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
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
We count with a front and rear parking lot to up 25 vehicles.
City of Santa Rosa Public Bus Route 12. Stop one block from our premises.
Pedro Sulub & Magali Sulub
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
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.
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.
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!
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 :(
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sazon has been a favorite since it opened and it has only gotten better. Son took me there for Fathers Day and entrees were spectacular. Service can be a little slow but I think that is because every thing is prepared from scratch. We refer a beer for the somewhat spicy dishes so I can't speak to the wine list. Reservations a must at popular time.
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