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  3. Distance: 5.39mi
  4. Distance: 5.50mi

About Sabore - Tioga

Saboré comes from the Spanish word sabor, meaning flavor, and that's just what you'll find here. Our dishes are inspired by the dynamic cuisines from places like Europe, Asia and South America. So let us surprise your palate with our global flair and exotic ingredients. Experiencing world cuisine this fresh usually requires a passport.

13005 SW 1st Road
Tioga, FL 32669
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Open Only for Special Events
Tuesday - Wednesday: 5pm - close
Friday: 3pm-close
Saturday: 10am-3pm (brunch), 5pm-close (dinner)
Sunday: 10am - 3pm (brunch), 5pm-close (dinner)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(352) 332-2727

Website:
http://www.saborerestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Valero Alises

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout

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Details
Sun 11:00AM - 12:30PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM

Sat 11:00AM - 12:30PM

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Sabore - Tioga Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.5

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Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (5)
Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Organic (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Very well managed restaurant with great staff, Harry the manager is always making sure things are perfect. Food is excellent and chef Valero is top notch!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The only odd thing was there was no high chair for my toddler. Otherwise, the food and restaurant was fine. The food was quite good. Will probably go back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious scallops and tapas. Extensive wine selection. Inviting ambiance and attentive service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really appreciated the excellent service and lovely atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very disappointed in our experience there. Very overpriced. Small servings for huge prices. One entree was not editable, but staff did not offer a replacement. Would to recommend to anyone. Had to go to another restaurant afterwards to have dinner after ordering tapas, salad, and entree at Sabore.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff was friendly and welcoming, the dining environment was perfect, with subdued lighting, and soft conversations, luxurious booth. The food was as beautiful as the photos in the menu depict: each entree is a work of art. Each dish was perfectly plated. Starting with the 5 worldly cheeses charcuterie, (I loved the soft blue.) the dining experience was exceptional. Lots of clever, delicious ideas, beet (not beef) carpaccio with large caper berries. Each bite was a delicate adventure for the palate.
Finally, the Nitro S’mores Experience, prepared table side by the chef,
was the highlight of the gastronomic experience. The presentation was beautiful, and definitely a “remember-for-the-rest-of-your-life experience”.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were very dissatisfied. It was over priced for the food. Everything was extra including the bread. The service was terrible. We will not be back or recommend it.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Poor service, pricey but lousy entrees. Waited for our cocktails for 15 minutes had to catch our waitress to get her to bring them. Wife ordered the lobster ravioli. There were exactly 7 so $5 a piece. Not much if any lobster.
I ordered the duck. The breast was so tough that I left half on my plate.
Waitress never stopped to enquire about our entree. Just showed up to see if we wanted dessert. Not a single question if we would like coffee.
The only good thing at our anniversary dinner was the calamari.
A very unsatisfactory evening for $110.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I was promised 1,000 points through Open Table and only received 100 points. When I called the restaurant to explain, they told me the manager had to call me back. The manager never called back.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is always so good. Never disappoints.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Saboree has a wonderful feel. It's in a delightful location. Our waiter was knowledgable and solicitous of our needs. The chicken and lobster was a bit less tasty than it sounded, but the caesar salad was outstanding. Beet appetizer was especially good and was impressive in its presentation. All in all, a good experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

A diamond in the rough, a NYC level type of restaurant found in Florida. From food, to service to quality/presentation/creativity is just second to none.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

There are some minor details, that they need to fix, for example they charge 2$ for extra bread when you are consuming 200$ on your table, it is a very bad marketing estrategy, it wont hurt to give an extra piece of bread, when you have a tables expending a good ticket. They have a good chart of wines, but we choose one and when the wine came to the table was a different it would be better to let you know before bring it to the table, is no a big deal they should fix it because is a very nice restaurant

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

First of all I would like to thanks all the workers over there, they were very kind and sweet.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had flank steak and lobster ravioli. Flank steak was the best. Carolina Rice Grits were the best of the sides. The atmosphere and service were A+. The food was good, but a bit pricey to be good vs. amazing. The old tapas menu was more appealing to me. The drink menu was really good. Hard to choose... A friend in our group doesn't eat seafood or beef. The only chicken dish had a seafood sauce and the only other poultry dish was duck. She ended up with a salad as her entree. I would definitely go back- I wanted to try a couple of other entrees. I love the iPad menu where you can see the dish in a photo before you order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I was there with three of my friends for a birthday get together. The service stuff were friendly and helpful. All of our dishes were delicious: Tuna Toston, (tender) Thai Fried Calamari, Red Curry Mahi-Mahi-Mahi, Scallops a la Catlana and Duck Breast (a little tough). We didn't have a room for desserts, but they looked good. I would recommend this restaurant for a special dinner out or nice get together with friends.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was poor, took a very long time for drinks and food. Waitress was rarely seen, had to ask another waitress to find her so we could order another drink. Wouldn't recommend the food as it was average. Lobster ravioli was a weird combination of flavors when the lemon foam.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Average food, below average service.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We loved our experience. When they did not have the root beer for my favorite drink Ashley found a liquer to float on top and it made my drink delicious. The drinks and food were served in a timely manner and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. The Nitro Experience dessert with the liquid nitrogen made the chocolate samores very special. It was fun blowing smoke from our mouth and nose. Thank you Ashley for taking pictures for us!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Always wanted to try the place. It did not disappoint. Enjoyed everything about the experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great atmosphere and ambience! I like the cozy seating and attentive service. The food is interesting and flavorful.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We have been here multiple times with only one mediocre food experience and only one mediocre service experience, service being the most recent poor experience.Their bartenders are some of the best, with specialty and classic cocktails close to perfection. Some main courses are short on quantity, but by the time you get through some of the fantastic appetizers, you may wish you had not ordered more food. Service was not bad, per de but sitting for ten minutes before food order is taken and at least that to get tab after all utensils are appropriately placed on your plates is too long. First and last occurrences are after all the most remembered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent food. We had the steak tartar that came with a mustard ice cream, great idea, really taste. My wife had the Duck 3 ways and it was very creative.
The option to have the menu as tapas or a regular meal was pretty good

