About Sabroso

In the picturesque rural village of Arroyo Seco a few miles north of Taos, Sabroso offers exquisite American and Global cuisine nightly for dinner. Dine fireside, on the patio, or in our intimate bar where live entertainment can be enjoyed 4 nights a week. House specialties include freshly squeezed margaritas, crab cakes, wood-grilled steaks and fish, and many appetizers. We offer 20 different wines from around the world by the glass. Our award-winning wine list has over 130 wines from all major wine regions at prices ranging from $30 to over $300 with most in the $40 to $60 range. We offer more than 100 different liquor selections, twenty beers by the bottle, and four New Mexico beers on tap. Our menu features many locally-sourced items including New Mexico lamb and pork. You may sit in the air-conditioned inside bar or dining room or select the outside covered portal, the patio bar, or the intimate plum grove. Sabroso is located on State Highway 150 4.7 miles north of US Highway 64.

470 State Highway 150
Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
4.7 mi N of US 64

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(575) 776-3333

Website:
http://www.sabrosotaos.com/

Entertainment:
Music 5 nights a week featuring Jimmy Stadler and a traditional piano bar on Wednesdays.

Parking Details:
Parking is available on our lot or on Highway 150.

Executive Chef:
Dan Kostohryz

Private Party Facilities:
Sabroso offers private parties for groups of 6-45 in a single room. Sabroso can also use the entire restaurant for inside/outside service for parties of up to 150 people.

Private Party Contact:
Breanna Lazarus: (575) 776-3333

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Annual July 4th Pig Roast
Annual Paella Contest

Sabroso Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
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Live Music (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Romantic (9)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had an early reservation and when we were approached by the server she acted as if it was an inconvenience. She did not inform us at the time that she listed the specials that items had been removed from the menu. So we tried to order something from the menu that was not being offered and she became upset that we found it irritating.

We ordered lamb and filet mignon. The filet was good except the sauce that they covered it with and it was very bland. The lamb was OK, it was cooked well but a little tasteless. The artichoke hearts that was served with the lamb were interesting. You know those little jars of artichoke hearts packed in vinegar that you see at the store. Well it tasted like they had taken those hearts and grilled them so all you could taste was the vinegar.

Sorry, we were looking forward to a nice evening with good food and good service and we received neither.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Secluded restaurant and bar in small town of Arroyo Seco about 7 miles north of Taos. I had a dinner special of sea scallops surrounded by tasty polenta and a ring of delicious, crispy, flash-fried spinach. My vegetarian friends chose spicy tomato chipotle soup and sides of asparagus and potatoes. The Silver Coin margarita made with fresh lime juice, premium tequila, and cointreau was pricy, but delicious. After dinner we moved to the cozy bar to listen to live music (6:30 - 9:30 pm). Lovely evening.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff we came into contact with was personable, friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Put a tip on my bill before I could. I thought that was out of line, the tip I was going to add would have been more.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We visited Sabroso as a result of recommendations from folks we spoke to while visiting down town Taos. We were very disappointing with the food. They use high quality ingredients but lacked flavor. While my New York Steak (nightly special and $42.00) was tender it lacked any seasoning. My husbands ribs should have fallen off the bone and didn't. The BBQ sauce was lack luster. Tasted like Catchup base with only a little touch up. All in all the cook that night must have been the "B" team. At least that's my hope.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Was told that the birthday dessert was complementary and yet was charged $9 on the tab. Cocktail sauce for the shrimp had too much horse radish. Loved Jimmy Stadler.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had been to Sabroso before to listen to the amazing Jimmy Stadler, but on this occasion, we came to dine! We were early for our reservation, but the hostess seated us right away nonetheless. Our server was patient and helpful in every way! My husband had the Bison Short Ribs - oh my goodness!!!! ~ absolute perfection! For dessert, the chef prepared Duck Egg Cardamon Crème Brulee. The best thing I have ever had! The patio is wonderful. We enjoyed our cocktails without feeling rushed to order. Such a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I would recommend it only for the food this visit - - that's because there was no vibrant bar scene, no music (as planned), not many people - apparently the night before they had been packed. I think it must have been a ticketed music event because when making reservations that night was not even on their calendar. I have loved going to Sabroso when visiting Taos. We love the patio seating in good weather, their food is amazing, and the music very nice and not distracting; however this time there was not much going on. So it was disappointing. However, we will try it again!!!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

It's a beautiful restaurant and we're happy we tried it. The atmosphere is so nice and our waiter was wonderful. We felt our entrees were mediocre, though, for such a lovely restaurant. Nice presentation, but the flavors weren't as special as we hoped they would be. I would definitely recommend Sabroso for drinks and appetizers, which were all delicious, and quite special.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

3rd time this summer. Music, food, service all right on.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Absolutely loved it! Even as alone diner it was very relaxing. Food was delicious & prepared as I wanted. Adored my wonderful waiter Daniel who was so attentive & complimentary. Becky N

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Second visit this summer. Both trips equally great with the exception of slow service (very friendly though) on the first trip. That was corrected on the second visit.

