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Abracadabra Cafe Bar

1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3883
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (24 reviews)
“burrito” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stop in for lunch just about every week for their California Burrito, fantastic! Great food, great service, just need a loyalty scheme for me to take advantage of!

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best dinning experiences I've ever had. We came in and got 6 tapas to share between the 3 of us. Such great food, very filling and a fun dining experience. The service was great. Our water bottle was filled everytime it emptied....More

Thank Leigh F
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi thank you for the Amazing Review. We are pleased you enjoyed sharing our tapas and are happy to hear the servers were all so attentive towards you, this is what we aim for. We look forward to hosting you again. Take care!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable meal and cocktails, staff were welcoming and friendly - made overall very pleasant evening. The meals were ok, could have been what I ordered as went for tapas. Cocktails were superb!! They even bought out a colouring set in a little bag for...More

Thank Nickstar696
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and we always aim to please our littlest customers. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some good vibes.

Reviewed 1 week ago

When in for lunch and the food was amazing, very clean throughout and friendly helpful staff. The one thing that horrified us was the screaming,shouting and swearing coming from the kitchen not on at all, never mind we had our children with us, that kind...More

Thank Tony K
Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi firstly thank you for the review and drawing our attention to a matter that we have dealt with immediately. We are sorry that you had to overhear such language especially in the presence of your children and I apologise personally that this has happened....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, many options for seating. Two outdoor patios for our furry friend. Heaps of lovely choices on the menu. Good Mexican food! Diffently will be back. We don't say that often.

Thank dsdonwen
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by to try out our awesome and spicy Mexican food. We are huge lovers of the flavours of Mexican, so are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sort of Mexican / Moroccan restaurant. My husband (a veggie) says the Falafel salad he had was the best ever. Wonderful selection of salad items and perfect dressing. I had the steak burrito which was good with chips in it rather than...More

Thank Janet M
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in to try out our falafel salad, it is very popular as we handmake the cumin and garlic falafel fresh daily. We also make all our dressings and sauces daily and so that's why it tastes SO good. We are happy you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a large group who dined in for a 60th birthday, come family reunion we were very impressed with our waiter who had to take a lot of orders from a large group intent on having a good time. He got all the...More

1  Thank CKLOCAL
Justinkala, Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. We do enjoy the large groups and everyone always loves the atmosphere in the bar area. Thanks and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place middle of April 2017 with a friend of mine. Absolutely loved it. We had cocktails which were beautifully presented with fresh flowers on ... sooo cute. I'm vegetarian and there was plenty of choice. I had a vegetable tagine which was out...More

1  Thank Mandymoomoo22
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Wow thank you for such a wonderful review, everything you mentioned is what we work so hard on to make perfect. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience dining with us. Happy weekend!

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 4 and all DF and GF. Menu options for dinner at this restaurant were good. The food was great. They got our order mixed up twice but all in all we were pleased as we had our own private room...More

1  Thank MyIkona
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Well we are glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us and the private room you got to dine in. Sorry that we couldn't change our menu items to accomodate your dairy free needs. We do remember this day and that our new staff member...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went on the 18 april 2017, it is really heartwarming to see people so happy in their work, the staff were very attentive and helpful, the food was amazing and filling, although it couldn't all be consumed, the staff were happy for you to take...More

1  Thank Timand Kirsten G
Justinkala, General Manager at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words, all our staff do love working here and we have such a family atmosphere, so we are grateful that you felt that from us. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Aloha

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Hello, do you guys serve dairy free food ? When are you open over the long weekend please
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3883
  • E-mail
Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with unique character and atmosphere. Come in and meet us for exceptional kiwi service with a smile.