Sabor, South American restaurant - Sabor reviews

Sabor reviews

The London Paper

The best of New World food. "It's no great mystery why this place keeps luring people back into its tight embrace"

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Trends review on Sabor restaurant


A HOT new style of South American cuisine is sweeping across London -and an Islington restaurant is at the forefront of the movement. Nuevo Latino is a modern interpretation of traditional Latin American cooking, blending flavours and recipes from across the continent.

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The name Sabor means "flavour" - and the focus here is firmly on great taste combinations, some classic, some ingeniously new. The "Nuevo Latino" menu takes in elements of Argentinian, Peruvian and Colombian styles, while carefully chosen wines and cocktails are mostly loyal to Sabor's Latin leanings.

What's On in London

And the final verdict was: a spicy and sharp innovative treasure trove of secret tastes in this pocket of the capital, so that Sabor certainly lives up to its flavoursome name.

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Olive review on Sabor restaurant


Nuevo Latino features the spicy, tangy fresh flavours that make South American food so addictive... It's a very friendly; unpretentious sort of place on one of Islington's less glamorous streets.

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This is London

The menu is full of inventive dishes, which take their inspiration from all over Latin America and use a wealth of ingredients including Nicaraguan red beans, Colombian corn bread and Argentine parsley.

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AsianWoman review on Sabor restaurant

Asian Woman

Craving for something different? Then Sabor Restaurant is definetely a must go. Specialising in delicious, healthy and affordable Nuevo Latino cuisine, Sabor is one of Islington's best kept secrets.

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Metro review on Sabor restaurant

Evening Standard

...flavours are pin-sharp and dishes are light and elegant… the monkfish ceviche is stunning... main courses are well-presented and well-crafted… puds are sound… an original menu.

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Harden's review on Sabor restaurant

Harden's UK Restaurants 2006

The Nuevo Latino menu at Sabor is inspired by owner Esnayder Cuartas' time spent travelling in South America. Diners are treated to delicious, authentic dishes in a lively atmosphere.


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LS Magazine

Wild horses wouldn't have dragged me from the traditional lamb empanadas. My girlfriend went for the seafood ceviche... the Peruvian cornbread... was a revelation. A most welcoming and accomplished new restaurant.

TimeOut review on Sabor restaurant


Sabor is a shiny, happy venue... The kitchen feels lively too, turning out creative versions of Latin American staples, with special emphasis on Colombia...


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The Guardian review on Sabor restaurant

The Guardian

Locals are right to be tickled by this newcomer which brings a dash of South American spirit to North London… Food too is Latin, but not as we know it.


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Square Meal review on Sabor restaurant

Square Meal

While the 'experimental' nature of some of the cooking will not be to all tastes, there are plenty of 'reliable' classics to choose from... 'Friendly, professional' service comes in for high praise, too.

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City AM

It's hard not to be won over by the very enthusiastic and well-informed service at this new Islington Latin American. Especially when it offers interesting food at unfathomably low prices.

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Fabric review on Sabor restaurant


Serving up the best the continent has to offer, this South American comes up trumps… the service was just about the most charming, delightful and helpful I have come across in the past 12 months.

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Evening Standard

This newcomer is making waves, offering an eclectic menu featuring Latin American favourites with a slight bias towards Colombian dishes. Friendly service.


Inspired exuberant modern cooking… many authentic traditional South American ingredients – and some exquisite combinations that the great Heston Blumenthal would be proud of.

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Lovely, very good food, with an extra exotic touch, good quality, service was excellent, friendly, clean, value for money, the cocktails were so good...

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Islington Tribune

The menu offers a melange of South America specialities. Ambitious in not only having dishes from several countries but also combining classic cuisine with 'Nuevo Latino'. Sabor makes Essex Road proud and if more restaurants like this were to settle here it would become just as well known as its neighbouring Upper Street.

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Rough Guide to London Restaurants 2005

Nuevo Latino newcomer with dishes from Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Argentina. Good ceviche, great salsas and competitive prices.


Sabor, un restaurante Latinoamericano unico en su genero... En las mismas palabras de su propietario se puede resumir la esencia de este lugar, "no quise hacer un restaurante tipico latinoamericano, vine a hacer un restaurante unico", honestamente creemos que Sabor lo ha logrado!

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...Salt cod made a zingy salad with roasted, skinned red pepper as contrast... My rib-eye was churrasco-charred, tangy with a vividly green herb salsa.

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Islington Gazette

Sabor has to be the best way to blast away dullness and drudgery… plenty of intriguing dishes… a good selection of wines...

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Jungle Drums review on Sabor restaurant

Jungle Drums

This restaurant located is the favourite amongst lovers of modern Latin American cuisine...

Ubicado en Angel, este restaurante deleita a quienes prefieren lo mejor de la gastronomia moderna Latinoamericana...

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