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La Rumbla

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54 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
6434420509
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Dining options: Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 9
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious cocktails and food!

Amazing cocktails - El Polpo and Central otago Cosmo! Awesome service and got Some bread on arrival 👍 Delicious food, lovely friendly staff and beautiful atmosphere!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Stacey M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was so nice to have a selection of dishes to choose from (we had 8 between 4 of us) it was a good selection and our favourite was the lamb but we enjoyed them all. Very charming and helpful waitresses & we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing cocktails - El Polpo and Central otago Cosmo! Awesome service and got Some bread on arrival 👍 Delicious food, lovely friendly staff and beautiful atmosphere!

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1 Thank Stacey M
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant. Reservations accepted. Outside dining. They are reasonably authentic Spanish tapas, with friendly service and a nice ambience. You can sit at the bar if you cannot book a reservation. Must destination if you're in Arrowtown.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive wait staff took care of dietary needs and suitable quantity for a group of 4, recommending preferred foods and accompanying drinks. Music from a DJ was at a suitable level. Could be noisy if crowded but good outside space and couldn't anywhere?

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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food. We had young children with us and they were well looked after as well. Reasonable prices for both food and wine. This restaurant was recommended by people in Queenstown tourist information office and well justified.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great restaurant...wonderful atmosphere and servise. Michael and Sam at speargrass rise recommended this great little restaurant to us and we were soooo grateful. great place to eat. But reserve your table as can get busy in the summer.

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Thank tomtom72016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here a few months ago while in town on business... It was wonderful then and this visit was just as good. A round of cocktails to start ( tasty and pretty good value) ... The Doc Martin(?) a coffee martini was sensational. We ordered 5 dishes between 3 of us and it was just the right amount.... More 

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1 Thank sebthedog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Best meal on an upscale two week NZ tour. Good wine list and friendly servers who know the menu and can give you detailed information about your choices.

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1 Thank Marie Danielle B
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a cocktail each and a selection of 4 tasty dishes followed by desert. Our waitress was friendly and the service was excellent.

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1 Thank kwaka42
Christchurch, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked into an alcove of Arrowtown's main street is La Rumbla. In summer, indoors and outdoors offer good alternatives for dining. Service is very good; though I thought the tapas were less enjoyable than anticipated. Heavy flavours, the most enjoyable dishes were fried. On that note, the lamb and calamari are recommended.

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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: Mediterranean, Spanish, South American, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?