Sabore - Tioga
Sabore - Tioga

Sabore - Tioga

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saborerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3523322727x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 11am-10pm
    Friday - Saturday 11am-11pm
    Monday - Open Only for Special Events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: William Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sabore - Tioga
Saboré comes from the Spanish word sabor, meaning flavor, and that's just what you'll find here. Our dishes are inspired by the dynamic cuisines from places like Europe, Asia and South America. So let us surprise your palate with our global flair and exotic ingredients. Experiencing world cuisine this fresh usually requires a passport.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Sabore - Tioga reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)special occasion (26)romantic (23)good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (11)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Oh What a Fabulous Meal!
    Foodies4Life
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    We couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience at Sabore. The service was excellent, the food divine, the atmosphere energetic, yet we were able to have our private conversation without yelling to hear each other. Each salad was crisp and fresh, the presentations of each, lovely. Our entrees (duck breast and grilled octopus) were, again, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We have dined in fine restaurants all over the country and world and Sabore is as excellent, on all levels, as any we have experienced. And the dessert: the "Tres Leches" cake is made on the premises by their pastry chef and is not to be missed! We just can't praise this gem of a restaurant enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night spot
    GanB
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    New to the area and found Sabore to be a great place for a quiet date with amazing food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas and Class
    princessarita
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Very nice spot and décor. Food is unique and very well done. Very fresh. The raw menu is amazing. Service is always good. Can be a bit slow so not always a "happening" place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    The mojito was good. The food was not. I go to a lot of tapas restaurants, and at least 80% of the dishes ate good. Not Sabore. They hit on 20 for out group.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal with shaky start
    CulinaryAdventurer
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    It was our first visit to Sabore. The reservation process was a breeze. The hostess showed us straight to our table on arrival. Within moments, a busboy had poured water and told us that our server would be right with us. When no server came after 10 minutes, my wife returned to the hostess to ask if a server was available. Though not assigned to our table, Kelly came right away and we had excellent service the rest of the night. The food was outstanding. We started with some shareable snacks, mak-kobe and mole duck tacos, both were unique and flavorful! We followed with orders of king salmon, fiocchi, and grilled Spanish octopus. The octopus was especially tender and tastey. For dessert we shared a chocolate and bacon brownie. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was Outstanding
    JBJBVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We have been to Sabore before, and thought it was very good, but not great. This time it was Outstanding. I cannot think of a single thing that was not done well. I think it is our favorite post Gator's game spot. Fun food, ice cold beer and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service
    NEtraveler
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Our server and the GM went out of their way to make our dining experience exceptional. Met all our special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    mxylpic
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Great experience. It was our anniversary and we were given two complimentary glasses of champagne and got an anniversary greeting on our desert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bright flairy pizazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    A comfortable bustle of energy noted in the air as the restaurant was celebrating its anniversary. In addition, a couple of tables were notably celebrating birthdays and such. Ordering was somewhat of a challenge as we had a couple in our party of four who were new to the restaurant's style & selection. Staff were kind & patient, allowing us to order at our own pace. Food came out strategically to fit the table and our bellies as well. Flavors melded well together as we flowed from one small plate to another, to our shared entrees. Everything flowed as I would have hoped for my first-timers experience. Tostones with ahi tuna is a yummy choice, but tostones were not so warm nor cuttable; are they meant to be a finger-food?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceelent Service
    Excellence
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    I made a reservation to celebrate my boyfriends birthday, and from the moment we walked in, the service was excellent and the food was delicious! They helped me surprise him with one of his favorite desserts and a birthday shot when the time was right! The only thing we were not convinced with was the size of the spanish paella; We thought it was too small. Everything else was just wonderful and my boyfriend was very pleased with his surprise dinner celebration. It was his first time going to Sabore. I would totally recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes fine dining and a very nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, so so food
    Cheda221
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I have eaten at Tapas restaurants all over the country and all have had most have had 4 times the selection of dishes. The quality of the food was good, but the various dishes were a bizarre mix and there wasn't a lot of choices if you aren't a sea food fan. It was a nice unique night out with my wife but we both left there more impressed with the decor than the food. The servers were attentive, friendly and knowledgable, and the bill was reflective of the expensive decor, too bad the food wasn't worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time goer
    Angel
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    I was excited about taking my wife out for our 8th year anniversary and was looking for a place where we had never gone before. I searched around and found Sabore so i decided to check it out. WOW is all i can say from the time i went into the restaurant i was greeted very nice, our waiter (KELLY) was amazing, he knew every answer to every question that i had regarding the menu. Everyone that walked past our table congratulated us as if the whole restaurant knew about our anniversay. The food was delicious. It was a very good choice to select Sabore from all the places i looked around for.. THANK YOU
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We celebrated a friend's birthday on Saturday night. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. She gave us good suggestions. We really enjoyed the tapas as well as the pear stuffed pockets (entree). However, we recommend sharing that entree like a tapas. It's too rich for one person to eat the whole thing. The music was pleasant and set at a level that was very conducive to conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes dining out fun!
