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Abracadabra Cafe Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3883
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food very good but bad experience by them serving us our deserts first before our mains. And to make matters worse they blamed us for not requesting otherwise. Really is that the new norm desert fist. Not great when 2 children at the table too.

2 Thank thelurmans
Burnley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came across what we thought was a small bar but when we went in it was a substantial unique place with a garden at the back. The staff were great and menu a little different with a variety of dishes from tacos to a delicious Beef tagine! The atmosphere was laid back and very comfortable. It is not on... More 

1 Thank Sue A
Cairo, Egypt
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242 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FOOD —Wonderful menu with lots of options. —Dessert options were plentiful. —Coffee options were plentiful and very tasty. —Good prices and good portions. SERVICE —Friendly service. —They can order a taxi for you, if necessary, as was the case for me. LOCATION —In an area with lots of other restaurants and shops nearby. OTHER —When you go in, grab a... More 

Thank kim-ohradiogirl
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. Food was amazing, particularly the smothered burrito. Mango cheesecake was to die for! Lovely staff. Great beer garden out in the back with some nice beers on tap. Can't recommend it enough!

Thank Alexandra M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us were ravenous after walking around the entire morning and settled down here for lunch. The ambience was relaxed and tasteful. Even though you normally have to order at the front, someone came over and helped us with our order. The staff was extremely courteous and waited patiently though our customising nearly every dish. Half of us were... More 

Thank Sanket S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was tasty enough however the hour and a half wait for our mains and tapas was far too long to wait especially with kids in tow. Apologies were given but no talk of any compensation.... If your not in any sort of hurry then give it a go.....

2 Thank Steven J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving around and saw the outside of this place and thought why not. Definitely not disappointed. Great food, service and atmosphere. Lives up to their motto "good food, good vibes"

1 Thank Natalie F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is the best setup for something in town by far. Cool garden all the way out the back with plenty of space. It even has its own little bar. The food and drinks are amazing, serve some of the best coffee in town. Try the smoothies and the caramel slice is up there!

1 Thank blairharts
Te Awamutu
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner while on holiday in Rotorua. The friendly staff and great service impressed us. Flavoursome food. Highly recommended.

1 Thank karen P
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we walked in, the front room looked empty, BUT that's not it; the real magic begins in the back. Plenty of people, quirky decor, a nice outdoor patio, top notch music, and all out good vibes. The service was fast, attentive, and friendly. The food - delicious. We had enchilada and tagine - it was difficult to decide, which... More 

1 Thank barsegh

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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, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?