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1816 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.249977 -97.767145
Neighborhoods: South Lamar, Zilker
You can't beat a strong, spicy bloody mary, and Sazon knows it. Expect traditional Mexican dishes (like cactus leaf salad!) with a few Tex-Mex twists.
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.
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.
Great food! – This place is great! I love the pepian (sp?) sauce on the enchiladas. Also they have great margaritas.
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!
Editorial Review by Margaret Myrick – South Austin taqueria offers straightforward, traditional Mexican cuisine to casual eaters.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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