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Rico Sabor - Dover

3.9
3.9
161 Reviews
£25 and under
Latin / Spanish

Passion, dedication and a love for good food are the key ingredients that have created Rico Sabor Restaurant. Bringing the best fusion of the most loved dishes from Spain and Latin American, including dishes from Peru and Mexico and a tasty selection of Tapas and Paellas. We are very proud to bring the flavours and spirit of Spain and Latin America to the town centres of Gravesend, Rochester and Dover. We ensure that only the best quality ingredients are used, many of which are sourced locally, then crafted into delicious dishes. We take pride in every dish and work together in ensuring that only excellence leaves the kitchen! We look forward to welcoming you soon in our restaurants, in the meantime you can enjoy our dishes in the comfort of your home. Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Que Rico!

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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    null

  • Phone number

    01304 279812

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Dover

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 161 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. EP

    EileenP

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was exceptional, our favourite restaurant

  2. T

    Tt81

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Almost too much on the menu that it was a little overwhelming. Maybe a little restructure of its presentation rather than very basically typed out. Everything seems to come with aoili rather than I variety of flavours. Cutlery was awful! Pretty sharp to hold, felt like cheap camping cutlery. My personal opinion was that food was served way too fast. It felt like we were bring rushed when we'd come out for a nice evening meal. Nice atmosphere, one fairly attentive waitress but lots of talking and laughing between themselves rather than looking out over customers for requests for service etc. It's obvious this restaurant has had money spent on it but it's let down a little by some areas sadly. I had read others reviews but wanted to try for myself and sadly I'm not sure I'd rush back which is a shame as I was really looking forward to it. Would I recommend? Unsure but only an option to pick yes or no.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Not sure we’ll go back. Tapas should be served on warm plates. Good not warm enough. Worse muscles I’ve ever tasted. Restaurant deco great. Waitress was ok. Tables all had ring marks on them.

  4. C

    Charlotte

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Brilliant food & service! First time going and will definitely be going back again :)

  5. NS

    NSxxxx

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food and drinks were amazing. Good value for money and the restaurant itself is decorated well. One thing was that the staff were eating their dinner at the bottom of the stairs and you had to walk past them when going to the toilets. I felt this was quite unprofessional and ruined the vibe slightly.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing meal-I love the food the service and the location Thank you for a fantastic evening

  7. HJ

    HelloJet

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food is really high quality- definitely recommend!

  8. A

    Alisont

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We’ve eaten here before and it was nice but standards seem to have plummeted. Some of the food looked and tasted like cheap microwave meals and was certainly nothing like what we were served when last there. It’s a real shame because the wines are good and they started well but based on our last meal we won’t be back.

  9. AB

    AndyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good apart from no card machine had to walk in the rain to get money

  10. EL

    EmmaL

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Extremely poor service considering there was two other tables and lots of staff, they seemed to be catching up on Christmas! Over half the menu was not available. The few dishes I did order were a disappointment and bland. Would not recommend nor will I be going back!

  11. RC

    RichardC

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    We would have liked a few more people in but our fault for thinking 4pm on Good Friday would be quiet and safe - it certainly was! Tapas - When we go again we will order in 2 lots - every thing came at more ot less the same time and the meal was over a bit too quickly However the food and service were both very good and good value. Looking forward to going again Richard Cooper

  12. D

    Diane

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    we had a really nice evening with family, Food was excellent couldnt fault it, we had the Tapas. service was friendly and helpful . The only downfall was music far too loud, needs to be mor in background, will definitely return

  13. GW

    GuyW

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely meal at this fantastic restaurant. Great food and brilliant service. Good prices too

  14. CS

    ColleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing had mushroom croquets, creamy mushrooms the bread & garlic dip was delicious. The lady serving was so nice & helpful will definitely be going back thankyou

  15. LA

    LALA

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    Food and service were good although it felt a bit rushed. Frustrating the night we were there they weren't taking card payment only cash so we had to find a bank !

