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Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill

Encinitas, CA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
32 reviews

About

Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill is an authentic wedding caterer with two restaurant locations, one in Encinitas and other in San Diego (Point Loma), California. Run by husband and wife team Ana Simon and Rafael Pedroso, this caterer brings unique traditions of Southern Brazil straight to you. Using to highest quality meats cooked over open flames, they are able to create a truly unforgettable experience for you on your special day with their one-of-a-kind cuisine.

Cuisine

With their Brazilian BBQ cuisine style, Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill offers a unique experience for your wedding day. Choose from various serving styles that include family style, hors d'oeuvres, stations, buffet and plated. Services such as cake cutting and custom menus are also available for your convenience. Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill can accommodate a variety of dietary requirements, including:

  • Gluten-free
  • No pork
  • Nut-free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$38

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$22

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$25

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$30

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

BBQ
Latin American

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

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    Molly W. Getting married on 03/03/2023
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    Incredible in every way!

    We reached out to Rafa - owner of Sabor - a couple of months before our wedding date (we were a last minute micro COVID wedding). Communication with the team was exceptional. They responded almost immediately, and was so excited to be a part of our special day.

    On the day-of, there were no issues at all. The team arrived on time, and even had appetizers + drinks ready early! The food/drinks and service was amazing, to die for, 10/10... couldn't find anything wrong with it. For weeks after, our guests were talking the food. We're for sure having these guys for every other kind of event we host.

    Also - don't forget to have the Brazilian cocktails! EVERYONE was talking about them all night!
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    Tiffany T. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Best wedding caterer ever!

    Sabor de Vida was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of our WEDDING hands down!!!

    So thankful to Rafal - owner of Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill. He was EXCEPTIONAL!! From the time he contacted us, to taste testing at the Point Loma Location, and a second test tasting for the various Brazilian desserts, he made everything SO EASY!

    The Food first of all, is AMAZING - high quality, healthy, and FRESH! They bring the kitchen to your venue 2-3 hours prior to the wedding, and start cooking it from scratch! So when people start coming in, they can smell the delicious food and get their appetite ready. We had 3 appetizers - tomato/mozzarella/basil sticks, chicken croquette, and beef pastel - which were perfect for craving the hunger pains prior to the reception. We also had the buffet of the steak, chicken, and delicious sausage which EVERY single guest raved about - they were impressed at how healthy the food was, especially for a wedding! Not the traditional hall catering of chicken and mashed potatoes, so they were SUPER excited about that. For desserts, we got the cinnamon-sugar covered pineapple slices, Pudim (flan), and Bragadeiro's (chocolate ganache balls) which our family was super impressed about. Guests are still coming up to us WEEKS after the wedding, telling us how AMAZING the food is!

    Rafal was a great communicator - he is the CEO of this restaurant, but was always prompt at answering our questions! The prices for the catering were the MOST affordable out of all the other wedding caters in San Diego, and if I were to say so myself, the food was WAYYY better. Which was surprising since other caterers were charging $50 per person with not as good menu choices - just like I said the traditional chicken/mashed potatoes/veggies/bread options.

    The day of - Rafael and his team delivered outstanding services and were so accommodating for us and our needs! They also provided water and iced tea, ice, as well as assisted with the cake-passing of our wedding cake! We didn't have enough utensils for the dessert, so thankful they came prepared and came to the rescue for this! They made our reception exceptional!

    I would HANDS-DOWN recommend Rafael and Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill for ANY WEDDING IN SAN DIEGO!!! You will not be disappointed and your guests will be absolutely LOVE the unique, delicious, healthy, and fresh food that Sabor serves with excellence!

    Thank you SO much Rafael for making our day unforgettable!! He will definitely be our Go-To Caterer for future events!
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    Adriana V. Married on 07/17/2021
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    Best part of my wedding!

    I cannot express how deeply appreciative my husband and I are to have met Rafael and his team at Sabor de Vida. Throughout the many months of wedding preparation, my husband and I visited the restaurant on several occasions (both announced and unannounced) and we were blown away every single time. We knew our wedding food would be a success, and boy oh boy, were we right! BLOWN AWAY. EVERYONE. WOW. Reflecting on my wedding day, the amazing food and service bring a smile to my face. Sabor de Vida was truly the best wedding decision I made. Some detailed highlights include: 100% responsiveness, impeccable taste and quality cuisine, supreme and warm service, willingness to drive all the way from San Diego to Pasadena, unparalleled professionalism. WOW. I love this place and these people. I cannot recommend them enough. All of my wedding guests cannot stop raving about their dinner experience. It was truly amazing and second to none. *Chef’s Kiss*

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Map

215 S El Camino Real Suite G, Suite G Encinitas, CA, 92024
7602300464
Location of (Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill)
3944 W Point Loma Blvd Suite G San Diego, CA, 92110
619-736-1383

Mon - Thu 11am - 8pm Fri 11am - 8pm Sat - Sun 11:30am - 9pm

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