Sabroso
Sabroso

Sabroso

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sabrosotaos.com/
  • Phone: 5757763333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Timothy Wooldridge
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We will cater within Taos County for parties of any size up to 150.
  • Private Party Facilities: Sabroso offers private parties for groups of 6-45 in a single room. Sabroso can also use the entire restaurant for inside/outside service for parties of up to 125 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Wooldridge 5057763333
  • Entertainment: Jimmy Stadler and a traditional piano bar on Wednesdays. Piano jazz on Fridays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4.7 mi N of US 64
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on our lot or on Highway 150.
A word from Sabroso
In the picturesque rural village of Arroyo Seco a few miles north of Taos, Sabroso offers exquisite American and Global cuisine nightly for dinner. Dine fireside, on the patio, or in our intimate bar where live entertainment can be enjoyed on many nights. House specialties include freshly squeezed margaritas, oysters, wood-grilled steaks and fish, and many appetizers. We offer 20 different wines from around the world by the glass. Our award-winning wine list has over 120 wines from all major wine regions at prices ranging from $30 to over $300 with most in the $40 to $60 range. We offer more than 100 different liquor selections, twenty beers by the bottle, and two on tap. We have two menus: one for fine dining and another for informal bar dining. You may sit in the air-conditioned inside bar or dining room or select the outside covered portal, the patio bar, or the intimate plum grove. Sabroso is located on State Highway 150 4.7 miles north of US Highway 64.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Sabroso reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (24)neighborhood gem (15)romantic (14)special occasion (12)notable wine list (11)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Sobroso
    jandp2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    we thought the restaurant was lovely and keeping with the area. service was mixed and there may have been some issues in the kitchen, food was well prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Unfortunately we did not dine at Sabrosos as there was extreme flooding and the road was closed and as a result, the restaurant closed early.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great outdoor evening spot
    gugu
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    There were 6 friends enjoying a birthday celebration. Even though the rains had fallen earlier, the outside dinning was divine. The service was pleasant and non disturbing,the music inside was audible but not overpowering and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bdaygirl
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The service was great. The food good, desert & appetizers were best. We were almost the only ones there so it was quiet, altho the music played in the background was pleasant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Delicious is the only way I can describe this meal. If you are anywhere near Taos the 5 or so mile drive north on the Enchanted Circle is well worth the trip. The oysters were sweet, the bison ribs to die for. The carbonara with homemade bacon, nothing more to be said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our 6th visit in the last five years, several with 7-8 guests, and it is best in Taos and never, never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    Chezdugue
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    the hostess at this restaurant is great... very accommodating. Special margarita was a bit of a disappointment... food is delicious
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I ordered a bouillabaisse and found it barely edible. The clams were overcooked and the fish had a bad taste which I had to leave. The broth had too much wine. The Caesar salad was refrigerated and not freshly made. The quality of the food did not match the high prices. I dined with an out of town guest and we were disappointed. Although this is a neighborhood restaurant, I would never dine at Sabrosos again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Sabroso reviews archive.
  • Northern New Mexico dining
    dine4lion
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Off the beaten Taos path up in Arroyo Seco. Housed in an old hacienda like building giving it a real new Mexican flare. Food while not Michelin Star quality is always consistently good. Always at least two daily specials including one done on their wood fired grill. Moderating priced but more than adequate wine list. Just a very nice comfortable place to dine. Piano player on WEDS nights. Outdoor dining with music during the summer.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is outstanding. Presentatio
    Kling
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Service is outstanding. Presentation of my TUNA main coarse was great. French Onion soup great. A dining experience , an event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, service and ambience
    Rich
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A great find just a few minutes outside of Taos and on the way to Ski Valley. My wife and I enjoyed a great entree of Bouillabaisse next to a roaring fire while listening to live music in the background. Our waiter was very attentive throughout the evening, even as we transitioned to the bar to listen to more live music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food & Service!
