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120c Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1260
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 14:00 - 02:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Great atmosphere, small cosy with a great courtyard on a sunny afternoon. Excellent selection of Spanish wines and tapas (sorry pintxos) Also good back room for private group functions.

Thank Ripass0
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

I recently had a lovely evening here with a group of girlfriends. We were in our own little world tucked away in the back (cosy) lounge on a chilly winter's night (this lounge is worth checking out on its own). If you're up for a big meal or filling dinner, perhaps you won't be so keen. But we enjoyed the... More 

Thank Heresmythoughts
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Was really worried after reading bad reviews, but we had a really good evening. The cabinet food selection was a bit sparse, but once we indicated we were interested in hot food, the wait staff kept options coming until we had eaten enough. None of us read the instructions, so wait staff had to explain the process. The staff were... More 

1 Thank GingerKiwi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

I had no idea what to expect as I did not do my homework on this place, however I was pleasantly surprised. The bar has a warm, cosy and relaxed atmosphere welcoming and friendly staff. Even though the choice of Tapa's was limited they were lovely as was the wine list! Overall an enjoyable evening had by all.

Thank BVExpress
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

If you're looking for little snacks to have with your drink, this might be worth a try. Funky little bar with interesting outside area and separate room with sofas etc. Lots of atmosphere. Not a dinner venue though - we thought it was a 'tapas-style' place but really it's little tastes of food on toothpicks (so we went elsewhere for... More 

Thank mares71
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Grand Central (and Pintxos) has been in business for 14 years, normally we do not respond to customer’s reviews as everyone is welcome to give their opinion & in many cases when a person’s review is critical there is a good reason & we view it as a positive & look to improve our service as a result. But sometimes... More 

1 Thank owner t
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

I went there 3 days ago with my fiance as we love Pintxos from living in Spain and a lot of traveling around the country. Having lived there, we know what Pintxos are so it is fair to say that they are not a proper Pintxos bar. Only about 5 varieties of Pintxos and even the ones that are meant... More 

1 Thank Choulita
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

I liked the pintxos themselves but they were few and far between. The place was heaving - at least with drinkers - but there were never more than 24 pintxos of five or six varieties. And we were told empanadas were "off" after 8.30pm. Try that in San Sebastian!! The wait staff were just about pleasant but loved to clear... More 

1 Thank Dick74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120c Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1260

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