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Sabor De Vida

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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215 S El Camino Real, Suite G, Encinitas, CA 92024-4144
+1 760-230-0464
11:30 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Encinitas, California
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188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had them cater our company Christmas party and it was very successful. People loved the food, there were lots of food options to choose from, tastes were somewhat exotic but not too far out, cost was a fraction of what it would have cost to take everyone to a restaurant, and their delivery staff could not have been sweeter... More 

Thank Patty8888
Austin, Texas
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187 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A casual cafe with great food. I tried some appetizers and a sandwich. The chicken in the sandwich was freshly broiled and plentiful, the fries fantastic. I don't know if this is authentic Brazilian food, but it was tasty and well-prepared. Friendly service.

Thank Susan M
Castle Pines, Colorado
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The hubby and I have eaten here many times. We were a little wary at first bc of the strip mall location. However, I've actually come to appreciate the location. We can grab a quick and quality meal here without any fuss. Our favorite menu choice is to share the BBQ platter. I love the grilled veggies, the hubby gets... More 

Thank Anchored
Santa Cruz, California
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Hole in the wall Brazilian. Went with a friend from Brazil on her recommendation. Good portion size, quick table service. Somehow just didn't light my gustatory fire. Dinner for three, appetizers, entrees and drinks was over $75.

McLean, Virginia
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Had a Valentine's Day dinner at Sabor de Vida off Encinitas Blvd in the same complex as LA Fitness. The menu is Brazilian and features mostly meaty entrees, though vegetarian options are available. I had the Sunday special -- Feijoada -- and my friend had the Picanha Plate, which is a cut of steak cooked to your liking The food... More 

Thank TBesoug
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Our favorite here are the steaks. The owner is a wonderfully warm guy. You always feel welcome. There are also other side dishes that are fresh and original

Thank worldtraveler73_7
San Diego, California
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

My friend who is originally from Brazil recommended I try out this place, so I got the approval of an actual Brazilian :) I wasn't disappointed. This is now one of my favorite restaurants. I like the acebolada with picanha, but really everything is good here. Try the cheese bread, it's awesome! And the grilled pineapple for dessert. yum!

Thank heatherh0p
Carlsbad, California
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Sabor De Vida is a nice quiet restaurant with great food and service. It's small so reservations may be required on Friday and Saturday evenings. We love the bread balls (GF), stroganoff and picanha. Would give 5 stars if they offered creme de papaya.

Thank db7477
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Was at a friends house when all of a sudden HUNGER! Lol! Sabor de Vida is a little restaurant that has a family feel to it. The seating is limited but worth going for. The food is delish and if there is something on the menu you don't know about the staff is more than happy to explain. Love this... More 

Thank Latnldy1
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon in a lunch with your friends. The dishes have an affordable and good range value.

Thank Ana Maria C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 S El Camino Real, Suite G, Encinitas, CA 92024-4144
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-230-0464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?