Sabor Cocina Mexicana - Thousand Oaks

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335 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican
Experience Sabor Cocina Mexicana, A Modern Mexican Restaurant. Using high quality all natural ingredients, organic and seasonal when possible: Fresh wild caught seafood, corn fed Midwestern beef, Jidori free ranged all natural fed locally raised chicken, Salmon Creek Farms wheat and barley fed pork as well as homemade tortillas. We take traditional Mexican flavors and give them a modern twist.
Using 100% Agave Tequila and seasonal flavors for our Margaritas and hand crafted signature drinks, combined with a Colonial Mexican Decor for a romantic ambiance.
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BA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

My family had eaten at Sabor a number of times and had a great experience. However, our last visit was awful. I ordered the tacos and the meat was loaded with fat and gristle. The rice was barely warm. Another family member had the chicken tacos and while she enjoyed them, her rice and beans were cold. We paid the bill and will never return. I would encourage others to find another Mexican restaurant.

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RG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was super delicious, my guests loved it and would come again.
Every Sunday you have buffet or only on special events like Mother’s Day?
My mom and I will go sometime on the week to try the fish tacos and others delicious plates that shows in the menú.
God bless all and continue making a delicious food.
Rafaela

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!! We come here at least 4 times a month. Always delicious, everything I’ve ordered is. Lean meat, fresh vegetables, great fish tacos! The margaritas are PERFECT. Their “well” organic tequila is TOP NOTCH. I don’t even switch the tequila to my usual Don Julio Silver, Don Julio Añejo or Don Julio 1942. My boyfriend’s a native Californian, says this is the best Mexican food he’s had in awhile in Southern California.

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Tasty food. Way too noisy seated in the bar. Will request main dining room next time. Part of order (tortillas) forgotten. Ran out of chips. Waiter pleasant but didn't check back.

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MI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very unique preparation of classic Mexican food. Unusual ingredients; nicely-sized portions. Will definitely dine there again.

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch menu has some wonderful choices and the fun rose drinks really make the meal into a celebration.

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d
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The table was sticky, the guacamole was tasteless,/enchiladas Marisco were colder than the plate it was served on. The margarita had was too much ice in it and melted too fast resulting in a water downed drink. This is not the restaurant I it used to be The entire restaurant could use a good cleaning. While it’s nice to have a hot plate it would be nicer if the food tasted better.

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u
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I are on Weight Watchers, so we told the server, and he recommended the guacamole served with fresh veggies rather than chips. It was delicious and so refreshing. He also recommended other items that were so diet friendly. It was all so delicious and forced us to think outside of our normal Mexican restaurant eating pattern. I love the choices, the food and the service!! There is something for everyone.

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BG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservation was honored....food was delicious....service great, but the noise level is very high. But we will return again!!!

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DD
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Visited this restaurant for an early lunch so it was pretty low key and quiet. Food was received rather quickly and everyone enjoyed the meals they ordered. Waitstaff was nice and attentive. Beautiful Decor.

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GH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever since Polacheck's Jewelers moved out and Sabor moved in, we have thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The margaritas are so large, you almost need two hands to lift the glass. My favorite item on the menu is the Aranchera (Skirt Stake) followed by the Ribeye Tacos. I had the Tacos Pescado last Sunday, the best fish tacos I have had in a long time. The Guac appetizer is amazing. If you are looking for gourmet Mexican food as opposed to street food, then Sabor is the happening place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and pleasant service.

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I've been to Sabor many times and each time it seems to get worse. This last visit took the prize. Whenever I've eaten a rib eye steak I've eaten the meat and thrown away the fat and grizzle waste. I now know where that waste ends up....in Sabor's rib eye steak taco. They should rename it the rib eye fat/grizzle taco. And for that I had the privilege of paying $20. I won't be back.

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C
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to "Sabor" many times. Always good food and service. One of our favorites.

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S
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, a bit of a twist from normal Mexican food. Food and service were excellent. Would say just a little pricy, but everything was so good.

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LA
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pollo de mole and was surprised with the sweet corn cake as well! Yummy!We had guacamole that was a medium! Drinks were generous🍸

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MG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Mexican restaurant in Ventura Country!

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with reasonable portions! Chips are fresh and not greasy! A little dark but overall nice ambiance!

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SR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice place and convenient to the theatres, but because of that, and the rent factor, a bit overpriced. The ambiance is very nice and our waiter was very attentive..

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K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Soup is was cold- had to ask for Utensils and to have the heater turned on 4x. Overpriced for the quality

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go before going to the theater! The margaritas & food are excellent!

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HL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here pre-Concert with a group of friends and was pleasantly surprised! Not typical Mexican cuisine. Tasty and beautifully presented. Service was great, ambience fun, great decor. A tad pricey for Mexican food but totally worth it. I’d come here again definitely.

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J
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theater tickets

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Sabor ! Amazing food beautifully presented . Great friendly service in a lively romantic atmosphere .

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PS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Cocina Pibil (pork) remarkably fatty, which it has been intermittently in the past. Scallops not tasty, zucchini pasta not tasty, either. Sabor margaritas excellent, as was salsa, and spicy creme broulet dessert.

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Sabor’s food and margaritas. The service is excellent and atmosphere is very pleasant. We will continue to visit and would highly recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but expensive and the margarita was very diluted and very expensive as well
Everything comes ala carte

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LE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal with excellent service from Cesar. Service was attentive, pleasant and not intrusive. Food was fantastic!

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OT
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always hit Sabor before concert next door! Great food, terrific margaritas & service has always been excellent.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere
Food was good but won’t go back for the food
Way overpriced for the flavor

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f
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my food. Everyone at our table loved their food. We just thought the prices were a little high for lunch.
I had never had a chile relleno with a panko crust and now it is my favorite chile relleno.

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TT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacos made with filet mignon were out outsanding. My wifes chile rellenos (came with 2) were so good.

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j
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service... best experience in a long time

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J
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to go to for a casual dinner, or when you have theater tickets to the Civic Arts Plaza. Food always excellent.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu and exceptional service. The drink and food quality far exceeded my expectations.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a good vibe. We sat at bar. The food was fantastic. I got the steak tacos and my wife the chile relleno. It was Saturday night and the place was packed, however there was a show next door at the civic center. We left at 7:50PM and the place started to empty out. Hence, not sure what its like when the business is slow. Will definately go again prior to a show at the civic center.

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RD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our experience was excellent and our server Cesar was exceptional as he always is.

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CM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and love the size of the margaritas! The service is also outstanding as well.

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E
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Server couldn’t get anything right including splitting the chick correctly. Took 4 times to get the check split correctly. Overall, nobody was impressed at all with server, food!!

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Pricey though. Lunch for 2, $74.00

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