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“Quite Good... but still a little rough around the edges”
Review of Sabor Amor

Sabor Amor
Ranked #2,746 of 4,659 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: US$16 - US$26
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Roma
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Went there on a friday evening, quite full as you might guess... they we're also filming a TV show segment about the place, onto the place.. it's a very old house... a duplex actually so the place is divided into two mirror images, they remodeled it extensively .. the dining room is downstairs, the bar is in the middle floor and there's a sort of private pool room/bar/terrace... about the food, there are a lot of interesting dishes, for starters the frog's legs were very good, also had the grilled octopus and some scallops... my wife had a "Sencillita" salad quite good, I had a crab chilpachole with shrimp meatballs ... too fishy for some people but I liked it but it's not for everyone..... for main courses you can never go wrong with a ribeye... if they mess it up, well IMO you're not fit for cooking... but thankfully they did it just right, we also had a linguini with mussels & clams in a huitlacoche sauce with a touch of chipotle, I know sounds weird but It was tasty, I'm not sure I'd order it again.. but there are many interesting choices on the menu.. I will definitely be back and try some other dishes... maybe the "al pastor" duck tacos... or the soft shell crab... for dessert we had a lemon/lime merengue tart, called "La Imperdonable"... delicious.

The decoration is really kitsch, a mashup of styles... quite an interesting mix.. the dining rooms are so-so, I mean nice, some old sewing machines for tables, a mix n'match of chairs... but what really grabs your attention is the upstairs bar... the furniture is made out of some old suitcases... and the outdoor terraces are really comfortable and interesting to look at...

Ok with that settled... the service.. so unbearably slow!! They had a lot of waiters but they seemed to be doing nothing... even the maitre'd had to shake em up so they would get moving.. also the kitchen..very slow to bring out the dishes.... even the owner had to go yell at them to hurry up... oh yeah, the owner she's a telenovela actress... say what you may but the girl was on top of everything... taking care of orders, bringing drinks.. very personalized attention.. if it wasn't for her I would have given the place a zero in service...

Anyway... you should visit and give it a try, see what you think... I'm going back and see what other goodies I try... I just hope the service improves..

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