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Bellota

91 Federal St, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-363 6301
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (84 reviews)
“croquetas” (6 reviews)
“churros” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
91 Federal St, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the worst paella and the service is terrible.... I do not recommend this place in Auckland to have a Spanish and Latin experience 😠

Thank lmarias21
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 8 friends looking for food after a show at the Town Hall. We happened on Bellota and were pleased with authentic Spanish tapas. Having spent a few years in Spain, it was great to have good Spanish food. The only...More

Thank Julie O O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great meal here, the croquettes were good and the beef cheeks outstanding. There is a great selection of local and imported wines so very varied. Thanks for a good night!

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is my first tripadvisor review & i made an account simply to thank the lovely manager at Bellota. I came on a saturday night with my husband, my toddler and my newborn baby. It is one of the first times that we had left...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Bellota is just wonderful!!! Located in Federal st Auckland Excellent menu!!... Wonderful Tapas bar!!...the food is excellent!!! Wine and beer list is very good!! Service is very friendly Wonderful atmosphere!!!

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A firm favourite that we return to each time we are in Auckland. The Charcuterie platter, Goats cheese balls are a must accompanied by a nice bottle of Spanish wine. Staff are excellent

Thank KerrycNZ
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This restaurant is in Federal St, opposite the Sky City Grand hotel. We had been recommended the food, apparently it has a famous chef. And the recommendation was absolutely spot on. The gnocchi might be the best we have ever had, the pork belly was...More

Thank BiddyNZ
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Bellota is a great little tapas bar. Although the Spanish wines seem a bit out of place in New Zealand, the sheep cheese is right at home. The staff were extremely friendly and everything came out very quickly. This is a great little bar and...More

1  Thank Quintin K
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I went on a Friday night with some friends because we heard there was a Latin band playing. We had some cocktails which were all delicious and listened to the music. It is a nice atmosphere. The inside seating is real intimate and cozy. Looking...More

Thank Abby N
Reviewed 1 June 2017

After spending several days in Auckland we were looking for some fun for a Sunday evening and thought as a Peter Gordon restaurant, this would fit the bill. We were really looking forward to it given the write up on the SkyCity website promising a...More

Thank Daznj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Federal St, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 6301
Description
Bellota is the Spanish word for acorn and it's the acorn that plays an essential part in the creation of one of the world's most prized delicacies - Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (literally Iberian ham of acorns).

The Iberian pig used to live all over Spain, Portugal and many parts of the Mediterranean, but due to the decline in its natural habitat, the dehesa (oak forests), they are scarce - and needless to say - incredibly expensive. They're also very smart pigs.

We want you to have as authentic a tapas experience as you'll find in Auckland. Our head chef Ernest Pietx is from Barcelona and he is always updating the menu with seasonal twists. Our wine list is exclusively Spanish. We source many of the wines ourselves from little-known producers.

Bellota's front of house is run by Chilean born Carlos Delgado and consists of a mixture of lovely and bubbly people, many with Latin and Spanish roots.

Saludos y disfrute

Peter Gordon
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