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Bellota Spanish Tapas Bar

4.40000 * * * * 1/2 from 5 reviews
Mediterranean RestaurantsTapasBars, Brasseries & BistrosOther Restaurants

Opposite SKYCITY Grand Hotel 91 Federal Street Auckland Central Auckland 1010

PO Box 90643

(09) 3636000 Tollfree:0800 7592489 Website

Bellota (pronounced bey-otta) is the Spanish word for acorn, and it's the acorn that plays an essential part in the creation of one of the world's most prized delicacies 'Jamon Iberico de bellota' (literally Iberian ham of acorns).

The Iberian pig used to live all over Spain, Portugal and many parts of the Mediterranean, but due to the decline in its natural habitat the dehesa (oak forests), they are scarce - and needless to say - incredibly expensive. They're also very smart pigs.

Chef Peter Gordon invites you to have as authentic a tapas experience as you'll find in Auckland - with a few additional ingredients from other Mediterranean countries and NZ to provide you with an extensive menu.

Bellota's Front of House is led by the bubbly Brazilian's Marcia Hebling and bar supervisor Fabiana Fernandes - supported by the entire Bellota team.

Daily 4.30pm until late

  • Meal Price

    Mid Range - $20 to $30

  • Size

    5 - 49 Employees

  • About the venue

    Children Not allowed Smoking No smoking
  • Facilities

    • Private Functions
  • Venue Type


  • Entertainment

    thu Spanish Guitar fri Spanish Guitar sat Spanish Guitar sun Spanish Guitar
  • Entrance Fee

    • Never
  • Cuisines


  • Payment Options

    • Cash
    • EFTPOS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
  • Dress

    • Smart Casual
  • Licensing

    • Fully licensed
    • Beer - bottled
    • Beer - tap
    • Wine
    • Spirits
    • Cocktails
  • We offer

    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Vegetarian Meals
  • Awards Won

    • Metro Best of Auckland 2010 winner of 'Best Tapas Bar (Top 5)
    • Metro Best of Auckland 2010 winner of 'Best first drink on a first date (Top 5)

Reviews (5 reviews)

  1. Bellota Spanish Tapas Bar

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    Absolutely love it! Staff, food, ambience! Keep that way Bellota team.

    16th February 2013

  2. Bellota Spanish Tapas Bar

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    Absolutely love it at Bellotta! Low lighting and good food makes it a very romantic setting. The plates are just the right size and being able to try all sorts of different flavours really made for an enjoyable evening. Have tried going back twice now but very busy and VERY popular

    18th November 2010

  3. Bellota Spanish Tapas Bar

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    Visited Bellotta last week (mid august) have to say this place is a gem - such a strange location though. Kinda hidden between multi storey carpark entrances on a fairly dead street but step inside and you're in another world. This is no 'spanish themed' bar it's the real deal. Fantastic selection of Spanish wines, incredible - although a little pricey tapas - the deep fried goats cheese with honey and almond flakes ($10 for 2 pieces) is unforgettable. I sense that the crowd were regulars - happily enjoying their 'best kept secret'. Real Spanish guitarist and impressive flame thrower (well actually outdoor heating) add to the atmosphere. A great place to start a night out and an unique central city hideaway. Cosy booth seating but agree with previous reviews - the low hanging table lamps were head butted regularly.

    16th August 2010

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