The Short Order
Sazón’s renovated quarters on Shelby Street have a hallowed feel, and the food and service add to the feeling that you are in a very special place. The restaurant bills itself as New World cuisine, and though it clearly takes the majority of its direction from Mexican flavors, it is easy to taste Asian and Middle Eastern influences as well. Moles and mezcal are the hallmarks of chef Fernando Olea’s game, and like most of the offerings at Sazón, they are complex and heady. Recommended: mezcal flights, Sazonrita cocktail, sopa de amor, pork belly tacos, lamb special, shrimp enchiladas, and beef tenderloin.