Sazon Restaurant & Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 941 Spring Garden St

    Philadelphia, PA 19123

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  • 215-763-2500

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Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Wed. 5:30am - 9pm;Thu. 5:30am - 10pm;Fri. 5:30am - 11pm;Sat. 11am - 11pm;Sun. 11am - 9pm

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Great food, really loved it - wish I knew about it long ago!\r
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We went here for the first time this weekend, and loved it. It is casual, down-home style, very comfortable. I've had plenty of Latin food but not specifically Venezuelan,

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★★★★★

Great food, really loved it - wish I knew about it long ago!\r
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We went here for the first time this weekend, and loved it. It is casual, down-home style, very comfortable. I've had plenty of Latin food but not specifically Venezuelan,

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Sazon is one my favorite restaurants in the city. The owners pay special attention to the quality of ingredients, making the food exceedingly fresh and delicious. When you walk into Sazon you immediately feel as if you've escaped the rest of the city. So go there, enjoy, relax!

Do not miss out on the hot chocolate. There is an entire menu devoted to it and you will fall in love immediately! Not to mention the tres leches is phenomenal.

My favorite menu items are the Domino Arepa, the chicken salad sandwich (an amazing twist on the American version) and the hearts of palm salad. You will not be disappointed!

5
★★★★★

Sazon is one my favorite restaurants in the city. The owners pay special attention to the quality of ingredients, making the food exceedingly fresh and delicious. When you walk into Sazon you immediately feel as if you've escaped the rest of the city. So go there, enjoy, relax!

Do not miss out on the hot chocolate. There is an entire menu devoted to it and you will fall in love immediately! Not to mention the tres leches is phenomenal.

My favorite menu items are the Domino Arepa, the chicken salad sandwich (an amazing twist on the American version) and the hearts of palm salad. You will not be disappointed!

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It's not your typical burger, but try Sazon's version, loaded with good things like avocado and egg. It's super messy and super good. Sazon's food is heavy and good - alot fried. It's byob and the atmosphere is simple and friendly.

4
★★★★☆

It's not your typical burger, but try Sazon's version, loaded with good things like avocado and egg. It's super messy and super good. Sazon's food is heavy and good - alot fried. It's byob and the atmosphere is simple and friendly.

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This is the first exclusively Venezuelan restaurant and the atmosphere is simple and the fare, like arepas and arroz con pollo, is exceedingly hearty, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

This is a BYOB joint and Reservations and Credit cards are excepted. The nearest Liquor store is at 5 North 12ths street.

-Al

3
★★★☆☆

This is the first exclusively Venezuelan restaurant and the atmosphere is simple and the fare, like arepas and arroz con pollo, is exceedingly hearty, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

This is a BYOB joint and Reservations and Credit cards are excepted. The nearest Liquor store is at 5 North 12ths street.

-Al

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I have enjoyed everything I have tried at Sazon

The Arepas - stuffed corn patties are very tasty and the selection of sandwiches are excellent choices for lunch.

A very relaxed atmosphere ads to the homeyness of the restaurant.

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★★★★☆

I have enjoyed everything I have tried at Sazon

The Arepas - stuffed corn patties are very tasty and the selection of sandwiches are excellent choices for lunch.

A very relaxed atmosphere ads to the homeyness of the restaurant.

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I found the last review surprising, since we had such a different experience. We ordered the appetizer sampler platter, and said that we wanted the pollo arepa. Bob brought us that as a part of our platter, but also brought out the normal entree sized arepa. We told him that that wasn't what we wanted, but we'll eat it if he hadn't started preparing our other entree. He was really nice, and told us that he hadn't had the chance to eat yet, so he'll take the arepa and won't charge us. I think the last reviewer talked to Bob too, b/c he's the owner's son. He was really reasonable and nice to us. I see that he's friends with a lot of the customers. Anways, we recommend the fried yucca, reina arepa papiada, and the tequenos. We'll definitely go back again and again, and bring all our friends.

2
★★★★★

I found the last review surprising, since we had such a different experience. We ordered the appetizer sampler platter, and said that we wanted the pollo arepa. Bob brought us that as a part of our platter, but also brought out the normal entree sized arepa. We told him that that wasn't what we wanted, but we'll eat it if he hadn't started preparing our other entree. He was really nice, and told us that he hadn't had the chance to eat yet, so he'll take the arepa and won't charge us. I think the last reviewer talked to Bob too, b/c he's the owner's son. He was really reasonable and nice to us. I see that he's friends with a lot of the customers. Anways, we recommend the fried yucca, reina arepa papiada, and the tequenos. We'll definitely go back again and again, and bring all our friends.

Pros: Great authentic food (as far as a gringo can tell), great service, great location w/ easy parking

Cons: I'm not sure yet.

