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Sabor A Cafe

4.2
4.2
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Colombian
Welcome to our traditional authentic Colombian restaurant. We offer a variety of dishes and the convenience of a full bar. The atmosphere in our dining room will make you feel the warmth of the far away South American land right here in Chicago. We understand that our guests want more that the average dining experience that’s why we are committed to turn simple meals into celebrations that will make you come back for more. We look forward to serving you among our esteemed guests.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Colombian, South American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday & Wednesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 1:30am, Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 878-6327

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Cross street

    Artesian Ave

  • Parking details

    There is ample street parking near-by

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music on the weekends

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The tables and chairs are so small the chairs are not strong enough and it seems like they are going to break. My husband ordered tongue and he got two small pieces He said the favor was horrible. They run out of one of the desserts. For the quality of food they are overpriced. For sure not a restaurant to recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    To see Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman
  3. w

    wiznit

    Phoenix

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Colombian and Venezuelan delicacies in this small charming restaurant but the real attraction is the great music they provide on their little stage
  4. SR

    SamanthaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall2food5service3ambience5
    The food is delicious the restaurant is beautiful the servers are great the only problem is they don’t actually use open table for reservations so no matter how many confirmations I got that my table was reserved it actually wasn’t and I only found this out upon calling to let them know that I would be five minutes late. Thank God they were able to accommodate me but if you make a reservation through open table don’t count on it being there
  5. w

    wiznit

    Phoenix

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were there mostly for the music on Sunday night. It was Father's Day and very crowded and noisy. Hoping there will be more interest in the music on a "normal" night. Food is very good but they do run out of things. Service is good but you have to be a bit patient if they are really busy.
  6. JO

    JOELGIN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated father's day with my family and everything went well as I expected from food to service. Definitely will recommend and look forward to come back.
  7. FR

    FredReview

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful! Prices are very reasonable. My wife and I have been to Sabor A several times before. We did set our reservation so we could hear the music, but when the group played it was too loud for us to converse with our friends. We like the restaurant a lot and we will be back.
  8. KK

    KearbyK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was very good and the place was fun. I would suggest anyone to go there for pretty authentic Columbia food.
  9. DR

    DonnaR

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good for as always
  10. RJ

    RaymondJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food!
  11. u

    uncle

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food people and music
  12. AE

    ArthurE

    Denver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    food was very good, friendly staff, and enjoyed the music. We had fish entries which were very good. many other options as well for steak, chicken and vegie
  13. DR

    DonnaR

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow, server had frown on her face while serving us. Food was cold but taste was fine
  14. CG

    CassG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very quiet, food was ok. Were there celebrating a birthday and nothing really stood out. Would reccomend for a quiet, quick brunch
  15. MO

    MihaelaO

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and loved the ambiance! Was there on a Friday night very nice.
  16. BI

    BIGSSider

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent restaurant. Great food. Great service, if you want a cold beer ask for the mug. if you want wine, you will get a glass and more. The steak was great along with the shrimp and chicken and pork. Try the AHI sauce. EXCELLENT. A must go to. its far from the south side but it was worth the trip.
  17. AF

    AndreaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and great service! Food was delicious!
  18. SC

    SandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you like traditional Colombian food, this is the place to go in Chicago. The place is small so make recommendations and be prepared to be seated really close to the other tables. Totally worth it. Their fruit juices are delicious. Give them a try.
  19. DG

    DawnG

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic food. Service was excellent. Will visit every time we go to Chicago!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation and got a call from the restaurant hours prior stating they couldn’t accommodate me and my date anymore. Totally disappointing and uncalled for
  21. y

    yummy

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Columbian restaurant. Empanadas are delicious! My fiance and I love their grilled shrimp! Service is outstanding! They are great with groups!
  22. KH

    KennethH

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding, authentic Colombian cuisine. Empanadas are great. Highly recommend the bandeja paisa, los compadres & parrillada. The fresh limonada is awesome.
  23. AM

    AlbertoM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Perfecto, la comida se demoro muchísimo y llego en partes pero valió la pena la espera, ordenamos unas empanadas de carne como aperitivo y estuvieron fantásticas, las bandejas paisas, el churrasco y los camarones deliciosos y los tragos igualmente ricos, ordenamos mojitos y les quedaron super, la música súper buena, excepto porque el volumen de la música está súper alto y no podíamos oír nada, la mesera sufrió mucho para tomar la orden porque no oía nada, en general muy bueno
  24. DD

