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Sabor Tropical Restaurant, Milwaukee, WI

Sabor Tropical Restaurant

4.0
4
58 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Latin Caribbean Kitchen with a South America Twist!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Mexican, South American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 988-8030
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities
  • Executive chef
    Hegel Terron
  • Catering
    We cater :)
  • Private party facilities
    Rent out sabor tropical for your next event

What 58 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

58 Reviews
  1. maryjane

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited in front to be helped for a while. A lady finally acknowledged us and told us the seating area available then walked away. We were not escorted to our seats so we didn't know to wait to be escorted or go on our own as it was not made clear on what to do. The food wasn't good and it was overcooked. The only reason I didn't give 0 stars is because the server was nice. I will never go back.

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  2. Wisconsinite

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food with menu that is not the regular milwaukee fare. Service was fine, a little understaffed. Good drinks. The place lacked warmth, with the large windows and a low thermostat setting people were dining in coats. We will be back in the warmer weather.

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  3. BETHS

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as was the service. We also enjoyed the live music.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was impeccable and the restaurant is decorated beautifully. It’s very clean in there. The food was good. We had to tostones rellenos, pizza empanadillas, ropa vieja and pernil. The meats were seasoned wonderfully however the rice is not what expected. It tasted like minute rice and did not really boast any of the traditional pr rice flavors. I would opt for rice and habicuelas when I return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst restaurant experience I have had. Waited an hour and 15 minutes just to get water. One of my group had to wait an hour and a half. Then after that half of the tables food came out, we had no silverware and food became cold. Then the other half of the tables food came and was still missing one plate. Will never go back. Food wasn’t good and service terrible. Will never recommend, ever.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. DonnaD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't believe I have not yet been to this place! It was outstanding. The food was excellent. Highly recommend the sampler appetizer. Our server was absolutely perfectly wonderful. Our group was just so impressed with her.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. DanellA

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly staff Food was delicious Drinks were a bit weak A great mid-week meal

    2 people found this helpful

  8. VistaRG

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool menu and perfect spot for cold weather retreat.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch date. Had the best nachos I’ve ever enjoyed. The cocktails were delicious and I loved the friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back as the food was unique and fresh!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Smitty

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this restaurant and can’t wait to return!!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. LoriJ

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meals. Something for everyone. Loved the various appetizers and the sampler platter.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Girlfriend’s birthday

    1 person found this helpful

  13. IandM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had live music on Saturday night. Excellent food and portions. Family friendly.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. Blahswig

    Milwaukee

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not sure I will go again. Not at all what I expected.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. jsrcrb

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit was great. Enjoyed the sampler which included several PR dishes. Very friendly. Will definitely go again

    1 person found this helpful

  16. KennethK

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Enjoyed being able to sit outside

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our second time at this restaurant and it wasn’t a great experience. We only ended up ordering appetizers because our server was so busy that he never came back to take our dinner order.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. Geralyn13

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and entertainment was wonderful. The wait was long for the food because they were understaffed but did the best they could. Everything was delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. JesseF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the tostone rellenos and the mojitos are the best in the city 😍😍😍

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Partyof5

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations for 7:30 PM, but our table was not ready when we arrived. Not a huge deal as they were busy and we only had to wait about 10 mins to be seated. We waited a little while for the waiter to arrive (he apologized for the delay) and decided to place our food and drink orders together since we were hungry. They’d run out of multiple drinks that we wanted to order and the drinks we did receive varied in taste - some of them being undrinkable. I could have seen past all this, however, after having waited TWO HOURS for our food to arrive, our waiter told us they hadn’t even begun cooking our meals. We closed out our check and went somewhere else to eat. Food looked good but not worth a 2+ hour wait and mediocre drinks.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Piraflambe

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Out of basic items to make basic cocktails. Wait time for service (start to finish) was extreme (3 hours). Food - steaks not cooked to request, food requested not recieved. Just over all bad experience. It seems like a mom/pop place which we normally love and would definitely give some leeway too but it was just too many wrong things to make it ok.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. CarmenP

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mofongo and passion fruit mojito ate delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible food supper oily

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only issues was the temperature was cold since the table was right by the door

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 3 hours to get our meal completed, 40 minutes before we got drinks and the appetizers came after our dinner

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Wisco

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sabor made for a delightful Christmas Eve dinner! We all ordered different items, and they were ALL good. There were just the right number of customers ... not to many, but enough for a buzz. Can't wait to return!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. twernicke

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service. Of course parking is a bit of an issue in this area so plan ahead.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    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 -

    2 people found this helpful

  29. Patricia

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. This was our first time, but definitely not our last.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. buck

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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! Thanks

    1 person found this helpful

  31. BattleCreekMark

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting Caribbean influenced food and drink. Very helpful waitress.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Marc

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The chef didn’t show up to work so we were unable to have lunch.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. RyanD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

    3 people found this helpful

  34. danS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  35. Will

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  36. Wolf

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice relaxing experience, the employees there where nice and respectful.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fajitas! Friendly service. Will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Ahollis

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

    2 people found this helpful

FAQs

Sabor Tropical Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sabor Tropical Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sabor Tropical Restaurant

2258 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Mexican, South American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities
  • Executive chef
    Hegel Terron
  • Phone number
    (414) 988-8030
  • Catering
    We cater :)
  • Private party facilities
    Rent out sabor tropical for your next event
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