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Sabroso

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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
6473490591
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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to drop into Sabroso to have dinner and partake of their special birthday menu. It was the very best meal we have had during our stay in Rotorua. The hospitality and service was personal, the range of tastes fantastic and we even had dessert. Chilli chocolate mousse. What a treasure Rotorua.

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Thank Sajoni
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I gave this a 4 because my meal was tasty and very good. We had the shrimp to start, nice fresh flavours - then I ordered the mixed plate with the Calamari, hot and crispy with a good sauce, bit of a kick but not too much, and the beef flautas, which were very tasty. My husband ordered steak.. not... More 

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Auckland
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. We had the taco calamares and the pina colada dessert - so delicious, I want to eat it all over again!! (Not to mention the margaritas...yum!)

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Thank genkiLF
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about my experience here. The service was perfect, the food delicious and the Mango Margarita is faultless. The fact that there are only a few tables makes the setting nice and intimate and although you only have a 90 minute eating window, that is plenty of time because the food comes out quickly! Just make sure... More 

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your Sabroso experience! Please come back again soon. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

small place with minimal staff. staff were brilliant, the chef even delivered the entrée which is a really nice touch. food is tasty & healthy. margaritas were also delicious

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Thank Brett H
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Your heart-warming comments epitomize what we strive to deliver to our valued guests. Thank you for your visit. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

falmouth, maine
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554 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

came very highly recommended. It was very good. Super pleasant and efficient waitress. Eh decor, like many very good rotorua restaurants....my son got a calamari burrito and I got a prawn stew. They were both very good. Not world beating, but good. We got nachos with 3 sauces to begin, also very good. A couple of glasses of sangria (OK)... More 

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Thank chimayred
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Sabroso during your recent visit to Rotorua. We appreciate your comments and recommendation. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love Latin American food, and I like them hot, great flavour and filling. Sabroso absolutely ticked all those boxes plus more! The service we recieved as we opened the door was great. We were promptly seated and had a good flick through their menu and everything sounded amazing. We ordered the Tres Amigos (corn chips and three dips... More 

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Thank Doug M
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Sabroso and for your lovely review. We really appreciate your comments and have taken them on board. We hope to welcome you back in the future - just remind us that you would prefer no salt on your glass. More 

central auckland
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here last night with my partner and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a must to book for a Saturday night, it just had a few tables and is very popular. The food is tasty, well presented and very reasonable priced. The decor is ok - cosy enough. The staff are amazing and help make it a great little... More 

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

We're delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent dining experience at Sabroso and that you were well taken care of by our team. Thank you for your recommendation. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great selection of very tasty dishes suitable for all palates great atmosphere, Great food, small restaurant very friendly staff

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Thank 41Nann75
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you 41Nann75 for choosing to dine at Sabroso. We appreciate the time you took to write a review and hope to be able to welcome you back at some point in the future. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sabroso was recommended by friends and we were slightly disappointed. Maybe our expectations were too high. Food was good and service very good.

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Thank 727marto
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Please thank your friends for their recommendation. We're sorry that you were slightly disappointed in our offerings and that you feel good food and very good service merit an average rating. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$11 - $22
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: 6473490591
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?