    DeeDeeChi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Interesting menu, very well executed. This was our first time, but unlikely to be the last!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to see a latin band play. Great neighborhood place with great food!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Food was wonderful and the live music was great!
  27. BA

    BalbinaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it , friendly service, Good food !! i totally recommend it
  28. r

    rosalinal

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was great, food is good and price is reasonable ❤️
  29. L

    Lili

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fresh ingredients, good variety of food, pleasant service
  30. S

    Sandra

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    disappointed with the service. server had too many tables to take care and I just see her at the time that took our order and when we were leaving that I had to go find her to pay. no enough light and appetizer was brought with the meal. rude at the time of pay the bill, my husband wasn't understanding the different way to take care paying with credit card, she want us to give her the credit card right away before seeing the bill. I was in this restaurant already three times but this recent one will be the last one. Thanks,
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Made a reservation using open table. When we got there they continued to question the validity of my reservation even though I showed them the confirmation on my phone. They continued to say they didn't have it. Ok , fine. Initially they said that they didn't have any space for us, but then they said they could accommodate us. So they walked us to the back of the restaurant where the restrooms are and gave us a table that faces the wall. Then our server came over about 5-8 minutes after being seated, we hadn't even been given water yet, and asked if we were ready to order our dinner. We said we'd need a minute and he walked away without asking for our drinks. This type of service is basically how the rest of the night went. He brought out our appetizers after our dinner was already out, when our drinks were low instead of offering another he offered the check, and when we were finally ready for the check it took more than 20 minutes to get it and pay it. The food was tasty and reasonably priced, but the poor service and treatment weren't worth it. I wouldn't go again, but if you do, hopefully you have better luck with the service.
  33. L

    Liza

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Upon arrival they said that they did not have my reservation even though I placed it. They then sat me at a table that faced the window. This was very upsetting to me seeing as I reserved in advance and drove an hour to get there. However, the food was excellent which made my mood change. In the end, I would recommend calling so you get a better spot in the restaurant.
  34. u

    usatax

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    DELICIOUS FOOD AND VERY GOOD MUSIC, DEFINITIVE I'LL GO BACK
  35. C

    Cyndi

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    I made a reservation for 3 people, but when we got to the restaurant we were informed that they only had us down for 2. The good news was we still got seated quickly and the food was good, but we were a little bummed that we couldn't be seated in the room with the band playing.
  36. IC

    IColon

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, I have been here on several occasions and the food has always been great. Our waitress was excelent, our food and drinks were out in no time.
  37. MS

    MerylS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was absolutely lovely, welcoming, and informative. Ate there for dinner. The food was flavorful. The drinks tasty and not lacking alcohol. There are two rooms for dining. The back room is where the stage is located. The front room has a huge screen to show the performing act. I was absolutely delighted with the band that had performed August 5. Parking near the restaurant was free and easy. No need to go to downtown Chicago for great food and entertainment when you and your family can go to Sabor a Café. I'm definitely planning to go back!!!
  38. DL

    DianaL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, owners are friendly they keep it authentic. My only suggestion would be that Bossanova or brazilian live music is okay but it didnt make the right fit for this great place. Besides that, best piñas coladas and spicy sauce!
  39. CS

    ClaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I love this restaurant. the food is great! looking forward to returning soon.
  40. TG

    TaraG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2016

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I saw the mixed reviews because of their service problem and thought that my group of 7 might get a better server. I was wrong. Sandra, the waitress, gave my group the worst service we had ever had. First, she double-checked two peoples drink order and brought the wrong drink. Mango and raspberry martinis were ordered and 5 minutes later came back and asked again what we ordered then brought a raspberry and dry martini. We asked her for a new martini and was later charged for her mistake. This did not happen when it was loud either. Then when the rest of the party came she asked for their drinks and then came back twenty minutes later to ask what they ordered again. After 30 minutes of waiting for the drinks we asked where they were and she double-checked and she went and put the order in. That was the point where we said forget ordering anymore drinks. The food and entertainment were both really good. I think if the restaurant is going to put an automatic gratuity of 17% then we should get appropriate service. Sadly, Sandra did not deserve that tip at ALL.

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Sabor A Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 878-6327.

Sabor A Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Artesian Ave

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Hours of operation

    Monday & Wednesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 1:30am, Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Colombian, South American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is ample street parking near-by

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music on the weekends

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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