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 Cecilia Mijangos. 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. Freshness is paramount to Head Chef Luis Cabrera’s philosophy of using a combination of locally sourced food with products imported from South America and Mexico. “I won’t serve anything unless it is fresh. 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, nothing is too much trouble and maybe the easiest way to order is just to leave it to the experts. You won’t leave disappointed! Besos Latinos – Latin Kisses. No more really needs to be said.