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Abracadabra Cafe Bar

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1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3883
10:30 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Hobart, Australia
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a bar at the back. Much smaller resto with 7-8 tables in the front. There is tapas, the usual bistro food but it is the tagines that is the hero. It was apparently a Moroccan restaurant before it changed hands. We had the tagines and it was fab! Pricing was reasonable. Order a few and share as we... More 

Thank basename164_friends
Eden, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food. Great cocktails. Great kids platter at great price. Wish other eateries would take a leaf out of their book

Thank ichiumento
Tauranga, New Zealand
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183 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some overseas visitors here for lunch.They loved the atmosphere and the quirky rooms.Staff were friendly . Good size meals don't need any extras. Well be going again!!

1 Thank 2014angela52
Auckland, New Zealand
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular and love the staff and coffee and previous meals. Unfortunately I tried the buckwheat pancakes today and they were tasteless, hard as cardboard and uneatable. Partner had the nachos which were great and as usual the coffee was superb. We were not table checked as they were busy and when our plates were cleared the waitress... More 

1 Thank Phila987
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stumbled upon this bar on our night in Rotarua. The place looks like a cafe at the front but if you walk through you get to their great back area. Excellent food and cocktail menu and good happy hour deals between 5 and 7. Loved the vibe and had a great time.

1 Thank Anna M
Terceira, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We showed stopped in without a reservation and the staff got us seated fairly quickly even though the restaurant was packed. The food is absolutely amazing! Burrito was big enough to share.

1 Thank viewtheworld2015
Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a lunch stop off and ordered an open chicken sandwich and Huevos Rancheros. Both meals were very tasty and my partner thoroughly enjoyed his saying it was 5 star. My meal (the open chicken sandwich) was also very tasty but I did have a few criticisms: the sandwich had bread and 2 pieces of chicken but... More 

1 Thank MiaaCal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful backyard, 5 of us went for lunch had a lovely meal even though the service was very slow. Two meals came in about 15 minutes and the other three meals after half n hour. I have been here before a lot of times, always loved the food but it was disappointing waiting for 45 minutes.

1 Thank Abeera D
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First trip to Rotorua and what a wonderful place for both the eyes and stomach Great atmosphere and wonderful double rack of lamb - great menu and wonderful service. I would gladly come back

1 Thank Dave S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abracadabra caters for everyone. After work drink and tapas, gathering of girlfriends or workmates in a coloured room, moroccan art and draping gauze curtains. Great for a working lunch or coffee and cake. the staff are friendly and efficient, nothing is too much trouble. Well behaved little people are welcome and the playhouse in the garden provides hours of fun.... More 

1 Thank Marie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Mexican, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3883
Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with unique character and atmosphere. Come in and meet us for exceptional kiwi service with a smile.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?