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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceeded expectations, food is outstanding and Margueritas are a MUST. Faultless service, homely and makes everyone feel special. Must book.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you book. We found out in the 'nick of time'. Great that the restaurant doesn't take more bookings than the staff can handle at any one time. The food was so tasty, and lots of interesting meals to try. Our waitress gave us...More

Thank ceebs2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been coming here now for eighteen months and the order is the same...carmenere red, calamari salad and beef cheeks. With a nip or two of Johns red sauce. Perfection. Plus the restaurant atmosphere and friendly front-of-staff. Wow!! Why eat anywhere else in NZ??? YUM....More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived around 8:30pm and the staff was very friendly and welcoming to our big family. We ordered cachetes de Res, stuffed capsicums, fish escabeche and something with mushroom. We have been to a few Latin American restaurants around the world and this is one...More

Thank Juliana B
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Such a find! I grew up in South America, but have been living back in NZ for a while now and gave up on finding food from "home" until I came across Sabroso on a trip to Rotorua. Now it's a regular stop when I'm...More

Thank NZ_Lance
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I can’t speak for it being authentic Mexican having not been to Mexico but the pulled pork and beef cheeks were unseasoned, unspiced and I couldn’t recommend this to anyone. Our waitress was delightful though

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

When we came to Sabroso we were a little bit shocked about the small room and the simple furniture but we were more than rewarded with the wonderful tasting food and the absolutely great service. Even the ice cream was very tasty. This is a...More

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Delighted once again. Excellent service and cuisine. Responsible hosts. We keep coming back. You can buy some of their sauce to take home too. Book ahead so you won't be disappointed.

Thank Grant G
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Company celebration dinner for a two year project at Sabroso. John, Sarah and Rebecca were just brilliant! Thank you. I had senior people from our business there and my team and all just loved the food, atmosphere and the supreme service. Thank you Sabroso- it’s...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Restaurant seems to be family run which is always nice. Food was very nice and quickly prepared and with a twist. Ingredients were little fusion style and adding nicely to the freshly prepared dishes! We had the calamari and chicken with pineapple sauce...

Thank Markus_Ldn
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 0591
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Sabroso offers a broad taste of Latin America, serving everything from tasty tapas to homestyle Mexican specialities and traditional South American dishes. The beverage menu features our signature margaritas along with affordable South American wines. In short – unpretentious dining for those who love great flavours. The atmosphere is casual and fun, and the food and drinks are delicious!
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