Sazon - Santa Rosa
Sazon - Santa Rosa

Sazon - Santa Rosa

  • 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: Latin American, Peruvian, 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 8885997756

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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPeruvian
Sazon - Santa Rosa reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)fit for foodies (68)great for lunch (23)special occasion (16)hot spot (12)romantic (9)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (4)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Peruvian cuisine
    JMUN
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Small & intimate. Friendly owner and courteous staff. food well prepared and served hot. Busy place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The restaurant is small and crowded, therefore quite noisy. On the other hand, the food is so tasty and unusual it is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Kasameeks
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This is a small, but very personable restaurant. The servers were polite, gave good recommendations/ suggestions on food items. If you like spicy they have different ranges for you, but if spicy is not for you - they can accommodate options. This is a little gem offering an alternative to Mexican which is all around this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time in less than a week. Outstanding
    rusriverman
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Came back for the Rotisserie Chicken in Peruvian spices and the Talpia Ceviche spicy and fresh. This is really a great little restaurant in an unexpected location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is deliciously different
    plauer4
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Peruvian cuisine is an amazing alchemy of South American and European cultures. The fact that there is asian, specifically Japanese influences thrown into that mix makes it all the more interesting , not to mention fantastically delicious! Sazon's creations with seafood are alone reason to go there, but everything else on the menu is just as wonderful. We love all of their ceviches. With each visit we are planning our next, gotta try it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, noisy
    BetsySonoma
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Loved the food, staff, small restaurant but the noise level is beyond energetic if you want to talk across the table. Such a successful restaurant, I hope they find a bigger venue with perhaps some acoustical consulting or a few quiet spaces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great Food 2 years later.
    rusriverman
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I first visited Sazon when they first opened and found the food inventive and excellent at reasonable prices. Today two plus years later, it still is very good and didn't disappoint. While their prices have gone up just a bit it's still all very good, they hit was the ceviche styled shrimp with Mango spicy sauce. Unfortunately the Rotisserie Chicken was out that night still my favorite menu entree. I chose another appetizer that always I love a potato stack with avocado, crab and three yummy spicy sauces. Overall still a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just good & tasty food
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was delish. It was loud, the place is small but all I really care about is the quality of food. Service was slow but super friendly & had a great vibe. I really enjoyed my meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Mariana
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very good is really yummy !!! my husband, sons and I feel happy with the food and service. I think return soon :)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complex,soul nurturing
    Elderish
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Lucky you! So many choices maybe we could all just walk from table to table asking to share a spoonful here and there. Try the parihuela with your eyes closed. Ah. Comfortable solo dining overlooking the kitchen - you too can be that gal with the heavenly pisco sour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Peruvian Eats
    MiMiEats
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love its cozy and casual atmsphere, great food, and mellow service staff! Few small tables in a tiny and warm setting, open kitchen, you can see what they are doing, if it is your thing. Papa a la Huancaina with Spanish Cava is perfect combination! Lightly spicy "cheesy" salsa on yukon goes well with cava that gently excites the tongue. Big Peruvian corns, they are huge! I worked at a Peruvian restaurant in SF, I miss "the big corns" because it is the first ingredient of Peruvian food I learned, and they a easy find in Sazon's dishes. Love its Ceviche! Great price, extraordinary quality seafood. Love to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The owner is awesome and so friendly. The service excellent. The food is amazingly delicious. Every bite a symphony in my mouth. I wish I lived nearby I want to try all the dishes and I'm a picky eater. Everything is great! A romantic ambiance. They need a bigger space to serve all that want to eat here. Thank you for everything. You, your staff and the food they lovingly prepare are simply the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    skylerrex
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Located next door to an out-of-business deli, I wasn't sure what were getting into when we drove up. But what this place lacks in curb appeal, it makes up for with the beautifully prepared dishes and personal service from the owner. The dining room is very small and the place was packed when we showed up at 6:30 on Saturday. Definitely need reservations if you don't want to wait out in the parking lot for a table to free up. It'd be worth the wait, tho...We tried the pollo a la brasa and the slow-roasted pork w/ beans and rice - both excellent! Our bottle of Dry Creek zin (Dashe) was perfect, and the prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be back - soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try
    VALETINE