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We brought a party of 6 to Sazon in February 2007. One member of our party ordered an item, took one bite, didn't like the taste, sent the item back, and ordered something different. Not only did the manager refuse to remove the uneaten item from our bill, he curtly explained that it was restaurant policy to charge for all items that are properly prepared, regardless of whether the patrons like the taste. When we politely pointed out that (1) most restaurants do not charge for items that patrons find unappealing (so long as the item is not eaten to any substantial degree), (2) our waitress had recommended this particular item as a house favorite, (3) the item was not eaten (only one bite was taken) and (4) the policy had not been disclosed to us when we sent the dissatisfactory item back, the manager stated "We're the only Venezuelan restaurant in Philadelphia, and that is our policy." We tried to press our argument (politely), but the manager walked away from us as we were speaking, and for the rest of the evening refused to come out and talk to us, despite our numerous requests. We reluctantly paid our bill and left.

Enjoy the food if you go, as it is tasty, but be aware that the customer doesn't ever seem to be right in the minds of Sazon's short-sighted management.

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★★☆☆☆

We brought a party of 6 to Sazon in February 2007. One member of our party ordered an item, took one bite, didn't like the taste, sent the item back, and ordered something different. Not only did the manager refuse to remove the uneaten item from our bill, he curtly explained that it was restaurant policy to charge for all items that are properly prepared, regardless of whether the patrons like the taste. When we politely pointed out that (1) most restaurants do not charge for items that patrons find unappealing (so long as the item is not eaten to any substantial degree), (2) our waitress had recommended this particular item as a house favorite, (3) the item was not eaten (only one bite was taken) and (4) the policy had not been disclosed to us when we sent the dissatisfactory item back, the manager stated "We're the only Venezuelan restaurant in Philadelphia, and that is our policy." We tried to press our argument (politely), but the manager walked away from us as we were speaking, and for the rest of the evening refused to come out and talk to us, despite our numerous requests. We reluctantly paid our bill and left.

Enjoy the food if you go, as it is tasty, but be aware that the customer doesn't ever seem to be right in the minds of Sazon's short-sighted management.

Pros: Decent food, polite and accomodating waitstaff

Cons: Incompetent, shortsighted and rude management

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I can say a lot about this place. It's cute, the owners are sooo nice, AND it's authentic Venezuelan food!!! Oh! It's also B.Y.O.B. Their portions are pretty big and filling! I recommend anything really, but for the other person's comment is right: La Venezolana hamburger is amazing but my favorites are the Tequenos so far. Have fun!

2
★★★★★

I can say a lot about this place. It's cute, the owners are sooo nice, AND it's authentic Venezuelan food!!! Oh! It's also B.Y.O.B. Their portions are pretty big and filling! I recommend anything really, but for the other person's comment is right: La Venezolana hamburger is amazing but my favorites are the Tequenos so far. Have fun!

Pros: It's Venezuelan

Cons: They don't have Venezuelan Beer--but that's cool because it's BYOB.

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I can say a lot about this place. It's cute, the owners are sooo nice, AND it's authentic Venezuelan food!!! Oh! It's also B.Y.O.B. Their portions are pretty big and filling! I recommend anything really, but for the other person's comment is right: La Venezolana hamburger is amazing but my favorites are the Tequenos so far. Have fun!

2
★★★★★

I can say a lot about this place. It's cute, the owners are sooo nice, AND it's authentic Venezuelan food!!! Oh! It's also B.Y.O.B. Their portions are pretty big and filling! I recommend anything really, but for the other person's comment is right: La Venezolana hamburger is amazing but my favorites are the Tequenos so far. Have fun!

Pros: It's Venezuelan

Cons: They don't have Venezuelan Beer--but that's cool because it's BYOB.

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I crave the food at this cute little place. There are so many reasons to go and I' m trying to sample the whole menu. The arepa with chicken avocado salad is to die for. You must order a Chicha, a creamy drink that tastes like rice pudding. They make the best hamburger I have ever had. Its called Verazolana, and is layered with ham, avocado, fried egg, tomato and onion. I am finally bringing my friend Andres for dinner tonight, he is from Venezuela. I can't wait to show off this amazing food, and the very talented and vibrant owners Judith and Robert.The atmosphere is casual and relaxing. There is always parking nearby and it is a BYOB. They have a website as well. Salut!

2
★★★★★

I crave the food at this cute little place. There are so many reasons to go and I' m trying to sample the whole menu. The arepa with chicken avocado salad is to die for. You must order a Chicha, a creamy drink that tastes like rice pudding. They make the best hamburger I have ever had. Its called Verazolana, and is layered with ham, avocado, fried egg, tomato and onion. I am finally bringing my friend Andres for dinner tonight, he is from Venezuela. I can't wait to show off this amazing food, and the very talented and vibrant owners Judith and Robert.The atmosphere is casual and relaxing. There is always parking nearby and it is a BYOB. They have a website as well. Salut!

Pros: Cuisine, parking, prices.

Cons: Not in my neighborhood

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Venezuelan Restaurant, Venezuelan Food, Vegetarian Restaurant, Vegan Restaurant, Gluten Free Restaurant

 

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