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Sabroso Restaurant

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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1 - 10 of 556 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even if the restaurant is not so attractive, the food was delicious and the welcome was wonderful. A really great night in a really great place :)

Thank Baptiste C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Sabroso on a weekend away in Rotorua. After reading TripAdviser reviews we made sure to book - just as well as there was a sign out saying that they were booked out the night we were there. The food and service were excellent...More

Thank Dalyb39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice night out with friends was started off at Sabroso with a variety of different fun flavours. The staff explained the menu well so you weren't left guessing what you were ordering. Reasonably price and great atmosphere. The food of course was delicious, also...More

Thank fattylumpkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here, nice atmosphere and delicious Sangria. I had the Plato Sabroso which was a selection of some of their favourite dishes. I really enjoyed it as you got to try a variety of different dishes. They were all delicious and...More

Thank Nat A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 2ic found this hidden winner. Easy walk from anywhere in the city centre. Not a big venue so you need to be lucky or book. Very friendly owner operators back up by great food.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And on the eight day God spake to John and said "I need beef cheeks" and John said "How so?" So the Lord gave John the secret recipe which I was lucky to have on 15th October at 7-51 pm. The heavens opened and I...More

Thank Iain M
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We have it under a Higher Authority, that on Friday 13 October, there WILL BE Beef Cheeks! Thank you for your awesome comments. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and I'm so glad we did. A small restaurant just off the main strip - suggest you go early or book a table as they were turning people away. Lovely Mexican food which tasted amazing, we had the...More

Thank MrandMrsAckworth
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola MrandMrsAckworth, Thank you for visiting Sabroso during your recent trip to Rotorua. We are delighted we were able to provide you with a quality dining experience and wish you all the very best on your journey. Saludos, Team Sabroso

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You MUST, MUST, MUST have a basket of SOPAIPILLAS per person!! Best non-alcoholic mango passionfruit margarita ever! It would be a good idea to book because they do not have many tables, which add to its exclusivity ;)

Thank autumnleaf07
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a tasting plate for their 10 year anniversary amazing food, margaritas and great service would go back for sure!

Thank Ohopechick
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a tiny restaurant with fabulous food and reasonable prices. Everything we ordered arrived hot with a nice presentation and pleasant, knowledgeable service.

Thank Peggy19751988
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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$21
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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