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El Sacromonte
El Sacromonte

El Sacromonte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elsacsteakhouse.com/home
  • Email: info@elsacromonte-usa.com
  • Phone: (925) 371-1173
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
    Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Latin American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Rodrigo Ochoa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. K St
  • Public Transit: Yes there is public transportation near by.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking in the front of the business and there is a large parking lot in the back.
A word from El Sacromonte
Steak house with a latin american flavor, where your taste buds will not know what hit them. It is a culinary experience like no other. A combination of tastes and ambiance in a historical building in the heart of Livermore, decorated in a unique romantic style.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "We were there for Easter Brunch. We loved the traditional american and Latin foods, made the brunch even better. The Prim Rib was great. The service was wonderful. Jose and the wait staff were very attentive to our needs and ensured our endless mimosas were always topped off. We plan on going back for dinner real soon."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The steaks were cooked properly. The sauces that accompanied the steaks were outstanding. A great evening overall."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "OK, menu liited, and some things were not available."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Not only did they serve your standard faire of steaks, they had a large variety of steaks done in Latin styles. I don't know if the different variety of steaks are from Mexico, a region of Mexico or other Latin American countries but I'm looking forward to going back and finding out."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We reserved this from open table. NEver been there before. The photo was accurate. It is a nice looking place. Heavy wood and interesting decor. The food was just okay. We both had a filet. Mine was okay. I did't like the sauce that came with it. It tasted like a version os catsup. My husbands didn't have nay sauce. He said it was a good cut of meat but needed some sauce. The asparagus was really fat and bitter. Service was good and the drink were too. There were a few other families in the restaurant so it seems like a good place to go with kids."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "What a great find. Food, service and drinks were top.notch. while the prices are.a.bit.high, the portions Nd quality of food was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "i love the art and decor of this restaurant. the food is also very good! I've been here about 7 times. one time the mashed potatoes weren't anything special. The presentation is lovely, the service is very good. when you aren't satisfied with something they graciously fix it, including drinks. the bartender himself checked with us to make sure we were happy and offered to remake or add to our satisfaction. the chef also came out to see if everything was satisfactory. Try the raspberry lemon drop, very yummy, made w raspberry purree. the tres salsas steak very good!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great, but the food was just ok. We started with the ceviche as an appetizer. It was tasty, but very dry. My husband's rack of lamb had a wonderful sauce, but was overly chewy. The rack was presented in full so you have to cut each piece, however this was not an easy task. Most lamb you can slice your knife easily through the bones, but this one felt like you were fighting it. It was not a pretty sight gripping the bones for leverage to force your knife through, then have other items from your plate splatter as a result. I ordered the chicken mole and was disappointed. The chicken was dry and the overall meal was cold. Definitely work on the food. Other aspects were great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Terrific service, unusual & quality food, nice outdoor ambiance, food could be a little hotter"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have been to El Sacromonte for lunch and dinner and have enjoyed every meal. My mom said her burger was better then the Ale House. If you love prime rib, then this is the place to go. Absolutely delicious and beautiful presentation. Not only was the prime rib delicious, but the mashed potatoes, carrots, corn on the cob, and horseradish are a perfect combination. We have even been lucky enough to meet the chef and let him know how much we enjoyed the meal."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "El Sacramonte has decent food and a unique menu, but poor service spoiled our experience. First it took 20 minutes to seat our party of 8 (I had a reservation through Open Table). The hostess offered to get us water, but only brought glasses and did not fill the glasses until about a minute before our table was ready. The waiter was very nice and gave us a delicious seviche appetizer. He took our order quickly, but the food took a very long time to arrive. He and the hostess hovered in a way that was annoying. The tables were so crowded that the restaurant was really noisy. Half the time we could not hear what the waiter was saying. My dish (steak medallions) was good, but the chicken mole was very overcooked. Will not return or recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a large group of eight at this fabulous restaurant. The service was amazing, the food was delicious and their suggestions on wine pairings were fantastic. This is a place I will come again and again. The variety of steaks on their menu was impressive and the décor was stylish. I look forward to trying new items on their menu when I return. This is a must visit restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "4 of us dined at El Sacromonte for Valentines Day. When I made the reservations I was told the full menu would be available as well as a Valentines menu. When we arrived we waited at the bar for 25 minutes the dirty glasses in front of us were never cleared and the bartender never acknowledged us & we never got a drink. After seated we did order one round of drinks, the only round of drinks we were ever offered. We were then told the dinner menu was limited to either the Valentine Special or items from that menu ONLY. The food was overcooked and luke warm when it did arrive. We have eaten here before & loved the food, staff and experience. It was too busy and packed in this little restaurant and they definitely did not have enough help."