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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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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 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
Reviewed 22 March 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...More

Thank 507fridazul
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Do many choices and we tried Besos Latinos. Soooo happy amigos! Drinks, food and atmosphere all authentic. Super friendly service.

Thank mcborsi
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Went there on the recommendation of a Mexican colleague that it was the best Mexican food in NZ (although it also sells other Latin dishes). Took a friend and had an amazing night. Great food, wine and service. The owner, Luis, is a delight as...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the corner of Elliot St Stables the restaurant had good ambiance and really a bit of a hidden treat. The restaurant is large with plenty of seating. Good menu and an adequate wine list. Entrees between $12 - $16 Mains between $24....More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Mexican food with great meals and fantastic host Thomas. We a group of 13 were late after movies but Thomas made us Welcome & served us one of the best Tacos, Nachos & Mains. Chef Luis has a trained crew with eye to detail...More

Thank Randeep S
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great service. One member of our party had very specific dietary requirements and this was well catered for with great help from the very friendly waiter. Really nice food. Desert menu a bit disappointing.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We came here for the latin american food but we were happily surprised to see Peruvian dishes, authentically flavoured and prepared. Luis, the chef, is originally from Mexico but has a great touch for Ceviche and Lomo Saltado. We fully recommend this restaurant in the...More

Thank Serginho70
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We just loved it. Fabulous food selection and taste amazing. (Try the Colombian Mountain Tray !!) Staff were brilliant and dress up in day of the dead makeup. Cool surroundings. Great cocktails. A perfect evening really.

Thank C M
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We took advantage of First Table for the first time and were not disappointed, the fish tacos were yum and the guacamole fresh but the tortilla chips tasted like they were from a packet, that was the only let down. Will definitely be back.

Thank Nadia A
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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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