Sacramento has a wonderful selection of Mexican restaurants featuring authentic foods and fresh ingredients. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat or a delightful dining experience, this list of incredible places will surely satisfy your cravings for a genuine Mexican experience.
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524 Mexican Restaurant
524 12th St.
Sacramento, CA 95815
www.524downtown.com

Located in downtown Sacramento, 524 Mexican Restaurant is a tremendous option for Mexican cuisine in a comfortable and relaxing environment. The decor is colorful and the staff is friendly, making this place an ideal option for families. The soup, chips, enchiladas and carnitas are all mouthwatering. Most meals have generous portions and are brought to your table quickly after ordering. Reasonable prices and convenient hours of operation add to the overall appeal of this fine restaurant.

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Chando’s Tacos
863 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 641-8226
www.chandostacos.com

With three locations in the Sacramento region, Chando’s Tacos is the ideal place for experiencing authentic Mexican tacos. In fact, they are quite possibly the best tacos in all of Sacramento. Their ingredients are high quality, fresh and obtained from local providers. Despite being well known for their tacos, Chando’s also has a wide range of foods that can compete with most Mexican restaurants. Other popular items are burritos, mulitas and quesadillas. Chando’s Tacos provides catering, and if you can’t make it to one of their convenient locations, then keep an eye out for their traveling food truck.

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El Novillero Restaurant
4216 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 456-4287
www.elnov.com

No other Mexican restaurant has garnered more local awards than El Novillero. For the last eight years, El Novillero has been voted as one of the two best Mexican restaurants in Sacramento. Serving the region for the last 45 years, El Novillero has grown in size, popularity and tasty foods. Their carnitas are to die for and their salsa is fantastic. Customers can also choose from a wide selection of foods like enchiladas, quesadillas and delicious soups. The full portion meals engulf the plate, the service is top-notch and the environment is family friendly.

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Taqueria Rincon Alteño
4301 Truxel Road, Suite D1
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 515-4815
www.taqueriarinconalteno.com

Taqueria Rincon Alteno is family-owned and operated with a surprisingly wide array of foods to order. However, it’s their burritos and tacos that seemingly draw the biggest crowds. Located in Natomas, about 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento, this taqueria provides both ‘dine-in’ and ‘to-go’ options. Additionally, if you have an upcoming event, Taqueria Rincon Alteno is a solid option for catering. The restaurant is named after the town that the family is from, and the food is just as authentic. Affordable prices, friendly service and a convenient location also add to the overall appeal of this establishment.

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Cielito Lindo
3672 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 736-2506
www.cielitolindo.us

Cielito Lindo is a one-of-a-kind formal dining, authentic Mexican experience. Overcoming a fire in 2014, Cielito Lindo is the brainchild of chef and owner Ramiro Alarcon. His mission is to provide authentic dishes that he grew up eating in Mexico City. These dishes feature such foods as grilled lamb chops, ribeye steak and various seafoods. It’s not the typical burrito and taco place like other Americanized Mexican food establishments. The atmosphere is elegant and first class, with a service to match. Mexico’s rich culture can be experienced with each and every meal.

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