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

4.7

ambience

4.0

value

4.4

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Healthy (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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vip
 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch. Food was GREAT. Tasted like trips to Miami.
It was the day of local graduation, so noisy celebrants.
We will go Vick and next time ask to be seated away from groups.
The staff was friendly and attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

After being stationed for 4 years in Puerto Rico and enjoying incredible Cuban cuisine, I was excited to stumble upon this unassuming restaurant in Frederick. What Sabor de Cuba lacks in ambiance was more than offset by the quality of the food AND the beverages. Our party of six ordered six different entrees and they were all superb. Our mojitos were excellent and the sangria was just right: not too fruity, not too sweet, not too heavy. Service was prompt and our waitress addressed our many requests with a smile. I highly recommend dining here for any reason whatsoever!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

little overpriced for the food offering service ok. no bad

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was excellent, food delicious. I will recommend my friends for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Normally I'm happy to visit this restaurant. Unfortunately, my first Mother's Day experience at this restaurant was awful!! The host was rude and took my son stroller because he said it was in the way (it wasn't), placed my son's car seat on a holder (which was the same size as the stroller) which my 3 month old son screamed his head off because it was too high up, that he could barely be seen from our seat. The host didn't care or asked us if there was anything he could do to help. My son cried for 20 minutes, which made my experience awful until I got up and brought back my son's stroller and placed his car seat back on it. My son finally stopped crying after that. The host gave us an uncaring and insensitive look, which at this point I asked for the check and packed my untouched meal. My special day was ruined and was extremely disappointed with the gentleman. It will be a long time before I decide to back there again. It's really disappointing, since I really enjoy the food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food is always delicious. This is my preferred restaurant when family visits. The staff is polite and friendly. The Manager is professional yet very nice. He called me to let me know there was power outtage and did a follow up call when problem was resolved.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great place! Food was really good and if you like something spicy, get the habenero sauce on the side. Drinks will not disappoint. Staff was great as well.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Never disappoints. Authentic and delicious Cuban food.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent food with great service. Very fresh ingredients. Great for lunch. Location can be a challenge because of parking but lots are close by. Worth a short walk.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Our waitress was excellent. She never stopped smiling. Her great energy was contagious. Food was yummy. Will definately be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Got together with friends and we all enjoyed our meals and beverages. The service was excellent with no issue splitting the bill...even though we had neglected to ask in advance. Food was authentic to Cuba.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Consistently friendly service and tasty Cuban food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Everyone was super friendly and the food was amazing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

As always, delicious food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Introduced 5 friends to the place and they adored it as well!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Cozy but energetic. Good food, excellent service and great value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Great authentic Cuban restaurant. It reminds me of my grandmother's cooking back in Cuba. Service is outstanding and the quality of the food presented is phenomenal.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Their dessert flan was delicious and Cuban coffee was very good. Service was great and the food was authentic, though slightly dry that day. I intend to go back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Always looking for a good Cuban restaurant.
We were very happy with the restaurant, staff and food.
Definitely recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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