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“KIWI PERFECTION” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Deliciosa Tapas & Wine

Deliciosa Tapas & Wine
21 Napier Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 6031
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Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Deliciosa Tapas & Wine combines Mediterranean-styled tapas dining with the finest Hawke's Bay produce and an extensive local & international wine & beverage list. Deliciosa offers an intimate & rustic ambience and a commitment to quality food and wines/craft beers. Come in and try our signature dishes and marvel over our stunning array of wines while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of our covered and candlelit outdoor patio. At Deliciosa the focus is on fun, flavour, family and flourish. Tapas is a style of eating - a long, slow, grazing process of smaller really tasty plates for everyone to share.
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“KIWI PERFECTION”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I woke up this morning craving yesterday's assortment of delectable dishes I had the fortune to sample at DELICIOSA - TAPAS and WINE BAR.
Sarah Watson is the young and brilliant proprietor of the BEST Tapas and Wine Bar In Havelock North (Hastings) if not all of Hawke's Bay.

Her creative tapas menu meticulously prepared and perfected with local ingredients and complimented by the best local wines of the region made this an unforgettable Kiwi experience.
Some of the original and unique dishes include:
Squid salt and peppered with orange parsely sprinle, aioli and lemons- phenominal
Trio of fresh tuna......my favoiriteof the trio was the carpaccio with Tahitian sesame dressing
Crispy pork belly with pomegranite juice, fresh fennel and apple salad. ( I dislike fatty meats but this was almost all meat and the little fat there was , was crispy)- Amazing
Lebanese seven spice beef......I want the recipe
Duck liver pate with Damson jelly ( Damson jelly is a great accompaniment to cheeses as well and I will be hoarding jars of it back home)
Unfortunately they do not export to the States but do to Australia.

The decor is tasteful, rustic and casual
The service was excellent.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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104 reviews
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“Best place for tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Very good quality of all kinds of tapas. Service was great.

Visited February 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Nice kiwi twist on tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Firstly, this is NOT traditional Spanish tapas either in portion size or in terms of the dishes. However, it does serve interesting and delicious food in a convivial atmosphere. Portions are quite large for tapas, so don't over order. Nice place to sit outside on a warm summer evening.

Visited January 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Havelock North secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

A fabulous find - a very well kept secret in the Napier area. The food was delicious - we were so impressed we had to go back a second time and try a completely different selection of tapas dishes. The duck breast was cooked to perfection. The pork was just mouth-watering. We will be back - and with friends next time.

Visited February 2012
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Hastings, New Zealand
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“Cant believe we havent been sooner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Absolutely delicious! Pork belly and seven spiced beef would be my fav. Having just returned from Holiday in wellington and comparing with another tapas bar there... deliciosa blows them out of the water. Order a couple of dishes to start and keep ordering to satisfy that urge to want to eat more of these wonderful dishes.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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