Auckland City 09-363 6000
- Mon – Thur 4:30pm – Late
- Fri 12 noon – Late
- Sat & Sun 4:30pm – Late
- Live Music
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 70
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay
- Good For Groups: No
- Good For Children: No
- Takeaways: No
- Takes Reservations: No
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Dinner, Late Night
Bellota 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 — Jamón Ibérico 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)are scarce — and needless to say – incredibly expensive.
We want you to have as authentic a tapas experience as you’ll find in Auckland – but we’ve included a few ingredients from other Mediterranean countries and NZ to provide you with an extensive menu at Bellota Tapas Bar.
Don’t miss our live guitarist strumming a mix of Latin, Afro, Cuban and Brazilian tunes Thursday – Saturday 6pm-9pm and Sunday 5.30pm-8.30pm.
14 Reviews for Bellota, SKYCITY
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The tapas menu is really unique and although some of it is very expensive, I’d recommend the octopus with potato – this was really special.
The staff were all nice and friendly, and food came out very quickly.
I’d love it if Bellota came out with another $50 for $100 voucher – I’d definitely buy another! But without it there is no way I’d go and eat here, purely because it’s just so expensive.
We arrived mid-evening and were politely advised there were no tables left but we could sit at the bar and we did so happily. We had only stopped for a quick chorizo dish and a drink each so the bar was perfect. We ordered our dishes and drinks through the Maitre’d but there was some confusion over the chorizo dish we wished to order so we were handed a menu and told to expect a waitress shortly. Our waitress arrived and we ordered our drinks and dish with her. She quickly returned and impolitely asked if wished to order two chorizo dishes as one order had already been placed. With that quickly cleared up our wine/drinks arrived and we sat back eagerly awaiting our chorizo. Prices are up there but, for the location and name, we expected it. Chorizo arrived…. seemed to take a very long time… but it was delicious.
Up to pay the bill and the Maitre’d says to me upon approaching her “is that it?”, there was no “did you enjoy your drinks/food?”. We spent $50 on two drinks and a chorizo tapa. Not a lot for a meal I suppose but we were passing through to our dinner destination and were after that ‘authentic spanish experience’.
Overall, food great
Service, needs improvement (they need to smile)
Disappointed that it’s not anyway near the Spanish tapas experience you get in Europe. A little too focused on perfection and lacks the spanish atmosphere! Sorry Bellota we won’t be back!
My girlfriend and I turned up out of the blue on a Saturday evening and found it was packed out, great atmosphere with some nice live music.
Had some wine at the bar and after a short wait we were seated. We had decided to stop at Bellota for a quick bite and a few tapas before heading to the movies. After a small wait, some nice wine and banter with the staff we were seated.
The service was fantastic, friendly and attentive and the food was delicious…would recommend the chorizo, prawns and squid and looking forward to returning for LOTS of tapas!!
I had the empanadas and it was very tasty, but only ONE????, please is $12!!!!.
Service is OK and the maitre d’ was very friendly. Another Spanish restaurant that disappoints me in Auckland. Missing Europe with restaurants like that!!!
However, I came as a group of 6, and we given “the biggest table”- which was tiny! It was a struggle to squeeze everyone’s water glasses and food on the table’s surface, although the staff were attentive and removed plates which had been finished.
Main gripe is probably the cost- smaller serves than I would have expected for the price (yes, I am aware this is a tapas restaurant…), and while the food was tasty I have eaten better elsewhere, for cheaper. Especially for a restaurant associated with Peter Gordon, I thought the food was only average to good.
Would still dine here again, but not my first choice.