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Sabroso

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 349 0591
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Description: Sabroso offers a broad taste of Latin America, serving everything from...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
6 Hungry guys

Very interesting food (interesting = tasty, different), charming intimate restaurant, friendly and attentive owners. Enough to satisfy 6 hungry guys on a boys weekend. And the Margarita- superb ! Good value

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Rob W
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting food (interesting = tasty, different), charming intimate restaurant, friendly and attentive owners. Enough to satisfy 6 hungry guys on a boys weekend. And the Margarita- superb ! Good value

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Northland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived early at 5.30 and were greeted warmly by the owner. We are both real foodies and know what's good. And the food was GREAT. The husband (Chef) did such a great job. We wanted to go back the next night (Sunday) but they were closed lol. Too many fab things to list but seriously go there. You won't... More 

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Leigh, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Tripadvisor didnt prepare us for how wonderful the food was!! and the margaritas were sensational our host was attentive and was helpful with us making our choices absolutely fabulous make sure you book!! You dont want to miss out !!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

we made the mistake of just trying to turn up the first time without a booking... its small and very popular so make sure you book ahead. However, we booked for the next night, and had really excellent south american food, reasonably priced, and enjoyed by all, including our young (under 10) kids. The owner was really nice too, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great friendly and helpful service, clearly very passionate about their cuisine. All the dishes we tried were excellent (and their hot sauces!), and quite reasonably priced. Recommend booking, as it's quite a small place and a few groups were unfortunately turned away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our family went for bday dinner on Sunday night and had awesome meal. The margaritas were fabulous , too fabulous in fact we couldn't stop drinking them. Everyone had delicious meals, I had the calamari tacos were were soo good. I had the chocolate cup with cinnamon , pepper and chilli which was outstanding You must book as only 7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The variety was spot on, and we had a mixed platter for entre followed by a main each. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient.

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you Rosie P for your review. We delighted that you enjoyed a variety of Latin American food items during your visit to Sabroso. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Intimate, central, authentic Latin American food, with considerate staff helping with how spicy each person would like their dishes. Our seating was reserved as expected and we were pleased with our dining experience. Reasonable prices too and generous drinks.

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Sabroso. We are very pleased that you felt Latin America in the dining atmosphere. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We tried to get in last time we were in rotorua do this time booked a week in advance. It is a small restaurant but nice because they do not try to squeeze to many tables in. The food was absolutely devine. Best meal we have had in a while. Mother in law is very conservative with food & chilli... More 

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. It's great that everyone in your party found something on the menu that they could enjoy. More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Last ate here three years ago and it was just as good as we remembered. Great, friendly service and delicious food, accompanied with excellent Chilean wine. Couldn't ask for more!

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for remembering us! Consistency in quality throughout the years is really important to us, so it's great to have your feedback. More 

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Additional Information about Sabroso

Address: 1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 349 0591
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American

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Restaurant Details

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: 07 349 0591

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

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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