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La Vista Cafe Restaurant

#116 of 1,744 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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417 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 8093
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for a light lunch while cruising the eastern bays. Tapas were delightfull, washed down with a beautiful Central Otago PinoGris. Service was efficient quick and friendly. Atmosphere is pleasant with a good view of the bay. Ratatouille

Thank John P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with very friendly staff! The steak was just amazing and with that view you just can't find a better spot in Auckland. Will definitely be back.

Thank A-Design2012
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for brunch back in January. The food here is awesome. Great atmosphere and decor. Look forward to returning shortly

1 Thank BluesTraveller82
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a group of 14 to celebrate a birthday. All ages. I think between us we tried most of the available dishes. Never felt ignored, staff were very attentive yet not intrusive. Main course arrived at the same time for everyone. Servings were generous, and everyone remarked on how delicious their choice was. Will definitely go again.

Thank heath531
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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352 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here three times recently. Not sure how long it has been Spanish rather than Mediterranean focussed but I approve. Great menu with prompt and friendly service. I can recommend the paella, chowder and mussels.

Thank Steve W
here & there & everywhere
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here with a friend, we had been looking forward to some great tapas. The looks of La Vista were promising, the interior with the brick walls and candles looked very inviting. The food (still the most important aspect of a restaurant visit) was unfortunately average, I would call it "Spanish-inspired" at best. We both thought the chef... More 

Thank tingeltangel
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The spare ribs are exceptional, lamb & duck were beautifully cooked too. Fairly good portions so make sure you are hungry.

Thank ChrisStid
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

had dinner here again last night we love this place great food and very friendly staff have been here maybe 5 times now and consistently good food and service one of my favorite auckland eateries Highly recommend

Thank petvik
Odessa, Ukraine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend to visit this place. I have been there during my business trip. Seafood was fresh and yummy. Steak big and juicy.( I visit this place two times because it was on my way to the office) Don't forget to try their delicious deserts with a cup of coffee. I will visit it again when I will come... More 

Thank Marina189
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The food here is great, the service is wonderful and they do deals on week nights. Think Tuesday is the night that is a particularly good deal. Yummy steaks and wonderful deserts also great for a romantic wine looking out over the water with a small olive platter. I love it here. Also good if you have a four legged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 8093

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