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US$11 - US$22
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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All reviews chimichanga calamari tacos queso tortillas pineapple pastry salad beef south american food chilli sauces small restaurant new zealand food was amazing dining experience eat street margaritas sarah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great dinner at Sabroso last evening - this restaurant never disappoints and is our favourite in Rotorua. Excellent food, very good value and friendly efficient service . We will return !

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 March 2021 via mobile

We go to Rotorua to eat here & after many years it never disappoints!!! We started with the dip trio & a cigar of beef. Wonderful & washed down easily with mojitos, which they know how to make. I had the chicken breast & he...had chimichanga. Both were delicious. We finished with the Pina Colada dessert. This is delightful & the rum infused pineapple is just enough. We left here happy & full. L Already trying to fit in another visit, a great place to eat!!!!!!!,More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 14 March 2021

Away from the hustle of Eat Street, but not too far, is this South American themed restaurant. Service was excellent and the food superb. We were sorry we found it on our last evening in Rotorua, as we would like to have eaten there more...than once. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021

This was a wonderful treat for us after the Tarawera Ultra race. The ambience is very relaxed and casual and you didn't feel squashed in with neighbouring tables. The food was absolutely superb - special mention to the calamari starter. We enjoyed cocktails and dessert...with service that was attentive but never overbearing. It was excellent value for money and we will definitely be back next time we are in Rotorua.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 17 January 2021

Visited on a quiet Friday. Authentic, unusual tasty food and cocktails from Latin America with a kiwi American twist. Husband and wife team delivering delicious food and relaxed friendly service. A real find away from touristy Eat Street and just as central. Highly recommended. Small...so book.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 15 January 2021 via mobile

What a perfect little slice of Latin America the owners have created! The ambience, the food, the service was all perfection. Loved have a chat with the owners, so rare these days and really made our night out a special one! Helped along by the...most delicious margaritas and Malbec wine! We will be back for sure.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 November 2020

Charming and cozy restaurant that serves delicious food! Great range of Latin dishes with a pinch of authenticity from the local chef. The staff was absolutely lovely and welcoming. Better book in advance. Must-eat restaurant in Rotorua!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2020

Sarah and John have nailed the Latin American dining experience. I have had only the best food every time I dine here. Such a rare gem in NZ.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2020

Dont be daft and not come here if you're in Rotorua because not coming here is a big mistake. The food is second to none and Sarah is an expert in Latin American culture and cuisine. The food is to die for and I could...sit there all night drinking margaritas and soaking up the atmosphere. It is the best dining experience I've had in this beautiful town.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 August 2020

Managed to get a balking on the day, recommend booking in advance as this place is so good. We went with a group of 7 and had a lovely evening. Special place and a real gem in Rotorua. Thanks Sarah

Date of visit: August 2020
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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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  • Yes, Sabroso offers takeaway services.

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  • Sabroso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5