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Abracadabra Cafe Bar Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3883
10:30 - 15:00
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family of 4 and all DF and GF. Menu options for dinner at this restaurant were good. The food was great. They got our order mixed up twice but all in all we were pleased as we had our own private room and it was great. The margarita cocktail was not nice. They had only one option... More 

Thank MyIkona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the 18 april 2017, it is really heartwarming to see people so happy in their work, the staff were very attentive and helpful, the food was amazing and filling, although it couldn't all be consumed, the staff were happy for you to take it away, thank you once again staff and especially the young maori lady - who... More 

Thank Timand Kirsten G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids wanted to come back here the very next day they enjoyed it so much. Fun funky spaces, excellent food, very nice staff. Kids in particular liked the "private" rooms but were big fans of the food too. Even my picky youngest one loved it. And did I mention the food? Very well prepared with heavy Turkish and Moroccan... More 

Thank Paul F
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Abracadabra Cafe and Bar in Rotorua in March 2017 and it was a very good experience. We tasted delicious vegetarian dishes and enjoyed a very cosy environment. The space of the restaurant both indoor and outdoor are very nice and unique with different areas, caffe, bar, restaurant and lounge where you can chill out... More 

1 Thank Joana O
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great staff. NZ was having uncharacteristic torrential rains we stayed awhile they were great.

1 Thank cb4fullcircle
Lake Macquarie NSW
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Rotorua and at dinner time my wife and I went looking for food. Abracadabra Cafe Bar was open with a warm and friendly welcome. The food was ordered and served in good time and at a reasonable price as were the drinks. My wife has to have "Gluten Free" meals and we were catered for without so... More 

1 Thank Macca M
Seattle, WA
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355 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Order from the selection of tangine. Flavorful north African and just about every imaginable cocktail, beer and ok wine selection. We had both the vegetarian and carnivore options , both well done. The rebel in our group went for the chicken enchilada (way too many choices in the menu) pronounced "very good." Only downside is that the only green thing... More 

1 Thank Nail56
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turned out to be Taco Tuesday, very tasty selection of tacos at a great price. It was a hot day so we had the choice of sitting in the covered outside area, with a welcoming breeze.

1 Thank Dan P
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Abracadabra several times, and twice within the last few weeks. It's a new favourite when I'm craving Mexican flavours, I just have to rave about it! During a lunchtime weekend visit, a friend and I split the Gringo's Nachos. They were heaven on a platter, the best nachos I've had in New Zealand, after searching for many... More 

1 Thank Lyn M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Found this bar by chance walking through Rotorua. The service was amazing, very friendly and helpful! Such a scenic and beautiful bar. I would definitely recommend this place as a must visit!

1 Thank Ani S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Mexican, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?