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Sabroso

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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!
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
FEATURES
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews chimichanga beef cheeks cerdo black beans chilli sopapillas tortillas tacos calamari pineapple salad south american food mexican chocolate small restaurant new zealand great little restaurant front of house
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not really a great fan of spicy Mexican food, but I quite enjoyed my meal here. It was fresh and not too spicy and obviously cooked from scratch. Give it a try.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DSB57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Personal service, most welcoming . Lovely food. The hosts are the owners - the available beverages of a mexican persuasion are good ( I am told as I am the driver)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank diane583
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place isn’t fancy and you don’t go for the decor, but the food is fantastic and the owners are delightful. We wanted to return the next night but it was closed for a private function. Bummer. We got mojitos made with vodka instead of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 888candacec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our families’ favorite restaurant, unfortunately as we’re from Wellington, we don’t get here often enough, but it’s a must do every time we’re in rotorua, and this time was just as good as we rembered. Food and cocktails to die for, service was great

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank karynmeade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As Southern Californians we debated having Mexican/Latin American food in New Zealand...this is still one of, if not THE, favorite meal of our trip. You must have the cerdo verde - YUM! Also made a killer marg with 1800 anejo (on request). Their house dressing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RachelBross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sabrosa is a great little spot - casual, friendly, tasty Latin/South American food. It’s small and popular so reserve your table, especially in the busy holiday season! We started off with rounds of margaritas which were great. Portions are generous and food is very tasty....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Asked them categorically whether they will do takeaway. I was told it will take an hour. I said it’s fine . Coordinated with the remaining people in the group(we were a group of 8) and got the order ready ...when I tried to place the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SushantR81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went based on the feedback on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. Do not be put off by the outside, inside the staff are so welcoming even if we had to sit outside as they were fully booked inside.... at 6pm! Anyhow, where to begin?...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarkMcG1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So happy that we read stellar reviews from Canada, emailed for a reservation, and then were treated to an AMAZING feast at this small restaurant! The special of the day, calamari enchiladas, was so superb, very large portioned, and memorable even now; can't imagine that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wishdonn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a busy night and the staff were amazing to squeeze us in. Great food, friendly service and some of the best Margaritas I've had in NZ!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Y824RPmattt
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Irene C
23 October 2015|
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Response from Irene C |
Oops! My apology! Your restaurant won't be open at 2pm😩.
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Irene C
22 October 2015|
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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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