Tags: Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere with innovative, flavorful dishes!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 29, 2017

I normally love every experience at sabore; in fact I've never been disappointed until this last visit . Took my parents who were here from out of town as it's the one place that doesn't disappoint.. for me at least. The starters were delicious and so were each of my parents' entrees. Unfortunately my lobster ravioli was pretty horrible tasting . The lobster itself did not taste fresh, the consistency was not right, the entire dish left a lot to be desired, no flavor, no taste, tasted just like fish broth with no seasonings or spices. It's one of the most expensive dishes on the menu and it honestly was pretty bad tasting so my overall rating and food ratings are very low!

Tags: Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The experience was variable with some food good and some not (undercooked pork). The service was generally good but occasional glitches in presentation and communication. More consistency in the experience is necessary. In general it was a disappointment.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was a delightful, and delicious Saturday night Fathers' Day dinner for my wife, our son and daughter-in-law and the 5-year old grandson! Ambience and service are always excellent at Sabore, and tonight did not disappoint. The food was fun to order -- the iPad's are a nice touch with pictures of each item -- and there's a great variety between land and sea. We enjoyed the 5-cheese tray as our appetizer: certainly one of the best trays around. Duck, Kobi Beef, Mahi curry, and the vegetarian entre' falafel were all tasty, nicely proportioned, and reasonably priced. The highpoint of the evening was the Liquid Nitrogen S'mores dessert: the executive chef prepared this at our table and it was a wonderful fun food experience. The 5-year old was entranced (actually all of us were) and I would most strongly recommend this item for any special occasion! In the words of my grandson: "Best Chef Ever!" If you want a memory, then take your special person (toddler or adult) to Sabore, enjoy the food and finish up with a world-class dessert experience. My son told me the next day, that this was the very best dinner at a restaurant that he'd ever had! Thanks to all for a total food experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good food and attentive service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Service was extremely poor. We had to keep trying to find out waitress. Food was ok but certainly not approximate the cost. There are certainly multiple better options in Gainesville.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I was not a fan of the buffet for Mother's Day brunch. I thought there would be more fusion foods and foods from the original menu. They did more steakhouse foods rather than global food that they advertise. I go to Sabore for the global fusion and I thought the menu was going to showcase that. I'm not saying the food was bad or anything. It was good. I think they just strayed too far away from their menu to accommodate the buffet they wanted to host for Mother's Day.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This restaurant is at the top of their game both food-wise and service-wise. The first course as well as our main courses were amazing. We really enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We were heading to Harbor Springs Michigan from Naples FL via I-75 and stopped in town for the evening. Read a review of this restaurant that sounded good -- and it was. A great find with interesting food and ambiance. An urban restaurant in a suburb!

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Found this wonderful restaurant online thru Open Table. We wanted a different dining experience and it was a great choice!
Our server, Ashley, had a lot to do with this. She was very knowledgeable about the menu which certainly helped us make our choices.
Thank you, the food was awesome and we'll certainly return when we're in Gainesville.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful. But she had no help. It took her 3 trips to serve us. Took forever to get drinks but the appetizers were served very fast, too fast in fact. Overhead the manager trying to rush us out of there. Food was ok. But no flexibility at all. Would not recommend for a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I was completely blown away by this restaurant. The food was amazing. We were a party of nine and ran the menu. DUCk, pork, fish, and beef were all ordered. All were astounding in presentation, flavor, and technique. If you live in the Gainesville area, this restaurant is a gift. I will be returning in June to introduce more friends.

We applauded the chef and staff as we walked out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We went here to celebrate our daughter's graduation and it was a lovely experience! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Highly recommend. Delicious and beautiful food, fun atmosphere and excellent service. The quality of the food for the price proved a good value. LOVED this place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Not the same restaurant we went to last year. They have changed in their menu as noted in other reviews, and the overall feel of the restaurant as well.

From well crafted but overly salted tapas they have moved to obscure sounding dishes that are mediocre.

The wine was good.

We had the 5 worldly cheeses which was good but not really impressive. Then this ham thing which was a better than average form of prosciutto. However the ceaser salad was a ridiculous clump of romaine with seasonings that dusted the table when disturbed. My wife had baby kale salad that really would have been more palatable had the hard stems been removed.

The pork tomahawk things (a rib bone attached to a chunk of tenderloin) were OK but the broccolini tasted like something from a low end chinese fast food place. Seriously. My wife's salmon was uninspired -- nothing bad, but for the price was low key. Dessert: we were looking forward to the s'mores made at the table-side but they were out of it...we got there at 6:30 and only one table got it, so they had ONE left for Saturday evening? They also ran out of the wine I ordered (from their main menu), and they ran out of bags to place the left over wine bottle with.

Servers were good and attentive but food quality was bad.

The bar they had, almost 1/2 the restaurant, attracted very loud drunk folks who were quite disruptive -- strange people one of whom was wearing (I kid not) a fishing vest with no shirt underneath, shorts, and flip flops. Not sure why we dressed nicely for this place, they weren't looking under dressed themselves in shirtless vests and shorts.

Our first visit was entirely unlike our second, will not be back. Sorry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Excellent service and the best food in Gainesville- a MUST EAT THERE kind of place

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The food was good with a good combination of flavors. I think of it as Spanish with an Asian twist.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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