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“So good we went back the next night!”
Review of Sabroso

Sabroso
Ranked #4 of 256 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $21
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, South American, Central American
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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!
Reviewed June 29, 2014

This tiny little Latin/South American style restaurant is worth the wait!! You must book!! Because we didn't book the first night we were in town, we had to wait for a table, but it was absolutely worth it. So good, we went back again for our second night, and we are normally very adventurous eaters and keen to try new places. We booked ahead this time. Having the Brazilian Stew was a unique new dish but has since inspired us to create our own version at home which is now one of our regular meals. It's just the owner/chef and one waitress running the place so you can tell he's tired at the end of the night, but passionate about creating some good dishes! Very yummy indeed!

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

Thank you for visiting two nights in a row! We're delighted that you enjoyed your Sabroso experience.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our third trip to this restaurant and it is still fantastic. The table was already set up for us and our daughter with paper and felts for her to use which was a nice touch. The food was great as always, love the opportunity to try South American wines and the chocolate pot for dessert is always popular.

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Suzanne, thank you for your kind comments, and even more for your repeat visits. We are thrilled that you remember us when you are in town and look foward to welcoming you and your family back.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Being new residents to Rotorua we decided to check out Sabroso expecting good things after reading the reviews on here. We read the chicken soup was pretty special and we weren't dissapointed with both of us enjoying the flavours, I had the Argentine steak while she had the special and they were so to our taste that we weren't interested in sharing, The pastry desert we shared just topped it off and the waitress was right on the button suggesting the caramel sauce.
From the minute we walked in our needs were taken care of and the chef coming out to see if the food was to our satisfaction was a great touch. You will not be dissapointed, this may have been our first visit but it will not be our last.

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Thank Whangakid
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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Thank you for your comments Whangakid. We appreciate that local customers are the very core of our business and are always pleased to welcome new residents to Rotorua and Sabroso. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. Mexican type food can be really bad in New Zealand - covered in gloopy sour cream and every dish with the same taste. The food here was really tasty and full of clean fresh flavours. The entree were really good - the mains less so - you may wish to eat only entress

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Thank JC19552012
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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Thank you for visiting Sabroso during your time in Rotorua. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tapas, though regret that your main choices did not exceed your expectations. We make menu changes at least twice a year and are constantly featuring new dishes from throughout Latin America. We hope you'll give us another try next time you're in town.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

What can I say? The meal at Sabroso was such a lovely experience. From the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left it was a sheer joy.

We were in rotorua for a short break and fancied Mexican. A quick search on here seemed to rate this place so we thought we would try. We were passing at 5pm when they opened and just popped in. Every table was reserved but our hostess was so helpful and offered us a reserved table with an indication of when the next guests were due in, we were really happy to comply with that as we had things to do that evening anyway. We had amazing Marguerites! Our hostess claim that they were a house specialty was not wrong! We had amazing starters including some of the best calamari ever, followed by the special of the day, a burrito style dish. The food was all so tasty that none of our party wanted it to finish! We finished off the meal with Sopiapillas which we were told were a popular desert and we could see why! Very tasty. Overall we had a great experience at Sabroso and would certainly visit again and would recommend anyone to visit this place if in the area!

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SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Thank you for your glowing recommendation. We would be pleased to welcome you and your guests back to Sabroso any time you are in Rotorua.

You're right, we're just a tiny place with 8 tables and we appreciate you working with the bookings for the night.

Hasta su proxima visita!

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