Carne, Kingklip and Caipirinhi – Sabor the Taste

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110 Linksfield Road, Shop 23 Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre, Dowerglen, Johannesburg.

Whoever said, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” has obviously never been to Sabor. While this Portuguese restaurant is by no means the new kid on the Linksfield block (they opened their doors in late 2012), Sabor is not yet on everyone’s lips … or hips for that matter. I just don’t get it! Truth be told, I’ve never been very good at keeping secrets, especially one as fantastic as this.
Darlings, I’m going to be in a bit of a pickle with the locals who have, until now, managed to keep one of the best Portuguese restaurants in Joburg on the lowdown.
Walking into Sabor (which means flavour in Portuguese) is what I would imagine it would be like arriving at the original Cheers bar. The owners, Paolo and Sharon Da Cunha, seem to know everyone, and I mean everyone, by name. The vibe is super chilled and there is a rather impressive 180-degree view of the bustling roads … hey, us Joburgers take what we can get, right? A few tips before you dine (and wine) here: wear elasticised pants, the peri peri is hotter than the guy who plays Christian Grey and go with backup in the form of a big group of friends or family who don’t mind sharing – food FOMO (fear of missing out) is real.
Sabor is the place to go if you want wholesome, flavoursome food that packs a delicious, knock-your-diet-out punch. Think Avo á Sabor – a fresh spin on the overdone avo ritz and Prawn Delight – served in a creamy garlic sauce topped with melted cheese. And that’s just what we had for starters. Next up we shared flame grilled, juicy peri peri chicken, Kingklip (the dish of the day), the tender rump espetada, yes there’s still more … and prawns. Every single dish was done to a mouth-watering T. While you are here, you might as well swirl, sniff and sip your way through the impressive selection of imported Portuguese wines. If it’s cocktail o’clock I suggest you try the Hot or Not Martini – a spicy mango flavour with the option of chili – the Sabor Crush – a long strawberry and orange flavoured option or the traditional Caipirinhi. If you still have space for something sweet (I always have space), you have got to try the Sobramesa á Sabor – a Portuguese fried dough served with cinnamon sugar and Bar-One sauce – and the homemade chocolate mousse - probably the best I have ever tasted.
One meal, two people, eight dishes  … let’s just say that any Portuguese cravings we might have had are now firmly under control … until next week that is. We rolled out of Sabor with our pants bursting at the seams and feeling downright satisfied.  Go on, give this place a bash … I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re going to find yourself a repeat offender. Expect to pay about R100 for an average main meal.
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9 February 2015 at 05:06 pm
Bathabile Will definitely visit the m soon
9 February 2015 at 04:52 pm
John Scott Fantastic write up! See me there!
9 February 2015 at 11:41 am
Wendy What an awesome post! Loved the story - and I'm making my reservation today at Sabor! Just looking at the pics makes me feel hungry!

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