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“Great Food with Great Flavours” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sabroso

Sabroso
Ranked #2 of 218 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $21
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Rotorua, New Zealand
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Food with Great Flavours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

For something a little different, give this small intimate Latin American restaurant a try. The food is just great with fabulous fresh flavours and the margaritas the best in town.
Service we received was good and the meals were presented without us having to wait long at all.
Comes highly recommended, well done to the owners. Just a hint though, it is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Beckyboo03
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“INDULGE IN THE TASTE OF LATIN/SOUTH AMERICA WITHOUT GOING THERE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Sarah and John really know what they are doing and give the taste buds a treat with authentic
flavors of Latin and South America without leaving New Zealand.
John makes a variety of sauces to compliment the meals, from mild to Hot, hot, hot.
"Not the children or wimps" - Quote.
Not to be out done, Sarah makes a great margarita. Best served in a large carafe.
Great selection of food and drinks, friendly service and very realistic prices.
Being Rotorua locals, my wife and I go there regularly and often take friends along for the taste treat.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank gerlyn08
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ate at this restaurant recently on a recommendation. The evening certainly lived up to expectations and beyond. The exterior belies the small friendly interior. The service was just the right level of attention for our group of 6. The dishes were explained clearly and everything we ordered was delicious - esp the calamari. The menu has an interesting range of dishes, something there to suit all our group. We enjoyed the cocktails for a change too and the deserts which we shared. Definitely recommend this for a group of friends for a casual fun evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank wmowat
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Christchurch.
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Would highly recommend fantastic food & service.great attention to dietary requirements. The food came out quickly and the staff where polite and helpful

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mortein
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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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“A Worthy Number 1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

It was no surprise to me that this place was rated number 1 on Tripadvisor after the magnificent meal I savoured last night.
I had the calamari entree and rarely have I enjoyed more tender calamari ... Superb.
This was followed with chicken chimichanga. Again this was superb, coming with rice, black beans and a salad that all complemented each other wonderfully. The Mojito I washed it down with was also impeccable.
I was talked into the chocolate cup with chilli and vanilla icecream, a divine way to end an outstanding meal with what was friendly helpful service. This place will remain number one for some time.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scott G
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