Sabor Tropical Restaurant
Very good food and service. Of course parking is a bit of an issue in this area so plan ahead.
Pains me to write this review but it’s necessary given the absurdity of the entire experience. Attempted to contact the restaurant after the fact to discuss but attempts went unanswered. 11 guests (5 children all 9y/o and above, 6 adults) - the ordeal lasted 2.5 hrs with food being delivered in the last 15 minutes. A birthday celebration of our families matriarch resulted in hungry and upset kids, a $315.00 bill (which we paid) and an crying grandma. The food was over cooked and lacked any kind of flavor. Steaks that chewed like rubber, burgers that were dry and inedible. At no time during the long wait did anyone come and explain to us why things were taking as long as they did - we had to inquire and ask the kids food be prioritized as they were hungry and upset. It was unbelievable to us the bill was delivered without an apology nor any kind of offer to make amends for the less than desirable experience. In summary, a 2.5 hour dinner where food was delivered after the 2 hour mark - food was tasteless and over cooked and a $315 (paid) bill as added insult (which included 18% tip) would not recommend this place to anyone - service was terrible, food was tasteless -
Excellent service and delicious food. This was our first time, but definitely not our last.
We were in town for the night in Milwaukee flying out in the morning and found this place on open table. My wife’s a pescatarian and my kiddo is real picky so it’s hard to find good food places that accommodate.
We arrived and checked in and first opinion was the place looked tired. And in need of a fresh new style face lift. The host was very welcoming and nice so that’s half the battle with dining pleasant staff that are attentive so plus so far!
The host got together very old and falling apart menus and took us to a table in a dining room 1/3 full. About ten minutes later our server showed up and apologized for the time lapse and she was also very nice and pleasant. We ordered apps and my daughters hamburger and drinks and looked over the menu which looked very interesting and we were excited to try some of these dishes that we haven’t seen on any other restaurants menu before!
Took ten minutes to get drinks we ordered our entrees and my wife said I bet all of it comes out at the same time. She was right but we were ok with that since we had to get up very early in the morning and it was now 6:30 pm on a Sunday. The food was amazing or least favorite was the shrimp empanadas. Everything was cooked perfectly! I had the Mero which was excellent and the yuca sticks were awesome, my wife had tacos vegetarianos which she loved and our other app was tostones rellenos with shrimp which was amazing and of course kiddo burger and fries cooked perfectly! Diamond in the ruff with great prices will definitely go to again if ever in neighborhood.
My recommendations are get rid of out of place old looking decorations and any carpet in the place, fresh paint and more beautiful artwork like you already have some of on the walls. Most importantly get rid of all those falling apart menu holders and just print menus on bright pastel card stock your menu and when they get dirty throw away and replace with new! No one wants a dirty menu that is falling apart!
Interesting Caribbean influenced food and drink. Very helpful waitress.
The chef didn’t show up to work so we were unable to have lunch.
Sabor was the unexpected highlight of my weekend. We chanced upon it and made a reservation. The food was very well prepared, generous in portion, and incredibly delicious. The staff was very hospitable. I will definitely return.
45mins after ordering no food. Waitress didn’t check on us and another waitress came up 30mins in and asked if we got our order in yet. Ended up leaving without eating.
If you’re having staffing issues, Don’t take reservations and don’t seat over your kitchens capacity. This establishment is poorly managed.
To be fair, it was our first time there so take this with a grain of salt.
We arrived and only two other tables and one space at the bar were occupied. In spite of a low client count, it took a half an hour for a server to come to our table. None of these times are exaggerations. I ordered a Bloody Mary. It never came until I asked about it again. We were told our food was coming shortly. The place got fairly crowded. We saw 2, yes 2 tables get actual food. One of them was clearly upset getting the wrong food. After an hour we asked again where our food was. Never came. An hour and ten minutes later we were starving and fed up. We left more money than we should have and left. They tried to stop us saying our food was almost ready. We had lost all faith in the place. We will never, ever go there again. I strongly recommend you go somewhere else. It was the worst service we have ever received.
Our reservation was not their when we arrived. Appetizer we ordered was not the appetizer we received. Ordered drinks we never received. An item from my dish was missing from my plate. Apparently the restaurant was short staffed was the explanation we were given. Nothing was accommodated on the bill for these issues.
It was a nice relaxing experience, the employees there where nice and respectful.
It was very crowded on Saturday night, tables very close to one another, people roaming around and children running all over. Food was fabulous and our server was very attentive though it took awhile at first.
Great fajitas! Friendly service. Will definitely be back!
This was my husband's and I first time at this restaurant, we went on a Monday so the restaurant was not busy. The food was flavorful and unique. The waiter was attentive, it was pricey, but worth a different eating experience, the food tasted authentically ethnic.
Great food and service. Helpful suggestions from the wait staff.
We invited friends to join us. Took over an hour to get food. Not much contact with staff.
I had the Pernil, and it was the best pork roast I've had outside of Latin America! My wife ordered the Salmon and absolutely loved it! we cannot wait to go back!!
Just ok. The crab cake appetizer tasted like it had been frozen and warmed up in the microwave. We both got shrimp which wasn’t bad, but the sides lacked in flavor. Drinks were pretty tasty. Service was slow. Don’t think we will be back.
fun atmosphere and pretty decent food. our server really knew the menu and had some good recommendations to try. Drink menu also good and everyone in the group enjoyed their beverages.
Great place for eat, & have time together with family. Love it <3
Try the pernil. It's incredible. Staff is friendly and helpful.
A nice little off-the-wall place in Bay View. Highly recommended.
We ended up not eating here. Made a late night reservation and we walked in to find all the chairs on top of the table for floor cleaning. Really? Don’t accept reservations if you are not going to honor them.
The staff was short, so the service was slow. But the staff was nice and attentive. My mom really liked the food - and she's really picky. We'll be back.
Real, real, REAL Latin food. Everything was fresh and the flavors were excellent. We had stuffed Tostones, a variety of Empanadillas, the Ropa Vieja, Pernil, 2 kinds of Mofongo, the Jibarito Sandwich and Nutella Flan.
The service was quick and kind. I can't reccomend them highly enough. If you aren't familiar with Latin food outside of Mexican, give this place a try. You won't be disappointed. They are serving authentic food that is hard to find.
Everything that everyone ordered was delicious. Apps, drinks, main course, and dessert delish! We all said we would definitely come back.
Puerto Rican rice was cold and a very small portion, I ordered the lomo de res and it was sooo spicy I had to now wait while my family was eating to get another dinner without the spice, they should honestly mention it in the menu and I dont know why they would even add spice to it, it is not a Mexican restaurant. The only thing that was good was the coquito but make sure to order it with very light cinnamon because they put so much on top it's crazy, half a cup for$8 but it was good.
Great new place in Bayview. Reasonably priced, nice sized portions.
Awesome food and great service
The food was excellent. The pisco sour is one of the best I've ever had. The food is delicious, well-portioned, and balanced.
The lobster mofongo, the service and drinks were amazing. I loved the paintings on the wall and the neighborhood is quaint. Parking wasnt that great but well worth it.
The food was excellent. Prices were a little on the higher end, but appropriate for the food quality. My only “complaint” was the timing of the food. Something wasn’t coordinated appropriately and everyone’s food came out at different times. This was my first time here so I’m not sure if there was a staffing issue or what. That would not deter me from visiting again though. All 7 of us were extremely satisfied with the food. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
Sabor Tropical Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Sabor Tropical Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.