  16. BC

    BobbyC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst restaurant ever !!!! Me and my partner went there to have dinner before going to the cinema. I order a T-bone steak and she ordered the duck. I asked for medium rare and she asked for well done. They were still breathing and was too tough to cut

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic family birthday party.. everyone loved it.. thank youxx

  18. N

    Nett

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The waitress, although lovely, knew nothing that we asked her about the food and drinks and although ciders were on the menu, when she went to check which was a dry one she had to return to say they were out of all the ciders on the menu! When I wanted a second lime and soda they were out of lime cordial! She did get me a soda with slices of lime in, which was nice, though. It was our first visit and we ordered main courses. My friend's lamb shank was very good but my pork loin with mushrooms was not great. It didn't look very appertising on the plate as it looked thrown together and the taste was average, with the pork loin being quite tough. The potatoes and vegetables weren't very good either. The potatoes were a bit under cooked and and the veg was sloppy and greasy. If we come again we will try the tapas as I understand from friends that they are good. Will give them another chance sometime as the atmosphere and music were good.

  19. T

    Tiara

    Kent

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I visited for the first time on 2nd December with three friends for my birthday. I was the only one of us who hadn’t been before. My three friends had an average experience but I wanted to go, so made the reservation online without issue. The service wasn’t great, wrong drinks, waitresses couldn’t help with questions about the menu but after ordering we received the wrong order. It was rectified and was just ok. Wanting this place to succeed, I booked to treat a friend for dinner last night (12th). There were about three other parties dining so it was quiet. Drinks ordered, one was wrong. Starter for us to share (two people) came with one portion. We decided to order sea food paella (no meat) for two. It came, with chorizo and was a single portion they claimed was for two. The manageress said it was a mistake and that it would be rectified. She said she would adjust the bill and give us extra seafood. We waited. A serving for two came, undercooked, hard rice, sitting in liquid. It was not nice. We picked at the mussels and white fish but the rest was inedible. Bizarre given it said “Paella Sunday” on the menu. We left more than 3/4 of it. Declined dessert. When the bill came there was a reduction....wait for it.....£2.09. The bill was still over £55 and we’d eaten bread & mushrooms. I asked to speak to the manageress who was really polite. She said the chef had been told to cook it like that and the rice would absorb the liquid, maybe, but while it’s cooking! I asked her if she felt the bill was reasonable. She said it wasn’t and reduced it to £35. Having had the worst evening I can remember, I just paid and left. What a shame for Dover. A great location, with huge potential being wasted. If the owners read this, get down to your restaurant and find out what on earth is going on it there! Overstaffed, no one knew what was on the menu, no one was interested. Either sort it out or give it up! I’d be astounded if this place is open in three months!WHERE IS THE OWNER?

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food great service and brilliant atmosphere

  21. SC

    SC88

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Booked a table for 6 - 6 weeks in advance and the only time available for a table this size was 9pm (however once at the restaurant over half the place was empty). Ordered our drinks & food by 9.20 & this came out just before 9.30 - food warmish, not hot. When we wanted to order dessert (probably towards 9.50/10pm) we were informed the chef had clocked off at 9.30 so the kitchen was closed & we could no longer order. No one told us this prior to the chef leaving or when we ordered at 9.20.. had we have been told this we would have ordered all we wanted at the same time before the chef left. This meal was booked to enjoy the restaurant to it's full potential & order tapas, have cocktails & puddings. Our experience was therefore cut short and quite unenjoyable as if it was a nuisance we were there. We were shown to our table to then be moved to another. I complained to the wwaitress about the chef leaving & asked for a discount on the bill, said she couldn't do anything. I asked to speak to the manager, who told us she would offer a discount but had nothing to reply when i asked why we weren't informed the chef had gone. An embarrassing £3 was taken off our bill for the inconvenience - not even 10% off our order or the price of a drink. Had we been able to order dessert we would have spent a further £20+. Even offering us all another drink may have made up for it a little but the attitude was fairly unhelpful and not bothered by our upset. Just not impressed with lack of communication. Staff also stood around eating & huddled together, maybe 5 or 6.. plenty of staff to tell us a chef was going home. The card machine was also not working which we didn't realise until we got there.. with booking details in place I felt this could have been advised prior to visit with an email or a phone call.

