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LesThePress | Sep 27, 201009:05 AM    

We went to the new Sabor Cocina in Thousand Oaks Lakes mall Sat night for dinner. We made 6:30pm reservations and arrived a couple of minutes early. The restaurant was full and since it was so nice outside we inquired about sitting on the patio but it was full and would have been too long of a wait so declined and we were seated inside immediately.

They obviously spent a lot of money on décor. While the style is not to my tastes, it had a very nice atmosphere. The booths were comfortable and while all tables were filled, many with large groups or families, the noise level wasn’t intolerable. This is probably largely due to the softness of the interior.

We ordered a couple of Margueritas, which were huge as reported and while not overly strong I didn’t feel they were ‘watered down’ as others have reported here and on Yelp. While they were on the high side ($12 & $15), they were so large that ordering another was unnecessary. We’re not that big of drinkers, and will have a couple with dinner, so only having to order one each was actually a cost saving for us!

We ordered a side of guacamole, at $9, which I thought was a little high. However, the portion was sufficient and except for not being mashed thoroughly, needing salt and salsa added to it, it was pretty good.

I ordered the Arrachera (skirt steak) rare and my wife the Heirloom salad. I love skirt steak and marinate and grill it at home often. While it is not a thick cut of meat, I usually give it 3 minutes on one side and 2 on the other for medium rare, this was the thinnest piece of skirt steak I’ve ever seen. Honestly, if I tell you it was only slightly thicker than a piece of heavy paper, I’m not kidding. It was kinda pink in the middle and tasted okay. It just lacked something in the flavor that I can only attribute to the thinness. I did eat it and sort of enjoyed it, only I was a little disappointed in that it wasn’t like any skirt steak I’ve ever had before. Hard to do a paper thin piece of meat rare!!

My wife said her salad was excellent, everything was fresh it was good sized and she enjoyed it.
Our total bill (with 23% tip) was $100.00. My wife and I both agreed we’d be back and maybe try some of the more traditional Mexican dishes. It was just too hot to have a heavy meal that night!

PS. No complaints about the service, it was excellent!!

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