Sazon is a Puerto Rican restaurant located in the heart of TriBeCa. Elegant, but with an interesting decor, the walls being padded, and trying to give a vibe that is between a club and a restaurant, to the point where the music was a bit too loud.
There were many dishes on the menu that looked appetizing and we decided to go for the empanadas. I like the fact that you can pick two fillings, whether meat, cheese, vegetables, chicken or shrimp. We decided to go with beef and cheese.
It was delightfully flaky and slightly crunchy, with the beef filling being my favorite as it was very moist and flavorful.
For her entree, Jodi decided to get the Sazon chopped salad, made with avocado (nice quantity), hearts of palm, cucumber, tomatoes, white cheese and yuca croutons. It was perfectly dressed with a raspberry vinaigrette.
On my side, I went for the Sazon paella.
The dish looked spectacular and was fantastic. It was composed of mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp, chorizo and chicken. And there was a lot of it. Taste wise, it was great, the rice being soft and having a flavor that seems to indicate that it was cooked with the other ingredients: I hate when you can taste that the paella was assembled at the last minute, the rice tasting like boiled rice! For sure, if you like paella, you should try this one.
For dessert, we decided to try their tres leches cake that was really good, with the nice amount of sweetness.
It was a succulent meal. Unfortunately, the service was not good: very slow, although the restaurant was not full, but very fast when it came to bringing us the bill! Would I go back to Sazon? Probably: the delicious food could make me forget the rest...
Enjoy (I did)!
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