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Abracadabra

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Spanish, Contemporary
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1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 348 3883
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s...
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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    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
Interesting decor and friendly staff

We popped in for a quick snack and early evening drink but would probably also be good for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff and attractive and surprisingly large interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
nicolalT8688RQ
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Walton-on-thames, Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not as it seems- lovely atmosphere and decor- average food. Said on menu the nachos were " home made tortilla chips" definitely common garden corn chips. Looked impressive with the black beans and 2 bits of jalapeño but tasted bland.

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Thank Amanda L
Walton-on-thames, Surrey
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped in for a quick snack and early evening drink but would probably also be good for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff and attractive and surprisingly large interior.

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Thank nicolalT8688RQ
Rotorua, New Zealand
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Partner had booked a reservation for two, on arriving they had no record of his booking.fortunately they were not busy at the time so were able to give us a table.food was ok, I have dined here before and found food was better then, service was goo d otherwise.

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Thank Rb4268
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in for a beer after walking the streets for the afternoon. First time in and it was a nice surprise with a beer garden setting out back. Palm trees, grass lawn this place is an oasis in Rotorua. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would like to come back and try the food.

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Thank Jared7707
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the falafals excellent salad although falafals were a little dry excellent service lovely atmosphere

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Thank Dawne S
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times now, love the setting, lots of room for the kids to run around and play while the grown ups sit relaxed and enjoy the drinks and meals. My fav are the Moroccan chicken strips and the little chicken burgers. Oh, and the hot chips are AMAZING! Love catching up with friends here

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Thank RobHall4976
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute favourite spot in Rotorua. Love the tapas, particularly the chicken enchilada bites and the Moroccan chicken strips. The berry cider is a must! Really cool vibe and friendly staff. Highly recommended!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food has alot of flavour and is extremely tasty. The staff are friendly. Excellent customer service . I have eaten here a few times and each time was enjoyable. I highly recommend ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Thank monique340
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner tonight and loved the friendly staff and great rapport with kids. We went with out 3yo daughter and she loved the toy basket that was available. Also the Toddler Tray menu option for under 4's is a great idea and extremely well priced. It was a well prices evening. Between 4 of us we had 6... More 

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Thank Erin T
Rotorua, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have often enjoyed a cup of coffee and something small to eat here, but unfortunately one really bad attitude sours the experience. I would be more than happy to change my review in the future... It was a meetup with a group of friends when one young waiter decided to tell us off for moving a table. He was... 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 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions

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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