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Wine And Dine Wednesday: Xochimilco

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By Jennifer Wood, Mix96

When I write my blogs for Wine & Dine Wednesday, the experiences can range from high-end restaurants to less expensive locations. Xochimilco is at the less-expensive end of the spectrum, but it is one of the tastiest dining destinations you will want to hit up.

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Xochimilco (credit: Dale Shaver)

Xochimico is named after the floating gardens in Mexico. You won’t really find anything like that here as far as decor goes, but you will walk into a bright, large room decorated in the typical taqueria style: colorful flags, your favorite beer signs in neon, a life-size cardboard stand up of “The Most Interesting Man In The World”…things like that. But, you are not here for the decor, you are here for some of the best Mexican food in Sacramento.

First, they make their own tortillas. Plus. They make great chili rellenos. Plus, plus. The guacamole is chunky, creamy and cool. Plus, plus, plus!

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Xochimilco (credit: Dale Shaver)

As we watched the Giants/Reds game on one of two flat-screens, Dale and I got an order of guac and chips and ordered a Modelo and a top-shelf margarita on the rocks. The drinks came to the table in frosty glasses, which was a nice touch.

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Xochimilco (credit: Dale Shaver)

I ordered the #1 special combo (1 beef taco, 1 chicken enchilada, 1 chili relleno, one chili Colorado, 1 chile verde) so that I could get a bit of everything. Dale got chimichangas (beef and carnitas.) Both of our meals came with rice and beans.

We had the same reaction the three guys watching the ballgame had when their meals came. “WOW!!! THAT’S HUGE!!!”

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Xochimilco (credit: Dale Shaver)

Way too much food, but at $13 for mine and $10.50 for his, it was a bargain and we had so much to take back home with us.

Our take-away was that (the meals being generous) and that the meat in all of the dishes…especially in the chile and taco…was chunky and moist and very well prepared. The tortillas are great and, even though we had plenty of food to take home, I ordered two more chile rellenos and a bowl of menudo. I have often gotten their menudo. It is excellent.

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Xochimilco (credit: Dale Shaver)

And hey, if you like oysters, they have fried oysters for you every Friday. We’ll go back then.

Xochimilco
4904 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento
(916) 349-9495
mexicanzest.com

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