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1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chimichanga” (36 reviews)
“black beans” (17 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Great Latin restaurant. Being relatively small is a big part of its charm and atmosphere. Food authentic and superb. Staff couldn't be rated higher: Friendly, Helpful, Sense of humour. Richard & Chris

Thank Richard_Chris_Jones
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sabroso just never disappoints. The food is absolutely authentic with a menu so full of delicious choices it is hard to decide. The Chimichangas are a favourite as is the Taco Del Mar. Great staff that ensure the evening is casual and relaxed. Be warned...More

Thank asymm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastically authentic restaurant. The food is superb l feel it’s a must do for anyone visiting Rotorua ! But be sure to book well before as it is very popular!

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful evening, stellar food, great margaritas, and friendly staff. Bookings essential and well worth it. No wonder we recommend it to our B&B guests! Four cuts above Eat Streat!

Thank Gerdel52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was planning to have my birthday dinner here and got few questions about menu and opening hours so I called them. The guy answered was incredibly rude on the phone. I was disappointed because I was really excited to come here. I don’t know...More

Thank keiko u
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We regret that our Chef’s urgency to attend to a dining room full of customers during peak hours came across as rude. It is never our intention to be so.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to book to get in, but worth it. The Veggie Chimichanga’s are amazing. Not to heavy with a delightful Salad with an amazing dressing.

Thank Mukesh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcome 2018. Sabroso has beef cheeks on the menu as a special. They are to DIE for!!! Yum yum! With the chorizo salad and a bottle of the Carmenere and I’m in heaven. So it’s my wife’s birthday today - she’s in Sydney and I’m...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just awesome. Awesome food awesome staff awesome ambience. WILL BE BACK!! i wish there was one in my hometown

Thank neilwendyvicario
Reviewed 8 December 2017

we love this place, we have been at least 10 times and look forward to our next visit. not once have we been disappointed.

Thank Narisa M
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were lucky enough to get a reservation here (call ahead!) and all three of our meals were out of this world! The flavors were perfect, the portions were just right, and the boys were so excited for the extra hot sauces they offered. The...More

Thank JspencerCO
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail
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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