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Sabor Tropical Restaurant, Milwaukee, WI

Sabor Tropical Restaurant

3.9
3.9
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Latin Caribbean Kitchen with a South America Twist

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (414) 988-8030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hegel Terron

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JF

    JesseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the tostone rellenos and the mojitos are the best in the city 😍😍😍
  2. P

    Partyof5

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We had reservations for 7:30 PM, but our table was not ready when we arrived. Not a huge deal as they were busy and we only had to wait about 10 mins to be seated. We waited a little while for the waiter to arrive (he apologized for the delay) and decided to place our food and drink orders together since we were hungry. They’d run out of multiple drinks that we wanted to order and the drinks we did receive varied in taste - some of them being undrinkable. I could have seen past all this, however, after having waited TWO HOURS for our food to arrive, our waiter told us they hadn’t even begun cooking our meals. We closed out our check and went somewhere else to eat. Food looked good but not worth a 2+ hour wait and mediocre drinks.
  3. P

    Piraflambe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Out of basic items to make basic cocktails. Wait time for service (start to finish) was extreme (3 hours). Food - steaks not cooked to request, food requested not recieved. Just over all bad experience. It seems like a mom/pop place which we normally love and would definitely give some leeway too but it was just too many wrong things to make it ok.
  4. CP

    CarmenP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mofongo and passion fruit mojito ate delicious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Horrible food supper oily
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Only issues was the temperature was cold since the table was right by the door
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Took 3 hours to get our meal completed, 40 minutes before we got drinks and the appetizers came after our dinner
  8. W

    Wisco

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sabor made for a delightful Christmas Eve dinner! We all ordered different items, and they were ALL good. There were just the right number of customers ... not to many, but enough for a buzz. Can't wait to return!
  9. t

    twernicke

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. Of course parking is a bit of an issue in this area so plan ahead.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Pains me to write this review but it’s necessary given the absurdity of the entire experience. Attempted to contact the restaurant after the fact to discuss but attempts went unanswered. 11 guests (5 children all 9y/o and above, 6 adults) - the ordeal lasted 2.5 hrs with food being delivered in the last 15 minutes. A birthday celebration of our families matriarch resulted in hungry and upset kids, a $315.00 bill (which we paid) and an crying grandma. The food was over cooked and lacked any kind of flavor. Steaks that chewed like rubber, burgers that were dry and inedible. At no time during the long wait did anyone come and explain to us why things were taking as long as they did - we had to inquire and ask the kids food be prioritized as they were hungry and upset. It was unbelievable to us the bill was delivered without an apology nor any kind of offer to make amends for the less than desirable experience. In summary, a 2.5 hour dinner where food was delivered after the 2 hour mark - food was tasteless and over cooked and a $315 (paid) bill as added insult (which included 18% tip) would not recommend this place to anyone - service was terrible, food was tasteless -
  11. P

    Patricia

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. This was our first time, but definitely not our last.
  12. b

    buck

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were in town for the night in Milwaukee flying out in the morning and found this place on open table. My wife’s a pescatarian and my kiddo is real picky so it’s hard to find good food places that accommodate. We arrived and checked in and first opinion was the place looked tired. And in need of a fresh new style face lift. The host was very welcoming and nice so that’s half the battle with dining pleasant staff that are attentive so plus so far! The host got together very old and falling apart menus and took us to a table in a dining room 1/3 full. About ten minutes later our server showed up and apologized for the time lapse and she was also very nice and pleasant. We ordered apps and my daughters hamburger and drinks and looked over the menu which looked very interesting and we were excited to try some of these dishes that we haven’t seen on any other restaurants menu before! Took ten minutes to get drinks we ordered our entrees and my wife said I bet all of it comes out at the same time. She was right but we were ok with that since we had to get up very early in the morning and it was now 6:30 pm on a Sunday. The food was amazing or least favorite was the shrimp empanadas. Everything was cooked perfectly! I had the Mero which was excellent and the yuca sticks were awesome, my wife had tacos vegetarianos which she loved and our other app was tostones rellenos with shrimp which was amazing and of course kiddo burger and fries cooked perfectly! Diamond in the ruff with great prices will definitely go to again if ever in neighborhood. My recommendations are get rid of out of place old looking decorations and any carpet in the place, fresh paint and more beautiful artwork like you already have some of on the walls. Most importantly get rid of all those falling apart menu holders and just print menus on bright pastel card stock your menu and when they get dirty throw away and replace with new! No one wants a dirty menu that is falling apart! Thanks
  13. BC

    BattleCreekMark

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Interesting Caribbean influenced food and drink. Very helpful waitress.
  14. M

    Marc

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The chef didn’t show up to work so we were unable to have lunch.
  15. RD

    RyanD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sabor was the unexpected highlight of my weekend. We chanced upon it and made a reservation. The food was very well prepared, generous in portion, and incredibly delicious. The staff was very hospitable. I will definitely return.
  16. S

    danS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    45mins after ordering no food. Waitress didn’t check on us and another waitress came up 30mins in and asked if we got our order in yet. Ended up leaving without eating. If you’re having staffing issues, Don’t take reservations and don’t seat over your kitchens capacity. This establishment is poorly managed.
  17. W

