Sabor de Texas is a relatively new restaurant that has opened in the Cruzeiro (also known as Bairro Patrice Lumumba) neighborhood, on Rua de Moçambique. No one from the Luanda Nightlife team has yet been to the place, but that doesn’t stop us from telling you about it; as it happens, fellow blogger Chris, a Mississippian who’s also spent time in Texas, has in fact sampled the fare and can vouch for its authenticity. Chris’ thoughts:
… Sabor de Texas is the name! That translates to Taste of Texas and it is a tiny Tex-Mex restaurant located in the heart of Luanda. What a hidden gem! Reagan and I first tried this restaurant a few weeks ago after a recommendation and Reagan has now requested that all of our date nights be here! It’s very small as there are only 4 – 5 tables, but we were told the last time we were there that they are planning to expand. I know several Americans have recently been there for the first time and are now repeat customers, so I would say business is picking up! Its owner is a local that lived in San Antonio and married a woman from Mexico. So, the food is the real deal, not an Angolan “version” of Tex-Mex. We love it! Below are a few pictures from our first visit!
You can read the rest (and see more pictures) in Chris’ blog here.
The restaurant has a very informative and detailed website which features downloadable menus, lists both a Unitel and Movicel number as well as an email address which you can use to order online; best of all, they deliver all around the city, “even those hard to reach locations.” Beats trying to navigate to Cruzeiro in perilous Luanda traffic.
After KFC, it’s been quite interesting to note the arrival of another American-style eatery. Based on Chris’ description, and its authenticity, Sabor de Texas is definitely worth a visit.
*Photos courtesy of Chris at Just Accros the Pond
Update August 2013: The Luanda Nightlife team has finally visited this place. Wings and Margaritas are a must for an after-work “happy hour” session. But be advised that this place has POOR ventilation and you WILL SMELL of grease.
Sabor de Texas
Cuisine | Cozinha: Mexican, American
Price | Preço: Average
LNL Rating | Classificação LNL: * * *
Official Website: www.sabordetexas.com
Tel: +244 913 343424 | +244 926 942160
Horas | Hours: Mon-Thurs 11h – 23h, Fri-Sun 11h30 – 24h00
Specialties | Especialidades: Burritos, Enchiladas, Tacos, Refried beans, etc. Tex-Mex paradise.
Alcohol: Full Bar. Margaritas.
Reservations accepted? | Aceitam-se Reservas? Sim