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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant on a side street has excellent food. They serve South American food with small plates and large plates... great for sharing. The wait staff are very friendly and service is prompt.

Thank 32brucebeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were delighted to find this restaurant in Rotorua. Delicious food with excellent, attentive service. We opted for to share the Parmesan croquettes to start with the “Cachete de Res” and “Cerdo Verde” for mains. Would advise booking in advance.

Thank Conor H
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We were recommended Sabroso by friends & have thanked them for telling us. A small place so booking essential. Friendly staff, small but varied menu and good bar options. Spicy bottled sauces made on site so you can have it as spicy as you like....More

Thank emcg007
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner here last week. Food was gorgeous flavoursome and delicious. The lady who looked after our group of 8 was amazing. She was so accommodating and gave us the most amazing service. Nothing was a problem. Those of us who had dietary requirements,...More

Thank Whitneyhuey123
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

You have to make a reservation but it is well worth it! A small place, not many tables and the menu isn’t too big either but what they have to offer is some very delicious dishes. Love the tacos! Also very good service.

Thank Linn A
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Sabroso for our anniversary dinner. From the first moment we walked in we’ve been greeted with smiles all around. Seida and Rebecca were so sociable and kind. Seida was really helpful and answered all of my questions. Food was...More

Thank BanafsheN
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food, excellent friendly helpful service and most meticulous table cleaning ever seen. Would definitely visit again.

Thank fussytravellerSussex
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Select menu, high quality and tasty options. Flexibility for vegetarians. Remember to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Thank Bill L
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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$11 - US$22
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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