    TDub
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    From the moment we entered Sabroso restaurant we were treated like royalty. The service was excellent, very attentive without being intrusive. The order of serving the food was right on par. Each course of food was delicious. Everything was cooked to our taste. Would recommend this to any one in the Taos area for a delightful and tasty evening. Can't wait to go back this summer and eat on the wonderful patio area.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weekend Night
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Very friendly and accommodating. Varied menu and nice setting. Live music was background music, as it should be. No attitude when asked to create vegan dish. Seemed happy to show their skills and culinary knowledge. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around
    Pdub
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, food and experience. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Experience
    Greg
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Was anticipating a good food experience after reading reviews. Ambience and service were excellent as described. Mussel appetizer was gritty and broth lacked flavor. Steak was tough and extremely fatty. Would not return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Casa Cordorva
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The restaurant was excellent. We walk in and our table was ready, fire place was going very nice atmosphere. The two starter dishes were great. The entre's were excellent. The only complaint would be, for a long dining experience the chairs were terrible. Also the table was unstable. Other than those things, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve at Sabroso
    madjuana
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Visiting Taos From Denver, this was our first time dining at Sabroso, but made reservations for Christmas Eve because we weren't sure what might be open in town. The atmosphere and charm of the location and the cozy interior were definitely inviting. The wait staff, hostess and bartender were all pleasant, but my sense was the kitchen staff was unprepared for the large groups arriving for the holiday fare: dinner took an hour to arrive and was disappointing, partly because of the wait but in fact the food was less than delicious and festive. I plan on going back for another try in warmer weather because the outdoor seating in the woods looked enchanting, especially with a glass of wine and simple appetizer near at hand.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere and Food
    DawnVT
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    My husband and I had Christmas Eve dinner at Sabroso this year and it was excellent. We both had the bouillabaisse. A few years ago, we had the mussels (appetizer) and they were very good, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Everything was great! Atmosphere was nice, cozy and clean. The food was delicious and the portion size was perfect. My highest rating goes out to our waiter Richard. He was very friendly and attentive.That is so nice to have nowadays. Bus personnel was also great. They were friendly and did a great job. We will go there again and recommend Sabroso to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sabraso 2013
    RPWWestcliffe
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    From the moment we arrived the full staff was more than accommodating. They made us feel that their entire purpose that evening was to make us happy. And that made us happy. The food was exceptional as always. The plating was enticing and made you feel that you meals were special preparations. Each dish is a subtle combination of stable entrees with local ingredients and seasonings. We have eaten here on every trip we make to Taos and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in arroyo seco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Beautiful setting. Staff was attentive-- a very small glitch when we were being seated, but not a problem. Food is excellent, with many options, using local foods. One of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Atmosphere
    cowboysrule931VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Looking for that special place to kick start your romantic interlude in Taos. Look no further than Sabroso. A hot roaring fireplace! A beautiful warm and inviting smile and enthusiastic greeting ! Sit in the cozy bar or either is the beautifully decorated dining room, you won't be disappointed. Savor the Mixed grlll, braised Buffalo ribs, or one of their many specials of the day. You won't be disappointed and your wallet won't be deflated. This is a great hide-a-way and a must for anyone who dines in Taos and calls themselves a foodie. Too bad we do not live in Taos, we would eat there more often and bring more friends to hang out at the bar. Thank you Sabroso staff! This was my grilfriend's birthday dinner. It made the weekend very special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this dining experience
    J9GomperzVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Although a little hard to find, this restaurant is a destination you don't want to miss when visiting Taos...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    James70
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We dined on Sunday (9/29 at 7:00) after their Lobster feast and with the dining room at 40 percent capacity, with water only, waited 1 hour and 15 minutes to be served. The buffalo short ribs were very good as was the Cesar Salad. However, the rib-eye steak was 40% fat and gristle and the rack of lamb (3 chops) had the most fat I have seen on this cut of meat. There were plenty of service people on staff but they were not attentive. There are really no excuses for the quality of the main course such as it was. We are regular Costco and Restaurant Depot shoppers and both cuts of meat purchased at these two purveyors far exceed what we received at Sabroso.
