The Best Spots for Takeout Tacos in the Sacramento Area
What’s better than Taco Tuesday? Taco takeout! There are plenty of spots in and around the greater Sacramento area that are serving up their delicious tacos to go. And you don’t even have to wait until Tuesday to get your fill! You can find every kind of taco in Sacramento, from the typical beef and chicken to fish tacos common in Baja California. You can even indulge in a Korean taco, made from sweet-and-spicy-marinated meat topped with tangy kimchi.
With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, there’s no better way to celebrate than with tacos. And while social distancing has us celebrating in the safety of our own homes, many Mexican restaurants and taquerias around town have no-contact curbside pickup as well as delivery options via third-party services such as Uber Eats, Postmates, Grubhub, Caviar, DoorDash and FoodJets. Many restaurants also serve drinks with their to-go food, so you can enjoy a margarita or cerveza with your tacos!
El Azteca Taqueria | Roseville
Established in 1997, El Azteca Taqueria is one of the first taquerias in Roseville. They create authentic and flavorful Mexican dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Choose from a variety of corn tacos, each of which are around $3 each. The carne asada, chorizo, and carnitas tacos should not be missed! They also serve margaritas to go!
La Venadita | Oak Park
This eclectic eatery in North Oak Park is a taco oasis. The menu at La Venadita features an array of options, including plenty of delicious tacos to choose from — like the pescado taco with battered and fried fish, chili aioli, cabbage, jalapeño, cilantro and lime. Or the vegetariano, with mushrooms, rajas, whole pintos, cheese, jalapeño salsa and queso fresco. Although you can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo onsite due to coronavirus restrictions, they still make one of the best margaritas in town, which are now available to go.
Tako Korean BBQ | Sacramento
Located in the Alhambra Triangle area of Sacramento, Tako Korean BBQ offers traditional grilled meats such as sweet soy-marinaded short ribs, steak and chicken, as well as fried pork and chicken cutlets, stuffed into a tortilla and topped with kimchi and sauce. You can also get vegetarian versions made from fried tofu or mushrooms.
La Favorita Taqueria | South Sacramento & Elk Grove
With locations in Elk Grove and Sacramento, La Favorita Taqueria is serving up some of the best tacos in the region. Choose your meat (carne asada, pastor, carnitas or pollo), then select a super taco, crispy taco, or a taco salad. Or you can instead opt for a vegetarian taco, with beans, rice and all the fixins. You can pick it up or have it delivered via Uber Eats.
Jimboy’s Tacos | Various locations
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Dating back to 1954, Jimboy’s Tacos is a Sacramento-based Mexican-style chain and franchise with nearly 40 locations throughout the region. Wherever you live in the area, it’s likely you can easily access Jimboy’s and their delicious tacos. This is, after all, the signature item that started it all. The tacos are created with a stone-ground corn tortilla grilled to perfection, filled with your choice of seasoned meats, freshly shredded cheese, crisp lettuce, and a dusting of their signature parmesan cheese. Some locations have drive-throughs, or you can order online or via their mobile app.
Chando’s Tacos | Various locations
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With locations throughout the greater Sacramento, Chando’s is one of the best spots for authentic street tacos in the area. Craft your taco with your choice of their signature meat selection (such as carne asada, chorizo, pollo or carnitas), topped with fresh cilantro, delicious diced onions, creamy guacamole, and tangy salsa. You can also order a taco kit to go, which includes enough meat, toppings and tortillas for ten tacos for under $20.
Tres Hermanas | Midtown
For more than 20 years, Tres Hermanas has been a popular destination for tacos and delicious Mexican food and drinks in the Midtown neighborhood. The menu features an array of authentic Mexican food, including a variety of tacos, mostly served on a combination plate with rice and beans and your choice of the soup of the day or a salad.
Nixtaco Mexican Kitchen | Roseville
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Nixtaco Mexican Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant serving cuisine from Northeastern Mexico in the heart of Roseville. They pride themselves on the simplicity of their fare, which reflects what you might find at a real street taqueria in Mexico. You can’t go wrong with any of the tacos on their menu, as each is crafted with the finest ingredients, handmade tortillas, and a creative combination of flavors and textures.
Tacoa | East Sacramento
Tacoa is a friendly neighborhood taqueria in East Sacramento that has every traditional taco imaginable: carne asada, al pastor, chorizo and chicken, all topped with onions, cilantro and salsa and each under three bucks. They even have vegetarian versions made with nopales (a type of cactus) and rice and beans. If you’re feeding a crowd, you can order the Taco Takeout, which includes your choice of meat, toppings and tortillas and is just $35 for five people.
Maria’s Cantina | Woodland
Combining original flavors with regional recipes, Maria’s Cantina in Woodland is a must-visit during your quest for exceptional tacos in the region. The cantina seeks to build upon the world’s great regional Latin recipes one ingredient and one method at a time by blending Old World traditions with new world flavors. Don’t miss “Taco Tuesday” at Maria’s, featuring a new taco concoction each week.
Mezcal Grill | South Natomas & Tahoe Park
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Mezcal Grill has locations in both South Natomas and Tahoe Park, so no matter what side of town you’re on, there’s a location nearby. Mezcal is known for their modern interpretation of classic dishes, and use only high-quality, fresh ingredients. You can order their tacos for curbside pickup or delivery via DoorDash. Their simple Taco Mexicano is made with a soft corn tortilla, your choice of meat, chopped onions, cilantro and salsa. They also have shrimp tacos and fish tacos.
Masa Guiseria | Various locations
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This family-owned taco truck specializes in traditional Mexican guisados served on a made-to-order corn tortilla. Guisados are stewed or braised dishes made from market-fresh ingredients and are typically found in traditional Mexican households. Chef and owner Alexander Mishkin strives to take advantage of the abundance of farm-fresh ingredients the Sacramento region has to offer to recreate the familial flavors of each dish, and the menu varies day to day. You can track down the truck at a number of locations in the area or order ahead for contactless pickup.
Sutter Street Taqueria | Folsom
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Located in the heart of historic Folsom, this taqueria serves some of the best tacos in the region. The tacos here are quite hefty, as they are topped with more ingredients than your typical street tacos. Regulars love the carne asada and chicken tacos, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the choices on their menu. You can order a family meal consisting of meat, rice, beans and salsa, plus drinks. Order ahead for curbside pickup!
Cantina Alley | Midtown
Located in — you guessed it — an alley in Midtown Sacramento, Cantina Alley serves authentic Mexican tacos and inventive cocktails. Their simple menu offers a number of delicious tacos, including a chorizo taco, Baja fish taco and a vegetarian taco made from fried potatoes. You can pre-order your food for curbside pickup and even get a margarita to go!