Sabor Cubano - CLOSED
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phoenix New Times' Description
At Sabor Cubano, the homey dishes are straight out of the family kitchen, so to speak. Owned by Nancy Socarras (who's usually in the back, cooking up a storm) and her husband, Eduardo Carralero, the humble West Camelback restaurant features a generous, affordable buffet of tasty Cuban comfort food, with selections such as fricasé de puerco (falling-off-the-bone pork and green beans in a tangy sauce), and picadillo de res (a juicy ground beef concoction), as well as rice, soups, veggie dishes, and desserts. Homemade flan isn't included in the buffet, but trust us - it's worth a few bucks extra for this rich, creamy treat.
At this family-owned buffet brimming with home-style Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo, ropa vieja (shredded beef), fricasé de puerco (super-tender pork), and apporeado de pescado (shredded fish with vegetables) it seems kind of indulgent to order an extra dessert, especially since there are puddings, fresh fruits, and pastries included in the all-you-can-eat spread. But... More >>
At this family-owned buffet brimming with home-style Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo, ropa vieja (shredded beef), fricasé de puerco (super-tender pork), and apporeado de pescado (shredded fish with vegetables) it seems kind of indulgent to order an extra dessert, especially since there are puddings, fresh fruits, and pastries included in the all-you-can-eat spread. But seriously, who can say no to flan this good? Not us, now that we crave this creamy dessert all the time. Sabor Cubano has spoiled us with its superb rendition of a classic. Some places serve flan that's as light and wiggly as a blob of Jell-O (to be fair, we like that stuff too), while this flan is denser and silkier, with a deep golden glaze of delicious caramel sauce. It's sweet, but not cloyingly so, which makes it that much easier to scarf down a whole serving by ourselves. You could argue that this portion is really meant for two, but we prefer to think of it, simply, as more to love.
Tips from foursquare
Bistec encebollado (steak and onions) is marinated in garlic and is thin and very good. Everyone I'm with here enjoys their food. Great food!
The yucca is amazing as well as the ropa viejo.
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