    John
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Great place, great menu, great management! Jc, Tioga
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were one of THOSE tables!
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We were one of THOSE tables. You know the one. One guest can't eat anything on the menu, another guest shows up 30 minutes late, the remaining two order five different dishes and a different wine for each one (with lots of questions about the wines). Age range from 17 to 87, literally. You know that table, right? We were like the final exam in a food and beverage service training. And the server handled it all brilliantly. Everyone got exactly what he or she wanted. Food was terrific. We ate inside, but outside looks so inviting that we will be back. What a gem of a place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great presentation on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Great presentation on the French Onion but the soup was so far diluted it was almost like hot water, Filet was excellent, great flavor, lamb chops were too, Shrimp Ceviche not a Ceviche, more like a salsa with a few shrimp and warm sweet potato, very poor.. You could have a great meal but its a little hit and MISS!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary meal
    Bananajoe
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We are new to the neighborhood and decided to try Sabore for the first time. It was an excellent meal, very attentive and competent service, and great atmosphere. The selections were varied and everything we tried was delicious. We went with the tapas (referred to as shareable snacks on menu) so sampled a variety of dishes. I would recommend Sabore to anyone, we will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday nights
    Foodiegirl77
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Sabore on a Saturday night. I thought the dress code would be dressy for a place that charges over 15-20 a plate. I was wrong. The dress was very casual, although there were a few people (like myself and my date) that actually dressed for a nice dinner. The food was excellent, the waitress was attentive and the wine was great. Overall good experience, next time I'm going in my shorts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!!
    John
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    No place like it in the Gainesville area; menu is very appealing and covers many appetites. Decor is really fun; staff so Friendly and knowledgable as to the food selections. You won't be sorry you went there! Jc
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Saboré is on par with many large city eateries. The quality is top-notch, and the service is great. I left very, very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Graduation Dinner
    tallarob
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    We were looking for a restaurant in which to celebrate a graduation and were a little apprehensive about the restaurant in Tioga with the funny name - but boy were we pleasantly surprised. Our very friendly and knowledgeable waitress recommended that we eat Tapas style - something I was not familiar with, but it sounded like a good idea. The menu offers smaller, shareable dishes as well as larger dishes meant more for a single person. We had a party of eight and selected 2 each of probably 6-8 of the smaller offerings. We then cut these smaller dishes up into smaller portions yet and shared them among everyone. . All the items we selected were excellent and everyone had more than enough to eat. Total bill $163 w/champagne - perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Reasonable
    Accountant
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    After frantically searching for a resturant in the Gainesville area to celebrate a Graduation, I stumbled upon Sabore. It is a great find, 5 minutes west of I-75. We had to book an early reservation due to our last minute reservation. Thus we were in time for $5.00 martini's at happy hour. We sampled several, including the pear martini and jalepeno martini. Started the meal with salads which the server graciously offered to split. Followed with several starters, including crab cake sliders. These were wonderful and refreshing. If you order the Kobe Beef sliders, hold the sauce as it was too heavy handed for us. Split several dinners, all under $20.. Bacon brownie & ice cream for dessert. Yummy dinner, we'd return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Sabore and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    First time at Sabore and we were not disappointed. We very much enjoyed the shareable apps and the entrees were very good too. The service (Jerry) was fantastic. A definite repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food and ambiance
    toujoursparis
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    We hadn't been there in quite awhile. For one, the food was good, but not great, and I only go there if the weather is pleasant enough to eat outside as the noise level is atrocious inside. Their menu had some of the old favorites, but also a number of new dishes. Absolutely everything we tasted was amazing. Crab cakes - delish. The raw beef was tender and fabulous. The mushroom risotto was creamy and perfect cooked, with just a hint of crunch. The Thai curry mahi-mahi was delightful, and the pork belly tender and perfect. We also had the Caesar salad, which while tasty, was way over dressed. Definitely wouldn't suggest that or maybe ask them to go minimal on the dressing. The service wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They changed the menu and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    They changed the menu and dropped some key staples of Spanish tapas, which I find disappointing. But everything was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server Amanda was terrific.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Our server Amanda was terrific. Her knowledge of the menu along with drink information perfect.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Being a Spanish restaurant,
