Don't we all long for the perfect "chowish" find? You know, the restaurant with low prices, great food made from scratch and no pretense.
I am reluctant to post about this great place because I don't want to have to get in line for reservations but...
We have had two meals at Sazon. 941 Spring Garden St. 215.763.2500. Their web site is www.sazonrestaurant.com.
After reading the review in PW http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/vie...
we put them on our list.
Everything is made from scratch and really delicious. For those not familiar with Venezuelan food it is not spicy (hot) but very flavorful.
We have tried the plantains with cheese app which was terrific, the arepas which are little corn cake sandwiches filled will different items. I had the chicken with herbs ($6)....it was really filling enough for a light dinner entree.
For entrees we had the arroyo con pollo. It was a large platter with rice mixed with chicken and plantains. My husband had the grilled chicken with salad and a guacamole-like salsa.
Last evening we both had the special which was a steak marinated in a slightly sweet sauce. It came with a huge platter of rice and plantains.
For dessert we tried the Torta Tres Leches which was too sweet for my taste.
Apps are $4-7 and entrees run in low teens. It is BYO and non smoking. The chef and staff are extremely accommodating. The atmosphere is basically a diner with candles on the table in the evening.
We have no relationship with this restaurant other than that of happy diners.