Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

 Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

The last time I went to Sabores, I had a bad experience: food and service were not great. But, as the months passed, seeing more and more people going there, we decided to give it another chance. I still remembered the colorful decor there, although I think they added more things on the walls.

 Dining room at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Dining room at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

 Decor of Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Decor of Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

 Entrance at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Entrance at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

 Decor of Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Decor of Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

We went there for brunch and decided to start with the guacamole that was so disappointing the first time.

 Guacamole at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Guacamole at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

 Tortilla chips at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Tortilla chips at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

We had it with the tortilla chips and salsa they brought after we sat. It was a fairly good guacamole, but I admit that the presentation could have been better, maybe served in a bowl. But you know what: the most important thing was the taste that was good.

Then, Jodi ordered the vegetarian tacos, made with grilled vegetables. 

 Vegetarian tacos at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Vegetarian tacos at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

 Vegetarian tacos at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Vegetarian tacos at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

This was delicious and tasty, the veggies not being bland at all. On my side, I decided to try their enchiladas de mole, a recipe from the Chef's grandmother.  

 Enchiladas de mole at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Enchiladas de mole at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

  Enchiladas de mole at   Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Enchiladas de mole at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

  Enchiladas de mole at   Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Enchiladas de mole at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

  Enchiladas de mole at   Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Enchiladas de mole at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

The first time I had mole was at El Maguey Y La Tuna, a restaurant on the Lower East Side: there, it was fantastic! So, how would be the one at Sabores? It was delightfully sweet, smokey and rich, with an underlying taste of chocolate that was divine. I ordered it with chicken that was perfectly cooked and moist. The dish was served with rice and beans.

  Rice and beans at   Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Rice and beans at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Last was dessert. we hesitated between the flan and the tres leches. We went for the later...

  Tres leches cake at   Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Tres leches cake at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

  Tres leches cake at   Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Tres leches cake at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

We accompanied it with a Mexican hot chocolate that had a nice cinnamon flavor, but was not as good as the hot cocoa at Zafra's

 Hot chocolate  at   Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Hot chocolate at Sabores, Mexican restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

The tres leches was not that great, being a bit dry on the top part...too bad, because the rest of the dishes at Sabores were pretty good. But, you know what? I would definitely go back there and this time, go for the flan...

Enjoy (I did)!

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