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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 4 days ago via mobile

Good food, good drink, good service + good prices = good time. This is a great little restaurant but it is small so I would definitely suggest booking.

Thank DavidMelb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a truely unique restaurant in every way. From the food to the service. If I could eat here every night I would. Be sure to book early as it is very popular 😊

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do yourself a favour and eat here one night while in Rotorua. So good. Service was outstanding and the food was exceptional. A good meal - very hearty & healthy. Lovely owner.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How lucky .... BEEF CHEEKS are finally on the menu as a regular....No more specials! If you like the best food flavour then try this.... beef cheeks with Carmenere red wine and I have it with the calamari salad. It’s the sauce that just makes...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on 30th Dec and I was so Glad that we made a reservation through email beforehand. The place was completely booked out when I was there! We had margarita, chimichanga, fish tacos and one more for sharing. Honestly I am not a fan...More

Thank Q1885WEleeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. The waiter was doing double time as bartender, and occasionally spaced out and didn’t pay a ton of attention to the dining room, but the welcome was warm and the food was great. I loved the polenta and mushroom appetizer...More

Thank PattyPortland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hospitality at this beautiful quaint restaurant was something I had not experienced in a long time. Siera was so accommodating, lovely and friendly. We were running slightly late for our booking and she was so understanding. And then the food. Wow!!! The food was...More

Thank trudy_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late at Sabroso and were the last dinner guests of the night, but this didn't affect the friendly and prompt service by Seira, who didn't attempt to rush us. The beef cheek and prawn dishes were outstanding and our chocolate/chili and crunchy tortilla/honey...More

Thank 1BlossomCottage
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Rotorua this is a must for my sissie and I. Great food, great staff, wonderful atmosphere, the real deal.

Thank Rasmogts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Latin restaurant. Being relatively small is a big part of its charm and atmosphere. Food authentic and superb. Staff couldn't be rated higher: Friendly, Helpful, Sense of humour. Richard & Chris

Thank Richard_Chris_Jones
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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
  • Food
  • Value
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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