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“Expensive Mexican food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sabor Cocina Mexicana

Sabor Cocina Mexicana
2200 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2957
805-497-2457
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Ranked #7 of 152 Restaurants in Thousand Oaks
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Expensive Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I think this place is beautifully decorated and the staff is very warm and welcoming but, honestly the food is over- priced. It is very fresh and creative but, doesn't cater to everyone's taste. I'll come here alone for lunch but, for us, it wouldn't be a family choice especially if my teens have a say. It would come under the category of a gourmet restaurant but, along with that are prices to match. We travel a lot and eat at lots of different restaurants from basic homestyle food to gourmet, upscale and I don't feel like I'd go out of my way to come here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thousand Oaks, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Yes, Gourmet Mexican Food Does Exist!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place has simply the best Mexican/Central American food you will ever eat. They have very creative dishes and the flavors they achieve are unmatched.

Corn tortillas are made fresh on site. This is not one of those Mexican restaurants that serves you a platter half covered with rice and beans and drowning in cheese and enchilada sauce. The portions are sensible and loaded with flavor. The prices are not cheap $18 - $25 per entree, but the quality and ambiance are worth it. I can't say enough about this place, it's awesome.

I would recommend starting out with the Ceviche appetizer, the Cocinita Pibil (slow roasted pork cooked and served in a banana leaf) as the main course and finish it up with the Chocolate-Chile Creme Brulee for desert. Yum!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Finest Mexican Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We dine at Sabor whenever we can, it is a real treat. You could call it gourmet Mexican food, but it is simply the finest we have ever had. Love the duck tacos and the meats are always tasty and perfectly spiced and presented. The staff is so friendly and helpful it is like dining at home. The best margaritas in the world and a great value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Encino
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“We Really Enjoy It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant. My wife & I once came here because P.F. Changs, next door, was too busy. Then, the next time we came- we drove from an hour away & specifically made Sabor our destination for dinner. It's delicious, the staff is extremely attentive & professional, and you feel welcome. Yummy flavors; a nice upscale Mexican restaurant. Not sure you can go wrong with your menu selection; we've tried various items now & have enjoyed them all. Nice decor; good spot for a date.

Visited January 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good, but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great mexican food, but you do pay for it. Not many mexican restaurants can get away with $20 entrees and almost $15 margaritas. Nice atmosphere and good service.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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