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Pescado Cafe & Tapas Bar

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Jellicoe Street | North Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-379 7576
19:00 - 02:00
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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836 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe/bar is located at the end of the wharf next to the ferry terminal. We were quickly shown to a table and our drinks order taken - there's 3 beers listed on tap but only 2 were available. After checking out the menu the four of us decided on a selection of tapas dishes - strangely they were all... More 

Thank nnmercman
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered gin, lime and lemonade. The lemonade was flat. Waitress argued it was ok. Barman agreed with us. Tapas entree, port belly was dry and overcooked. Look like it had been deep fried. Fish was very dry and not fresh. We specifically asked if it was and she assured us it was fresh. The toilet was filthy. Black floor and... More 

Thank sandra h
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208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pissed off that I've been past this place so many times but haven't actually visited earlier! Great pasta, good service, great cocktails. $66 for 2 cocktails, 1main shared and a drink.

Thank Aklguy
Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impressions were of a pleasant location with a relaxed vibe and a reasonable sized patronage for a Wednesday evening. We joined as the last guests of a larger party. We were spoken to as we walked through in a lacklustre way by the first staff member we seen and waved over to our table. There was no initial approach... More 

Thank daisynz
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing experience. We arrived at 11am. Some of us wanted breakfast and some of us wanted lunch. the lunch menu only starts at 12 and breakfast finishes at 12 and you are NOT allowed to order outside these times. So as a group we all had to eat at different times. Ridiculous. And seriously inflexible. Unable to have water jug... More 

Thank Selena S
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner on a Saturday night at Pescado. We were served by very polite and attentive staff, the drinks came quickly and the food was right behind it. The flavours were fresh and perfectly presented. The serving size was generous and left us very satisfied. We didn't try the desert as we were already... More 

1 Thank antonyg766
Canandaigua, United States
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646 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This review is based on drinks only. The service here is really bad. Initially no one waited on us. Finally, a young man approached as asked if we wanted to order. It was the weirdest thing. Whatever we said we wanted - he repeated something else and started to walk away. It took three tries before he wrote down the... More 

Thank William S
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! I never expected ending up with such an immense adoration and eagerness to return after we popped in for a beer while waiting for our ferry... we were met with smiles and the experience continued from there. The wine was great and seemed to be a lot of it and the three tapas we shared were amazing! We were... More 

1 Thank melly650
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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316 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We have been able to dine at a range of tapas/shared plate restaurants recently, and have eaten some beautiful meals and experienced excellent service. Pescado delivered neither of these. Service was just ok - generally staffed by youngsters who had just arrived in New Zealand. But the food was disgraceful. We ordered four dishes, and would best describe them as... More 

Thank PedroNP
Durban, South Africa
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If first impressions are to go by we should have left after the complete lack of any attention from any of the staff, it's like all 5 of us were invisible. We had to hang around and ask to be seated and once we were seated nobody came back to our table. We had to ask for water and then... More 

Thank clawrieross

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jellicoe Street | North Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-379 7576

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