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Sabor Cocina Mexicana

2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Send to Phone
805-497-2457 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Upscale, healthy Mexican food distinguishes this Thousand Oaks eatery.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Sabor Cocina Mexicana Restaurant Review

: This elaborate eatery in The Lakes at Thousand Oaks bills its fare as Modern Mexican. It leans toward organic ingredients and artful presentation of dishes that draw on tradition yet eschew some of the unhealthier elements of Mexican cooking. Calories come from Jacuzzi-size margaritas, instead. And who could resist a crème brûlée made with Valrhona chocolate and a sweet and spicy kick of chile guajillo? Fortunately, the food delivers. Start with fried plantains with cream, then consider a number of daily specials like wild Pacific shrimp, so large they resembled lobster tails, served swimming in an acidic sauce of tomato and habanero. Cochinita pibil is moist and flavorful, the fork-tender pork having been marinated in achiote and baked in banana leaves. Skip the pricey carne asada tacos; here’s your chance to wrap a mole tortilla around grilled duck breast. A reasonable cocktail list impresses with its diversity. An outdoor patio overlooks the immaculate shopping center; the interior walks a tightrope between festive and ostentatious --- think a patchwork of colorful tiles and chandeliers heavy with red glass hearts.


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