About Sabor De Cuba

Its authenticity unmatched, Sabor de Cuba crashes the emerging Frederick dining scene with aromas and flavors that evoke the island's rich culinary heritage. Owners Irieska Caetano and Angel Gattorno bring enthusiasm and vision to their cozy new digs in the heart of the downtown area. As chef, Gattorno draws on closely held family recipes to enhance a menu of traditional Cuban favorites. Dine in a family-friendly environment where the service is as first class as the meal itself.

Simple food, complex flavors. Is such a thing even possible?
At Sabor de Cuba, we think yes.

9 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Cuban

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:30pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 8:30 pm

Friday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cross Street:
S. Market St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 663-1036

Website:
http://www.sabordecubarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We are in the middle of two public garages. We also have parking on the street.

Executive Chef:
Angel Gattorno

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private room in the back that will seat up to 20 people.

Private Party Contact:
Irieska Caetano: (240) 417-9699

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Sabor De Cuba Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.2

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

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Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Cozy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Healthy (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Was a nice resturant with availablility to reserve a table the night before Valentines day. Resturant Staff were nice and accomodating. The food was excellent! Service was gracious. Prices were reasonable. The only negative comment was that the table we were seated at was outside of the kitchen. The noise was not constant but 5 to 6 times during the meal there was a starteling banging which did make us jump.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Authentic Cuban food, very delicious. The wait staff was very accommodating. Really enjoyed both the sweet and green plantains at our table. The menu is varied and very reasonable.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had excellent service and food came out quickly. The empanadas ( appetizer) were amazing but the main entree was not as good - pretty bland and very oily.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The staff was very accommodating of a gluten allergy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Friendly staff, cozy place, and really good food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Waiter was fantastic. Mojitos are excellent (have 2 every time!). Food is delicious and plentiful (you will need a take-home box!). The Seafood Paella is scrumptious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was excellent, very attentive waiter. Food was just ok for me I love spicy and saucy and my pork was neither, the plantains were really good. Wished we had ordered the paella, it looked really good! Was not pleased with where we were seated, we had reservations and were seated in the back beside a group of 8 rude loudmouths who didn't care that there were other diners.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love coming to Sabor de Cuba, we love cuban food!
Staff is very friendly and it's your mom & pop's place with flavorful dishes. Would recommenrd to change up the menu every so often like by adding dishes such as: vaca frita de pollo, arroz imperial, offer pastelitos de guayaba vs. emapandas for dessert.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good night out with friends. Friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Was looking for food that was homemade, tasty and with some heritage -- well done and keep up the hard work!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is always great and the service is always spot on. Can’t go wrong with Sabor de Cuba

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We love the food and we always love our waitress; she always has the biggest smile.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The lentil soup was quite good. The pollo en la plancha was a bit dry and the plantains we rather boring. After tasting the soup, I was expecting more flavor. Still, the menu is appealing and I'll probably give it another shot.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food and service were amazing as usual! Restaurant was completely full and our drinks, appetizer and entrees still came out quickly and were perfect!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was surprised to find this can restaurant in Frederick Md. I am of Cuban heritage and found the food to be authentic. It was well prepared and there were very creative Cuban offerings not found in so-called Americanized Cuban restaurants. The prices were also a pleasant surprise. Be advised, the appetizers are quite substantial so either make a meal of them or skip them and go for the main entrees. My wife and I will be back often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always a great choice for dinner and or lunch, and especially good in Frederick for pre/post theater dinners/drinks. Tx Michael for another great experience! Best, Scott & Nancy

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Cuban food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved this place and downtown fredrick is such a beautiful place. Will go to again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic food and drinks. Many Gluten Free options for those who have celiac disease or are Gluten sensitive.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing food!! We brought two friends who have never been here and they really enjoyed it also.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

WOW, Pork Sandwich was best I ever had...

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

GO HERE NOW!!!

Outstanding food and drinks, great service. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back many times.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Have visited Sabor de Cuba several times and have always enjoyed the food. A favorite when visiting Frederick.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Sabor de Cuba is one of our favorite 'go to' restaurants in Frederick, MD. We often dine here on the weekends. The staff is super friendly and attentive. The food is very delicious and authentic. Love the comfortable atmosphere of this neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food, strong drinks. Love the veggie platter.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Amazing Cuban food. Always ask about the specials.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Safe choice here. Attentive, caring service by a newish waiter. Food was good considering lack of good Cuban choices in this region. The daily special was basically a Cuban version of fajitas with no tortillas. Vaca Frita was tasty. I'll keep looking for great Cuban in this area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was GREAT! Service was AWESOME!!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had been looking to try this restaurant for some time. The food was good but the service was poor. Ordered an appetizer before ordering main meal, server took the order and then came back to get rest of the order but asked if we wanted an appetizer which we had already ordered and was being brought to the table as he stood there. We ordered a bottle of wine which he brought to the table, presented the bottle and left it without pouring it into glasses or even opening it (screw cap). Ordered dessert to share and he handed the 2 spoons to person I was dining with. The restaurant was extremely loud and was difficult to hear our own conversation. Should have asked to sit outside since perhaps it would have been more quiet. Meal was decent but will not go back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

First time at Sabor de Cuba; we really enjoyed our dinners - Vaca Frita & Pernil. We also had the soup special for the day, described as being a pureed enchilada, which was also very good Service was fast, but it was a Sunday night, so likely quieter than usual. Looking forward to returning. Only "criticism" is that it would be helpful if servers had a better understanding of menu items to answer questions about the dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The service here is always friendly and personable. The food was great and timely. Good drinks.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Sabor de Cuba never disappoints! Great food, great drinks, friendly servers. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food! Seafood paella was amazing! Could easily feed four people. We enjoyed it and have enough to bring home. Service was amazing and they really took time to explain dishes to us.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was our second time here, but not our last. We had some beef empanadas, the tomato & avocado salad and the vaca frita, with their dessert special: chocolate tres leches. Delicious! Great service too.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Loved the mojitos with muddled watermelon, food was amazing, and service was outstanding!! Appetizer shrimp was delicious and perfect size for our youngster. Will definitely be back!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

First time to this restaurant. What caught my eye was the menu item, a guava empanada. This sounded good. So I went, ordered the pollo ala plancha, and saved room for dessert. The chicken was a generous portion of citrus marinated breast grilled to a sizzling hot state upon presentation. The plate also included a ladle full of rice topped with four fried green plantain mashes. A bowl of mildly spicy black beans finished the entrée. Each item flavor complemented the other and I just kept thinking that my wife would definitely enjoy this place. So would my kids. Especially when it came time for the guava empanada. Out it came, fresh, hot, and delicious. Definitely worth the trip and a return visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food and very accommodating of the need for gluten free food.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I can't say anything about Sabor that hasn't been said before. It's delicious, authentic cuban food. There is a pride that they have about their restaurant and meals. It's a special place. I will go back for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I love this restaurant and have been bringing different friends here for several years!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I love the sizzling shrimp and a habanaro margarita with cilantro. Don't forget the garlic for the shrimp and the cilantro for the drink! Did you get a new chef? Train him/her in your flavorful ways! The whole table wondered about the usual flavorful food. I'll be back...I know I will.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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