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Besos Latinos

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
M16- 41 Elliott Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-303 0217
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (19 reviews)
“asado” (3 reviews)
“refried beans” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
M16- 41 Elliott Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent fresh food and even better cocktails! You should try the Pisco Sour or the Passion Sour before lunch or dinner, very yummy. Good music.

Thank marianof683
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I always come here before we see a show at the Civic. As tradition, we headed along last night for a meal before a show. Got there at 6pm and once we were seated with our food menus, it took 15mins before...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Was disappointed as both our dishes were very average for $28 price for each. Ordered the Pollo a la diabla & Garlic prawns in guajillo chillies, not very hot and flavours not authentic and portions were not so large. Enchiladas were good.

Thank letamritaknow
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a great night with my partner and our friend, ordering as we went, to ensure we tasted a few different dishes each, great food, nice wine, servers could have been more attentive, but overall a great time.

Thank L124
Reviewed March 31, 2018

I ordered a margarita and my friend had a mojito - both highly recommended. The service was excellent, the vibe was colourful and very Frida Kahlo, and the food was plentiful, filling and good. I ordered the Colombian Mountain Platter which came with a nice...More

Thank nin132
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I came here with my husband for dinner. We were disappointed. We ordered basic Mexican dishes that should have been on point. He ordered the medium guacamole, beef supreme nachos, corn and horchata. To start, the guacamole was too creamy, the horchata was in a...More

Thank 507fridazul
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Do many choices and we tried Besos Latinos. Soooo happy amigos! Drinks, food and atmosphere all authentic. Super friendly service.

Thank mcborsi
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Went there on the recommendation of a Mexican colleague that it was the best Mexican food in NZ (although it also sells other Latin dishes). Took a friend and had an amazing night. Great food, wine and service. The owner, Luis, is a delight as...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the corner of Elliot St Stables the restaurant had good ambiance and really a bit of a hidden treat. The restaurant is large with plenty of seating. Good menu and an adequate wine list. Entrees between $12 - $16 Mains between $24....More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Mexican food with great meals and fantastic host Thomas. We a group of 13 were late after movies but Thomas made us Welcome & served us one of the best Tacos, Nachos & Mains. Chef Luis has a trained crew with eye to detail...More

Thank Randeep S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M16- 41 Elliott Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-303 0217
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Description
Nestled at the very back of the quaint Elliott Stables is a treasure trove of authentic Latin American gourmet delights. Besos Latinos – ‘Latin Kisses’, a romantically filled and enchanting promise that is delivered to the lips in every morsel. Softly lit by fairy lights and candles, the old brick interior is added to by a feast of colourfully spicy and original murals by Mexican artist CeciliaMijangos. Her inspiring interior design equals the food for its authenticity and uniqueness. Enormous flower arrangements add drama in the curved recesses and add an air of surrealism when mixed with the eclectic collection of gothic Latin American folk art. This is a restaurant to come to enjoy a host of new flavours and combinations in an old world space. It certainly seems as if Auckland is a distant city as finer details materialise into the larger landscape of the airy space. The lively atmosphere at Besos Latinos is perfect for either a group or a couple on a date!
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