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Sazon is completely amazing…

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A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Brands
Sierra Nevada
Payment method
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Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
South Lamar, Zilker
AKA

Saz??n

Sazón

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Categories
Mexican Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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D X M

01/25/2012

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
My Favorite Austin Mexican Restaurant

This is my favorite Austin Mexican Restaurant. The menu is unique, all the various sauces are outstanding, and the corn tortillas are the best I've had around here.

maxnix

08/02/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Austin's Best Interior Mexican Cuisine

A tacqueria? I think not!

These are the best sauces since Pinch a Pollo closed so long ago.

There are a few dishes here that are not found at other restaurants or simply are prepared better here. Funky down home old Austin decor is a plus for me.

And they know how to make a margarita also.

klcain

06/13/2011

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Overall
Excellent!!!

Have always loved this place. We go all the time. The chicken nachos are fantastic, he Puerco Pipian is a must and the Xoxti (spelling) soup is incredible. They have recently redone the inside which is nice but it isn't about the atmosphere for me there, it is the food which is delicious. They have an outdoor patio which is nice to sit on but sometimes loud as it is on Lamar. Parking can be tough but worth it.

Todped

11/17/2010

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Overall
Very good at affordable prices..

Just got back to the office after lunch at Sazon. The lunch specials are reasonably prices. Tacos Al Pastor was good and the Salad Mexicana was exceptional with Spinach, toasted anchos and a light vinaigrette. Margarita rocks was 5 bucks and au natural with no sweet and sour. The only way to go in my book. Overall a fine dining experience. The other menu items looked great particularly the Conchinita Pibil and several mole and pipain dishes. This is one of a growing troupe of interior cuisine spots and it can hold its own against them all. Only challange was the parking, the place was only about half full and they were out of spaces. We'll be back.

niftyswifty

10/07/2009

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Going to give it a second chance

(Replacing the original review)

I'd posted a scathing review here due to outrageously rude service from the manager and wait staff, however, I also contacted the owner via e-mail and we've had a very productive chat since then. He's invited me back to give the place another chance, and I've decided to withdraw the review until I've had another go at Sazon...

oldoldaustin

10/03/2009

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Overall
The Best. Period.

OK, so if you can get past the lack of ambiance (unless you like dining al fresco on S. Lamar with exhaust fumes and screaming sirens) the food at Sazon is the best interior Mexican food in town. Everything I've ever ordered on the menu has been great, but my favorite things are the specials, which range from excellent seafood dishes to delicious enchiladas and more. I love interior Mexican food, and this joint delivers! Just don't expect much in the way of atmosphere. You won't find it here.

dustinww

08/13/2009

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Overall
Authentic food

The quality of the food seemed to be good, but the flavors were not what we were used to. It tasted more authentic than most of the other ""Mexican"" restaraunts that we frequent, but that was also the reason we didn't much like it. The service was a also on the slow side.

mambome

05/25/2009

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Overall
Where Everybody Knows Your Name!

If you are tired of impersonal restaurants with mediocre food, come here! The place is super friendly, everyone makes you feel special, the food is amazing and the drinks are awesome. Yes, I love it here. It's my neighborhood hangout. Not your typical Austin Tex-Mex. Try it!

TiffanyAmore

04/23/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best Authentic Mexican Food

Try the cochinita pibil or tikin xic! This food is so ridiculously good and authentic I promise you won't be disappointed. Also, a wide variety of tequilas for the perfect margarita!

austexgirl

12/06/2008

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Overall
SUPER GOOD AUTHENTIC MEXICAN IN CENTRAL AUSTIN

MY BOSS RECENTLY TOOK ME HERE FOR MY FIRST TIME AND THE FOOD WAS JUST AWESOME. I LOVE THE ENCHILADAS SUIZAS. THEY ALSO HAVE GREAT SERVICE! I'LL DEFINITELY BE GOING BACK OFTEN!

tww49

10/19/2008

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Overall
Unbelievably good mexican food

I cannot believe I found this place! The food is AWESOME! Steamed fish in banana leaves was savory, layers of flavors invading your senses, and I'm not exaggerating. Also ordered the roasted chiles recommended by a friend. It's the best stuffed chile I've ever had, and it's healthy because it's not fried. This place has opened my eyes to mexican cuisine. Service was also great. When I asked to try out their award-winning red sauce, the staff gave me a variety of sauces to try out. They seem to be really passionate about their food, which is a big plus.

pistor

07/10/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fantastic real mexican food

Everything I've had at Sazon has been fantastic. I grew up in Mexico, so I can vouch for the food authenticity. Try the pork in chile cascabel, it's amazing.

austexan

04/28/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great food!

