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Pescado Cafe & Tapas Bar

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand
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Jellicoe Street | North Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 7576
19:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 02:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely fine Saturday evening after 7pm. Walked past and liked the look of the restaurant and the smell wafting from inside was enticing. The place was busy but not over full and a table request was easy. Drinks requests were very prompt and the wait person a little affronted when I asked five a few moments. Then the wait began.... More 

Thank Robert D
Waitakere City, New Zealand
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spanish owned with Mediterranean (mainly Turkish) waiting staff, this is as authentic as you will find in Auckland; certainly a nice spot for a casual lunch on a good day. Located right on North Wharf near to Aucklands' Fish Market, easy parking but walking distance from Downtown Auckland through the Viaduct Harbour. Offers large and small plate (Tapas) menus; we... More 

Thank Richard F
Shanghai, China
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this area located north of Auckland's viaduct. Pescado provided good, unobtrusive service, excellent variety of tapas dishes to share, good wine list (and draft beer), good views of the harbour. A great place to while the hours away!

Thank Lars O
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the Calamari and Spiced pork belly. Great setting and thoroughly enjoyed our Tuesday afternoon drinks.

Thank Sam F
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We shared a pescado platter, it was disgusting. It's a shame to sell this, it's a rubbish industrial food, small and expensive. They know nothing about gastronomy.

Thank Violette L
Orange, California
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521 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

They have an enclosed patio so even if the weather is chilly, you can still stay warm and watch people strolling along the waterfront. They offer a variety of tapas so you can pick and choose a couple to share. Prices were reasonabale and service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Samndjsdad
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A really disappointing meal that we waited ages for. Pancakes (that weren't sitting on top of the fruit) were tasteless and dry; pancake sitting on top of fruit was soggy. Kids commented that MacDonald's pancakes are better for a 3rd of the price! Poached eggs were overcooked and hard; cook put the hash brown under the eggs and hollandaise sauce... More 

Thank JoyRotorua
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We left very disappointed. Ordered calamari, halloumi , patatas Bravas, bread and dips, meat balls. All were bland. Bread wasn't even that nice. How hard can it be to source good bread? Meat balls like warm, halloumi served on toasted bread which was soggy. Calamari soggy. Avoid this place.

Thank Stef29
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great location looking out to the water but value for money I'm not too sure. Overcooked meals, loud music and loud diners don't make for a very relaxing 'catch up' with a friend. Waitress was not familiar with menu and possibly could not hear our requests and questions as it was so noisy. Won't be going back.

Thank DianeC380
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I had lunch here 2 weeks ago.I had the Spanish Seafood Rice and she had the Pork Belly Tapas.Oh My god, seriously the best food we have had in a long time.The taste of the Pork Belly was amazing and the Seafood rice was rich with Prawns, Mussels,Squid and Scallops. Thank you all for this, we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jellicoe Street | North Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 7576

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?