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentines night the place was hectic and some of the wait staff were 'temp' or new. My corn empanada and pork shank - - delicious!! Wife's salad was OK and her three salsa steak - filet turned out to be rib eye. Service was slow, orders were delivered on cold plates and the mashed potatos were cold and tastless, The El Sacramonte promotes 'Fine Dinning' on the front window but it is more of a Bar and Grill atmosphere. The bar and dining area are one big room, televisions blaring and all were having a good time. I do not want a TV for dining, believe hot food should be served on hot plates and an apology for order mistakes. El Sacramonte may be a good place for everryday dining but not for a special romantic fine dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was a disappointment on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant was clearly overbooked for the amount of staff working that day, which resulted in extremely slow service. A few customers around us left prior to being served due to the slow service. Food was good, but clearly not worth the wait. We were not even offered dessert, as the waiter placed the bill on the table and just left. Overall a very poor experience for a night that my wife and I wanted to be enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "it took almost two hours before our main entre was served. and my entre was just warm, looks like it has been sitting for awhile. my wifes was a rack of lamb, the meat was a bit chewy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The mistake was going on Valentine's Day. It is hard to assess a restaurants typical performance, when the entire adult world is out to dinner. The only assessment to be truly made is the restaurant's ability to manage resources and perform at MAX demand. In this case the staffing was insufficient for the demand. However, the food was really good just served too slow due to crowd! Kudos to the cooks. We will try again on a regular Friday."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Interesting menu. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Housed in a beautiful old building in center of downtown, lots of atmosphere inside, but high ceilings magnified the noise level to the point that I was continually having to have things repeated across our table for 2. Notified them it was a birthday on reservation, but nothing special was done for her except they said "Happy Birthday" after I reminded them. Good variety on drinks. 2 drinks, 2 dinners 2 desserts. $105.00. plus tip."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Fantastic Valentines Day dinner, amazing service (even though place was packed), great wine and incredible food. We had the rib eye. Our server even picked (@ our request) our dessert and it was perfect. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It took 15 minutes to be recognized at our table on Valentine's Day. Another 15 minutes to order and to get water. We didn't receive bread, but most tables did. The waiter an hour in asked if we were ready for our dessert and our entree hadn't arrived yet. The people next to us received the same unattention, so they got up and left. This waiter had to be a family member on a busy night because he had no clue. My 3 Salsa Filet mignon was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was really disappointed on Valentines. I've been here before and it's been great. However on Valentines they overbooked the place and didn't have enough staff on hand to handle it. We waited over ten minutes after we were seated before our waiter even came to the table and instead of taking our drink order told us it would be a few minutes. Finally my husband got up and went to the bar and ordered us drinks. Then when it came time to order they were pushing their valentine special which we didn't want. When we tried to order from the regular menu many of the items weren't available. It was very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and i have been planning more outings to the Livermore vineyards followed by early dinners at one of the many restaurants that are part of the downtown Livermore restaurant renaissance. We had heard some good things about El Sacramonte and gave it a try this past weekend. Boy, were we impressed! Everything we had was delicious and the place is beautiful. We'll definitely make this a regular stop whenever we are in this area"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My husband had been here a couple times and raved about the delicious food, so we decided to take my niece for her birthday. It's beautifully decorated with a nice bar and it's not a big restaurant. We got right in at 6:30 on a Sat. evening. The noise level was loud when we first arrived and increased to extremely loud by the middle of our meal, we had to yell to be heard. Our server was friendly, but forgot to bring my husband's wine, he had to remind her. At the end of the meal, we had asked about a complimentary dessert for my niece's birthday and she said absolutely but forgot to bring that too. :-( My husband complained his meal was cold by the time it got to the table but it was good. Glad we went, but could have been better."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I ordered the beef tenderloin medium rare, but it came medium, other than that all was very good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had eaten lunch here a couple months ago and it was great. Made reservations through Open Table for a recent Sunday lunch. The website for El Sacromonte says they serve lunch. We got to the restaurant only to find they were closed and appeared to only be open for dinner. Info needs some updating. Disappointing."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The "tres salsas" were good, but the steak, all by itself, was great! I'm not sure why, but I've not had the best luck with medium-rare steaks being cooked, well, medium-rare! This was cooked to perfection; tender and flavorful. The "tres salsas" added an extra dimension, but the last few bites were just with the steak alone, and I was happy! Nice/spicy jalapeno margarita helped to wash away a busy work day and set the stage for a nice night out."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at El Sacromonte. My wife and I both ordered a drink, appetizer, main and dessert. Every dish was above expectations. For specifics, we got: Calamari - Wife liked it, and it came with some excellent sauces Chorizo - I loved it, just enough spice Filet w/ 3 sauces - Tender, juicy, and great sauces Filet w/ Hibiscus - Maybe a little too much sauce, but still very good Cream Brulee - A little different than a standard one but excellent Sweet Crepe - Way better than I had hoped. I would go back just to order this Total for our mean was 135 including Tip."