We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sabroso

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1184 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 0591
Website
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

510 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 497: English reviews
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended by friends. So we decided to give it a go. They weren't wrong. Food was good. Price is affordable. Need to book in advance. Staff was nice and friendly. A little jug of Margarita was a bit pricey though $34 😒

Helpful?
Thank Chipstah
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you (and your friends) for your patronage. We're glad that you enjoyed the food and hope to have the opportunity to be of service again in the future. Our 500 ml. jug of margarita, when poured over ice, yields 3 good size cocktails. We think it's a real bargain and are disappointed that you found it pricey. More 

Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Definitely make a reservation as this small place fills up fast. All the tables were reserved and we shall multiple people turned away. Phenomenal Latin food and good drinks in this small town. Wish we had a place this good in Denver, CO..

Helpful?
Thank stevenresnick51
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Sabroso during your recent visit to Rotorua. We appreciate the time you took to write about your time with us. Safe travels! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

You Aucklanders are missing out. The best Mexican I've had for such a long time. Sauce good and hot .... just like the service! The food to die for. They know how to make a great margarita! What else is there! This is THE place to eat! On top there will be a margarita showdown coming up! Well done Sarah... More 

Helpful?
Thank Iain M
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to that margarita showdown! More 

Melbourne
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is small and therefore please consider your booking in advance. Food was delicious and I particularly enjoyed their lamb loaf and sangria. Food is well presented.

Helpful?
Thank OzziMelbourne
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Sabroso during your recent visit to Rotorua. We are very pleased that you found the food to be delicious and well presented. We hope to welcome you back if your travels bring you to Rotorua again. More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

On arriving in Rotorua while on holiday, and feeling like a good Mexican meal, we dined here as the reviews were very good. We weren't disappointed. Our chimichangas were superb, and the manager Sarah was friendly and informative. We couldn't fault it. Obviously a very popular venue as many of the tables were reserved when we arrived.

Helpful?
Thank Heather S
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you Heather S, for this lovely review. We are delighted to have provided you with an enjoyable dining experience. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We ate at Sabroso, Friday evening October 7, 2016. The two female wait staff were very welcoming and friendly. In fact they had us come back 1/2 hour after we entered so they could serve us better (without the long wait we experienced at another restaurant in Rotorua). We had the Tres Amigos with ample chips & 3 dips; I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Murray L
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for acknowledging our wait staff and their efforts to provide our guests with the excellent friendly service that you experienced while dining at Sabroso. We also appreciate your acknowledgement of the value you received. We hope to have the opportunity to be of service to you again in the future. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
234 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I picked this place based on its Tripadvisor rating and were not disappointed. We arrived just as it opened and were warmly welcomed. My wife had a Margherita - I had their Malbec - both served promptly by the waitress who also answered all questions about the menu. I had the chimichanga - very well done and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom82752
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you Tom82752 for dining at Sabroso during your stay in Rotorua. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate the time you took to leave a review here on Trip Advisor. More 

Putaruru
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We enjoyed our third visit to Sabroso over a two year period, and they have maintained their high level of service, and delicious food. As a group of five we asked for a selection of their most popular plates to be brought out for sharing - we asked the staff to choose these on our behalf and bring them out.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lady-Barefooter
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued patronage! Consistency is really important to us, and guests like you help us monitor that by your comments. Thank you, also, for taking the time to leave this review. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Level Contributor
90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Surprisingly, we managed to get good Latin American food in NZ and in a smaller city like Rotorua. Sabrosco offers one of the best dinners we got in NZ. We ordered their special for the day, chicken fajitas and cerdo verde. Both dishes did not disappoint. The meats were cooked to perfection. Other than our dinner at Che choriso the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank YuannieFishie
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

We are so delighted that we were able to deliver one of the best dinners you had in New Zealand. Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We know there are many choices out there. Save travels! More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing service from the girls here. Really bubbly and happy to be there serving you. Amazing, genuine food. Will def be back.

Helpful?
Thank blairharts
SabrosoRotorua, Owner at Sabroso, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about our staff and food. We strive hard to deliver exactly this type of experience and appreciate acknowledgement that we got it right for you. More 

Travellers who viewed Sabroso also viewed

Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 
Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 

Been to Sabroso? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 22
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sabroso and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Sabroso staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?