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Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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215 S El Camino Real, Suite G, Encinitas, CA 92024-4144
+1 760-230-0464
11:00 - 20:30
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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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to use SDV catering for our baby shower and it was great! The food was delicious, the service impeccable at a super affordable price. We chose the feijoada and the portions were very generous. I still have frozen feijoada in my freezer for when I want to treat the family. Guess with whom I'm going to cater our... More 

Thank BodyTalkSanDiego
San Diego, California
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320 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had dinner here on a Saturday night, when the house specialty is served. I can't spell it, but it starts with an "F" and is a delicious bowl of spiced black beans with steak and sausage. It comes with a side of rice and collard greens, plus "farofa" (I think?) which is a delicious breaded topping. I am not... More 

Thank Vacationers62
San Diego, California
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757 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,410 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I came here for dinner earlier this week to celebrate a friend's birthday. He knew the owner and it was a pleasure meeting the owner of the restaurant. My friend has been raving about this restaurant for 4 years but somehow I never had the chance to visit. As others noted, don't let the location fool you. It's in a... More 

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Encinitas, California
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196 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 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 78 helpful votes
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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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
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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109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 3 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
Sabor de Vida proudly serves authentic Brazilian BBQ using traditional methods of slow cooking premium meats over open flames. Our focus is on providing our guests with the highest quality meats and service possible. The result is truly an EXPERIENCE!

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