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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • 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 5 days ago

Perfect food with great authentic flavours, meat cooked to perfection, great service and a cute little setting. Will be back! It's a hidden gem for sure!

Thank Philippa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a birthday meal. The staff were happy and helpful, we didn't wait long for our meal which was very tasty. We had not booked but just picked it as we drove by and happy we did. Our tastes are on the spicey side...More

Thank CarolB3692
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Sabroso. Food was great, we ordered too much and had to take some home. We loved the chicken chimichanga and the margaritas. Front of house was great. Definitely a place to recommend to friends.

Thank JQ123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Sabroso, really was a treat! We went on recommendations from here, all of which were spot on! 👌 The corn chips and dips,beef cheeks,chimichanga de pollo and wine we're delicious. Definitely the best we've had since we came to NZ! Service was...More

Thank sbgd942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been back home for a couple of months but back in NZ. Couldn’t wait to have John’s beef cheeks and the calamari salad. Just the Best Sabroso. Warm welcome from Danny and back in my sanctuary at Sabroso! Thanks guys!

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing wee restaurant, food was terrific and the service 2nd to none! Definitely recommend eating here, well deserved 5 stars

Thank Turner022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an unexpected find! NZ is not known for good South American food ... But Sabroso is a welcome gem. My meal was delicious, fresh and flavourful. I was in Rotorua on business but want to come back and eat here again - with my...More

Thank RozKiwi
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I now understand why this restaurant is highly rated. The food was on point, we had home made nachos with delicious accompaniments. My partner had the calamari started, this was cooked to perfection. The small details with the food worked so well, such as pickled...More

3  Thank G474YScraigw
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I just won’t to give a big thank you to our waitress Danny you are amazing thank your for the Mexican experience with our food and drinks I highly recommend coming here the atmosphere is on point will definitely be coming bk Kia ora. Nga...More

Thank AteyvaM
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent ambiance, wonderful food, very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable service. A truly excellent evening of food, suitable wine, and marvelous atmosphere. ** the night was far too short! **

Thank Mojo1946
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Takeout, 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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