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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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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 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
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

When you enter, everything looks very promising, nice location, authentic music/decor. Beef tacos as a starter were delicious, Mojito is ok, Uruguayan chicken was basically crispy chicken breast with salad and mayo, no salad sauce or any special spices. Same for the fish of the...More

Thank roscherio
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Wandering about we found Elliott Stables, it was crowded and noisy. As we reviewed each menu we found Besos Latinos (which has its own seating/restaurant). Quick and great service. We enjoyed the empanadas and the ceviche was FAB! To follow we had the el toro...More

Thank LisaLovejoy
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Have been to Elliot Stables before, love the busy atmosphere- so like eating out in Europe, choice of food etc. All meals have been good with fast service as always going to show when we've eaten here. Was hard to decide but as this is...More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed February 24, 2016

The wait staff at Besos Latinos did a fantastic job of looking after our party of twelve for dinner before the Prince concert. Quickly bringing drinks and taking orders. Everyone raved about their meals - we all selected several small dishes. Special mention for the...More

Thank Lizzienz
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Wow. Amazing jewel of Auckland. Not only the first but the best Latin American restaurant. Luis is a superstar, food is exceptional and great wine list too

Thank David A
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

My second visit to Elliott Stables provided a further opportunity to enjoy the delights of this unique food selection. This time it was South American and we chose to eat in the restaurant rather than with the crowded diners in the courtyard. From the moment...More

Thank PetCow101
Reviewed February 2, 2016

This place is hard to find but worth the trouble. I eat here on a regular basis - usually lunch but I have had a few long and enjoyable dinners with larger groups also. The restaurant is large with very high ceilings but the owners...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed January 28, 2016

I took my Dad here for dinner on his last night in NZ and everything was first class. Amazing food, great value and super friendly staff that can't do enough for you. Will definitely be coming back again and again!

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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
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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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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