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456 Forest Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-1341
203-389-0038
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food and service

I hadn't come here in a few years but recently wanted to have some Colombian food and rediscovered this place. The food is still as good as I remember! I had creamy chicken with shrimp and it was flavorful. I eat rice and beans pretty much everyday in my household but sometimes want different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Rosesnow33
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New Haven, Connecticut
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I hadn't come here in a few years but recently wanted to have some Colombian food and rediscovered this place. The food is still as good as I remember! I had creamy chicken with shrimp and it was flavorful. I eat rice and beans pretty much everyday in my household but sometimes want different Latino cuisine to switch it up... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I love to eat. I love to taste food from different places, but sometimes it is very difficult for me to do so for different reasons. One day watching TV at home, I saw an Ad from a Colombian restaurant named Saoco. The plates that were showed looked fantastic. They looked tasty and with enough food to feast a group.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I wish I can give them 10 stars. Place it's very clean, personal are very nice and friendly. And food... just amazing!!!

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I recently had an opportunity to try Saoco for dinner with my husband. Some friends have told me it's a great dining experience and they were spot on. Great service and food. There is something for everyone whether you like chicken, beef, pork or seafood. I loved it and my only regret is it took me so long to try... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I came here often during college for food & drinks. Empanadas were always great - especially the spicy dipping sauce which is more like a salsa than sauce but it is delicious on the Empanada if you can take the heat. While I can't say they have the best columbian food, I have enjoyed every meal. Their dinner plates are... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I started with some empanadas and then had the Bandeja Paisa. The empanadas were VERY tasty, great stuff, sadly the Bandeja paisa was not. I SO wanted to love this place, and while I was eating, I was thinking (i guess I was hoping) it was really good. I am not Colombian, far from it, so I can understand that... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I chose an empanada for my appetizer. The crust was perfect: not dry but also not greasy. The meat inside was nicely spiced. I had the Colombiana as my drink. It is a carbonated soft drink and reminded me of Gumbay punch. Very nice. I ordered the tongue and it was cooked to perfection!! The sauce that comes on it... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have dined here on a few occasions and most recently had a party of 16 to celebrate my birthday. The experience was amazing. The food was delicious, served in a timely manner and the service was excellent. everyone raved about the great time they had. I'll definitely be back!!

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Connecticut
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The word "saoco" is Spanish slang for something with great flavor or very well performed, like an excellent musical piece or a delicious meal. The Saoco restaurant in West Haven lives up to its name. The meals are genuinely Colombian and very nicely prepared. The wait staff is courteous and helpful. Most of the patrons are latino, which in itself... More 

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New Haven County, CT
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We are locals and have wanted to try Saocco for a while since we had never tried Colombian cuisine. We arrived on a Saturday night around 7pm with a party of 4. The place was about 3/4 full. Most of the patrons were Latino...so that was a good sign. The decor was minimalist. Everything was clean. There is a full... More 

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Additional Information about Saoco Restaurant

Address: 456 Forest Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-1341
Phone Number: 203-389-0038
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 456 Forest Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-1341
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-389-0038
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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