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Abracadabra

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1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 348 3883
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 77
    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
Great place to have dinner, very friendly staff.

We went to Abracadabra for dinner, my partner likes spicy food and the staff were very happy to spice up the special seafood dish, to a just perfect level of hotness. I love the chicken enchiladas, which I would highly recommend. Thank you to the friendly staff for making a great meal even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
EdB1984
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to Abracadabra for dinner, my partner likes spicy food and the staff were very happy to spice up the special seafood dish, to a just perfect level of hotness. I love the chicken enchiladas, which I would highly recommend. Thank you to the friendly staff for making a great meal even better. Cheers.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic venue, great rooms! Excellent service and excellent food. Caters for a wide variety of types of gatherings, from casual drinks to formal meals.

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UK
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A really quirky space where nice, attentive folk efficiently and quickly bring you large helpings of really tasty food.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were so impressed with our delicious brunch at Abracadabra of buckwheat pancakes (gluten free) and eggs Benedict, we returned every day of our four day trip. A wide variety of options on the menu (including gluten free). Everything we tried, from the burrito to the tagine, was very good, the service was smiley, and it was reasonably priced. Would... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Have been to Rotorua many times but had always missed this place – won’t make that mistake again. Went there for lunch – coffees were good and we shared a Californian burrito and a calamari salad. Both were delicious and a good size. Good choice for a yummy and reasonably priced lunch.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We showed up on a very rainy evening expecting a light crowd. Wrong- it was packed! At first we had a table on the porch, but a word to the duty manager got us a warm table for two inside. It was happy hour with $7 tapas- plenty of food for a light dinner. Lively, colorful atmosphere. The food and... More 

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had been here before and last time the food was very very spicy. We went again last week and the meal was very nice. Both enjoyed our choices and the service was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

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rotorua
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?