Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sazon is an award winner for restaurants in 2019!
If you are looking for a restaurant that will give you an experience to remember, look no further than this award-winning company!
Sazon has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across verified sites with an average rating of 4.76 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 91.59 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top three restaurants in New Mexico!
Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:
“The service we received was wonderful, everyone there was extremely welcoming, which can be hard with a group with two small kids. This wasn’t our initial choice because we have kids, but we are so glad we went there. The food was amazing.” -Tassie Z.
It is because of rave reviews like this that Sazon is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!
Not Your Average Restaurant
We were excited to learn all about how Sazon has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the Executive Chef and owner, Fernando Olea.
The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Sazon stand apart from their competitors. In Fernando’s words, “The food that I serve here is the traditional Mexican food that my grandmother used to prepare at home! People don’t have time to cook this way anymore. Grandmothers used to spend hours preparing food for their families! We specialize in moles, and we have six to eight of them every single day. We’re not just another restaurant. We offer an experience to our patrons. Eating is a physical activity. Dining is a cultural activity. We provide a dining experience.”
When asked about the Sazon mission, Fernando said, “First, to make people feel welcome. My rule for my staff is for them to make everybody that comes and dines with us should feel like they are in someone’s house. Our second mission is to be as professional as we can!”
Building Success Through Three Key Elements
We couldn’t let Fernando go without finding out what he believes to be his business’ secret to success. When asked what it is that makes Sazon not only a Top Rated local award winner but one of only three AAA four-diamond restaurants in the state, he told us, “We get it because every visit has three elements: ambiance, service, and food. Those three categories are what we focus on. Our staff has done an incredible job on the decoration. My food is based in Mexican cuisine. I call it ‘new world’ cuisine because I infuse different cuisines into it. I guarantee we have the most professional service in the United States!”
When it comes to marketing, Fernando’s more than 30 years of influence in Santa Fe make customers excited to come in.
There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as tremendous a reputation as Sazon has managed to. We asked if Fernando could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:
“Perseverance is the magic. If you want to reach the stars, you can do it, but you have to do it one step at a time. Stick with what you’re good at. Don’t be changing! Follow your dreams, and be persistent.”
Congratulations to Sazon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Fernando for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!