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Sabroso Restaurant

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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 any flavour) that I have ever visited anywhere in NZ. There are numerous excellent dining... More 

Thank DarrenLeslie
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 main Brazilian stew had a bitter taste and the pork dish was very bland. Am... More 

Thank beachwalkers
Opotiki, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly service, we loved the desserts and found it reasonably well priced. not too busy and didnt have to wait long

Thank colonialhouseopotiki
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had never tasted Latin American cooking before and took the opportunity to book at Sabroso whilst in Rotorua. Was simply the best meal I had in my 3 week journey around NZ.The meals we had were fresh, spicy and had had a taste which I had not experienced before. The entree of fished cured in lemon/lime/chilli and the Chilli chocolate... More 

Thank Laura M
Brisbane, Australia
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314 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted an early meal and arrived at Sabroso without a reservation but the owner welcomed our party of six which included my two young grandchildren and said because we were early and if we left by 730 we could have a table - plenty of time, 2 hours. There was no rush to get us out of the restaurant... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John and Sarah are amazing team. Sarah set the bookings that every 15 minutes one table arrived thus giving her the time to give the clients the full attention they need. Than John cook and deliver the most Devine South American food. We will come again...highly recommended.

Thank a h
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a regular weekly diner now. John weaves his magic each week on his specials. Could be a dangerous move for a chef, but not John. You Sabroso regulars need to step out and go for the specials - will not be disappointed. I'm from Sydney and reckon Sabroso is the best Mexican I've ever eaten. Make sure you book... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?