Sabor Cocina Mexicana - Valencia

4.6
160 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
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Phone number
(661) 259-9002
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Leticia Hansen
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Cross street
McBean Pkwy
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
160 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
73%
Very Good
17%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
2%
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and amazing service well recommend

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered a specialty salad and a few drinks with my date. I had planned to order more, but I found that the salad I got was so heavily laden with dressing on wilted soggy vegetables that I lost my appetite and ordered more drinks. :) It had a great atmosphere for my date, so it was still a win. But I was not impressed.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, food and drinks is always great. It’s a “go to” for all of our occasions. This one just happened to be our anniversary.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Came on the recommendation of co-workers. I am a bit of a foodie and enjoy trying new places. I was warned of the prices, but was told I would be happy. We were seated promptly, and then nothing. No chips, no salsa, no "welcome". And so we sat with our menus and planned our food. Finally, a server from another table notified our server we were there. We had waited long enough we had our drink and food order ready. We did not see our server again until we after we asked the busboy for our check.
The food was amazing. The margaritas were large and tasty. Portions were a good size, though for half a chicken in mole, two tortillas is insufficient ( I would have asked for more, but the server was nowhere to be found).
Back at work, I was told the service I endured was not typical, so I guess that was my luck.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Their register wasn’t working and declined my card several times. A bit of an embarrassing moment at first. After they rebooted the system my card went through. Other than that I enjoyed the dinner and the restaurant. A little pricey for what you get.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the cuisine. They will make what you want if it is not on the menu. Food is delicious. Drinks are great . Service is excellent. I would recommend.

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j
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though the restaurant was very busy on Mother's Day the food and service was still very good. There was four of us and we had a variety of food; steak and enchiladas.

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JE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My enchiladas had at least 3 chunks of chicken fat that I had to spit out. It was special occasion so I did not make a big deal over it... but I was disillusioned since they were $18.00. Margaritas were good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t so good, but the service was great.

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E
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great plaice

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San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal with incredible service to match. We are looking forward to many special occasions dinners here in the near future.

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S
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Sabor was one of the Mexican Restaurants that took Reservation’s. The food was wonderful and the liquor menu gave many choices. The desserts were delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food; we will definitely visit again soon

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal with friends. Margarita was HUGE but very delicious.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a reflection of human beings. A lot of attention is spent on aesthetics, and very little on substance. It's a stunning Mexican restaurant and the servers are professional to a point you can't fault. The meals are plated beautifully, but unfortunately are terribly bland. All four of us felt the same way and were incredibly disappointed after the promise of something more special than your average Mexican restaurant. In fact, your local inexpensive restaurant has far more flavor at half the cost. My meal was dry and had no sauce. Another friend commented that fish and cream just don't go together. Fish and lime go do! Sadly the enormous margarita's did not take the pain out of paying the same size bill. The plantains were delicious, but how hard is it to fry a banana? I would like to go back to give it a second chance, but I know that I would just be going back in the same way that you go back to a beautiful/handsome person hoping that they've worked on their personality and this time they might be nice and not so cold. We both know the answer is a waste of time and money.

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4
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service great margaritas

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P
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very lovely lunch. The our server was very friendly and the guy in the front when we walked in was very nice sorry I didn’t get any names but we will definitely be coming back.

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SB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food and service were outstanding.

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BH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the Staff at Sabor that makes the difference. It's hard to find a restaurant in the SCV where the Staff is as dedicated to great service every single time you visit. By the way, the food is amazing too.

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EF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ambience, fantastic food! What more can anyone asks for?!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual!

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d
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and the help is tremendous!!!! Also the décor is amazing and the drinks are huge and in beautiful glasses.

