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Abracadabra Cafe Bar Restaurant

1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3883
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“tagine” (24 reviews)
“tapas” (28 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an absolute gem! So great that we went back twice! The service was amazing! The cocktails to die for and the food just delicious. If you are coming to Rotorua this place is a must. Kid- friendly with toys and and outdoor...More

Thank Renee F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a great meal and evening at Abracadabra, awesome service and excellent food. Family of five, 3 girls 11, 9 and 6. Good beer too Rotorua Pilsner!

Thank James / Meredit... W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times, but I was most impressed on our recent visit. The Mexican food is always good, but I was most impressed with what was provided for kids. When we walked in each child was given a paper bag with...More

Thank SD_NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you book here as it gets very busy however it is well worth it. The food is amazing and now back in Auckland I crave for the food I had there. My friend got the grande burrito which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had...More

Thank Alysha P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good and friendly wait staff. Had a voucher which I was told I could use prior to ordering. After the food was served they went back on what that said and it was not allowed. The manger was not interested in being flexible to fix...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your feedback! Our entertainment vouchers are not of monetary value. We offer a buy one main, get one free - $35 or less. We have a platters menu that you enquired about after you had ordered tapas. Unfortunately platters are not classed...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here our first night in town, and we were overwhelmed by the staffs' friendliness and kindness. They'd already shut down the kitchen, but they made us feel welcome and without question- serving up a DELICIOUS meal. Must try the seafood...More

Thank ishabacon
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks for your amazing review :D we feel honoured that you chose to spend your first dining experience in Rotorua with Abracadabra! The Seafood Tagine was actually one of our regular dinner specials, it was so popular that we recently decided to put it...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Took a group of 16 Alcohol industry PR folk in town from London for the week here, had a great night and Abracadabra handled the big group very well, they were all super happy and impressed, made me look pretty good, so keep it up!

Thank JColthorpe
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love hosting large groups! The staff love interacting with customers, our aim is to be attentive whilst also creating a relaxing enviornment. There's nothing better than awesome food, great company and plenty of laughs :D Please visit us again! Kindest regards, Management.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We go here alot! The food is very good and the ambiance is brilliant, the staff are really nice and welcoming. Love the fact you can choose whether to dine at the front, back or in one of the small side rooms which is fantastic...More

Thank k2512b
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! We're so glad to hear you dine with us so frequently! We must be doing something right :P Taco Tuesday is becoming a trending favourite amongst both staff and customers alike 😍 Our variety of seating areas offer a range of unique atmospheres to...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Even though this cafe is situated in the city centre, they were still able to project a different feel and ambiance which was good. You would not feel like you are in the city which I kinda liked. The food was amazing. The staff were...More

Thank jcbnavarra
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your review! We are definitely a unique cafe and bar! Our mission Is to create an eccentric experience in a Morrocan and bohemian inspired space. Our passion is definitely shown through our awesome staff, delicious food and drinks! We thrive on positive...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Lovely room ambience and food. Great friendly service. Have excellent GF options. Right in town. Fully recommend.More

Thank SarahGales
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, Thanks for your great review! Our 'Golden Milky' turmeric latte is definitely a hit! We use finely ground turmeric with a hint of ginger, honey, cinnamon and a crack of pepper! Full of beneficial nutrients and super tasty :D Please visit us again!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3883
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Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with unique character and atmosphere. Come in and meet us for exceptional kiwi service with a smile.
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