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Jun 23, 2008 09:29 AM

Sabor Latino- Central American/Cuban Smithfield NC

I haven't been; just came across an article about it in La Conexión. Their "Buena Onda" column is often a good source for leads on Latin American options in NC.

The article is in Spanish and while I can't translate the whole thing, it lists Cuban coffee, licuados, baleadas, pollo frito con yuca, chicharrón con yuca, tacos, pescados y mariscos, carne asada as being on the menu.


Sabor Latino
2710 South Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield NC
(919) 938-1514

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  1. This sounds interesting, I have business in Smithfield later this week, hopefully I can give them a try.

      1. re: meatn3

        If they didn't they didn't post. TRq1 do tell us what you find. I'm planning to go next week. I love cuban food. Got to love NC,

        1. re: Rory

          I haven't forgotten just haven't had the time to find it when I've been in the area. I will be back in Smithfield before Tgiving and hope to find the time to stop in. I will report back if I am succesful!

      2. I pulled off the interstate and tried to find it a few months ago, but I was running a little short and time and had to call of the search.

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        1. re: Naco

          I did drive by to see where it is. It is further south on Bright Leaf (301/96) than the Compare grocery, but on the same side of the road - west. It is a free standing building, looks like an older style mini-mart. I'd say it is about half way between the two I-95 exits.

          I drove by around 6:30 - 7 pm. They were open, but no customers. The sign advertised $3.99 lunch specials. Looks like the restaurant aspect is part of a little market. I suspect lunch is busier. Hoping to have a chance to try it in the future.

          1. re: meatn3

            I thought I had updated this, but here it goes:

            I went to try them a month or so ago and they are gone, looks like a bar is in the spot now.