    Will

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    To be fair, it was our first time there so take this with a grain of salt. We arrived and only two other tables and one space at the bar were occupied. In spite of a low client count, it took a half an hour for a server to come to our table. None of these times are exaggerations. I ordered a Bloody Mary. It never came until I asked about it again. We were told our food was coming shortly. The place got fairly crowded. We saw 2, yes 2 tables get actual food. One of them was clearly upset getting the wrong food. After an hour we asked again where our food was. Never came. An hour and ten minutes later we were starving and fed up. We left more money than we should have and left. They tried to stop us saying our food was almost ready. We had lost all faith in the place. We will never, ever go there again. I strongly recommend you go somewhere else. It was the worst service we have ever received.
  18. W

    Wolf

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our reservation was not their when we arrived. Appetizer we ordered was not the appetizer we received. Ordered drinks we never received. An item from my dish was missing from my plate. Apparently the restaurant was short staffed was the explanation we were given. Nothing was accommodated on the bill for these issues.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice relaxing experience, the employees there where nice and respectful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    It was very crowded on Saturday night, tables very close to one another, people roaming around and children running all over. Food was fabulous and our server was very attentive though it took awhile at first.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fajitas! Friendly service. Will definitely be back!
  22. A

    Ahollis

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was my husband's and I first time at this restaurant, we went on a Monday so the restaurant was not busy. The food was flavorful and unique. The waiter was attentive, it was pricey, but worth a different eating experience, the food tasted authentically ethnic.
  23. BW

    BettyW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Helpful suggestions from the wait staff.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We invited friends to join us. Took over an hour to get food. Not much contact with staff.
  25. NW

    NWTFTOM

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Pernil, and it was the best pork roast I've had outside of Latin America! My wife ordered the Salmon and absolutely loved it! we cannot wait to go back!!
  26. HI

    HILLARYO

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Just ok. The crab cake appetizer tasted like it had been frozen and warmed up in the microwave. We both got shrimp which wasn’t bad, but the sides lacked in flavor. Drinks were pretty tasty. Service was slow. Don’t think we will be back.
  27. d

    deewass

    Milwaukee

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    fun atmosphere and pretty decent food. our server really knew the menu and had some good recommendations to try. Drink menu also good and everyone in the group enjoyed their beverages.
  28. ZR

    ZuleykaRodriguez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for eat, & have time together with family. Love it <3
  29. J

    John

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the pernil. It's incredible. Staff is friendly and helpful.
  30. MC

    MichaelC

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice little off-the-wall place in Bay View. Highly recommended.
  31. g

    gals

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We ended up not eating here. Made a late night reservation and we walked in to find all the chairs on top of the table for floor cleaning. Really? Don’t accept reservations if you are not going to honor them.
  32. AW

    AmbroseWB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The staff was short, so the service was slow. But the staff was nice and attentive. My mom really liked the food - and she's really picky. We'll be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real, real, REAL Latin food. Everything was fresh and the flavors were excellent. We had stuffed Tostones, a variety of Empanadillas, the Ropa Vieja, Pernil, 2 kinds of Mofongo, the Jibarito Sandwich and Nutella Flan. The service was quick and kind. I can't reccomend them highly enough. If you aren't familiar with Latin food outside of Mexican, give this place a try. You won't be disappointed. They are serving authentic food that is hard to find.
  34. RZ

    RoxaneZ

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything that everyone ordered was delicious. Apps, drinks, main course, and dessert delish! We all said we would definitely come back.
  35. MM

    MyriamM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Puerto Rican rice was cold and a very small portion, I ordered the lomo de res and it was sooo spicy I had to now wait while my family was eating to get another dinner without the spice, they should honestly mention it in the menu and I dont know why they would even add spice to it, it is not a Mexican restaurant. The only thing that was good was the coquito but make sure to order it with very light cinnamon because they put so much on top it's crazy, half a cup for$8 but it was good.
  36. d

    desando3

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new place in Bayview. Reasonably priced, nice sized portions.
  37. s

    surg231

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and great service
  38. G

    Gracieanne146

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. The pisco sour is one of the best I've ever had. The food is delicious, well-portioned, and balanced.
  39. NR

    NydiaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster mofongo, the service and drinks were amazing. I loved the paintings on the wall and the neighborhood is quaint. Parking wasnt that great but well worth it.
  40. M

    Missy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. Prices were a little on the higher end, but appropriate for the food quality. My only “complaint” was the timing of the food. Something wasn’t coordinated appropriately and everyone’s food came out at different times. This was my first time here so I’m not sure if there was a staffing issue or what. That would not deter me from visiting again though. All 7 of us were extremely satisfied with the food. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

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Sabor Tropical Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Google Map for Sabor Tropical Restaurant

2258 South Kinnickinnic Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53204-2267

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hegel Terron

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