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“Terrible Service”
Review of Besos Latinos

Besos Latinos
Ranked #329 of 2,456 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: $8 - $23
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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!
Reviewed August 26, 2018 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 anyone came to see us. We managed to wave down a waiter to ask for a drinks menu as we hadn’t received one when we were seated. In the mean time two tables sat down after us and had their orders taken. Another 5mims later a waiter came to our table to take our order. We ordered our drinks and three dishes. 10mins later two dishes came out and drinks followed 10mins after that (now at 6.40pm) after we had asked where they were. No sign of our third dish which was one taco, until 6.50pm - 30mins after we ordered it and 20mjns after our other two dishes came out. The restaurant wasn’t hugely busy, it was steady, but their lack of staff on the floor - 3 waiters (4th came half way through tour meal) on a busy Saturday night was ridiculous. We did get an apology from one of the servers but only after we had paid.

This is hugely disappointing to us as the food is good there but the service last night was terrible and we will not be back.

Thank Jacqueline M
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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
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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
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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 mix of options, though for me the refried beans and the meat portions were a tad oversalted. And we also discovered they offer good meal choices for vegans.

Thank nin132
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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 small cup with too much ice, he was given only half an ear of corn, the beef in the nachos may have been put through additional grinder because it was too soft. The only positive is the atmosphere.

Thank 507fridazul
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