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Sazon - Santa Rosa
Sazon - Santa Rosa

Sazon - Santa Rosa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sazonsr.com
  • Phone: (707) 523-4346
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:30pm
    Lunch: Sa-Su 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: M-F 5:00pm-8:30pm
    Dinner: Sa-Su 4:00pm-8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Latin American, South American
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Sulub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Sazon-Santa Rosa welcomes your private event! We can accommodate parties up to 20 for wedding rehearsals, birthday dinners and other private events. Let our family make your event a cherished memory.
  • Private Party Contact: Jose Navarro (888) 599-7756

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burbank
  • Public Transit: City of Santa Rosa Public Bus Route 12. Stop one block from our premises.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We count with a front and rear parking lot to up 15 vehicles.
A word from Sazon - Santa Rosa
Say "sah-ZAWN" when you say Sazón, the new Peruvian restaurant in the Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa. You"re just as likely to say, "Wow!" or "Ahhhh!" or even "M-mmm!" because Sazón will delight you with authentic dishes of Peru. Ají amarillo the most important ingredient in Peruvian cooking. The Navarro family — father and two sons — who operate Sazón don't cater to the timid American palate by stinting on this hot pepper or others in their sauces. They are blazing hot, just like at home in Peru. To sum up: Real Peruvian food has come to Sonoma County and it's wonderful! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPeruvian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "GREAT food, awesome and attentive service and lovely ambience made this place a good oasis in Roseland. Highly recommend for a great meal off the beaten path."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Delightfully surprised by the adventure of fresh tastes and culinary presentation. The menu is extensive and authentic Peruvian with a bold flair of adventure. The waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in selection. We could have dined all day…..in decadent pleasure. Small and quaint, reservations probably recommended. Fabulous and fresh."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Absolutely the best and most interesting food EVER! This restaurant is one of our favorites. The owner is truly an inspired and enthusiastic artist."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Each dish was prepared very well and the flavors were unique and very much to my liking."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Reservations are a must in this 32 seat restaurant that serves the world's best mango ceviche. Causas are beautifully presented, the grilled shrimp salad, a recent special was perfect and the entire staff, front and back of the house in this tiny restaurant appear happy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been to Sazon many times and enjoyed the experience each and every meal. Original family recipes from Peru which can be adjusted to desired warmth of spices are blended with locally grown produce and seafood in season. Many of the special touches are obtained fresh from Peru by the energetic family that own Sazon. A real find."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was a delightful experience. As it was our first time, we just did the appetizer and ceviche tasting menus, and everything was delicious! A nice option if you want to eat light and not order a big entree. The restaurant is quite small, and there was no one there when we got there, around 7:15. Within 20 minutes, though it really began to fill up, and this was a Monday. You might want reservations if you are dining on traditionally busier night. The service was good--quick, efficient and very friendly. I'm looking forward to going back and trying the rest of the stuff on their menu."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Located in a non-descript strip mall Saxon is a friendly small delight. The food is really good and not at all expensive. All the entrees we ordered came with French Fries. I would have preferred something moe Peruvian.The service was excellent, but for one gaff. I highly recommend this little hole in the wall."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our fourth time we have eaten here and we keep going back. Love the raw fish dishes , chicken is moist and delicious. Sangria is great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great authentic Peruvian cuisine. Off the beaten path but well worth a visit."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We didn't have a lot of other options, but boy were we happy with this selection. Helpful staff, food came out quickly, and we enjoyed it immensely!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We ate there a couple of times years ago, and enjoyed it; hadn't gotten back for no specific reason. When we took a friend out, YELP reviews lured us back and we were not disappointed at all!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Every dish we have tried here is outstanding - fresh, light, bright flavors, beautiful presentation. Servings are a perfect size instead of piling on cheap fillers. A gem. Wonderful owner - friendly, happy to explain dishes, attentive. The prawn soup is to die for, with or without the rice. Make sure to book as its tiny and very popular - you can do that on line!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I wished I'd had room for dessert. The dishes that passed by me looked delightful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "So nice to go to a small restaurant where you are treated like family. Best part is thenabsolutelyndelicious food. Everything we have ever ordered has been perfect."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Third time in a month, food and service still great!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Have eaten here twice so far. Every dish has been delicious, wait staff very enthusiastic and attentive."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "If this restaurant were a woman, I would date it. Even though I have been here multiple times over the last couple of years, there are enough changes in the menu to keep the place intriguing. Honestly, I am not a big fan of seafood, but I so love this place that it worries me. We had the ceviche assortment with an order of the paella. Delicious. Our server, Michelle, is just adorable. The entire staff is friendly and attentive. I cannot wait to come back. I wonder if I'm a stalker?"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This small hole in the wall Peruvian restaurant in Santa Rosa is a real gem. The food is excellent -- especially the six varieties of ceviche. The sauces are so extraordinary that we don't waste a drop. Wish they were in Marin!