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Sabore - Tioga
Sabore - Tioga

Sabore - Tioga Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saborerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (352) 332-2727
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed the food, but the portions were suitable for four only and we were a party of five. We also found the manner of service to be awkward as the food came out in waves that were not predictable, so we never knew when we were going to receive a particular order. Perhaps we should have ordered everything to arrive at once, but seeing as it was our first time, we didn't know what to expect."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our second time at Sabore. The first time was nice, but it was almost empty. This time it had many diners (but not crowded) and a great guitar player/singer who made the evening special. The food was very inventive, with wonderful spices in the mahi-mahi curry, and the salmon tartare. My wife loved the lobster bisque and the steak. We skipped dessert as the menu wasn't that exciting. It's great that there are good places to eat this far west of Gainesville!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food and service were top notch. Prices were very reasonable. Get the house salad and you will not be disappointed. The tapas that were offered varied greatly, making the entire meal a great example of contrasting flavors. Presentation was awesome. The decor was cosmopolitan but not minimalist and quite distracting. Too many patterns, shapes and materials. The mixologists were superb and will make things up for you on request. Overall a very good dining experience which will bring us back again soon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The service was excellent. As we were being seated, we asked for a table in a quieter section which was not a problem for them. Our server was well informed about ingredients in the menu which was very helpful in making choices to accommodate food allergies. The dishes were served in a timely fashion, well presented and each was delicious. The wine list included standard to excellent choices. Overall it was a great meal and enjoyable experience with friends."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Sabore is such a treat. From the friendly greetings to the attentive staff, the service was superb. The food was absolutely delicious. We shared, true tapas style, salads, brie cheese bites, kobe burgers, risotto, and more. Every thing was well seasoned, deliciously tasty, and beautifully presented. If you're out for the night with friends or want to share a great meal with your mate, this is the place to go!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had a great birthday dinner together. We enjoyed the low key music, artsy setting, red romantic booth with cool decorations. The food was so wonderful and not something you would eat every day. It is nice to go out there for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "One of our favorites in town with consistent dishes of delectable food with a new menu that will please! Also new is their ipad menu boards that are very easy to use. The wine selection and cocktails makes it very easy to find your favorite. We'll keep coming back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our second visit and it was much improved over the first time dining at Sabore. The service was attentive and the move to tapas style dining made it easy to try a variety of offerings. We will return."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My sister and I brought my 89-year old mother for lunch on Mother's Day. Every bite is a symphony, an explosion of flavor in the mouth -- from the lobster bisque to the Kobe Sliders and Fries! Can't afford it often, but have definitely recommended and will be back myself!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I were at Sabore the very day they debuted their new menu. No more paper menus but a tablet! How high tech is that! Having come from the Silicon Valley, we were obviously very impressed. And to add to our amazement, their wine list now carries a couple of cava and rioja! And the new much improved tapas menu still carries the old favourites. Lobster bisque still rocks and their new Thai calamari is to die for! That's right, no need to go to Barcelona anymore for proper tapas. We have it right here in Gainesville, more particularly in Tioga! Well done and our compliments to the chef and the entire Sabore staff!!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Full of atmosphere . Avocado with the crab cakes was out of this world . Short ribs were tender and tasty and enough for at least two . Tapas style is a little hard to understand . "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I reside in Tioga and friends that have frequented Sabore planned for a birthday early dinner. From beginning to end the service was exceptional. Food was great! I truly enjoyed the birthday cake (bacon brownies, OMG amazing!) and birthday shot definitely the highlight of the evening. Towards the end of the evening there was a guitar performer that the waitress asked play Happy Birthday for me however apparently forgot but no big deal, my friends did an awesome job singing a cappella, lol!! Overall wonderful experience, definitely a place I consider great for special occasions with those special people in your life!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Love the vibrant colors and funky furniture and design. Sharable entres add to the world culture theme. Food is excellent and adventurous without scaring off those who are used to US food. Though, having been to Barcelona, I was missing the more unusual items I had discovered there, such as pumpkin soup shots and manchego cheese foam."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were surprised by the limited menu. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. Portions are small and prices a bit high given the quality of the food. The service is outstanding, very attentive and professional. I think our experience was fine, but we do not plan to return nor would I recommend this to a friend. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Sabore never fails to impress! A fabulous restaurant, the ambience, service and most importantly, the food are all WIN-WIN! Definitely a gem to have Sabore so close to home! My only comment is that for a Spanish Tapas Restaurant, I wish that they'd offer cava instead of prosecco. Their sangrias are the best tho', especially the blonde. I can just about finish a whole carafe by myself! Oh, and their lobster bisque is to die for (at least that's what my husband says)!