    MaryK
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Being a Spanish restaurant, I was surprised to find out that they do not offer cava in their wine list. Had prosecco instead! Ordered an entree portion of their paella but was served in a tiny dish. 'Twas rather hard to manage all the shellfish on my plate. Other than these 2 issues, everything went well. Everybody in my party seemed to enjoy their food. Their house cab is excellent, btw. And oh, the brownie with bacon bits is absolutely to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed the Comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Really enjoyed the Comfortable atmosphere. Excellent Food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They were running a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    They were running a special for Valentine's Day but you were also able to order from the regular menu which was great!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a delight to your palate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Waitress frequently interrupted our conversations without a polite pause or saying "please excuse my interruption", which would allow us to stop our conversation & direct our attention to her at our discretion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We chose Sabore for a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We chose Sabore for a special occasion and were not disappointed. The service and food were excellent, with more traditional choices (coconut shrimp, crab cakes) and more eclectic ones (fiocchi with pear and Gorgonzola) for every taste. The churrasco steak with chimichurri and plantain mash entree was, by far, our best dish of the night - my husband keeps talking about the mash! I loved the house salad with candied walnuts, bacon, bleu cheese, and honey sesame vinaigrette - the perfect balance of tastes. My husband said the mozzarella salad was the best he had ever tasted. I also liked that there were 'casual' options for diners not looking for the tapas experience. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service, food, ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The service, food, ambiance were all wonderful!!! The inside provides a trendy night club feel but the restaurant also provides outdoor seating as well. The menu boasts a variety of small plates that are great for sharing if with a group as well as a full bar. Everything ordered at our table was excellent and I will have a very hard time choosing my next meal. The service was also excellent - our bartender and waitress knew the menus inside and out and made great recommendations. We will definitely not only be bck but will be regulars.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere, food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    My wife and I went to Sabore based on a recomendation of a friend for our 28th anniversary. The atmosphere, service and food are first rate. The only disappointment was they ran out of their special of the evening, but they were very apologetic about it and their food is so good, we didn't really miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our friends from Raleigh thought
    Mark
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Our friends from Raleigh thought the food and service was great. It was a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happily dining here for two years
    luis
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Casual and very friendly atmosphere, made better by the Managers, Waly and Billy Bob, and staff's willingness to accommodate you, substituting items in the menu to satisfy the customer's needs. Don't miss the Tuna Tostone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry, I can't hear you!!!!!
    PWCMD
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Sabore is one of my favorite local restaurants but whether the experience is great or just OK depends on the server. Lauren was a special server who made the overall experience great. Food was delicious as always. I had lobster bisque and crispy duck confit and both were superb. Desserts are not as good as the rest of the menu and my coffee was only fair. The only major negative about the experience was the live music. It was so loud none of our table could hear each other nor could we hear the server nor she hear us. She did ask for the sound level to be turned down and that helped but seldom is the purpose of dining out to hear music played so loud that conversation is impossible. The music was good, just too, too loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great! HOWEVER,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Food was great! HOWEVER, service is not what it had been. Two particular incidents created disappointment: 1) the servers did not deliver a salad that had been ordered AND never appeared at the table to check to see if everything was OK. Only when the entrees were about to be served did we see her again 2) coffee was served COLD! Come on...when dining in an upscale restaurant that should NEVER happen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    Sabore was amazing a year ago. Now the menu and food has completely changed! None of the food was very good. The muscles were HORRIBLE, so bad that we sent them back! We were SO disappointed! I will not be back! On the good side, the service was great, and everyone was very friendly :-)
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate