Sabrosa's kitchen offers guests the opportunity to enjoy recipes rooted in culture and brimming with authentic Mexican flavors. Influenced by Jose's experience growing up on his family’s farm in Guanajuato, Mexico, each dish is prepared with ingredients derived from the organic and sustainable agricultural bounty of Northern California.
From the bar guests can indulge in simple and seasonal cocktails made to compliment Jose's dishes. Sabrosa's bar program is lead by mixology veteran Matt Stanton, and offers a variety of hand crafted cocktails and margaritas, an expansive beer and wine list, and over 24 thoughtfully selected tequilas and mezcals.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday, 12pm to 3:30pm
Limited Menu: Monday-Sunday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday and & Saturday, 5:30pm to 11pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 3:30pm
Bar: Monday, 4pm to 2am & Tuesday-Sunday, 12pm to 2am
$30 and under
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Plenty of street parking available. Parking garage located off Webster and Lombard enter off Webster.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Sabrosa Ratings and Reviews
A Lazy Boozy Brunch
And when I say "lazy" I'm referring to the service, which was lackluster. The omelet de queso was perfectly nice, with chile verde salsa whisked in with the egg mixture. The trouble was the distracted servers, plagued with the ennui that comes from tumbling out of a bed to wait on mere mortals on a quiet Sunday morning. As is typical in the area, the cocktail list was long but reasonably priced.
First of all, my margarita and my friend ...
First of all, my margarita and my friends' drinks were delicious. However, I ordered the pollo and chorizo tacos and was not impressed. I can handle somewhat spicy foods and I order chorizo often...but these tacos were so spicy! I couldn't even finish my meal. The atmosphere was cute and we were seated on time for our reservation.
Great spot for dining with friends!
Had a group brunch with 8 friends to celebrate a birthday. Food was terrific. For how many people were (or weren't) in there, the service could have been better--but all around it was a good choice for the group for an easygoing Sunday brunch.
We must have been there the wrong day and time. What we read about at Thrill SF website was not at all what we experienced. It was dead, the food was super mediocre and the service spotty. Had to ask for things over and over again.
Unimpressive in a city full of great places!
I was extremely disappointed with Sabrosa. We went there for a bachelorette party looking for a fun environment with good food. Unfortunately, we did not get any of that, the service was terrible, the food was bland and we could not hear one another over the extremely loud music. Our waiter was more concerned with chatting with the people at the table next to us, then actually serving us. We had to constantly ask for water and forgotten orders. The food was also disappointing, a few of the girls ordered salads that did not come with ingredients listed on the menu and the tacos were bland. Overall disappointing experience.
The cocktails here are amazing! So is the food :)
Very unique and tasty cocktails and food. Mexican with a spin - Guac had strawberries on top, which were a great touch, and my favorite cocktail was like a margarita with almond liqueur and strawberries.. Very very good.
Great ambiance, super tasty!
I came here on a Sunday night with some family and friends. We sat around the bar and had some delicious drinks and food! I LOVED the spicy margarita as well as the tacos dorados (The rolled tacos on the app menu). The staff was friendly and the bartender was super attentive (not to mention attractive). I can't wait to go back for the brunch, I've heard it was fantastic!
Ceviche was excellent! Good tacosat leas ...
Ceviche was excellent! Good tacosat least what we tried : pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, veggie. We all loved the foodNoise level was not conducive to any conversation. We opted to eat outside. Thanks gosh for the heaters.
disco and not a restaurant
We arrived at Sabrosa at 7:15 PM for a nice quiet dinner after a memorial. We were met with a crazy loud something disco scene with sports on all TVs. Not a single table set for dinner. Hostess nowhere to be seen in the noise level was off the charts. I called the manager over and explain they should've called us to let us know it was not a restaurant but a blaring disco. Extremely disappointed
There was a large group for my birthday, ...
There was a large group for my birthday, 9 people. We went for brunch on a Sunday and the music was so loud we could only hear the person right next to you. We asked at least 4 times if they could turn it down a notch and was told they couldn't, they did, let me check, yet nothing changed. I'm all for a lively fun environment but it was absurd. The server was less than helpful and the food was subpar. It was really disappointing as I like the spot and I chose it and brought a large group.
Reject the naysayers
Just don't get the negative reviews of Sabrosa. From service, to food, to drinks, can't say enough good things.
First, we hit them with a last minute request for a party of 12. No problem. They have a massive wooden table perfect for a large group. While it was a quiet Monday night, we were easily accommodated.
Service, absolutely no evidence of inattentive service noted in a couple of reviews. Our servers were on their A game. Funny, pleasant and attentive.
Food was great. We had a lot of experienced palates at the table and they all raved about the food. Great fresh guacamole. I think 90% of us had one form of taco or another. They look small but they were actually the perfect serving size. Perfectly prepared and delicious.
Drinks. What is not to like about a great beer selection and individually made margaritas. No blenders and margarita mix here. Each one hand shaken. Loved by all.
Desserts. How good could a churro be, right? Well if there is Churro Nirvana, Sabrosa is the place. Fresh, warm, soft and chewy cinnamon goodness...with ice cream.
If you are in he Marina District and want a really good fix of authentic Mexican...give Sabrosa a shot.
They were understaffed and the staff there was running around like crazy. They didn't get part of my order so I had to ask for it again once everyone already had their food. They gave us the wrong pitcher of drinks. No one checked in to make sure everything was ok. When we were served dessert, we weren't given silverware. When we wanted to pay the bill, we had to flag down the hostess because she was the only one near our table and no one came to take it. It all felt rushed and chaotic. It was also way too loud to hold a normal conversation. Too many big groups and really loud music. It's convenient and not nearly as crazy for brunch, but I have no desire to go back for dinner.
Worst Service Ever
I was a few minutes late, but the rest of my group was on time. They got a drink at the bar first and said the bartender was great. Once they got seated at the table, they were given menus. I showed up right after they got seated and nobody came by to offer us water, take my drink order or our food order. The manager was busy chatting and flirting with a group of young girls that were about 20 years younger than him. The wait staff walked all around us and served other tables but never came to our table. After 30 minutes of trying to get their attention and failing, we left and got a way better meal at Alegrias 2 blocks away. I'll never step foot in Sabrosa again.
We had a really nice meal at Sabrosa! The food is very fresh and delicious, and the menu is really versatile for Mexican food. We had tacos, pozole, the sabrosoa salad (with steak), guacamole and margaritas. It was a lazy weekend late afternoon for us, and they seemed to be busier than they were staffed for. We were very impressed with the service team, as they kept their cool and remained gracious and attentive, even though it was clear that they were handling a lot. Kudos! We will definitely be back.
The food is good, but it's more of a bar/club scene than restaurant. Music is so loud you can't have a conversation, service is just ok due to how crowded it gets and the bartenders have attitude. Go for drinks at the bar and people watching, not dinner and you're fine.
Coming back for sure!
This was my first time at this restaurant and it was a great experience. Since we had a reservation on Saturday I'm not sure how it would be during the week but it was VERY loud inside. There is outside seating so we sat outside- they had heat lamps and with the awning it was pleasant. The margaritas were great and strong and the food was fantastic.
A generally mediocre experience - the st ...
A generally mediocre experience - the staff was inattentive bordering on rude, our table was ignored for most of the time we were there, and "new" menu is a huge step backwards.
The $9 gauc is flavorless and the fish tacos are bland. The shrimp tacos were drowned in sauce. Margaritas are good but the bartender is rude.
While the bartender and our waitress were rude, everyone else we encountered--particularly the hostess and runners--were great.
I do not think we'll be back.
Sabrosa is OK
This restaurant is nicely packaged and comfortable initially. But once inside you immediately get the sense that it's catering to a 25 to 30-somethings crowd based on the large area taken up by the bar. The bartender mixed a nice cocktail. I ordered the rib-eye steak that was well prepared and seasoned. It was flavorful along with the mashed plantain. Although the brussel sprouts were bland, they did add a nice texture to the food. It went quite well with the wonderful flavor of the steak. My dining companions did not enjoy their ceviche selection. They found them overly sour. Otherwise, this is a great place for after-work bonding with your co-workers over drinks and tapas but not for intimate dining.
Was very disappointed that it took nearl ...
Was very disappointed that it took nearly 45 minutes to receive our breakfast orders - a frittata and carnitas/egg dish - especially since the restaurant was nearly empty when we were there. The food was good. Not outstanding. But good.
Good Mexican food!
We go to Sabrosa every time we get the urge for Mexican food. Delicious dishes, good service and reasonable prices. Why look anywhere further when we have great Mexican restaurant right here in Cow Hallow / Marina. We recommend this restaurant and we will be going back.
Great Food Lackluster Ambiance
(This review is for Brunch) The food was delicious, everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was also attentive despite reviews we read. The ingredients were fresh and the flavors were abundant yet well balanced. The ambiance, however was lackluster. It was a lovely Sunday morning and even though we were sitting outside the music was blaring at a decibel that was far too high for Sunday morning brunch (and I'm not 72, I'm 27, there's a time and place for very loud music and brunch ain't it). The music choice also left something to be desired: they were playing skillex, Bassnectar and the like for the entire meal which just felt out of place. If they are trying to be hip they missed the mark.
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