This past weekend my friends (Anu, Jhiane, Marian) and I headed to Edgewater for brunch at Sabor.
Being a lover of Latin food, Sabor is by far one of my favorite places to brunch. The food here is highly comparable to what you would find in Manhattan.
8809 River Road
Edgewater, NJ 07020
MENU: Sabor Menu
CUISINE: Latin, Brunch
RECOMMENDED TO: Couples, Happy Hour, Small Groups, Romantic Dining, Dancing (Thurs/Fri/Sat nights)
Jhiane and I split the Chicken Empanada Trio… shredded chicken with Spanish olives, capers served with roasted tomatillo avocado salsa. The empanada was good, a little on the dry side though, the filling could have been more juicier & more moist.
Since Jhiane and I are like the same person (haha), we each ordered the same entree – Sopes de Camaron Enchilado… sautéed shrimp, red peppers, onions in a spicy tomato sauce served with white rice and tostones. This dish was highly flavorsome, just perfection.
Marian went for the Sabor Benedict… poached eggs, crispy yuca served over sweet plantain cake, chorizo and topped off with cilantro hollandaise and pico de gallo. Her dish was delicious. The cilantro hollandaise added depths of flavor.
Anu went for the Sabor Benedict as well, however instead of poached eggs she requested scrambled eggs sans the chorizo. Anu’s dish was delicious too, but personally when it comes to a “benedicts”, I prefer poached over scrambled. The folks at Sabor were gracious enough to accommodate her.
Two out of four of us ended our meal with coffee. Of course, I, got a cup of coffee with cream. I absolutely love the coffee at Sabor whereas Anu opted for a cup of Café con Leche. Between our drinks, the Café con Leche was slightly creamier, hence better.
Dishes I’ve enjoyed in the past
Cangrejo Benedict… crab croquettes with sautéed spinach, poached eggs topped with piquillo peppers hollandaise. One of my favorites at Sabor… love the shredded crab croquettes.
Pollo ala Plancha… grilled chicken breast with seasonal vegetables. A good dish, but not one I would recommend given the number of other, better dishes to choose from.
Pollo Enchilado… shredded chicken with tomatillo avocado salsa served with yellow rice. This right here is my all time favorite dish at Sabor, but unfortunately it is no longer on the menu. I can’t imagine why?
Desserts I’ve enjoyed in the past
Tres Leches… traditional three milk cake with coconut. OMG… this cake is HEAVENLY! It is drenched in coconut milk and probably evaporated milk, phenomenal!
Crème Brule… delicious custard dessert.
OVERALL: 4.5 / 5
As mentioned above, Sabor is one of my favorite spots for Brunch. It is a trek for me to drive to Edgewater given the amount of traffic on a mere single lane road, but the spectacular views make the ride worthwhile, not to mention the amazing food. Most dishes here are above average to excellent. Grab a Sangria to wash it all down. It would be a shame to leave Sabor without indulging in a dessert… I can’t rave enough about the Tres Leches, but for next time I have my eye on the Mango Mousse and Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding. Most desserts here have a hint of pineapple, mango, coconut, or banana… all fruits that you would commonly find in the Caribbean. The only downfall of this restaurant is the service is painfully slow and that’s probably because they are actually preparing the food, totally worth the wait if you ask me.
|Food: Very Good to Excellent||Sopes de Camaron Enchilado, Cangrejo Benedict, Sabor Benedict|
|Desserts: Excellent||Tres Leches w/Coconut|
|Drinks: Excellent||Coffee w/Cream, Café con Leche|
|Service: Good||Painfully slow, but friendly & accomodating|
|Value: Excellent||Priced correctly given the location and quality of food.|