This place is great! I love the pepian (sp?) sauce on the enchiladas. Also they have great margaritas.

gingerrogers

09/08/2007

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Overall
Austin's Best Mexican Restaurant (Best in the world!)

My wife and I were traveling on vacation and happened to spend a few days in Austin. She likes or should I say LOVES mexican food. Trouble is she only orders chicken enchalada's. I went on line and broused Austin's best mexican restaurants and happened to chose Sazon's as it was number 4 and by habit I always go for number 4. The outside decor told us that this could be risky and it didn't look inviting. My wife also suggested we go back a few blocks and try a place that ""looked better"". Armed with my computer review I urged her politely in the direction of the front door. What was inside was a super clean and attractive mexican restaurant/cantina. I ordered the pork with green sauce and tortillas while my Mrs went for her favorite enchaladas. Our waitress was super friendly and at our biding suggested some delicious hor d orvores. My wife stated that the enchalada's were some of the best she had ever tasted. By then I had tasted my pork wrapped in one of the tortillas with the green sauce. I hid my eyes from the crowd so they couldn't see me weeping for joy! Quickly I offered the Mrs a bite and she stated in a stunned voice that this was the first time in her life that she had ever eaten anything and was salivating while she was chewing. We went back each day we were in Austin and actually drove out of our way from San Antonio to lunch there again. Would we go back. Only for a week at a time because if we went more there is no doubt we would be raising the average of everyones weight to the super obese in this country! Go there the price is right, the food is to die for, and it is super clean!

moc_croc

05/11/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Excellent Mexican Food

My husband and I have been to Sazon twice and had a great experience both times. I have tried the mole chicken and the cochinitas pibil, both of which were excellent. It is really hard to get a mole sauce right...I've tried it at a few other places in Austin and it's often not that great, but this place does it really well. My husband ordered the enchiladas & was very pleased with them. The food is cooked with great skill & a lot of flavor. They also have Mexican Martinis which are on a par with Trudy's, and that's saying a lot! The service is very informal, but it was friendly & attentive enough. There's nothing fancy about this place, and as the Citysearch review says, the atmosphere is kind of stark. The prices are reasonable. Overall, I would recommend this place very highly & I plan on going back many times.

samantha675

03/03/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
The food is just amazing!

In an area over crowded with Mexican resturants Sazon stands out. The food here is to die for. My husband and I ate there for the first time a few weeks ago and WOW!! We had the Sopes to start with and I love the cornmeal patties. They are the perfect combination of cripsy and chewy. My husband hs the Cochinita Pibil and it was amazing. I ended up switching plates with him it was so fab! If you are looking for a place with amazing decor, then this may not be the place for you. But if you love good food, go and go immediatly. You won't regret it! It has become my favorite place to eat!

jessicathecatster

01/29/2007

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Overall
love it

we love sazon! i've been to the many incarnations of this particular building and none compare to sazon's menu and service. it's no-frills but clean, and the food could compete with that of the higher-priced interior Mexican/South American restaurants in town. their mole is fabulous and i highly highly recommend the pollo al carbon. tortillas always soft and warm. killer sweet tea. margarito and staff are friendly and accomodating. get thee to sazon.

nyfievel

01/25/2007

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Overall
Genuine Service

Tonight was my first experience at Sazon. The food was phenomenal and the service genuine. Margarito, the owner, greeted all of his customers, most of them by name. If you're looking for flavorful, authentic Mexican food where you will be treated like one of the family, then this is the place to visit.

saxman22

11/15/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Authentic Mexican North of the Border

I've had breakfast, lunch, and dinner on several occasions at Sazon, and I am extremely impressed with the selection of traditional Mexican dishes. The food is always fresh and the spices and sauces are rich and flavorful. You have to try one of the mole selections they offer. In addition to the great food, the wait staff is courteous and offer prompt service.

pinklady2738

10/25/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
My New Favorite!

This blink-and-you'll-miss-it restaurant on South Lamar is a delicious, authentic Mexican restaurant where affordable meals can be found without sacrificing on quality or taste. Don't be put off by the exterior - this one can't be missed. Everything is very clean on the inside. The waitstaff is fantastic and the food is to die for!

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