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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$10 - US$21
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews chimichanga beef cheeks cerdo chilli sopapillas tortillas fish tacos calamari pineapple salad south american food small restaurant new zealand great little restaurant front of house fabulous food margaritas
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We only wanted a main course and ordered the Tacos de Mar, which were excellent and huge. The owner served us and was very friendly and helpful, giving advice about the area. Would recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Therese M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are Rotorua locals, we come here all the time for dinner and drinks. Absolutely fabulous food, BEST margaritas in town, never ever disappoints. Easily one of the best restaurants in Rotorua and the locals know it so call in advance if you can!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Hannah29992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hosts of our B&B recommended this delightful place and we’re so glad they did. The food is far beyond expectations with a varied and thoughtful menu. The service is friendly, but very professional and responsive to guest’s questions and requests. And the margaritas must...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank morrissey740
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Presentation was great, margaritas excellent, I am not much for Latin food but I did try everything that we all had ordered. Even the desert was good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank wildfire35135
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the best margaritas, deliciously prepared fresh food and great service in this cozy restaurant! Fish tacos, beef cheeks, salads, ceviche, gazpacho, and sweet desserts were all enjoyed by our party! No one was disappointed!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 784mollys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and place was full so need to book as not large. Friendly and helpful staff and really nice food.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KeithF871
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very low key and small in size,but WOW what a meal. The service was great and the meal was a highlight of our trip. You need to make a reservation to make sure you can experience this great restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Deank1007
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We are locals but hadn't been here for a couple of years. You need to book otherwise likely you'll miss out. Menu has been updated and we really enjoyed the calamari salad, beef cheeks and the chocolate cup shared to finish. Sangria was old and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rosemary V
Reviewed 4 February 2019

I really like this place. Small and casual interior, friendly staff and a menu that is different to most of the restaurants that try to cater for locals as well as the influx of tourists. I like South American/Latin American cuisine and Sabroso is one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GlobalGerbil
Reviewed 29 January 2019

My family and I ate here the night we arrived in Rotorua. We had all been keen to have some Mexican and this is more Latina style food than what you might find at a soley Mexican style eatery I think. We really enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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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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