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Went there on recommendation and found ambiance really exciting! Very upbeat - even classy. Waiter was very attentive, courteous and inviting. Sad to say that's where the good comments end. After tasting a watery margarita - and then having it replaced with one that was identical, the explanation we received was that it "came frozen that way and that all that ice ruins it." (i.e. had neither flavor or punch!) Our two separate courses followed - one being the House Special chicken concoction. Mine was a (we thought) predictable cheese enchilada - yet each was disappointing to the point of our option to not clean our expensive plates! Oh, yes, we also tried the chicken tortilla soup which like its companion dishes seemed to have an unusual flavor and all seemed to carry a "not bad - but not good" after-taste. Fortunately, the watery margarita was removed from our bill - yet even so, the tab exceeded $50 for two entrés and a cup of soup - no other drinks, salad or dessert, etc.

Summary: Really enjoyed the interior architecture and ambiance - nice service - but over-priced food we actually didn't enjoy. So, sorry, but how could we recommend a restaurant that had food we wouldn't repeat?

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j
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been frequenting Sabor for 3 years. Hands down the best authentic Mexican food in L.A. County. Service is impeccable and food is even better. Highly recommend

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SP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I love dining at Sabor. The chef has created a great menu with unique flavors. The sfaff is amazing. We always feel welcome!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Loved the food and atmosphere

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BV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day great ambiance and food and service are always GREAT. All the service professionals are friendly and accommodating. One of
F our favorite restaurants in Santa Clarita. A must visit if you like really unique and classy Mexican food.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best service and tasty meals!

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b
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food at Sabor is always above average or better, the drinks are decent, and the service by the wait staff is outstanding. Actually, the wait staff/servers/etc are very attentive and friendly--probably the highlight of Sabor. The problem I have is with their lack of planning. The past two times we have gone to Sabor we have made reservations. On both occasions we arrived five minutes before the time they accepted as our reservation and we were not seated until 25 minutes after that time. Don't tell me 6:30 is fine then seat me at 7:00. There are too many other quality Mexican restaurants in this area to deal with their lack of organization any more. We will take our business elsewhere. Luckily for them the waiters and food are good, so they will continue to be packed with people who will tolerate their incompetence.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating our marriage earlier in the day. What a perfect end to a perfect day!! Great cocktails. Delicious hand made tortillas. We will be back soon.

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DM
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Driving home after seeing Golden Kingdoms at the Getty Museum. A desire for Mexican cuisine sent me to Open Table and Sabor looked interesting. It was in a very large mall and we almost didn’t go but we were hungry and entrance was from the outside. What a fun surprise when we saw the interior, well done. I judge Mexican restaurants by their salsa and chips. Delicious. Ok on to the menu, not your typical Americanized Mexican food. My crispy Chile rellanos were delicious and I could have eaten a dozen but settled for 2. Excellent and fresh guacamole. My husband had the chicken burrito and it was delicious. I am so glad we stopped. Now I hope I can replicate the crispy rellano.

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L
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

First of all - I want to say that our issues with the restaurant had nothing to do with the service, which was excellent. From the hostess , to our wonderful waiter , to the people who refilled our water everyone could have not been nicer/more efficient. The food, however, was a disappointment. The chips had no salt. The salsa had no taste. The margarita was WAY sweet. The short ribs carnitas had good flavor but were a tiny portion for $25. The beans needed SALT! One friend had the street tacos and said they were good, and another had a burrito which she said was not bad - but for a place with prices like this I would expect more.

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SC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal was excellent...very tasty and fresh! Very definitely will return to enjoy another great evening!

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BV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warning! Sabor is addicting. Best presentation of food on a plate ever. Consistently great tasting.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gourmet Mexican food, unique decor, great service and delecious Sabor Margarita.

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had birthday dinner there. The food and service were excellent. Cochinita Pibil was delicious and the Margaritas colossal. Service was outstanding and the ambiance and décor were faultless. Not cheap Mexican food, but worth it. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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P
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful upscale restaurant that serves Mexican food. The menu is very different than what you would expect and it does not disappoint. The margaritas are smooth and tasty and all of the staff very friendly. Highly recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent 😃👍

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