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About Sazon - Santa Rosa

Sazón is owned and operated by Jose and Manny Navarro. We are the only authentic, and highest reviewed Peruvian Restaurant north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sazón serves up a variety of appetizers, ceviches, soups and salads, vegetarian plates, sandwiches and classic meals.



Our family is originally from Lima, where authentic Peruvian recipes were passed down by our great-grandmother, Maria Olinda, who herself came from Peruvian, African, Spanish and Italian ancestry. Peruvian cuisine fuses different periods from the South American country's history, from the ancient Inca empire through the Spanish conquest, which brought in slaves from Africa and China; further influences came from Italian and Japanese immigrants, blending indigenous foods of Peru and cooking methods of four continents into a unique taste



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Jose & Manny Navarro

1129 Sebastopol Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Peruvian, South American, Latin American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:30pm

Lunch: Sa-Su 11:00am-4:00pm

Dinner: M-F 5:00pm-8:30pm

Dinner: Sa-Su 4:00pm-8:30pm

Cross Street:
Burbank

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 523-4346

Website:
http://sazonsr.com/

Catering:
Sazón proudly offers catering services for your personal or business needs. Our catering services range from formal events to a business luncheon or a picnic at the park. We will meet your event needs by exploring options and ideas with you. You will find Sazón's catering staff to be professional, pleasant and quick to meet your needs. Weddings Anniversaries Picnics Family Reunions Business Meetings, Luncheons, Dinners Special Events!

Parking Details:
We count with a front and rear parking lot to up 25 vehicles.

Public Transit:
City of Santa Rosa Public Bus Route 12. Stop one block from our premises.

Executive Chef:
Pedro Sulub & Magali Sulub

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sazon - Santa Rosa Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.4

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3.8

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4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Business Meals (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Flat out amazing. Service and food were far beyond our expectations. Can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Due to the high quality ingredients here the food is better than in Lima, Peru. The owner, Jose, has increased the size by obtaining the room adjacent. He did a nice job in remodeling. Our time there on Wednesday was a very busy evening. It needed an additional wait staff member. The owner needed roller skates he was so busy. It caused us to have long waits. However, the food was excellent and plated with style.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been going since they opened. The food is excellent and consistent. Highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food and great service. They added a room so the ambience is better. Terrific cerviche. My favorite is the paella. Love this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We just love Sazon! The BEST ceviches on the planet. They've expanded seating into the next room so it's not so cramped, but we like sitting up by the bar to watch the poetry in motion in the kitchen.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I enjoy all the Peruvian choices and the service is always tops!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I have eaten in Peru and at the Peninsula and SF Peruvian places. This is simply the best Peruvian food I have had! Amazing! And great value ad great service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Sazon. The food is superb. It is not the most quiet, romantic atmosphere, but we enjoy the character of the place a great deal. We went for my birthday and I was treated like royalty. They gave me a complimentary Pisco Sour and a delicious dessert. We had traditional Peruvian cuisine, which took us back to a trip we made to Peru a year and a half ago. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who is interested in trying authentic Peruvian food. You're in for a real treat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We haven't been in since they remodeled. They took over the entire building, adding a deli that is also additional seating for the restaurant. Cozy decor. Great service from several people, they all work together to make sure you're happy. We were! Great food, great wine list, great service. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing people, incredible food!
Thank you, Gumer, for creating our special meal this evening. We consider all of you as our friends and we are so grateful to have found Sazon!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Seven GalPals had a celebratory dinner at Sazon and had a fabulous time. 5 were new comers to the restaurant and LOVED it! Jose, you have some new customers! Thanks for the friendly service and wonderful ceviche and main courses!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We were a party of 6. My dinner came out first before the other 5. I waited a bit, then slowly started eating my dinner. I was done before the other 5 in our party were served. My portion was small but absolutely delicious! I could have eaten a meal twice the size, and my husband and I split an appetizer first. As much as I loved my meal, I would not order it again, as I went home hungry :(

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was a bit better than average but service was slow and atmosphere was horrible. The seating was uncomfortable, room way too cold and pretty ugly. I would only go back if they did a remodel of the dining room.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Santa Rosa! Love the sangria and the seafood corn chowder. Have ordered many options off the menu and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always popular, always great. Also just learned that there is no corkage on Sonoma County wines!! Who knew??

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Upscale presentations of ethnic classics. Beef Heart skewers were amazing, delicately seasoned and tender. Must try the classic Pisco Sour cocktail, and our server suggested a very odd sounding pisco cocktail which is made with leche de tigre... take a chance, serioiusly, one of the most amazing flavors ever! Huge selection of ceviches... I think 6 or 8 different ones on the menu. We will be back, gonna take many visits to work through this amazing menu!

