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Sabor A Mexico
Posted by Darcy on 12/07/2006
I was enthusiastic upon entering this restaurant and totally "underwhelmed" when leaving. The decor is acceptable, the establishment is spotlessly clean. But the service is slow and, alas, the food is relentlessly bland, extremely overcooked and very dry. If large quantities of cheap and flavorless filler is your goal, this is the place. Otherwise, keep walking.
Posted by diana and brian on 12/01/2006
Although the atmosphere at this small restauraunt leaves much to be desired, this is the closest I've found on the upper east side to baha Mexican food without spending a fortune. I think the guacamole is actually prepared with fresh avocadoes, and the tomotillo (salsa) sauce is amazing. It's all about fresh ingredients and affordable prices at this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/19/2006
With all of the great reviews posted, I was expecting to find a hidden treasure in the UES. This was far from what I actually experienced. The food was not expensive, but it was still difficult to say I got my money's worth. The nachos which recieved such stellar reviews were just okay. They can best be described as decent chips smothered with a cheese one step above cheez wiz. I then ordered a combo of enchiladas. Also decent, but hardly worth raving about. The service was also very slow and I was constantly searching for someone to refill a drink. Overall, the entire experience was not terrible, but certainly not a place to which I would return.
Posted by Buddy Lee on 10/17/2006
The best nachos I ever had. They use marinated chicken breast with caramelized onions and flavorful cheddar cheese on top of freshly deep fried torrtillas. I order it at least once a week!
Posted by Secret Eater on 09/02/2006
The food here is great, the tacos locos are excellent and the appetizers are wonderful. As a mexican transplant from San Diego I was pleased to find a place to eat real Mexican food. I go to this place every once in awhile and it never disappoints.
Posted by TacoXpert on 08/19/2006
I phoned a takeout order on a Saturday night at 8:15. Among the things I ordered, I was told that they had run out of seasoned potato wedges. Hmmm, that means this must be a popular place if they're already sold out of something so early. Upon arriving 15 minutes later, my heart sank when I saw one friendless-looking diner in the whole restaurant while nextdoor both a Peruvian chicken and an empanada place were overflowing. Tempted to just walk on by, I went in anyway and paid for the food. At home, my girlfriend and I started eating. The pork taco locos had no discernible flavor even when doused with lime juice. Only when we smothered them in some chutney-like condiment did they taste like anything. The chorizo tacos had raw onion in it, so it at least tasted like that until some slow-acting hot sauce gradually made its presence felt, and didn't stop until it was searing our taste buds to burnt-out cinders. Just ridiculous. And I like hot food. But there has to be more than pure heat.
Posted by 1st Ave Neighbor on 03/24/2006
Really great food - I go there a few times a month. The staff is very friendly - and tends to remember you, even if you've only been there once before. They give you a great meal, for a good price in a cozy atmosphere. I highly recommend this place!