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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/

Parking Details:
We count with a front and rear parking lot to up 15 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, Wine

Sazon - Santa Rosa Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.6

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4.4

ambience

3.6

value

3.7

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (495)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Great food, service and very welcoming atmosphere. -1

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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.

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 (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.

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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.

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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.

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 (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.

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 (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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 (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.

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 (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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 (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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 (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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2015

Interesting flavors and beautiful presentation. Next time I will try one of the ceviches - they have lots of choices. I had a special - corvina crusted with quinoa in a nice sauce. Dining partner had the Peruvian chicken with french fries. It was good - not outstanding. TINY place - so make a reservation, especially on weekends. Friendly folks, including the owner who is a whirlwind and is passionate about the food of his native country.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2015

We found Sazon by word of mouth and celebrated our anniversary here. It is a hidden treasure in an out of the way neighborhood. The server helped us to order a sampling of food to share. The seafood stew was outstanding. We also shared the pork stew and calamari appetizer and tried Peruvian beer.
We will definitely come back to try out the various ceviches. Reservations are a must for this tiny dining room. It was an authentic dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2015

Love the food, but service was pretty bad.it took 40 minutes to get our main dishes, and then 2 of the 3 things we ordered were the wrong item.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2015

Sazon was fabulous. The variety of choices, the wonderful spices and flavors, the welcoming staff make this restaurant a gem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2015

good energy, good food, good service, hidden gem with lots of possibilities!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2015

We always have a yummy mean when we go to Sazon! Peruvian is not your typical cuisine, but it's always good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2015

The food was absolutely amazing! Doesn't look like a great spot from the outside and the restaurant is pretty tight but the food is so incredible!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2015

We have been a few times - LOVE this restaurant - cozy, super friendly, delicious food. Ask questions - be brave - its all delicious! Would recommend to anyone who loves food and does not want to spend a fortune

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2015

What a gem! You wouldn't expect this in Roseland, but this is a too-notch eatery. Interesting and well executed menu, decent wines, and an impressive owner who takes care of each table. Hope it doesn't get ruined when he has to move and expand. Be sure to have a reso.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2015

We went because of some rave reviews in Yelp. But their main dishes are nothing special and are probably way too mild there is a surprising lack of spice and flavors. The portions for appetizers are pretty small for the price they charge. We also found the dessert we ordered disappointing. Will not come back nor recommend friends to come. We made a reservation, only to find out at the scene that their tables are served on a first-come-first-serve basis!

We reserved a table via open-table website at 7pm. But when we turned out at 7pm, there was no table reserved for us, and there were some people standing next to tables where people were eating their dinner. When we managed to find a waitress to ask about our reservation, we found out that a reservation doesn't mean anything because tables are served on a first-come-first serve basis!

We ordered two of their specials - a seafood stew with rice, and talipai (fish) with rice. Both lacked flavors and I would say they are too ordinary for their price.

The appetizer we ordered - mango cerviche, had good flavors but portion was small for its price. The dessert we ordered - afahores with a lucuma ice-cream: the menu says lucuma ice-cream is a tropical fruit ice-cream, and it got rave reviews for its taste. But to our disappointment, we were given a caramel based ice-cream and there was no fruit flavor in it. So what happened to that we don't know. Maybe the lucuma ice-cream had sold out but they didn't tell us and instead, served us with a latte ice-cream.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2015

Food was overrated. The salt content could kill anyone with blood pressure. Also, although my wife and me arrived ahead of the couple behind us, the wait staff assumed the caucasian and his mate were first. As a result they were served first. Whether it was intentional or not it stung.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2015

My brother brought me and mom here for Mother's Day. The food was amazing, so flavorful. We had the Ensalada Bistec (light and delicious steak salad), Lomo Saltado (super-yummy steak but too many carbs w/both rice and fries) and Adobo de Chancho (amazing!!). I can't wait to go again and try more items. The staff is friendly; the wait for food was reasonable. There are very few tables so definitely make reservations.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2015

Delicious unusual food that is light and extremely tasty. value for money is excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2015

Fabulous food! A must try for anyone. The place is a bit small but, the food is so good that it is worth rubbing elbows and making friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2015

We saw the Trip Advisor review for this restaurant in Santa Rosa and figured this was the restaurant for us. We had eaten at SF's La Mar on the Embarcadero and really enjoyed it. Sazon's owner, who is also the greeter, assured us that the food ingredients here were imported from Peru. We enjoyed talking with the owner who suggested certain plates. We had their $20 appetizer plate and their $27 ceviche plate. We also ordered their sweet plantains on rice with fried egg - very good. We also had their delicious chicken empanadas. We enjoyed very much their pisco sour and red sangria. Don't recommend the white sangria - not much flavor. We had a good time with good food. Their restaurant is small so definitely make reservations, otherwise you won't be seated for 2 hours. They are planning on expanding the restaurant soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2015

Have been here a few times the family who owns it certainly take pride in giving their customers the best quality food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2015

I've been to Sazon several times, and the food is always delicious. On this occasion, it was the same. I had the seafood paella--flavorful and plenty of seafood. My partner had the trout--also well prepared. I encourage you to try the ceviches. They have a neat ceviche sampler. The service was good for a busy night and the food, once ordered, came quickly. The ambience was not great though. It was loud and customers were packed into a small space. We sat right next to the door at 6:15 pm and customers were coming in and out constantly or standing beside us for the first 45 minutes. It was chilly, and they didn't want to wait outside. I didn't like the customers hovering over us and looking into my dish. Definitely not a romantic feel. I've enjoyed myself more sitting further into the restaurant. I'm glad to see the restaurant has become popular, but I'd wait for a table further in in the future. Reservations are definitely recommended.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 10, 2015

The fish special (described as Mexican sea bass) was an unreal dish

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2015

The owner/chef is so excited about his cuisine and is friendly, gracious, and sharing. Fun and extremely satisfying dining experience overall in a neighborhood gem. We love this little place!

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