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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (19 reviews)
“asado” (3 reviews)
“refried beans” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
M16- 41 Elliott Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

Loved this place! Visited after buying a voucher to try it out since I've never been here. There are great options, from nachos to fajitas.. they have a special "foot long" taco which is tasty. They are very good at labeling the menu with vegetarian...More

Thank PeaceLoveFood
Reviewed July 1, 2016

My husband and I were looking for a place that we could enjoy, while bringing our 1 year old son. This place exceeded our expectations. The food is truly authentic south American/Mexican food, the ambiance creates a perfect setting and the staff were phenomenal. Our...More

Thank KDenright
Reviewed June 13, 2016

We came to Besos Latinos to celebrate our anniversary and we were greeted by very friendly latin staff. Awesome atmosphere and beautiful food and margaritas.

Thank lmarias21
Reviewed May 27, 2016

We've been to Beso Latinos a few times since it opened. Since we now live out of Auckland we make an effort to come here when we are up and each time we love it! The service can be up and down depending on how...More

Thank madkat80
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Part of the Elliot Stables - several restaurants each with their own dining area or you can eat in the communal area in the middle, Beso Latinos offers Latin American food at affordable prices. The service was friendly and efficient and the food cooked to...More

Thank Devala R
Reviewed May 2, 2016

I had heard about Besos Latino so I was very excited when we finally went there for dinner. However excitement soon turned to disappointment when the food arrived - pedestrian at best. The food was stodgy, heavy and overly salty. The Holy guacamole was little...More

Thank Downbury
Reviewed April 30, 2016

We went for lunch. We tried ceviche (fantastic), guacamole (OK), beef arepas (Stand-out great) and empanadas (good). The Pisco Sour took a while to come, but was awesome. Haven't had such a good one since visiting South America. Staff were all Spanish speaking and a...More

Thank Anderst04
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Not sure how authentic the food is, but it tastes great. The prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. The best part is the location - right at the back of Elliot Stables. You could order food and have it delivered to a table...More

Thank tematabay
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

My partner had hinted we were going somewhere special for my birthday, he had tried some delicious empanadas at the seafood festival and would not tell me where from so he could surprise me. We arrived a little bit early to an already set up...More

Thank mjesmeraldas
Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 7. All good. There were two other large family groups in the restaurant. The decor is lovely, we were given drinks menus. We ordered a carafe of white sangria, and waited. It took probably about 15 minutes to come out....More

Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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