  22. SP

    SteveP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very reasonable, good service, lovely food, varied choice. Will definitely be going back, and try some different dishes. Two small gripes, loos were a bit of a trip, and there seemed to be an issue with the front door not closing?

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went there last week for our 10th anniversary. Good points: food and drinks were good, staff very good, good service, pleasant atmosphere. Room for improvement: not so good value for money, we had tapas, desert and couple of drinks each and it came at £90, bit too pricey for me, wilted salad greens on the plate were not really need it and didn't look appetising at all. Food came out randomly and one at the time, where we clearly ordered starter. Only one toilet for customers downstairs, place wasn't even full and there were at least 20 people there eating, that's not enough. Also when I went to the toilet, water tap wasn't working at all, couldn't wash my hands, luckily I had antibacterial wipes and gel with me. May go back to try it out of festive season.

  24. CE

    CarolynE

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love going here, a very welcome addition to Dover.

  25. M

    Marie

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Confusion and wrong name when arriving at restaurant after I pre booked .. seats/ table empty however got told where to sit .. service and confusion on ordering drinks and tapas staff not attentive chatting to themselves .. private conversations overheard leaning against the serving hatch ... hygiene and standards throughout when being served drinks was appalling specially when one member staff was running his fingers through his hair ! Slow service when half place empty Not professional and food bland

  26. S

    debbieS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As tapas newbies we were very impressed. Very helpful staff who gave great advice with ordering. Food was outstanding so many different tastes and flavours and it was served nice and quickly. Reasonably priced too, will definitely be going back

  27. s

    simon

    Kent

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good quality food, plenty of variety and generous portions. We explained we were pushed for time and were served very promptly. Would recommend

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely tapas dinner. 5 selections worked for the 2 of us which included their lovely salad

  29. m

    mandy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, plenty of choice of tapas and the girls serving were great! Can recommend the sangria… fruity! Will definitely be going back!

  30. JS

    JelenaS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved food and service. Definitely coming back ))

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cracking meal

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was spot on and couldn’t fault it, really nicely cooked and presented

  33. BC

    BarryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First try at this new restaurant. Very impressed with service and quality of tapas. Service was friendly and fast even though quite busy and the food was delicious. If I had to criticise I would say mussels lacked a bit of taste compared with other dishes but overall a very tasty meal at about the right price. Not cheap but worth the money. We will go back for paella on a Sunday.

  34. c

    chelsiem

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely food at a reasonable price and very good atmosphere

  35. T

    Tiara

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    It was my first visit. Lovely decor and very festive. We felt let down by the service, although we appreciate you have not been open long. We had a pleasant evening. The door got stuck and we were unable to get in so had to wait in the cold and diners kept leaving the door open so at times we were freezing (it was a very cold night). I’m dining with you again and hope you have a good evening. A welcome addition to St James.

  36. s

    swissmiss8

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really tasty food and a good ambience. The service is good and the overall experience good.

  37. R

    Rach

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Welcome was warm. Door repeatedly stuck or left open was cold! Drinks didn’t arrive for ages and we had to repeat the drinks order before getting them. Tap water didn’t arrive, again had to remind. Food was very nice an hot, and dessert was lovely, if a tiny bit on the pricey side. Young waiting staff seemed experienced although very friendly and helpful. Overall a lovely meal.

  38. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and great service. Our waitress Jess was very attentive and helpful and was always smiling.

  39. JS

    JohnSkins

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was good, busy restaurant which meant it was quite noisy but i would definitely go again

  40. MP

    MichelleP

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely restaurant, very busy which is nice to see! Food was outstanding and service was good.

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Rico Sabor - Dover is rated 3.9 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Rico Sabor - Dover

Unit 18 St James Retail Park Dover, Kent CT161QD

  • Area

    Dover

  • Hours of Operation

    null

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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