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The place is small but is clean and feels Peruvia with all the photos and art....the owner is always there and attentive. The food has fresh flavors, is attractively served and well spiced without being too hot. The variety is wonderful....the shrimp with mango citrus sauce as an appetizer is excellent and the chicken in cream sauce is lovely, as is their paella. A very pleasant experience and they had added outdoor tables but I prefer inside. Parking off street is available in the back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had the lima bean quinoa salad with salmon this time, it was the special. For the record I do not care for lima beans, but I have never eaten anything in this restaurant that was not spectacular. The quinoa salad with lima beans was in a light vinaigrette with fresh citrus and it was very tasty and different. The salmon was perfectly cooked with a dab of rosemary cream sauce on top. Yum!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "There are lots of options to chose from. Their wine selection really isn't bad for how small they are. Everyone is friendly and the food is great."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the Ceviche and service. Very small and nice neighborhood find. Jose was really helpful making great suggestions. We will definitely go back for more!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were 30 minutes early for our reservation. Didn't faze our waiter who let us chose our table. The place was busy, we had plenty of time to savor our beers, peruse the menu, and talk. At no time did we feel pressed to order, eat quickly, and vacate the place, as in most restaurants. There was plenty of time between plates, the portions were small, so we didn't leave feeling stuffed, even though we ordered a diversity of dishes, as we went. We started with seviche, which was exquisite. Everything was excellent, including the simple dessert, and the coffee at the end was freshly "dripped" just for us. As to the restaurant itself, if feels more like a cafe, small but with sitting outside. It is humble place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place is terrific. The food is authentic and very reasonable. I strongly recommend you make reservations"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This little restaurant on Sebastapol Road never seems to surprise us and please us- the Peruvian sauces and spices enhance just about everything we have tried there. The ceviche is outstanding and appetizers are all great. I had the mussels al vapor last night and they were the best Ive had in a long time. Noisy and crowded so not the place for an intimate dinner but perfect for great food--"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I love this place! If you're fond of great food at good prices presented efficiently and with much enthusiasm, then give this place a try. You won't be disappointed. If you're a ceviche enthusiast, then you may have difficulty deciding between 5 excellent choices. Just get them all."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was fabulous! Staff was very friendly. Cant wait to dine there again."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I went here for lunch with 3 girlfriends. I'd been to Sazon once before for dinner and thought it would be a good place for a casual lunch. The menu is interesting because it is Peruvian-- many of the items are not anything I've had before. My only problem with the experience was it took a long time to order and I noticed that other tables, that arrived after us, gave their order before us. Likewise the food took a long time coming out of the kitchen and it seemed the other tables were served first. My stir fry dish was okay but over seasoned; the fish tacos were a big hit with my friends. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Chef here knows how to time the freshness and tenderness of the seafood with cooking of the accompanying food. Menu is exciting."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Our visit to Sazon was fabulous. The food was just amazing - so full of flavor and different from any other cuisines. The staff was friendly and enthusiastic and answered all our pesky questions. The tuna ceviche was the best I've ever had. No one at our table had a bad dish. I highly recommend the mussels with chorizo. It was a special, but used to be a regular menu item - so ask about it. There was a minor hiccup with needing us to move tables, but they let us know as soon as we arrived and didn't charge us a corkage fee so I felt more than compensated for the inconvenience. The place is small, so be sure to make reservations. I will definitely be going back. Some of the best food I've had in Sonoma County."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were visiting the area and found this humble little spot through OpenTable. Delicious, interesting Peruvian food. We had the selection of appetizers, ceviche mango, a soup and then split the pork stew between the two of us. All were excellent. Recommend making a reservation as there aren't many tables and some walk-ins were turned away."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Reasonably priced and very good. We love the ahi tuna cerviche."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I brought friends in for dinner, We had a 5:30 reservation on a friday night. We were the first people in the place, but it filled up in a half hour. We ordered a pitcher of sangria,which was so light and refreshing! I ordered a trout that had been de boned and butterflied, with tomatoes and onions and shrimp on top, sautéed in a savory sauce. my companions ordered Adobo de Chancho, a seafood paella, and fried plantains with rice and a fried egg on top. she also ordered some little crab stuffed wonton appetizer which were incredible. Everyone kept saying that it was the best food they had eaten in a long time. The seasonings are subtle, harmonious, and unique to Peruvian food. The staff here are friendly and helpful! A true find."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Interesting and new choices, unique in Santa Rosa. We try something new each time and are never disappointed. The paella is great."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Found this place online. Everyone was was as nice as could be. Ceviches were first rate and the Quinoa LimaBean salad was exceptional. Only disappointment was the "fried rice with egg and plantain" which was the three separate ingredients on a plate. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The decor and location are unimpressive for sure, but the staff is passionate about what they do, and what they have, a gem. The food is delicious, the drinks are Peruvian. Really a treat. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We enjoy checking out new cuisines and drinks. I have made Pisco sours before but it was fun to try an authentic drink and food! All very good healthy & fresh. Our Waitress was very good & helpful!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Tasty ceviche and pisco sours, but the other dishes were bland. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I have been craving a different flavor! The food here is incredible. We started off with ceviche and the special tacos, each made with a different meat. Wow, killer apps. We loved all the entrees including the ahi salad, the steak dish, and a few others. My kids loved the desserts! One was a flan, and the other cake dessert with ice cream. They were so good, they were gone in a flash! Who knew Peruvian food was this good! We will be back. We loved the attentive service. I think we were some of the few patrons late Saturday or Sunday, but the owner made us feel welcomed and special. The food was fresh and hot, like they made it special just for us! I highly recommend this hidden gem. Yes, it seems weird to find it in a small strip mall. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014