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Abracadabra Cafe Bar Restaurant

1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3883
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (24 reviews)
“burrito” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very enjoyable meal and cocktails, staff were welcoming and friendly - made overall very pleasant evening. The meals were ok, could have been what I ordered as went for tapas. Cocktails were superb!! They even bought out a colouring set in a little bag for...More

Thank Nickstar696
Reviewed 4 days ago

When in for lunch and the food was amazing, very clean throughout and friendly helpful staff. The one thing that horrified us was the screaming,shouting and swearing coming from the kitchen not on at all, never mind we had our children with us, that kind...More

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, many options for seating. Two outdoor patios for our furry friend. Heaps of lovely choices on the menu. Good Mexican food! Diffently will be back. We don't say that often.

Thank dsdonwen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sort of Mexican / Moroccan restaurant. My husband (a veggie) says the Falafel salad he had was the best ever. Wonderful selection of salad items and perfect dressing. I had the steak burrito which was good with chips in it rather than...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a large group who dined in for a 60th birthday, come family reunion we were very impressed with our waiter who had to take a lot of orders from a large group intent on having a good time. He got all the...More

1  Thank CKLOCAL
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. We do enjoy the large groups and everyone always loves the atmosphere in the bar area. Thanks and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place middle of April 2017 with a friend of mine. Absolutely loved it. We had cocktails which were beautifully presented with fresh flowers on ... sooo cute. I'm vegetarian and there was plenty of choice. I had a vegetable tagine which was out...More

1  Thank Mandymoomoo22
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Wow thank you for such a wonderful review, everything you mentioned is what we work so hard on to make perfect. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience dining with us. Happy weekend!

Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank MyIkona
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Well we are glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us and the private room you got to dine in. Sorry that we couldn't change our menu items to accomodate your dairy free needs. We do remember this day and that our new staff member...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Timand Kirsten G
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words, all our staff do love working here and we have such a family atmosphere, so we are grateful that you felt that from us. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Aloha

Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Paul F
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

"It was the best food we've had all trip" wow that's so wonderful, what an amazing review. We are so glad that you stopped by and got to experience our Abracadabra ways! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 7 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Joana O
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

We are very pleased that we ticked all the boxes for you. You sound like you really truly did enjoy your experience with us and that you got to see what we are all about. Good food good vibes!! Thank you for leaving such lovely...More

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Hello, do you guys serve dairy free food ? When are you open over the long weekend please
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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.