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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 3 days ago

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

Thank neilwendyvicario
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this little gem on Tripadvisor not on the usual row of eateries. We hadn't booked and they asked if we could return in an hour. So pleased we did. Lovely small place with great staff and incredible food. Best margaritas in New Zealand. I'd...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyrd eating here. Thr food was fabulous and the service excellent. Itvwas quite busy so it would pay to book ahead.

Thank Leesa S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This small place is always busy so it might be worth phoning ahead to book. I can see why it's so busy. The atmosphere is cosy and very latin. The upbeat tempo music really puts you in a good mood. The staff are polite ,...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Welcoming atmosphere. Booking recommended (we are not used to having to book, but this was the third time around so we did). Good food, lovely service

Thank diane583
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. We opted to get three entrees and share one main as everything on the menu looked good. The fish taco we ordered I was nervous to try but ended up being my favourite of the night. Make sure you...More

Thank Briony C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant meal in 2017! We eat out quite a lot and travel and eat outside of NZ quite frequently and want to say that Sambrosa in Rotorua is a not so hidden gem. Fantastic food, amazing service and a place not to be missed!...More

Thank tonynjo
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Love the food, the cosy atmosphere and the friendly staff. Great service, great price and lots of delicious food to choose from on their menu.

Thank WelshGirlNZ
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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$10 - US$21
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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