Here’s another place I’ve seen discussed a dozen times on this board but doesn’t have its own thread so here we go.
I’ve heard about Sabor numerous times between here and chow from my pals @seal, @joonjoon, @VikingKaj and @corvette_johnny have frequently mentioned my need to give this spot a try. Tonight it was just my son and I so I decided to give Sabor a try. First for those who have never been, this isn’t a place to bring a first date, unless she is a true carnivore. Casual best describes the buffet setting which consists of an average fruit and salad bar along with a hot buffet of about 18 different items. This leads over to an open grill pit with skewers of rodizio rotating over the fire, unlike normal rodizio where they go table to table you go to the counter and they cut and serve you there.
They offer two payment options the first is by the weight of your plate, the second is $25 all you can eat which we chose.
Neither of us touched the fruit/salad bar content on just attacking the hot buffet and meats. The buffet has rice, chicken cutlets, ox tail, mixed vegetables, cut chicken on the bone, chicken wings, sausage, speghetti, potatos, corn, thick fried bacon and many other items I’m either forgetting or couldn’t identify. I sampled: rice, chicken cutlets, chicken wings, ox tail, sausage all of which were fine. Nothing stellar nothing bad, the ok tails I would have had more of if not for the meats awaiting me.
The had, skirt, sirloin, brisket, ribs, sausage, bacon wrapped chicken, chicken hearts, roast beef. (Maybe a couple others that’s all I recall.
The skirt was the best, the brisket and beef ribs a close second. The ribs had crispy fatty bits which were fantastic with the fall off the bone (they actually cut it off the bone for serving) was sooo good. The worst thing was the bacon wrapped chicken was way over cooked and too dry. The brisket was cut with a fork tender, also very good. Overall I put the quality slightly below Fernandez however the fact you can immediately request exactly what you want rather than wait for the rotation is a big plus.
Only true negative is they don’t offer “free water” bottle only and the salty nature of the meats makes you consume multiple bottles. Also on my last trip up, my 3rd or 4th, they just re salted the skirt steak so the large salt crystals hadn’t melted into the meat and was WAY overpowering and pretty much puckered my mouth so I called it a night.
Certainly worth going back on a non-90+ degree night knowing now what cuts to stick with. I don’t know if it was an off night (Tuesday) but they had maybe 10 total offerings as opposed to 18+ at a Fernandes style rodizio.
I don’t know what the price per pound/plate was but that seemed to be the majority of the sales I witnessed while there.
Definitely a good find!