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We have made this restaurant one of our regular places because it is always so good. Everything was spot on again. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. We went with steaks, but eyed many other items on the menu longingly. The service was attentive but not intrusive, each dish arrived on time and perfectly prepared. Great decor. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "The first time we went to El Sacromonte the food and service was very good and why we decided to go back. Unfortunately we had a very different experience this time. The service was very slow and inattentive. The food was lukewarm at best, lacked flavor and we even had to request our check at the end. When we finally received our check we were charged for a drink that we did not have and had to ask them to run it again. I travel a lot for my business and eat out several nights a week and truly understand the difference between a good dining experience and a bad one; this was a bad one. In fact, this dining experience was so bad; it compelled me to write this which is only my second review of a restaurant on this site in the past 5 years."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed spending several hours,(service was at our pace) dining.Service was outstanding. Jerrod was our waiter and he took good care of us and helped make the evening special. Dana helped with table selection,special treat was meeting Chef Rodrigo & discussing the duck dish (which was sublime). Started with cocktails,they were generous pours & yummy.we all LOVED the food. Best duck I've had in years. Steaks were fabulous as was a shrimp dish. Each dish had it's own sauce, all were excellent! And the spiked gelato, several flavors matched with the perfect spirit (e.g. vanilla bean with rum). Decor is very interesting, keeps you looking & enjoying the space. Employees are extremely friendly, & do everything they can to make diners happy."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food was good, service was average but the owner a nightmare. One sip of wine, less than an ounce left in the glass and we were asked to give up our table for the next reservation. They tried to take food before we were done. We immediately got up to leave but when asking to see the manager we were told the owner had sent the hostess over to our table and that he was hiding in the kitchen and would not be coming out. We saw him RUN to the kitchen. We were there 1hr 5 min and had two courses. Realizing it would be busy later in the evening we booked at 6pm and asked not to be rushed, as we wanted to enjoy our last meal of 2013. The owner, Sergio Barba was so unprofessional that the experience really made us feel sad and uncomfortable."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We decided to try this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. Our reservation was 6:45 but we arrived a little early and were seated right away. Our waitress was wonderful helping with recommendations for wine and main course. My husband chose the lamb shank and said it was tender and flavorful. I had the halibut it was delicious and a surprisingly generous size. We saw a couple steak dishes pass by and they looked so good we've decided that will be our next choice when we dine there again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "For our anniversary dinner, we tried El Sacromonte for the first time. It was a great choice! After reading the reviews, I was attracted to the restaurant because I didn't feel that they would rush us through our meal and push us out the door. We had the most lovely 2-hour, romantic dining experience ever! We shared appetizers, salad, an entrée, a bottle of wine, and a dessert. The food was beautiful and delicious. The service was very professional. We left a very generous tip, since they graciously let us linger and share meals. We can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "There was 4 in our party. Our reservation was Saturday night at 7 PM on 12/21. We had two appetizers to share the Chorizo and the Vasca Cheese both were very flavorful and were more than enough for 4 people to share. The entrees ordered were the 3 Salsa steak ( fun to try different sauces on the steak from mild to spicy), San Pablo Steak, Lamb Shank and Elizabethan Shrimp Crown (excellent with the lobster sauce and spinach). We shared two desserts the coconut flan (I am a flan connoisseur and this was a nice change) and the corn ice cream. We also shared a local bottle of wine with dinner. The live band was starting up at 10 PM so we stayed a little longer to listen. This is a higher end restaurant so I would go for special occasions."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us, and we went with high hopes. Boy, was our hopes dashed to the ground. When we arrived, the restaurant was FREEZING. I asked the waiter, and he said "oh do you think it's cold?" We had to put our coats back on. We also noticed the manager had put his coat on as well. We were 15 minutes late for our reservation, our fault due to traffic. On that note, we told our waiter that we had a 7:30 show, and could we please order soon. After the order was taken at 6:05 it took 40 minutes to get our soup served, and that was after we asked a young lady where it was. We were totally ignored by our waiter throughout the evening. Husbands dinner was frozen!!!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Went for a romantic birthday dinner. Steaks were cooked perfectly, great salad, and wine selection. Perfect ambiance and excellent service. My date didn't like the grilled cactus but kudos to him for trying something new :)"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "On the outside the place seemed quite small, but as soon as we came inside it was a good size. Husband and myself really enjoyed the calamari appetizer. I got the lamb shank and it was pretty good. A good menu to choose from for everyone. The only thing that bugged me was that although there seemed to be enough waiters to serve, everyone was a bit confused of what they were doing and when they needed to serve."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I dined with a long time friend for a birthday celebration. There were many wonderful menu choices but I chose the lamb shank. It was fantastic. The service and ambiance were great."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Our first time at Sacromonte. Great mix of Latin food with steakhouse dishes. Great bar scene."
    Dined on 11/23/2013