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“Always great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sabroso

Sabroso
Ranked #2 of 220 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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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8 reviews
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“Always great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Have dined at Sabroso many times over the last few years and have never had a bad experience.

The place is small but has an intimate/cosy feel. Booking are essential as it's not a large seating area and is very popular.

Have tried many of the drink and food menu items and haven't had anything I wouldn't order again. Firm favorites for us are the calamari entree and the chimichanga as a main. Yum!

The margaritas are also excellent.

Sarah and her team have warm friendly service. Sometimes you do need to wait a little for the food but I never mind as I understand it's a small kitchen and to be honest the (slight) wait is always worth it. The food is consistently good and even with a large party the food comes all at once and is hot.

A hidden gem in Rotorua off the main restaurant drag.

  • Visited December 2013
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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you Nicmm for your kind comments and your continued patronage. We truly value local customers like yourself who appreciate our concept of genuine homestyle Latino food and acknowledge our efforts to perform at the top of that category. Prospero Ano Nuevo.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“What all the fuss about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Just eaten here and we selected based on the fact that it is currently ranked number 2 on the Rotorua resturant list. Honestly the food is fine, but nothing i'd write home about. Tasty, filling and flavoursome, but nothing special. Service was ok, but had to wait 30 mins for the mains. Overall pretty average but a bit dissapointing based on the ranking, we expected better.

  • Visited December 2013
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Kawerau, New Zealand
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“Don't forget to try the Margaritas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Dined here with friends recently who had been before and was highly recommended.
The food was absolutely fantastic, great value for money and a good selection available.
Make sure you try the margaritas when you do go as the different ones available are so different in taste!
Make sure you book before you go as this is a small restaurant, but makes it oh so much more perfect when dining here!

  • Visited December 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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“PERFECT NIGHT OUT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

I visited Sabroso with a friend for the first time and could not fault the food, ambiance and service. I had the delicious Pimiento Relleno, a vegetarian dish with roasted red pepper, quinoa and black beans and my friend had the Chimichanga: tortillas filled with creamy cheese and black beans. Yum! How lucky are we to have this little gem on our doorstep? Restaurants like this are few and far between in Rotorua and we are locals, so will definitely be back soon!

  • Visited December 2013
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Masterton, New Zealand
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“Cant fault our meal and service ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at 6ish hadnt made a reservation the place was booked except for outside
We sat and had the most awesome meal the lovely young woman that looked after us we couldnt fault the service
We will be back and will sing your praises Sabroso

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