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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 3
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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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What a great restaurant find in the lovely little historic town of Arrowtown just 20 minutes from Queenstown. We were a large group celebrating a special birthday and had a fantastic meal along with scrumptious cocktails and some lovely wine. The service was exceptional - our waitress was very attentive and everybody was very friendly. I found the atmosphere fun... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious meal here one night at the bar without a reservation. Extensive wine list and high quality food. It was our perception in general that most all of the nicer restaurants in NZ while a little expensive provide high quality food. This was a solid choice for dinner.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Couldn't fault this place right from greeting when we arrived to food & professional wait staff.Great selection of tapas and wines to compliment food plus staff while attentive were never intrusive. Certainly pleased we had booked as obviously a popular restaurant especially on a Friday night.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The whole dining experience was fantastic. The welcome was great we ate Thursday evening before Easter and had the family in tow with small children, food selection was fully explained as this is a tapas type restaurant. All dishes were served fresh to the table and the server's were professional and knowledgeable. A lovely lively restaurant experience. Wine reasonably priced... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had dinner with a friend at the bar, the staff was very flexible on us walking in without a reservation. It turned out to be great to sit on the bar and watch the staff working as the place got really busy. The bar staff were truly professionals. Nice and casual for dinner with a friend but as I... More 

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Georgetown
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This tapas restaurant is a real treat. The small plates allow a couple to taste a number of excellent dishes. The wine and service are both outstanding. Reservations are a must.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Thanks to our B&B hosts at Speargrass Rise for this recommendation. Tucked away off the main street the restaurant may not be obvious to passers by but it was clearly very popular and we were pleased we had booked ahead. Vibrant atmosphere, attentive waitress and a great selection of food. Just a shame we could only manage one visit as... More 

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Sussex, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had read about "paella night" at La Rumbla on this site, and dropped in to make a reservation one afternoon while we were in Arrowtown. Luckily we wound up chatting with the owner/chef, a very warm and friendly young man who explained that each week he cooked a huge serving of paella for patrons who could partake of a... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?