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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

And on the eight day God spake to John and said "I need beef cheeks" and John said "How so?" So the Lord gave John the secret recipe which I was lucky to have on 15th October at 7-51 pm. The heavens opened and I...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and I'm so glad we did. A small restaurant just off the main strip - suggest you go early or book a table as they were turning people away. Lovely Mexican food which tasted amazing, we had the...More

Thank MrandMrsAckworth
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hola MrandMrsAckworth, Thank you for visiting Sabroso during your recent trip to Rotorua. We are delighted we were able to provide you with a quality dining experience and wish you all the very best on your journey. Saludos, Team Sabroso

Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST, MUST, MUST have a basket of SOPAIPILLAS per person!! Best non-alcoholic mango passionfruit margarita ever! It would be a good idea to book because they do not have many tables, which add to its exclusivity ;)

Thank autumnleaf07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a tasting plate for their 10 year anniversary amazing food, margaritas and great service would go back for sure!

Thank Ohopechick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny restaurant with fabulous food and reasonable prices. Everything we ordered arrived hot with a nice presentation and pleasant, knowledgeable service.

Thank Peggy19751988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing! We got the tres amigos to start. The queso was fresh and unique. The guacamole like dish had a ton of flavor and cilantro. The salsa tasted more like a fire-roasted salsa. We also sampled their bottles of red and green...More

Thank Summit - Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After looking at other reviews we decided to book two dinners here during our week in Rotovegas. We liked the darker lighting and colourful decor but did find it a little cold. The margaritas were delicious and compliment to John's tasty and different meals. We...More

Thank kbwsuper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Sabroso, and their dishes are very similar to the ones I had in Latin America. Great option of food and drinks. The "muqueca de camarones" was awesome Recommend

Thank tiagoo429
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Rotorua its easy to end up in Eat Street for a meal. But just around the corner is a hidden gem of wonderful South American food, quiet ambiance and great staff - Sabroso. We had seen the reviews and thought why...More

Thank Shoreboy57
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Were looking forward to eating here as it has such great reviews. Were very disappointed in the food. Staff are lovely, however we found it cold and quite dark. The starter was not to our liking, the potatoes were lovely, cheese bites had no taste,...More

Thank k2512b
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Irene C
23 October 2015|
Response from Irene C |
Oops! My apology! Your restaurant won't be open at 2pm😩.
Irene C
22 October 2015|
Response from SabrosoRotorua | Property representative |
Hola Irene, Sabroso is 4 blocks from the Novotel Lakeside Hotel. We open at 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. Please let us know if we can make a booking for you during your visit to Rotorua. Saludos, Sarah Little - Owner, Sabroso
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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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