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“HHHHMMMM!!!!!”
Review of Sabor Brazil - CLOSED

Sabor Brazil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $112
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America. Almost as if to complement its exciting geographical contrasts, from wetlands to tropical forest to beaches, it also boasts an incredible multi-ethnic mix, which is mirrored in its cuisine.The indigenous Tupi Indians had already mastered the art of preserving meats through smoking and drying by the time the Portuguese colonised Brazil in 1533. They had developed the use and processing of Corn (in particular Corn Porridge) as well as the use of many root vegetables such as sweet potato and manioc (also known as yucca or cassava ).Not only did the Portuguese bring with them their own culinary customs (heavily influenced by 300 years of Moorish occupation) but they also imported slaves from West Africa with their cooking traditions. The use of coconut milk, peppers and dende (palm oil) are amongst the many ideas introduced by the slaves, all of which are prevalent in Brazilian cooking.Many more immigrants followed later, including Western Europeans, peoples from the Middle East and Asia, but unlike the Portuguese and African traditions, their culinary contributions were absorbed rather than evolved.As with many other large countries, Brazilian cuisine has its regional differences, although staple ingredients throughout Brazil today include beans, rice and manioc meal. To the North (includes Amazonas, Rondônia and Pará), the diet is mainly fish, root vegetables and fruit as opposed to the Southeast where the use of corn, pork and beans is traditional. Our restaurant is based in a small baroque city of Ouro Preto (from Portuguese, Black Gold) is a city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, a former colonial mining town located in the Serra do Espinhaço mountains and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its outstanding Baroque architecture. A different and enjoyable option for a FINE DINING Brazilian Restaurant. A cozy atmosphere for pleasant moments with friends and partners. Excellent food and proud to show our diverse culinary dishes to europeans.
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“HHHHMMMM!!!!!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I went to sabor recently with no expectations as i was invited along at the last minute and was expecting some bbq house of sorts.. but deary me.. The service is ten out of ten and the food would give mr Guilbaud a run for his money. The theme is based around a tasting menu where Brazilian dishes are served with an international inspired twist. Each course is married with a wine and in fairness it's all spot on. The service is the best Dublin has to offer. It's Intimate and very casual in that while it remains very professional you feel very much at ease. Its expensive but by no means is it over priced, this is value for money.

  • Visited May 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

No wonder that Sabor ranks number 1 and with a 5 star overall.

Quite simply an amazing experience.

Small, intimate & super friendly venue.

Food is an incredible multi course trip around Brazil including sushi (!) fillet steak & pastry.

We arrived 7.30 and stopped eating around midnight :)

Would highly recommend for that special night out.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank AdeEccles
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went here based on tripadvisor reviews..... was not disappointed at all. The place itself only holds about 10-15 people at most which leave a very intimate and romantic setting. The staff were so friendly, professional and attentive. The staff alone would have you coming back.... You can really tell this is their passion.

Now to the food... cannot say this enough... every bit was just perfect. We had the 7 course tasting menu, When we were served sushi i did wonder how this could be 'a taste of Brazil' but all was explained with great care and enthusiasm. I would defo recommend coming here for a special occasion or if you just fancied a good treat!! Great place... hope to be back soon!

  • Visited January 2013
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wiresparky
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“4 hours of pure indulgence”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We went to Sabor on a Friday night. As soon as we entered a warm welcome was offered by Tom. We immediately felt as if we were a long lost friend.

Sitting down we were offered a prosecco and some olives.

Paula was then introduced as our waitress for the evening.

Food was delicious throughout the evening and its worth pointing out that its not rushed and the interval between courses is just right.

They had just changed the menu and replaced a couple of dishes. The only offering that left me slightly confused was the dish sampling the different taste senses. I didn't feel it quite fitted in with the rest of the evening.

I'd mentioned that it was my wife's birthday when booking and they went to the trouble of a song and a candled desert.

All in all I highly recommend this restaurant and I hope sabor brazil stays at no 1 as it certainly deserves the top spot.

I can't wait to return!!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank wiresparky
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Fantastic way to spend an evening”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Such a gem of a place. The staff were ridiculously friendly and professional throughout the whole service (which for us was 4.5hrs).

The welcome Prosecco & cocktail is a lovely gesture and then you begin on the Brazilian journey through 7 courses!!

We were educated on where the food originated from and all the different flavours that had been cleverly included in the menu.

Tom and Marco have done a great job - the decor, service & food is authentic. Great value.

Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank annalouise80
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