We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


#159 of 1,772 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
91 Federal St, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-363 6301
16:00 - 23:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 16:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 205: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner one Friday evening. The live music was nice but in between sets the stereo music was cranked up really loud so was difficult to chat. Ordered a mixed platter, croquettes and a pork dish for four people. Definitely should have ordered more food. The platter didn't have enough bread but the cured meats were nice. Croquettes... More 

Thank hannahsB2256BY
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant early evening, primarily to hear the guitarist, but also to eat. The guitarist was exceptionally good. We eat tapas on a regular basis in Spain and I also enjoy making them - we were not too disappointed in what was presented to us here in Auckland!! We had a mixed platter of calamari, cheese balls,... More 

Thank kazza154
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty tapas. Great flavours and good sharing sizes. Friendly helpful staff who gave good recommendations.

Thank Lisa M
Level Contributor
99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shared platter options and individual dishes to choose from. Churros were lovely with a dipping sauce. Good service and helpful staff.

Thank samoruk65
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 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 

1 Thank Travel4Fun2017
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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.

1 Thank Wendy A
Level Contributor
62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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!

1 Thank stravel250
Cambridge, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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

1 Thank theunshackledlife
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

1 Thank polkadot123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

1 Thank Amanda C

Travellers who viewed Bellota also viewed

Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region

Been to Bellota? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bellota staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?