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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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“chimichanga” (35 reviews)
“black beans” (16 reviews)
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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

Staff are great and food amazing but needs to be 10x the size as everyone wants to be there. Margaritas are to die

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm having my favourite again .... the credo verde and chorizo salad, finished off with the " special" margarita! Juicy, tasty and just YUM! Guys, I need help to put the pressure on John to have his beef cheeks special again. Just squeezes past the...More

1  Thank Iain M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We love going here for a happy hour margarita and some guacamole and chips. Dinner is great too, but we usually neglect to make a reservation and they are always fully reserved, so we try to just sneak in a margarita and a snack or...More

1  Thank freedomtochewz
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Arrived just after 5pm on a Saturday night without a reservation, and were lucky to get a table! So glad we did because this may be the best Mexican food we've ever had in NZ (coming from an American and a kiwi who sample all...More

1  Thank JRNZ11
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited here after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor after trying to find somewhere different to eat during our stay in Rotorua and this place is a little gem. The food and service is spot on here! We didn’t reserve a table, we were very...More

1  Thank Emma A
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I'm the pickiest eater ever and I even ate my entire chimichanga! Great food, very authentic atmosphere, we loved it!

1  Thank Elaina L
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Who would have thought a Mexican restaurant in New Zealand would have such great margarita AND food! And, this comes from a native Texan! Seriously, this is a small, quaint restaurant so reservations are a must. Food is excellent and while it’s not totally “Tex...More

1  Thank Donna K
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

By far the best authentic and healthy Mexican food in NZ. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. I would drive to Rotorua just for this Restaurant. Note must book. Always booked out. Extremely popular.

1  Thank Mukesh M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We decided upon Sobreso after a quick scan on Trip Advisor then a mooch around town looking at our shortlist to check out the ambience. Being winter AND the Night Market happening, all restaurants were a bit on the quiet side, so we decided based...More

1  Thank eleanort6
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I think this place was quite nice. The food was good. The sangria ran out after we ordered a jug, however there are other choices. The meal was pricey but good service. recommend

1  Thank Henry M
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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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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