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Besos Latinos

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
M16- 41 Elliott Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-303 0217
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (19 reviews)
“asado” (3 reviews)
“refried beans” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
M16- 41 Elliott Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal before going to a show. Was essential to book. Food was good but the vegetarian taco was not a huge portion and the chicken was not very spicy. Enjoyed the Pisco Sour!

Thank Edit H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food, atmosphere and the staff was super friendly!! It’s a great option to try Latin flavours listening to great music! :)

Thank anngersten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to feel that you can get a little taste of Mexico complete with good Spanish music. Ideal for a night out!

Thank DaniAmitu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to have a group of friends together. The play list was cool, food great and drinks awesome. Thank you!

Thank Coastal821148
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We has a great family meal to celebrate the end of the term. Our kids loved eating Mexican food for a change too. We will definitely be going back!

Thank SarahM13671
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fresh food and even better cocktails! You should try the Pisco Sour or the Passion Sour before lunch or dinner, very yummy. Good music.

Thank marianof683
Reviewed 26 August 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...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 5 August 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
Reviewed 23 July 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
Reviewed 1 April 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...More

Thank nin132
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M16- 41 Elliott Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-303 0217
  • E-mail
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!
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