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“Wanted something different and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sabor de Cuba

Sabor de Cuba
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Ranked #18 of 397 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: S. Market St.
California, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Wanted something different and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We shared the only entree on the menu offered for two people. It was fabulous and the service was great.

Visited July 2014
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Washington Dc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good try but misses the real taste”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

As a Cuban born individual I am very aware of what the Cuban food should taste like. Also I was quite surprised to see an ethnic restaurant in this "motherhood and apple pie" town in Maryland but it was a nice looking establishment and very clean so we went into it. Unfortunately "Sabor de Cuba" misses the mark. I was there with a friend for lunch a few days ago and we ordered two mojitos which were made from scratch and really were terrific, as a matter of fact we ordered seconds.
We order some ham croquets to have with our drinks and they were tasty but very dry. For main courses we both ordered our favorite "Masitas de Puerco" or fried pork morsels (a non-too-complicated Cuban dish) served with a garlic sauce, sautéed onions, and a lime wedges. As side orders they brought white rice and black beans and "platanos maduro" or sweet fried plantains. The morsels of pork came and they were really dried like they were reheated, the plantains were overcooked, also like they were re-heated. When we mentioned this to the server he said that he would have given us fresher portions if we would have said something. My question is why not serve the right fresh food from the onset without the complain. It is a place that I could skip and go elsewhere,

  • Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place in Frederick”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We've talked about going to Sabor de Cuba for a while - but have always ended up somewhere else. We decided to try this place Friday evening - and really enjoyed it.

The service was excellent - and the food was authentic. The Ropa Veija and Masitas de Puerco were both very good. I would definitely recommend as a place to try in Frederick.

  • Visited June 2014
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Philadelphia Pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Must have”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Order the pork sandwich with extra mayo and fried yucca with extra garlic olive oil then dip the sandwich in the olive oil and you will never want to be finished. Sangria is a little washed out in flavor so go straight for the wine.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great find - our new fav”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

My husband and I were visiting Frederick to just bum around together when we were caught in heavy rain. We really wanted to find a unique but tasty dining experience that day. But we were hungry and wet and we got turned around while darting around up and down the streets. Just when we were ready to settle for just a dry warm place with anything to eat, we came across Sabor de Cuba. We had no idea it was there. Wow, we're glad we found them! Not only did we find a warm, dry place, but it was welcoming with wonderful service and the food was outstanding! We were introduced to cuban cuisine that day and we are hooked. We had the grilled steak and the pork (well cooked and tasty) served with rice, black beans and plantains. The black beans were perfect and we loved the plantains and the combination of everything on the plate. The small side salads hit the spot and were very fresh and the dressing was terrific - citrisy. We had coconut water (very refreshing!) and a dessert empanada with guava and cream cheese (yum) and cuban coffee (yum yum). And the prices were good too. We're going back to Frederick just to visit this Sabor de Cuba again.

  • Visited June 2014
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