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Had heard good things about this restaurant. Used Open table to get same reservations same day. The Ceviche sampler was on point. Tried several dishes and shared with 3 people. Everything was very flavorful. Went on Halloween night(Friday) glad we had reservations. It is a little place so it fills up quick. Waitress and staff very attentive and extremely nice. I think this would be a great first date spot, definite must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Small but stylish place but the food was AMAZING! I was up in the area and needed a place to take a BIG client to lunch and the food did not disappoint. Coming from the City and all the Peruvian food we have here I can honestly say I have not had better than Sazon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • nice surprise in Santa Rosa
    SeanP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I was just passing through Santa Rosa for one night on my way to Napa. I was not familiar with restaurants in the area as I am from Ct., so I looked at a few websites and focused on looking for something different than we'd see back East. We almost didn't find the place, but then turned around saw it was like a small pizza shop. The owner greeted us and sat us and explained the specials. We ordered some empanadas and fish tacos for an appetizer to share for four and then had a variety of entrees such as paella, fish stew, roasted chicken and had a nice bottle of reasonably priced wine and Peruvian beer. Everything was delicious and presented excellently. We all had a great time and were glad we chose this place. go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Copper
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant! This is a Peruvian restaurant that is a great example of what happens when an owner / chef puts passion into his food. We were treated to about 75% of everything on the menu and we sent back empty plates every time. If you have the chance to try this one, you should!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sazon is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Sazon continues to surprise in all the right ways. Excellent service, very interesting food, quality ingredients. A good night of dining indeed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great place!
    Ilvgfod
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This restaurant is the real thing, hand made food at its best. What a difference makes to have Jose the owner to be actively involved, have nothing more to ask for from every dish,all authentic Peruvian ,fresh and original . Loved the mango ceviche and my vegetarian curry, the four of us have all different dihes and sharing was a pleasure .we had a wonderful Viluko Cabernet source by Jose himself and finish with a couple of home made deserts baked by his mother, delicious! We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Peruvian Food
    David
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Tasty, tangy, spicy - describes everything the four of us ordered. The menu is kind of baffling - many choices, all unusual for most local folks until they've been there a few times. The food was really good, especially if you like spicy. Many vegetables with everything and veggie dishes. The fried bananas or plantains dessert was terrific. It happened to be the second to last game of the Giants' National League Series, the TV was one and spirits were high, so I don't really know what the everyday ambiance and noise level is like - I suspect pretty energetic all the time. The restaurant is Zagat AND Michelin awarded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scrumptious
    Giocondita
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was my second time at the restaurant and, again, I was not disappointed with the food or the service. I ordered some of the same things I had ordered the first time because I had enjoyed them so much! The Giants were playing (and winning) and the atmosphere was very festive and energetic. I will definitely go back many times.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible food at amazing prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Owner is there and helping serve. The spotless stainless steel kitchen can be seen and as well as the food prep. It's small, usually crowded and reservations are recommended. We've never been disappointed by a single item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Sebastopolwino
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    All the food was delicious and the presentation was excellent. They show a lot of pride in the creation and preparation of home-made recipes. A bit too noisy for me and the wine barrel chairs are uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for foodies
    Lyssie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Sazon is a gem of a place. Everything was fresh and clearly home-made, with great use of herbs and spices so it all blended beautifully. Our service was super friendly and efficient. Next time I am in Santa Rosa, I will definitely visit Sazon again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting Flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We took a group of 8 to Sazon for fun night out. No one had been there before. We all were pleasantly surprised. The ceviche was the hit of the appetizers, lots of spice, fresh fish, great presentation. The main dishes all met with approval. the Lomo Saltado was filling and tasty. Empanadas and Mussel specials were raved about. The real star of the evening was the chocolate torte with salted caramel ice cream. The best desert ever. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AliasbabsVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I really enjoyed Sazon. The food was excellent and different. Prices were very good too. Loved my Pisco Sour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classis neighborhood gem
    paris
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My wife has always liked this restaurant a bit more than I, but they get points for quality food and friendly service. A nice, family-owned business. Peruvian food, for my money, is a bit on the bland side and they like their starches in combination. Seems like every dish has beans and rice or rice and potatoes of some sort. But their dishes are original and not like you find anywhere else. We never go there on a weekend because it's just too crowded, noisy and crazy. However, they are expanding into the space next door, so that should help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A-mazing food!!
    LiveloveatVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was incredible. We enjoyed several dishes and all tasted extremely well. Seasoned and executed perfectly. Service fell short on attentiveness and efficiency. I work in the industry and it doesn't take much to please me but I can spot FOH staff that impede on a restaurants productivity. It's def a tight space, not much room for comfort here. All I can remember is the reason I came was that I was hungry and the food was magnificent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Peruvian Cuisine
    JadeRio
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The menu reflected authentic Peruvian cuisine. The ceviche clasico, excellent, superb. We enjoyed our dinner and the quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SebD
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I wanted to experience Peruvian cuisine. The site for this restaurant was impressive. We invited friends we wanted to talk to. We could not hear each other at all. The noise level was overwhelming. We had to shout at the waitress to order. It definitely took away from our experience. I would like to try some other entees, but will not return because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I LOVE SAZON!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Sazon is Santa Rosa's hidden gem. Go to Sebastopol Road people!!! That's where the food is at :) The owner has such passion behind his restaurant, and it shines through the staff and the food. Simply the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    WaileaEscape
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a small restaurant with wonderful food in an out of the way neighborhood...but the word is out and even on a Thursday evening it is hopping. We always make early evening reservations. The ceviche is what I look forward to the most, but this time we also shared empanadas with flaky, light crusts. My favorite splurge is the offering of 3 of the ceviches for $25 (probably the most expensive thing on the menu), but so satisfying and flavorful. Service is always with a smile and the right amount of attention. The only downside of this restaurant is the noise level. At a table for 2 you must shout at each other and it is crowded and I must admit that you feel rushed to give up your table to others waiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Peruvian Treat!
    KevininNapa
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was worth the drive from Napa to enjoy a delicious specialized Peruvian dinner. The owner came to greet us and knew who we were - and had read the special note I sent in advance, explaining that this special romantic night out. Great selection of starters, main dishes and dessert. My wife had a special fish entree, trout dish in a special sauce. She said it was delicious. The owner said there wouldn't be any bones, but my wife had to work around those pesky bones. I had the lomo, an absolutely delicious steak in a yummy tomato based sauce and the Pisco cocktail. We shared an amazing dark chocolate tort for dessert! Small place. Well worth price, great quality - and LOTS of food! My Ecuadorian wife felt like she was back home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peruvian Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We tried Sazon on a recommendation, and were not disappointed. It's a small place, not fancy, but nice decor for a strip-mall location. We were perusing the menu and marveling at the selections to our server (hello Jose!), and he pointed out a ceviche tasting option with three of the seven (or so) choices of ceviche from the menu. That was a great idea, we chose three, and they were all fantastic and completely different. My wife had the Paella (very nice) and I had a slow-braised pork dish with rice and beans that was tender and juicy. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a GREAT find
    Cmack
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were impressed by every aspect of dining at Sazon. The owner greeted us, remembered that it was my husband's birthday, explained the yummy Peruvian dishes, and made the experience a wonderful one. The food presentation was mouth-watering and the food itself scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Divadad
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Wonderful Peruvian food which as a strong European influence. Service was attentive but one of our entrées arrived quite late however
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ceviche
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Yummy food, especially the ceviche. I had the seabass special and my husband the empanadas [they are fried; not baked]. It is very small but well run eatery. Be sure to make reservations. Casual attire. We'll go back again. $10 corkage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great foodand reasonably priced!
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had sea bass that was delicious with Lima bean mash and my husband had ahi tuna that was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a nice gem in an unassuming strip mall. Friendly service with amazing food. It's a small space so I would recommend a reservation if going on a Friday or Saturday night or at peek times.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Charming tiny restaurant with friendly, attentive service but found the food very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic