I went to Sabor off Hawthorne for the first time last week with modest expectations. It was so good I returned 2 days later.
Upon walking in, I breathed in that latin smell and anticipated all of the food I wanted to eat. But wait – I had no idea what to order! I always need to make sure I’m trying the “thing” places are known for so I had loads of questions.
So, if you haven’t yet been to Sabor here are a few tips to navigate your first visit and 5 things you should absolutely know.
First and foremost, here’s your free tip: Check out the menu and do some research before you go, especially if you’re not sure what an arepa (venezuelan style ground maize cake filled with shredded chicken, diced tomato, onion, cheese & rosada sauce) or empanada (argentinian style pastry filled with cheese & your choice of ground beef, shredded chicken, chorizo or veggie) is. Believe me, you’ll be much less hated if you make your order quick and don’t dilly dally asking such questions.
I’ll tell you what I learned my first time. Because to save you from asking, I asked all questions and found out the following:
Better yet, go back three days later like I did and try 3 new things that you didn’t get to try the first time.
Pro Tip: stop in for a late lunch or early app for dollar tacos M-F from 3-5pm
Pro Tip#2: Check in on yelp for a free chips offer.
5. Check out the salsa bar in the back corner. Make a few trips up there during your meal to try all the salsas. The crowd favorite on yelp is the pineapple haberno, and I have to say I agree.