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La Rumbla

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54 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Glenorchy, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Name reminds me of fond memories in Barcelona (November 1987) walking down Las Ramblas during the siesta and no one on street but in courtyards etc packed full of people in cafes / bars - great vib / atmosphere. Been there twice recently - April / June, alone / sat at bar chatting to staff (before and after movies at... More 

Thank TonyS1
New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were delighted with the delicious and innovative food, friendly service and great ambience. The dishes were described as "large tapas" and each one we ordered was interesting and beautifully put together by someone who really knew what they were doing. If you are interested in food, this is a must-do - but booking ahead is advised.

Thank Andie4321
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travel the world and tasted food everywhere. This is by far the absolutely the best food and service experience I have ever had! It is better than Michelin 3!

1 Thank Mark Q
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256 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service - great vibe with a really good bar --- tapas are superb --- make sure you book because this is the hottest table in arrowtown

1 Thank Inukshukasia
Arrowtown, New Zealand
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent restaurant, however the service is too pushy for want of a better word. Examples are arriving for the order shortly after sitting down, cleaning the table between dishes, removing wine glass as soon as it was empty, etc This made it feel less relaxed than it should have been, and made me feel they were hurrying... More 

1 Thank 99qwerty99
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table and ended up sitting at a high bar table with comfortable chairs. The food was great and came out promptly. The service was friendly and efficent. Lots of gluten free options. We will definitely go again when we are next in Arrowtown.

1 Thank Kathryn H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three couples dined here the other night after being recommended by several friends. Booked for 7 pm and slight hiccup to begin...we couldn't find it. Had to ask a neighbouring restaurant( I suspect they get asked a lot as they share the same address) and discovered La Rumbla tucked away at the back, off street. However, a warm welcome was... More 

1 Thank micsgirl
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic food. Popular venue so booking is highly recommended.

1 Thank Kalimna72
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the food here but this time around we felt pressured to leave as they had another party booked in after us. While we contemplated desert, the waitress reminded us that our table had a booking at 8 which was a shame considering there were several other tables which had been vacated and were sitting empty. This made us... More 

3 Thank Karen C
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here. Was super cold outside but the restaurant and ambience second to none. Even though on the pricey side it's definitely worth it..we had four dishes plus desert..the flavours were outstanding!

1 Thank Emily W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $32
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?