Both visits fetchered Jimmy Stadler on the patio. He's a great singer and guitarist.

All's well!!!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Spicy, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Casual, Scenic View, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We went to Sabroso the previous night and found the food, service and ambiance much better the previous evening. With so few good choices for dinner in Taos, this place rates as an acceptable alternative to most others in NM.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the great food and energy in. this little jewel of a restaurant out on the high desert floor! The food was excellent and the service was good. We were pleasantly surprised to find a nice little band playing country music with plenty of dancing! All in all this place was nice we will defiantly plan to go again if we have the chance.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great menu and drinks are very good too. A bit tricky to find. Service was very good. We ate out on the patio which was lovely. Entertainer was good but a bit loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We loved our dining experience at Sabroso! The appetizer crab cakes were prepared in an authentic New England style. The regular menu pork tenderloin and special scallop dish each had complex flavors and were delightful. The huge scallops were served in a bed of very tasty corn polenta, all surrounded by a wreath of flash-fried spinach, a unique prep of a standby veggie that presented like a chip. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Delious. The Chicken pot pie was very good, filling, but seemed lonely on a huge plate. Chiken fried steak was great, huge portion with mashed potatoes, gravy and very back by greens. Shared the rasberry short cake with fresh whipped cream, yummy!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Lovely outside dining with friendly servers who were working hard due to short staff. Also food was running out due to holiday weekend. However I can recommend the portabello appetizer and the crab cakes and sweet potato fries and key lime pie. Definitely sit outside if you can.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Maybe it was an off night, but the service was extremely slow and the waiter did not seem to know his job, the portions were small, and the shrimp and salmon were very over cooked. We pointed out the overcooked food right away, but the waiter never offered to take the food back, nor did he adjust the price. At the end of the meal the waiter also told us that the kitchen had run out of food and they had had to cancel a number of dinner reservations. This was on the evening of July 3, a holiday weekend. When we return to Taos we will give Sabrosa's another chance, as it is a lovely place and has a good reputation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We are here one night while on a trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This place is great! Food, service, drinks, live music all very good.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on June 17, 2017

Usually dependable but this time salmon was not fully cooked. Everything else was good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was our second visit to Sabroso, the first nearly a year ago during a previous visit to Taos. We liked our first experience but this one was even better. Just great food off a menu of many choices, including several specials. Wonderful outdoor seating, very helpful and friendly wait person, and they can make an excellent margarita. Definitely worth the drive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Waitperson, Cheyenne and singer/musician Charlie made the eve particularly enjoyable.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Our favorite place for diner in Taos. As always, it was up to our expectations and we had a great time. Momentos de la vida!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great margaritas and food. The beautiful adobe diningroom adds a very special touch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Interesting menu; well prepared food. Sweet little town north of Taos

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Waitress was very snobby steaks were tough only person there that was friendly and helpful was the water girl that has only been there for a couple of days

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was excellent!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food, wine, service and music was exceptional for a Valentines Day date. Recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Outstanding Valentines dinner. Food well prepared. Service attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day in a town we'ld only been to once before. Was able to get a reservation, prompt seating and nice staff. We went for the 12 oz. rib that was very generous - closer to a pound. Came out cooked as ordered. House made ice cream for dessert. Good value, local ingredients (they cut their meat on site) and nice staff. Made for a nice Valentine dinner with my sweetheart.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was ok. Ordered the porkchop, which was extremely fatty, unseasoned and cooked medium rare, even though I asked for it medium well. The chicken fried steak was tough. The mashed potatoes were outstanding.
This was our first visit...not sure we want to go back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2017

The food was mixed, from a great sea bass special to a poor steak salad (the salad wasn't good but the steak was very good). Ribs were in between. Caesar salad was unappetizing. Calamari was a bit odd but good -- dipping sauces were mediocre. Ambience was lovely. I guess go with the specials or the grill. All in all disappointing for what was intended to be a festive thank you. I won't go back. There are better restaurants in Taos.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Celebrated three birthdays. Bar area is very cozy. Danielle was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 1, 2017

We tried a variety of food options and found them to be average at best. The beet salad was particularly poor seemingly undercooked and sour (I usually greatly enjoy. beet salads). We chose the restaurant based on the online menu but found that most of the items we wanted were no longer available (such as the Cornish hen confit).

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 30, 2017

We were seated on comfy sofas in the lounge, beautiful wood fire burning. Good service and the happy hour menu offered a nice variety. One server and he was attentive.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The bar is the most attractive place to eat. A big fireplace is very nice in the winter. There is often live music. Sometimes it is too loud for conversation, sometimes not. Best to ask who is playing before sitting in the bar.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2017

The steak was an excellent choice. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned very well. The mashed potatoes and vegetables were also great.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Ambience, service, food was great. Would have been nice to have more vegetarian options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent food and wine, very professional service. We had the French gentleman as our server.

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