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US$9 - US$19
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have searched far and wide for an incredible dining experience. Sabroso ticked all the boxes. Amazing food, attentive service, great atmosphere, and oh my goodness.... the Margaritas. We left with 5 bottles of their homemade hot sauce to boot! The best dining experience we...could have hoped for. Never will we pass through Rotorua without dining at Sabroso. Love this spot!! ❤More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 15 January 2022 via mobile

I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Hands down the most fresh, delicious, gorgeous meal we’ve had for ages… every dish was perfect. Service was so good - super friendly and helpful with choices. The green sauce with the avocado dip ah-mazing!!!!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

Great Freshly prepared food. Full of taste, Margaritas as good as ever-the very best. Small numbers friendly venue. Noise level easy to be in and generally a really good eating experience

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

Wow what a beautiful meal? Great friendly service. Absolutely great for a quiet delicious dinner. 😋

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 28 July 2021

The food was delicious, the space was really cosy, the staff was lovely, the prices were fair. We will come back for sure!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

Best taco I’ve ever had. I’ll remember that meal forever it was absolutely delicious and wonderful service ❤️

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Once again Sabrosa never fails yo impress. From front of house Sarah to the amazing chef John and pleasant helpers. We love the food firstly, I love the margaritas, he loves the dessert. Sabrosa is amazing. Thankyou. Again.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021

We are regulars because this place never fails to please. We love the marinated (cooked) fish ESCABECHE DE PESCADO that comes in a jar with olives, onions and all sorts of delicious bits, served with warm and amazing corn chips. Also the calamari tacos TACOS...CALAMARES. It is all very fresh and made from scratch, great flavours but not too heavy. Desserts and drinks are top-notch also. The service is authentic, warm and attentive. Book because it is busy, especially on the weekend.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

What a fantastic find – a really lovely friendly and authentic Mexican food place in the heart of Rotorua. Well worth the visit – lovely tasty food and very very nice margaritas!. And a huge shout out to the super incredible owners!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Excellent. So pleased we found this place (recommend booking a table as its a small place). Great tasting fresh food (quite large portions), amazing service. Can't fault Sabroso. Will be back next time we are in Rotorua. Love that green chilli sauce!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Irene C
23 October 2015|
Response from Irene C |
Oops! My apology! Your restaurant won't be open at 2pm😩.
Irene C
22 October 2015|
Response from SabrosoRotorua | Property representative |
Hola Irene, Sabroso is 4 blocks from the Novotel Lakeside Hotel. We open at 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. Please let us know if we can make a booking for you during your visit to Rotorua. Saludos, Sarah Little - Owner, Sabroso
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Yes, Sabroso offers takeaway services.

Sabroso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5