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“Best Latin American Food”
Review of Besos Latinos

Besos Latinos
Ranked #317 of 2,384 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: USD 8 - USD 23
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is one of my favourite places in Elliot Stables. They have a varied menu but we usually go for the tacos, quesadillas etc. The bean dip is also yummy! The prices are reasonable. We usually get a selection of food and share it. Perfect food to pair with a cold beer (which they also sell)

Thank Twinky1974
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

It was quiet the night we dropped in with only a couple of tables occupied but unlike other outlets in Elliot Stables on elliot Street, this place has its own seating area inside the restaurant. The waiter was entertaining and friendly, helpful with things like portion sizes and spice levels ,which you can set to suit your palate but you need to ask as the menu doesn't tell you that. We had a couple of starters which on reflection we should have kept to one as by the time we ordered our main course we decided to share as we were already quite filled. You can easily do a tapas style here but beware the portions can be big.All the food we had was delicious and the Sauvignon blanc my wife drank was I am told one of the best she had tried whilst in Auckland.I ordered Spanish beer which was a nice complement to the food. I can't understand why the place was so quiet unless it was because of the heavy rain and the fact that it was a Monday night and it was the first time they had opened on a monday. We will certainly be back.

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Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The place is very vibrant, lovely and attentive staff. Only downfall is that the menu is bit overpriced compared to the quality of food being served. As there are other restaurant chains which serve better quality with the same price or even less.

Thank peppynicku
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Headed over to Besos Latinos for lunch. The restaurant is hidden away deep inside Elliot Stables with a beautiful set up. Inside has a real atmosphere of Mexico with Mother Mary and a architectural flavour of Mexico. The food is great and the Linch menu is value for money with most of the meal costing around $12-18. Soft drinks are around 4-5 dollars. The restaurant also serves alcohol beverages. Lovely hosts!

1  Thank LaiJunior
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

After dining at Besos Latinos I felt so proud to be Mexican!
This place is an excellent example of how incredible the Mexican cuisine is and what any Mexican restaurant should aim to achieve.
Not only the service and atmosphere were fantastic but also all the staff were so welcoming and friendly. Also, the presentation, quality and diversity of the dishes was outstanding.
The Besos Latinos experience is one you cannot miss! And did I mention they make beautiful top shelf Margaritas...
Congratulations to everyone involved in this venue, I look forward to being back to the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to in New Zealand.
Keep it up with the great work you do!
Cheers,
JP

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1  Thank Juan Pablo F
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