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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
Food was excellent

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Sydney
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We didn't have a booking at the restaurant as we were unsure of our schedule and thought we would try our luck. It was a busy Friday night and the restaurant was fully booked. They offered us seating at the bar and we were lucky to score a table when there was a last minute cancellation! The service was prompt... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Staff are friendly and efficient, food is always delicious and the menu is changed often so a place you can go back to again and again. Great value for money . The best place in Arrowtown to eat by far.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After having a rather disappointing meal in town the night before, we were expecting a similar experience, in part because we were a table of 6 which can be a little harder to accommodate. We were so wrong and the meal was superb! The staff were wonderfully accommodating and the menu was well explained, suggesting that we should try 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Outstanding service, incredibly delicious cocktails crafted by a master, unbelievably flavoursome meals. One of the best dining experiences to be had and great value for money. Highly recommended.

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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?