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Wanted a VERY nice time for my wife on our anniversary, and Sabore did not disappoint. Everything was wonderful. The only suggestion I would make is that Sabore at least suggests a formal/casual attire. We were dressed in suit and my wife in an evening gown, and other patrons were arriving in shorts and t- shirts. I told my wife that there really is no place in Gainesville that had dress code. It's Gainesville! Sabore is great though and we will return!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went on a night with live music and even though we sat right next to it , it wasn't too loud and the music was enjoyable. We ordered a few different tapas, drinks and dessert. Our favorite tapas were the vieiras tartare and mak-Kobe sliders. We had the tres leches for dessert which was also a must-try!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had a perfect time; not too busy on a rainy night. Jack Johnson-esque live music. We had the bisque, house salad, Mak-Kobe and the salmon and it was all delicious. Definitely would come again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Took my 14 year old daughter here and both of us loved it. Service was great, food, atmosphere, everything about it was wonderful. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went for a romantic dinner a week after Valentine's day to avoid the crowds. Sabore was full, but we had reservations & were seated immediately. Service was perfect...friendly, fast, without being annoying. I love their crab cakes!! The sauces for their dishes are so interesting and unique and really add to the dish. We have found sharing 3 appetizers is a perfect meal for the two of us and then we get a variety. I personally am not a fan of calamari but my husband wanted it this time and it was the best calamari I've ever had. I've been there before and can also recommend the Kobe burger. I also love their Sangria. Sabore is quickly becoming one of my favorite local restaurants."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had a fantastic experience at Sabore! I've been numerous times in the past and I've never been disapppointed with Sabore. Great food and great service!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was great. Atmosphere was awesome. Service was outstanding. My favorite place."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Very good food,reasonable prices.Eclectic décor,music was a bit annoying ,but at least not loud,so fairly easy to tune off.Appetizers were good,and so was the paella.Could use a few more wines"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The shareable entrees were exquisite! I particularly enjoyed the Malegania salad with hearts of palm and delicious dressing. I took my husband, my mom and her husband there for an evening meal while we had a sitter. It was so nice. The ambiance was superb. I loved the lighting and the music. the seats were comfortable. The service was wonderful. I hope it stays at Tioga."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The menu variety was excellent and provided something for everone. The live music was a nice surprise and the volume was not overwhelming. We dined as a group of 8 and could easily hear each other over the music. The food was reasonably priced and the quality exceeded my expectation! Definitely will visit again."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The ambiance is relaxing and comfortable, even romantic. The menu variety is ok. We ordered the vieiras tartar, crab cakes, beef empanadas, and the seafood spanish paella. The tartar was very difficult to eat and a bit silly. It would be much better as a ceviche, either in a bowl or on a tostado. We will not order it again. The crab cakes and beef empanadas were ok - nothing special. The paella was bad - very bad. It was more like seafood fried rice. There are other items on the menu that look good. If you have never been to the restaurant, it is definitely worth checking out...at least for a drink at happy hour and a snack. Tip: They give a glass of champagne for anniversaries."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Sabore is a great find. Service and food were outstanding. We had the mole duck tacos and will definitely go back again. After our meal we strolled around Tioga. It's a very relaxing, romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Love this restaurant for it's interesting food. The salmon served with brown rice and avocado was delicious. The salmon was crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. The brown rice was kind of in between regular brown rice and risotto, and it paired well with the avocado. We opted out of the strawberry sauce and went for the lemon caper butter sauce. We were there for a slow dinner, and they completely honored this. Ordered tapas, salad, and entrée, but they kept it unrushed, but they were attentive enough to keep checking on us without making us feel as if they needed us to order. Of course it was a Wednesday night and they weren't crowded. I would like to think they would be the same way on a weekend. Sitting outside is less noisy!"
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "The restaurant is beautiful, the food is amazing! Service is excellent! This is our new favorite place for dining."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "It is nice to go to a good tapas bar in Gainesville after repeated bad experiences at Emiliano's. Sabore is the real deal, with authentic Latin flavors, excellent dishes and a creative menu. The tuna with to stone is a killer and the pork belly was to die for. Highly recommend this one."
    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!"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "New to the area and found Sabore to be a great place for a quiet date with amazing food"
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Our server and the GM went out of their way to make our dining experience exceptional. Met all our special requests."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Great experience. It was our anniversary and we were given two complimentary glasses of champagne and got an anniversary greeting on our desert."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "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?"
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/7/2013