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was good, not great. Very pricey given moderate food quality and poor ambiance. We were seated in the expanded area by the deli which is a very big cavernous space - doesn't feel like a restaurant at all. Service was spotty - not proactive with water refills, etc. They added an automatic gratuity of 20% for a group of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids). I would have probably tipped that amount anyway, but thought it was very strange since server didn't mention it and we don't usually see auto-gratuity unless it's a bigger group (8+). Glad my wife noticed it as I was about to add 20% to the total that already included the gratuity. Overall, dinner was fine. But for $200 for our family of 5, there are much better options in the area. We won't be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food. Good Service. Will definitely go back when in town.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, great food, owner is great, ceviche amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A simple, casual restaurant in a well-kept but ungentrified suburban neighborhood. Famed for their ceviche, the amount of seafood is generous with very little filler. These are true ceviches with the seafood 'cooked' by citrus acid, not the aguachile style. Nice little empanadas are tasty although we found the beef a bit too sweet; liked the chicken better. Cheerful, friendly service. An outstanding value restaurant for seafood lovers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Great food, service and very welcoming atmosphere. -1

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Sazon was an unexpected delight. The menu was unique and creative. The many varieties of cerviche make a great first course. The main dishes were all delicious as were desserts. Service was timely despite a very crowded restaurant. The feel of the place was positive and uplifting. Definitely a go to spot. Reservations recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We've been to Sazon countless times and we are impressed each visit. One item on my "bucket list" is to make it through their entire menu. I've not succeeded yet, but I intend to make the required effort.
The tiny location appears ready to expand. This will enable more people to experience this delightful and amazing cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Service is amazing and food is even better! I would go back in a heart beat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2015

Sazon is a small, local neighborhood Peruvian Restaurant with excellent authentic Peruvian fare. The seafood stews and ceviches make you feel like you are dining in a foreign country. Everything is fresh, prepared to order and comes with an ingredient and preparation explanation from your server. We love to bring out of town guests to experience Sazon. I would recommend reservations as the small space fills quickly. It is on my "favorite" list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2015

Haven't been here in over a year but little has changed. The food is excellent. I'm a big fan of causa limena and there's is as pretty as it is delicious. Service is always good and the attention to detail makes this small space seem large in the food world. Peruvian specialties.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2015

The host was very helpful with helping us choose our meals, and even got us dessert for our anniversary. I would exogenous this spot to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2015

We three friends shared the halibut ceviche which was exquisite. Then we had three different entrees each of which was delicious as we all tried them out. The chicken, beef, and pork empanadas with perfect flaky crusts , fine seasonings in the meat and vegetable dishes, and lovely Peruvian cocktails all created a delightful meal. We were too full to try desserts, but will return for those as they looked very special. This will become a regular go-to place as well as one to take out-of-town guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 17, 2015

I expected the mango ceviche to look like mango salad but it was just shrimps with a lot of sauce which tasted like mango. The Paella tasted good but looked so simple. The beef stew tasted good as well as the size of the serving. Overall the food we ordered tasted good but the prices are a little bit too much for the size of serving.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2015

Try the pork empanadas, very good. Gonna get a dish with more pork in it next time because it has so much flavor. I had the chicken with the salad and fries. Loved the dressing on the salad.Hubby had the lomo, he loved it. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Food was fantastic, service excellent with rustic, charming ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2015

Saxon was recommended by a old line Sonoma wine family member as his favorite in Santa Rosa. It did not disappoint! Lively and fun with clean food prepared just as you would hope. Have fun and go to this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Mobile)·Dined on August 13, 2015

Great food and friendly staff! Small restaurant, but worth it. We get to California once a year and always stop to eat here. Peruvian food is fabulous. Always busy, but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Food was excellent & so was the service. We'll definitely be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2015

My roast chicken was a good lunch dish although it didn't come across as especially Peruvian. The appetizer sampler was a real treat. I wish this restaurant was in our neighborhood because I suspect we'd be regular customers. The whole menu sounds scrumptious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2015

I have eaten here numerous times and it is always excellent. I love the peso sours and the roasted corn. I had the tilapia this time and was disappointed that it was over cooked. The sauce was too spicy for the delicate fish. I really love the atmosphere and the friendly family vibe. I wish that they would do more dishes that were not so spicy. I will recommend to friends and go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 11, 2015

This was our third time here and we brought a friend who spent a month in Peru and he said the food he had at Sazon was better than anything he had there and every dish we had was incredible!! We will be back again and again.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 9, 2015

Great seviche, although a bit strong on the lime. Wonderful pork stew and ahi gallina. Very friendly staff. This is a tiny place in a run down strip mall, but cute inside. Not a spot for a romantic dinner, but great food at a reasonable price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2015

How nice to enjoy Peruvian cuisine in Santa Rosa. Very friendly service & terrific food. Too much talapia on the menu (I consider this to be a lesser fish.) That said, mine was delicious. Fun to have a pisco sour cocktail & a decent wine. The pork empanada was delicious, tastier than the bland chicken one. Both had nice, flaky crusts. We went on a week night, fairly early, and had reservations, so no trouble getting just the table we liked. This place could really flourish if they had a nicer, more upscale location.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2015

The food and service very good, different, unique combinations and flavors.
Maybe a little too heavy on the salt

Tags: Great for Lunch
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