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Sabroso Restaurant

) #2 of 175 Restaurants in Rotorua $$ - $$$, Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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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 1 week ago

I think this place was quite nice. The food was good. The sangria ran out after we ordered a jug, however there are other choices. The meal was pricey but good service. recommend

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How many restaurants do you go to that the chef bothers to have a quick chat? Sabroso has charm and warmth in spades. Lisa the new front of house nails it and John continues the magic. Sorry everyone but I'm a fan. Book and you...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rated #2 in town open till 9.30 arrived at 8.15 , sorry we are closed? What the? Very disappointing. If you shut early at night no worries, but advertise as such. We walked a couple of km to get there, bugger!More

1  Thank Brett T
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you walked 2 kilometers in 8 degree weather to dine with us, only to find we were closed. Our website (the only place on the internet where we solely control content) strongly suggests that customers ring in advance for a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic & delicious food! The service was great too! Highly recommend. Can't wait to go back again

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a great restaurant to go to for our last night in Rotorua. The Sabroso came highly recommended, so we made our reservations. It is a small, but cozy space...but very BIG in Flavors and cuisine. We loved the food, the atmosphere,...More

1  Thank redbett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was again an extremely well enjoyed evening. We return whenever we are in the area. The service is attentive and the food is exceptional. Our favourite restaurant by far!

Thank mortein
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I can't normally be bothered with writing reviews, but yet again, tonight's visit to Sabroso was such a wonderful experience I feel I must commend the place. The quality of the food, the cocktails and the service is without compare from any other restaurant (of...More

1  Thank DarrenLeslie
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This place was fabulous... service with a smile and couldn't be more accomodating, and the food was soo good. I will definitely be coming back to this place for dinner in the near future!

Thank pehiri
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, the food was delicious I have no fault whatso ever to say about this place highly recommended. Bookings a must tho as it is really busy and this is not a place you want to miss

Thank 261tylahm
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We were so looking forward to trying this restaurant as it has amazing reviews but we were so disappointed. The food was below average however excellent service from the waitresses. We ordered tres amigos as entree which was just chips with 3 bland sauces. The...More

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Irene C
Hello, Sarah! Yes, we would like to reserve a table for 4 person on 24 December 2015, 2pm. We must dine at your restaurant before leaving for Auckland at 4.30pm. 😀 Irene C
23 October 2015|
Response from Irene C |
Oops! My apology! Your restaurant won't be open at 2pm😩.
Irene C
How far is your restaurant to Novotel Rotorua Lakeside where we will check in on 21 Dec at 2pm? We would like to place late lunch or dinner reservation at your restaurant. Thank you. Irene
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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!