About Sabor

A stylish, vibrant Latin American restaurant, café and bar, Sabor attracts a discerning, friendly crowd happy to escape the chain eateries of nearby Upper Street. A thick glass bar is the lively scene of much mojito and caipirinha drinking, while bright tables are hubs of enthusiastic eating. An original menu is an exciting exploration of much of South America. Anticuchos de cerdo, or coffee-glazed skewers of pork with a black bean, corn and quinoa salad, and fillet of red snapper with a crispy, spicy cocoa and chilli coating are typical of the uncommon, inventive dishes that stick in the mind long after you've left. Sorbets and ice creams made with South American fruits make a literally refreshing change from chocolate and vanilla. Fab service.

Sample a la carte


- Sopa de Choclo con Basilico (Sweet corn chowder flavoured with basil oil)
- Antichuchos de Cerdo (Coffee-glazed skewers of pork served with a black bean, corn and quinoa salad)
- Ensalada de Bacalao (Salt cod salad with red peppers, avocado, and pickled garlic-caper remoulade)
- Peruvian Causa (Terrine of sweet potatoes, white potatoes and saffron-steamed new potatoes, layered with olives and served with fresh anchovy salsa)
- Empanadas Mixtas (Cornmeal patties with fillings of Chilean minced lamb picadillo, crab and plantain, and mushrooms, served with Caribbean fresh minto mojo)
- Ensalada de Chuchu (Fresh light salad of chayote, (summer squash), tomato and thinly sliced onions in vinaigrette
- Quesadillas de Berenjena (Tortillas stuffed with roasted aubergine, tomato and goats cheese)

- Monkfish Ceviche (Slices of monkfish marinated in grapefruit & blood orange juices with coriander
- Ceviche de Camanones (King prawns marinated in orange, lime and tomato juices with roasted red peppers, chilli and popcorn)

Main Course

- Pato con Maracuya (Pan roasted breast of duck with plantain sweet potato mash and passion fruit sauce)
- Spicy Grilled Tuna (Yuca-crusted yellow fin tuna steaks on a bed of wild rice)
- Cordero con Quinoa (Grilled loin of organic lamb with papaya, rosemary and garlic mojo and Bolivian quinoa and orange salad)
- Smoky Corn Chicken (Fried chicken breast with smoky corn salsa served with roasted cornbread)
- Swordfish Escabeche (Fresh swordfish grilled then marinated in a red wine vinaigrette, served at room temperature with tostones (grilled plantain slices) and aioli)
- Swordfish Escabeche (Fresh swordfish grilled then marinated in a red wine vinaigrette, served at room temperature with tostones (grilled plantain slices) and aioli)
- Rib eye Steak Chimichurri (Organic Scottish barbecued rib eye steak served with grilled plantain and Argentinian parsley and garlic pesto)
- Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish (Red snapper wrapped in banana leaf with red peppers and garlic, served with a salad of crunchy palm hearts)
- Corn Tamal (Steamed golden Colombian corn dumpling, filled with soft queso blanco (white cheese), jalapeno pesto)

Side Orders

- Quinoa and fresh orange salad (Organic Bolivian quinoa grains served with orange segments in a citrus dressing with spring onions, parsley, mint and chilli)
- Green salad (Mixed leaves and herbs, lemon and olive oil dressing)
- Yuca fritters (Colombian cassava fritters fried until crispy on the outside and soft inside)
- Papa criolla (Whole baby yellow potatoes, fried and lightly salted)
- Banana lentil salad (Brown and red lentils mixed with diced banana in a balsamic herb dressing)


All our breads, ice creams and pastries are made on the premises with organic fruits and free range eggs

- Merengue de Mora (Pavlova of mulberries and cream)
- Arroz con Leche de coco (Colombian coconut rice pudding served at room temperature)
- Crème Brulee de Maracuya (Crème brulee made with tangy passion fruit)
- Chocolate Fig Tart (Wheat free dessert of chocolate and figs)
- Seleccion de helados o Sorbetes de Frutas Tropicales (Selection of home made ice creams made with organic tropical fruits (pink guava, passion fruit and guanabana) or sorbets (mora, mango and lulo))
- Manchego & Membrillo (Mature age cheese & membrillo (quine jelly))

Additional Information


108 Essex Rd, N1 8LX

Nearest tube:


Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Tues - Fri 6pm - 12am
Sat 11:30am - 12am
Sun 11:30am - 11pm

Dress Code: