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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Mexican food, amazing margaritas, a bit expensive but it's worth if u planning a casual get together once in a while, the service is amazing , the couple who run the restaurant does provide a great experience...

Thank Nicktravel007
Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have missed out eating here few times due to being full so definitely book, even if only a couple. Great service and food is delicious.

Thank jimollie
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here were really kind. Food was lovely too! Booking is essential - saw a couple of others who tried to come without reserving but were turned away because the place was full. Will definitely return :)

Thank snail07
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taste was very good and service was great. The lady chef came and asked us several times on how the food was. For drinks we had margaritas and sangria. Both were good. The dessert trio was good too though we really didn't care for the avocado cream but that's a personal choice. The restaurant is quite small with seating for... More 

Thank glutenfree4life
Tokyo, Japan
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Latin food. Especially Mexican. I had the special - sea food quesadillas. They were delicious! Great margaritas as well. Better come hungry. I was pleasantly stuffed. Reservations are a good idea. The day we went, they turned many people away as the restaurant was fully booked.

Thank Abe L
New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had a family function at this restaurant and have had an absolutely delightful meal. Soooo tasty and superb service. Thanks so much for a great meal.

Thank Trishmp
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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.

Thank Val M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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189 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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 

Thank kev_deb2012
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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 

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $21
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, 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, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?