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  • Perfect NM dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Started with incredible sunset and a wonderful NM eveningm. Continued with superb menu. Followed by perfectly prepared meal. Accompanied by live music from an accomplished keyboardist. Wouldn't change a thing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and excellent
    Cochinati
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Very unique resturant outside of Taos, NM. The food and service where unusally good for this area. It is very nice to dine outside with a cloth covered table and comfortable seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a little too busy...
    nmwhitebird
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Service staff was running around like crazy. Slow bar service. Food just average this particular night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dinner for 6
    Taostraveler
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We had a group of six for dinner over labor day weekend. Very nice dinner. Everyone enjoyed it. Live music added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great liver and onions
    cawole
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    I love live and onions and do not find it prepared well, very often, actually do not find it very often anywhere. But, this offering was wonderful and I would return there just for the liver!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    The food was well prepared, and pear gorgonzola salad was fabulous—but the mussels appetizer had the tiniest mussels I have ever seen. Slightly rubbery from overcooking. The pasta with wild mushrooms had very few mushrooms but flavor of pasta was good and it was only slightly overcooked. Problems mostly came from extremely slow delivery of food from kitchen. Restaurant was full and kitchen clearly slammed--maybe running out of food? Could explain the pasta with two tiny slices of mushroom. Waiter was wonderful and delivered a free cocktail because all food so slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not good
    texan
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The crab cakes, carpaccio and caesar salad were good but the ribeye was full of fat and grissle (inedible) and the mixed grill was so bad I can't describe it. The snapper special was good but the fruit salsa was too hot to eat. By far the worst meal we've ever had in Taos.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful atmosphere great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Beautiful setting in the trees with large outdoor patio. Music some nights. Fun atmosphere without being too loud. Different than what you find in the more touristy areas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Pleasantly surprised by quality of service and menu. Plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fine Celebration!
    MaestroMcD
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Sabroso has once again provided a spectacular dining experience. The steaks were grilled perfectly, and the accompanying items were expertly prepared. This is a wonderful Arroyo Seco restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sabroso was Oso good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    We found it on the internet and were very happy with the place. The food was excellent and the people were very nice. The bar was so packed we couldn't find a seat but the music came into the dining room so we felt a part of the vibrant place. The food was high priced but worth it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ate here 2 of 6 nights in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Ate here 2 of 6 nights in Arroya Seco. 1st night was very nice so we decided to spend our anniversary there a few night later. Excellent service on both occasions, but on 2nd visit we were seated next to a very loud table which was very distracting. As it was our anniversary, we were looking for something a little more private.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited in the winter,
    MackVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We visited in the winter, but the outdoor area looked great for the warmer weather with a view of the mountains.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sabroso consistently has excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Sabroso consistently has excellent food. For Taos, the fresh fish specials and variety of shellfish appetizers is unusual and particularly delicious. I believe the food is some of the best in Taos and the secluded location in Seco is quiet and the drive makes the restaurant a nice destination. Our first experience there was under rather tramatic terms. Our last experience started out better, but the excellent food was marred by spotty service. The restaurant seemed disorganized, with some wait staff being on top of their game, but ours either overworked or indifferent. We waited 45 minutes between appetizer and entree. We saw our hostess doing table checks randomly and ignoring us. Food is wonderful, service...............
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful place, disappointing food
    NJMcMIllan
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Ambiance was wonderful. Food was okay, but for the price it should have been better! I ordered the ribeye, which turned out to be a thin, cheap, overcooked piece of meat. The mashed potatoes were overcooked, grean beans flavorless & everything came out cold. Our server was not trained for a fine dining experience & would have been better suited to a Chili's chain. Overall, it was a "worth the $275" (for 3) experience because I was with my parents in a quaint little town & fall was in the air, however, we wont do it again. We could have had the same experience for a 1/3 of that in Taos & we had much better food for te price during our 4 day stay.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We don't get to eat out much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We don't get to eat out much so we are generally pretty appreciative of whatever dining experience we get. However, dining at Sabroso consisted of a series of somewhat minor issues that coalesced into a bad (and really expensive) evening. 1) Things were really, really slow. 2) The food wasn't good. The salads were drowned in dressing. It felt like they went for quantity over quality. 3) Our waitress was fine but on the whole the staff seemed like it was their first time working in a restaurant (hostess, servers, bussers). On a positive note, Sabroso is located on a beautiful property and the building has a lot of character. Unfortunately, that was the extent of the positive aspects of our experience there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate