Burritos, tacos and enchiladas — a Mexican food entree with a side of beans and rice can mean the difference between a so-so day and a great one.

If you’re looking to get your Mexican food groove on, Elk Grove is home to plenty of authentic restaurants and taquerias that will deliver every time.

Here’s a quick roundup of Elk Grove’s top Mexican food restaurants and what you’ll find on the menu.

Taqueria Vallarta Cocina
Every meal is made with the freshest ingredients and old-time recipes that are expertly put together by the dining staff. From burritos, tacos, quesadillas and Mexican bowls, Taqueria Vallarta Cocina is authentic, family-style cooking.

Visitors who dine in will be treated to Mariachi music and a self-serve salsa bar with all levels of heat.

Breakfast items, such as chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos are also served up. Taco lovers can choose from regular, super, vegetarian, crispy and seafood tacos.

La Favorita Taqueria
An Elk Grove and Sacramento favorite, La Favorita is street-style Mexican food at its finest.

The super burrito, one of the restaurant’s more popular items, is packed with your choice of meat, rice, beans, sauce, sour cream, guacamole and cheese.

The jumbo burrito comes with everything in the super burrito, but is slightly bigger and has lettuce and tomatoes. Chimichanga, vegetarian and the amoroso wet burrito are among the other selections.

The dos enchiladas plate is made with beef, chicken or cheese. The rolled up tortillas are smeared with either red or green sauce.

La Favorita puts together a mean street taco with onions, cilantro and salsa. Meat options are aplenty: Choose from asada, pollo, lengua, buche, cabeza, carnitas, tripita, chorizo and more.

Taqueria Los Compadres
Taqueria Los Compadres serves up food for every mood.

For over a decade, customers have returned for the cozy ambience and passionate Mexican flavors. Using market-fresh ingredients, the restaurant makes everything in-house by seasoned chefs.

The platillos, or plate dishes, are put together with fajitas, relleno, molcajete, asada, tamales, milanesa, birria and more.

Tostadas, caldos (soups), enchiladas, taco salads, quesadillas, burritos and tacos are also part of the lineup.

Plaza Del Sol Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
The hospitality here is off-the-charts good, and so is the food and the quality ingredients that go into every dish.

For starters, Plaza Del Sol makes nachos with crispy corn chips topped with chorizo, beans, cheese, tomatoes, peppers, guac and sour cream. Other appetizers to get your hands on are the standalone guac with chips, taquitos, bean dip and others.

You can create your own combinations that come with a side of beans and rice. Picking from the choices of enchiladas, tamales, tostadas, burritos, tacos and other tasty entrees will be a challenge.

Another go-to plate is the fajitas, which are made with steak, chicken, shrimp and other options.

The restaurant also spotlights several seafood dishes and specialties, such as flautas and chili Colorado.

There are a ton of great places to eat in Elk Grove and these are just another example. It’s yet another reason why we Heart Elk Grove!


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