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Sabroso

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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One time there were too many people there so we got a take away. Another time it wasn't open, but have eaten there a few times and so yummy! Drinks are delicious as well.

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Thank Val M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like good Mexican/ South American food then this is the place to go. It is small so booking are essential to avoid disappointment. The food and service are awesome and you will not find a more friendly, helpful and professional front of house host. The husband and wife team are very passionate about their food and you can... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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312 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came with my wife on a spur of the moment. Luckily we had a table on a last minute call (like 30 minutes before) as it was otherwise fully booked out. Service - Amazing service and very efficient. Flawless. Food - Have to say the food was amazing and tasted great. We were very impressed with the taste especially the... More 

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Thank MJJC_1982
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We regret that we will miss your sister during our staff break from 20 November to 8 December, but hope to be of service in the future. More 

Rotorua
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a couple of times. The mains are quite simple but tasty. But the starters and desserts are insane. Tiny chilli chocolate things for dessert. Couldn't stop eating them. Guasacaca. Yum. Don't get me started on the Margarita and sangria jugs. And they do a mean non alcoholic cocktail. The drinks are amazing. We had a group of about... More 

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Thank Cara L
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Sabroso for your group function. We are pleased that we impressed with our tapas, desserts and drinks, and hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by friends. So we decided to give it a go. They weren't wrong. Food was good. Price is affordable. Need to book in advance. Staff was nice and friendly. A little jug of Margarita was a bit pricey though $34 😒

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

Thank you (and your friends) for your patronage. We're glad that you enjoyed the food and hope to have the opportunity to be of service again in the future. Our 500 ml. jug of margarita, when poured over ice, yields 3 good size cocktails. We think it's a real bargain and are disappointed that you found it pricey. More 

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely make a reservation as this small place fills up fast. All the tables were reserved and we shall multiple people turned away. Phenomenal Latin food and good drinks in this small town. Wish we had a place this good in Denver, CO..

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Thank stevenresnick51
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Sabroso during your recent visit to Rotorua. We appreciate the time you took to write about your time with us. Safe travels! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You Aucklanders are missing out. The best Mexican I've had for such a long time. Sauce good and hot .... just like the service! The food to die for. They know how to make a great margarita! What else is there! This is THE place to eat! On top there will be a margarita showdown coming up! Well done Sarah... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to that margarita showdown! More 

Melbourne
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is small and therefore please consider your booking in advance. Food was delicious and I particularly enjoyed their lamb loaf and sangria. Food is well presented.

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

Thank you for choosing to dine at Sabroso during your recent visit to Rotorua. We are very pleased that you found the food to be delicious and well presented. We hope to welcome you back if your travels bring you to Rotorua again. More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

On arriving in Rotorua while on holiday, and feeling like a good Mexican meal, we dined here as the reviews were very good. We weren't disappointed. Our chimichangas were superb, and the manager Sarah was friendly and informative. We couldn't fault it. Obviously a very popular venue as many of the tables were reserved when we arrived.

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Thank Heather S
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you Heather S, for this lovely review. We are delighted to have provided you with an enjoyable dining experience. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We ate at Sabroso, Friday evening October 7, 2016. The two female wait staff were very welcoming and friendly. In fact they had us come back 1/2 hour after we entered so they could serve us better (without the long wait we experienced at another restaurant in Rotorua). We had the Tres Amigos with ample chips & 3 dips; I... More 

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Thank Murray L
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for acknowledging our wait staff and their efforts to provide our guests with the excellent friendly service that you experienced while dining at Sabroso. We also appreciate your acknowledgement of the value you received. We hope to have the opportunity to be of service to you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $22
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, 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: +64 7-349 0591
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?