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“Amazing experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Rumbla

La Rumbla
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean, New Zealand, European, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Queenstown, New Zealand
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This tapas bar has got to be the best around. Since opening they must have exceeded all expectations. The locals adore it, which says a lot, especially in an area where we have so much choice. The food inexpensive and delicious, and the cocktails .......need I say more.

  • Visited February 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
185 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Fab Place with Wonderful Food & Cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a great new restaurant in Arrowtown! The Frenchman behind the bar makes wonderful cocktails and this was how we started our first experience at La Rumbla. It's not a large restaurant but it offers dining options at regular tables, high tables, a couple of tables outside, or dining at the bar - and all options look inviting especially the bar!

The decor is simple but smart and creates a nice atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and explained the menu which consists of small plates which you share. The menu isn't large but it offers enough of a selection of interesting Spanish inspired dishes. After we ordered, we were brought a platter with bread and olives which we enjoyed with our cocktails. We ordered 4 small plates and it was certainly enough for us. And everything was delicious - really delicious! The staff were friendly and attentive through the night and we decided this would be a regular place that we'd visit. The biggest surprise was the bill - it was incredibly reasonable - at less than $100 for the two of us, it makes it a very affordable dining option indeed.

Whether you want a dinner, or just a wine a plate or two to share, or even just a cocktail at the bar, La Rumbla is an ideal place. It's already busy every night because they're doing such a good job, so make sure you book before you go!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MishasVineyard
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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252 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and great value.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a real find! It was recommended by a friend and lived up to every expectation. Great Tapas with generous servings at a good price Gluten free options were limited but enough choices to meet our needs. Try the "all inclusive" cocktail with white rum and cava.

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1 Thank Anwil51
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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Popped in with my wife for an evening of tapas and a few wines.

Definitely not disappointed, service was friendly and prompt with some good recommendations.

We shared five plates between us which proved to be way too much food for us so we left with a doggy bag!

Personally I would recommend the pulled pork quesadilla and the meatballs were great too, as was the patatas bravas and the spinach tortilla.

Anyway, great service, lovely food, good portions and good value for money... to top it off, it's in beautiful Arrowtown, tucked in behind the post office.

Highly recommend.

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1 Thank daveb970_brisbane
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and fantastic service - a great night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Hard to find tucked away behind the Arrowtown Post Office, but well worth seeking out - we had a great meal and cocktails. Atmosphere was warm and relaxed - staff really friendly and ensured we had plenty of water in between drinks :-) Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Mike G
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