Sabor De Cuba

4.6
336 reviews
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Cuban
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.
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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great! We always enjoy the food and how it is prepared. My husband ordered the grilled red snapper. It was tough. He was not happy. But next time we will get the special of the night!!!!
That was the only issue otherwise food, service and the flan were great!!!!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

me gusto mucho su servicio. I have already recommended some friend to go there and will come again very soon with my wife. Thank you for the great Custom Service provided, your Team was excellent.

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KT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Cuban Food in the region! So fresh and savory and tasty

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l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to eat. The servers are very attentive and the food is tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food. Will be my favorite place to eat in downtown Frederick.My mom who's normally picky raved about it so it's a winner.

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, big portions! What's not to like?

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and great service, we always love going here, my wife loves it

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff are excellent! Highly recommend

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant. The ambiance a Cuba. The food was very Cuban. No wait staff was fantastic. The noise level, well we’re Cuban, it’s going to be loud. LOL!

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DN
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Classic Cuban flavors accompanied by scrumptious plaintains. What more could we ask for?
This time (our second), I had the pulled beef marinated in lime. My wife had the vegetarian plate. We were both delighted.

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b
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve eaten at most of the Cuban restaurants in the dc/md area and Sabor De Cuba is one of the best! We’ve always had a nice experience with servers and staff. Food potions are great and we love their pork and chicken dishes. Shrimp good too Order the garlic bread- it’s absolutely delicious! Desserts good too! Love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is incredibly attentive and friendly. Their recommendations are usually what they would eat themselves which is always a great indicator.

Their drinks are great, and they have fresh fruit for their mojitos. Definitely recommend.

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J
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The mojitos were very good. Strong but that’s a good thing.

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l
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Sabor De Cuba. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The only issue is how long until we return.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Simple but delish.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always amazing but our server Henry was top notch!

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good family restaurant. Friendly, efficient service. Good food. Relaxed atmosphere.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frederick's Cuban restaurant, just off the "Square Corner" on East Market Street, is wonderful. Situated in what used to be a White Coffee Pot, the tables are comfortably spaced and the decor attractive, the service is attentive, and the food is delicious and varied. Items are very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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CP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a rainy night and we made a reservation so seating was not an issue. Our server was Excellent and helped us make our dining decisions based on what was good that night and our preferences. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and absolutely will return.

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LM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to Sabor de Cuba to celebrate my birthday. Food, service and mojitos were all excellent!

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M
Washington DC
191 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice Cuban restaurant, not too large. Great selection of dishes and large portions. Service was very good. Food was a little bland. Ropa came with no olives or capers so lacked salt. Desserts were good. Would return.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great drinks, reasonable prices. Plan on going back.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family dinner and the food was amazing. The waiter Mike was very interactive with our group and added to the experience. And the margaritas had fresh strawberries which added to the flavor. Over all this was a fantastic experience and great food.

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a
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared a meal with our Aunt. We got the vegan dish, the marinated grilled steak dish and a side of yucca. For dessert we shared a tres leches with a couple of expressos.
It was a little hard to hear at times and we thought we were getting Americanos instead of expressos but it was very good overall. One of our favorite spots.

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We chose Sabor De Cuba from a list of Frederick restaurants near District Arts gallery on N. Market Street. We all enjoyed our meal, and the service was friendly, efficient and fast. Our experience was marred by the fact that the noise level was awful. Our table for 3 under the front window was positioned next to two tables of 6 who were extremely loud--we almost had to shout at times to be heard just across the small table. So, I would say this is NOT the place to be for a romantic dinner.

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n
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and accomodating! We loved everything about this place :)

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fast, friendly Cuban food with plenty to fill you up.

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SR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall, very good value and decent food. It is fairly simple inside so not much ambiance. Our waitress was very friendly but seemed stretched based on how often she was at the table. Worth a try for sure!

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E
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

First time and thought food and service was just ok - meat dry; soups watery, etc - won’t be returning

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decided to try something new; what a wonderful experience! Food was fabulous, and plenty of it. Our server was very sweet and helpful. Parking garage 2 minute walk away, so very easy access.

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YY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was authentic Cuban food. I love the fact that this is the first restaurant that has authentic Cuban bread. Like, I asked how did they get it; they told me the owner showed a local bakery how to make Cuban bread. The tres leches here is also amazing. They make their own merengue in house. Simply put, the food is excellent. Now the place could use a make over. It reminds me of a topical cafeteria in Miami.. not your fine dinner look. If you are not picky about the looks then ok. But they can take it to the next level by re-decorating the place.

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MG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great, immediate service on a Monday winter night. Excellent decaf espressos, and try the Cuban style plantains. There’s also both mild and diablo-hot hot sauces you can request with entrees. Our waiter Henry was really attentive. Will be back next time in Frederick.

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s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very simplistic approach to a wonderful culture of food. We could tell that the people preparing the food took their time in prepping and presenting their food.

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OT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Sabor de Cuba regularly. It is our favorite restaurant in the area. The food is amazing and the service is always excellent. I highly recommend treating yourselves to this experience.

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

My husband is Cuban so I know the food well, and Sabor de Cuba does Cuban food right. The ceviche was tangy and delightful. I had a snapper special with rice a salad, and sweet plantains. The fish fell off the bone, the rice was moist and delicious and the plantains were sweet, but could have used a little more caramelization like I prefer. I ordered a side of boiled yucca with garlic and it was a bit hard for my liking. I like it a little more mushy so it melts in your mouth. The service was great, always a smile on her face and ready to assist. We made reservations online which made it easy for us to get seated with our party of 6. They put us in the back room which had really low lighting. Would be nice to have some small lamps at each table or candles for some better ambiance and maybe some wall hangings on the walls which were bare. Kind of blah back there. But the food was yummy and I can't wait to go back!

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EH
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal with traditional spices

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food - would highly recommend! Great value and delicious offerings.

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j
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Valentine's Day entree special was delicious. The empanadas and bistec never disappoint. My habenero margarita with strawberries tasted fresh and firey. The staff here are always friendly. We love this restaurant!

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TS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, especially the pernil (roasted pork with rice, beans, onions, and plantain). The service was excellent -- our waiter was friendly and efficient. It was a little noisy, but not too bad.

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SW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food... lunch today did not disappoint!

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