize and saviour delicious food.The Paella on a Thursday nite is such a treat and how cool that they donate the money from this to a different charity each week.A must "GO... More 

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Sydney
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135 reviews 135 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Book in advance for this tapas experience. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, brilliant food and great service. The waitstaff are knowledgeable about wines and we were very happy with our choice.

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Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went with a fussy 9 year old daughter,plus one wife, she loved the food so much. As we mostly live in Japan or the UAE the service in New Zealand is always very low compaired the Japan. This place was not bad at all as the price was very cheap for the size of the meals i think we only... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Was looking for a Mexian dinner in Arrowtown and mistakenly ended up at the La Rumbla. Following a friendly welcome - the menu explained and recommendation made as to quantity of tapas required for the table. As an option there was a piella available for a donation to charity. Sadly when we came to order only a single plate of... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had no reservation and were seated at the bar, the staff made sure we were satisfied throughout the night. We ordered 8 TAPAS, OMG they were fantastic. Henry the bartender took great care and made drinks we asked for , sometimes with our assistance. Anyone in Arrowtown should definitely go tho this restaurant!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

La Rumbla is now a firm favourite of mine. Had a beautiful meal of sharing plates- highly recommend the Blue Cod ceviche- absolutely delicious and the Quesadillas filled with mushrooms and amazing salsa on the side. Desserts were also gorgeous- and the perfect end to a great meal. It was also very reasonable price wise. Everything was fantastic- great service,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Put our hands in the waitress and she chose for us. Fabulous food and cocktails. Everything was presented perfectly and tasted amazing.. Actually could not agree on a favorite because they were all so good. Definitely go back and highly recommend

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Riverina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had a terrific tapas meal here. Recommended to book as this restaurant is very popular. Friendly attentive service from the wait staff. Great dining experience!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Good place to go as part of a group, all the tapas were amazing(we tried everything!). Great atmosphere and service.

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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: South American, Spanish, Tapas, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?