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Bellota

#140 of 1,748 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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91 Federal St, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-363 6301
Today
16:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:30
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Bellota for Tapas and Drinks. I would give the food four stars, maybe more but the service was like a one. We ordered two glasses of the wine of the day first. About five minutes later we ordered some food. The food (Patatas Bravas and the Meat Platter) arrived and we still didn't have our wine or for... More 

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1 Thank Travel4Fun2017
Rabat, El Kelaa des Srarhna, Morocco
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stumbled onto this little place while searching for a place that would sit 9 without a reservation. The staff at Bellota was very quick to accommodate us. I was pleasantly impressed with the quality of the food offerings and the wine recommendations were spot on. At times the services was a bit slow but overall, I enjoyed the restaurant.

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1 Thank Wendy A
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Come here quite regularly and never disappointed. The staff are great and friendly, there when you need them and not annoying or pushy. The mixed platters are yum and there's a great selection of drinks - would recommend the sangria!

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1 Thank stravel250
Cambridge, New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside and outside tapas dining...inside was a bit like Aladdin's cave with low lighting. Very busy.

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1 Thank theunshackledlife
Sydney
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really impressed with Bellota's food offerings. We liked that they had pintxos as well as tapas and the tapas offerings were varied. We had the deep fried goat's cheese balls, which, with their almond and honey pairing are phenomenal. Another one of our favourites was the meat and cheese sharing board and the chorizo empanada. Service was really friendly but... More 

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1 Thank polkadot123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A great environment to party up or just get together with old friends. Food is delicious, great selection of tapas. Must try the Bolas de queso de cabra, which is crumbed deep fried goats cheese with runny honey and toasted almonds, super yum.

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1 Thank Amanda C
Taupo, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Staying close to this place so when we googled it we were so excited. Ordered tapas. Croquettes, goat cheese balls, lamb cutlets with rosemary potato. Croquettes were hard to know what flavour they were. Goat cheese balls were ok but needed to be served in a dish where you could dip them in the yummy sauce. Cutlets were really yum.... More 

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Thank james65morgan
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I went to Bellota twice during my short stay in Auckland and absolutely loved it! Great warm and cosy atmosphere. We had excellent service from a lovely Spanish male waiter who gave us great recommendations and checked on us regularly! The food was delicious and well matched by the wine choices. I would go back again and highly recommend!!!

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1 Thank Lauren R
Napier, New Zealand
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I met my brother here for a drink before going on elsewhere for dinner. So I can only comment on the drinks/ambience/service and not the food. I can say the food is tapas style and probably of Spanish persuasion as the drinks list was this way inclined. This is great I think to get a taste of... More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place as Spanish tapas is a huge fav of mine. Unfortunately on a quiet Monday night with only around 20 diners I was left sitting with no approach from staff to take an order for food or drinks. I even went up to the bar after 15 mins of waiting to ask if i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:30
Monday
16:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:30
Thursday
16:30 - 23:30
Friday
16:30 - 23:30
Saturday
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Federal St, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 6301

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?