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Abracadabra

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1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 348 3883
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with...
Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with unique character and atmosphere. Come in and meet us for exceptional kiwi service with a smile.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Attentive Staff

Food was amazing and well presented. Very well greeted and farewells upon exciting. Great work Abracadabra. Beautiful spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Norton F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Food was amazing and well presented. Very well greeted and farewells upon exciting. Great work Abracadabra. Beautiful spot.

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rotorua
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Staff were great ,food was ok ,but really $13 for a margurerita cocktail,served in a whisky glass,filled with ice chunks,one sip and the alcohol was gone.!! And our table had loads of flies buzzing around,and we had to ask for our table to be cleaned when we sat down. Needs a few attentions to detail. Since our last visiy this... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had dinner with our two children. Great food, very generous portions. Staff attentive and friendly. Loved the interior, great range of lampshades! Would return.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I really recommend this resturant for both dish quality and great hospitality. I really enjoy seeing friendly staffs and tasty cuisines. This resturant is a must to try.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had dinner here and the food was very good. It is an interesting menu (mix of north African and Latin American). Reminded us of a college-run type of place. Nice casual dining.

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New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place for a mix of Tunisian/Mexican fusion food. Great tagines & seafood with a twist. Don't miss the rum banana dessert.

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Nadiajustin, General Manager at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to Abracadabra and leaving some good vibes, we are really happy that you enjoyed your meals. Cheers. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had dinner & lunch here multiple time & absolutely LOVED it. My most Fav Dish is the Lamb Shank, Moroccan Chicken Strips. But there are heaps of other amazing dishes on the menu. If you like a bit of spice in a ball, you MUST try the Jellopano Bite's, You will Love them.\ Great Owners & staff always making sure... More 

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words and I'm stoked to hear you'll be back again to dine with us and have more cocktails. Cheers!! More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I don't usually write reviews for places, but this I couldn't resist. I couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue for my partners surprise 30th birthday! Hands down the most beautiful venue, you don't even need decorations. We hired the back room which caters to around 100 people. The staff were amazing!! The food was amazing!! and completely affordable. Everyone... More 

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

We loved having your lovely family and friends here for your special event, I'm so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves so much. We had so much fun with you all here, such a great night and good crowd! Thanks again look forward to having you guys back here for your next party. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a lovely birthday dinner at the restaurant and the atmosphere is very pleasant too. I love all the Moroccan things there,it all adds to the nice feel of the restaurant.The service was outstanding and made us very welcome,so we are looking forward to dining out again here.

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

We really appreciate your kind words and are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us, we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. More 

Turangi, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is beautifully furnished inside and out, wonderful atmosphere. We dined on a very busy evening, full restaurant and function out back, but food service was prompt. Chicken enchiladas were delicious and cocktails refreshing. Prices were good, would dine here again.

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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and checking us out, glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to having you dine with us again, thanks for leaving feed back we really appreciate your kind words. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07 348 3883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with unique character and atmosphere. Come in and meet us for exceptional kiwi service with a smile.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?