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“Pop up restaurant finds permanent home”
Review of Inti

Inti
Ranked #320 of 2,467 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: US$7 - US$24
Description: From Central to South America and the modern and ancient cultures who have called this region home, Inti puts a contemporary spin on Hispanic cuisine serving up a delicious new experience for Auckland diners. Enjoy a playful and tasty selection of small bites, generous sharing dishes and decadent desserts. A polished concrete bar, cool timber floor, warm lighting, and walls painted by urban artist, Flox set the mood for dinner, drinks and a great night out.
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Description: From Central to South America and the modern and ancient cultures who have called this region home, Inti puts a contemporary spin on Hispanic cuisine serving up a delicious new experience for Auckland diners. Enjoy a playful and tasty selection of small bites, generous sharing dishes and decadent desserts. A polished concrete bar, cool timber floor, warm lighting, and walls painted by urban artist, Flox set the mood for dinner, drinks and a great night out.
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

In 2017 we managed to secure a table to Javier Carmona’s pop up in Avondale which showed some promising future to showcase his Hispanic cuisine in a permanent setting.

His home is now established in a CBD location, a site of many past hospitality ventures, that recently being the short lived Melbourne based Meat, Fish, Wine.

Upon arrival you enter a long bar area, the high tops covered with cotton linen that looks out of place, a thought that they haven’t been ironed with the dining area itself not clothed at all.

We are seated near the open kitchen, chefs sitting at one end on laptops until service starts to get into full swing.
The waitstaff are charming and have a good understanding of the menu offer. They probably have some fun with the ‘punters’ when they announce ants and crickets in the respective dishes.

The range of starters are the strength in this menu.
Where as my chicken main served on brown paper with spring onion, whipped garlic, lemon and tacos was a little challenging to cut on the paper.
The other feedback based on a discussion at our table is the dishes needing to be a little more balanced in composition such as the beautifully presented pork belly having a vegetable component as no sides are offered and the dish is $34.

Highlights were also the manchego with exceptionally made wafers made from potato and white quinoa, and a goats milk queso with lemon verbena granita.

The experience is one that I would consider returning even just to see the look on our new guests faces when they discover insects are on offer.

Thank paul j
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved the creativity of the Spanish chef! He is just unbelievable! I had the best diner ever! Sth like avocado leaf!!! Corn & ants! Crazy right! Well you must try it if you are in Auckland!

Thank Ana G
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Tried this restaurant before a concert. Really interesting food and ingredients. Delicious interesting unusual food. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank mikenz2015
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We dined here for a Tuesday night dinner. I booked online wanting 7:30pm but only 7pm or 8pm was available and times either side - I thought it must be busy. When we got there at 8pm there was only one other couple dining. Anyway, service was friendly and knowledgeable, decor is warm although the room is a bit like a dining hall with the tables all in a line down towards the kitchen. The menu is interesting and unique for Auckland. We ordered two starters to share and two mains to share followed by a dessert for me and a cheese board for hubby. The corn entree dish was stunning and the other dishes were also good. This place has the potential to be wow but I can't quite put my finger on why it's not - maybe it was just that it was a really quiet night and there was not a lot of ambiance.

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Thank MarieFs_6
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had dinner here last weekend and were extremely impressed. The dining is spectacular, the menu is really different, food presented amazingly and is absolutely delicious. In addition to this the service was excellent, just the right amount of attention given and all staff were very knowledgeable about the menu. The price was quite reasonable given the food & service. We will definitely dine here again next time we are in Auckland, highly recommended.

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Thank csm941
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