Sazon, Puerto Rican restaurant in TriBeCa

 Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

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. 

 Dining room at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Dining room at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

 Dining room at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Dining room at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

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. 

 Empanada at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Empanada at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

It was delightfully flaky and slightly crunchy, with the beef filling being my favorite as it was very moist and flavorful. 

 Beef empanada at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Beef empanada at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

 Cheese empanada at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Cheese empanada at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

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. 

 Chopped salad at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Chopped salad at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

On my side, I went for the Sazon paella. 

 Paella at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Paella at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

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. 

 Tres leches at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

Tres leches at Sazon in TriBeCa, NYC, New York

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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