We’ve got a lot to taco ‘bout. Real estate company Clever ranked Sacramento No. 15 in its 2022 list of Best Taco Cities in America, with the River City also pulling the No. 4 spot for carnitas and the No. 2 spot for taco trucks.
All this bite-sized data is making us think it might be time for an update to our nickname. City of Tacos, anyone? Well, if you’re as hungry as us from all this taco talk, dive into our list of taquerias around Sacramento that will make your mouth water. 🌮
Sal’s Tacos, 400 C St., Sacramento
Go to town on a plate of carnitas crispy tacos at this West Sac landmark.
Paquitas, 49 Bicentennial Cir., Sacramento
Order $2 street tacos from this family-owned food truck or hire the team to cater your next party with a taco cart, food truck, or taco bar buffet.
Sac Tacos, 7840 Greenback Ln., Citrus Heights
Hit the food truck or utilize their taco catering services — just be sure to try the barbacoa taco made with slow-cooked tri-tip, mozzarella cheese, and dipping broth.
Carnitas El Rincon, Multiple locations
Taste the flavors of the Mexican state of Michoacán with generous portions of carnitas in a variety of combos or as a single for $3.49.
Zocalo, Multiple locations
The tacos de cazuela — chicken or steak sauteed with chorizo, onions, and mushrooms and baked in queso — are sure to delight your taste buds.
Chando’s Tacos, Multipe locations
Chando’s offers ten taco options including favorites like birria, chorizo, carnitas, asada, veggie, and fish all with house-made salsa and stone ground street tortillas. Pro tip: They also do taco kits.
El Cora Birria, 7900 Fruitridge Rd., Sacramento
Made from a family recipe, try these Tijuana-style birria tacos with your choice of beef or goat meat and consommé broth.
Bambi Vegan Tacos, 1725 I St., Sacramento
Try four different vegan options of farm-fresh, made-from-scratch tacos, including house-made chorizo and crimini mushroom beef.
Jimboy’s Tacos, Multiple locations
Boasting famous tacos since 1954, enjoy signature stone-ground corn tortillas dusted with Parmesan cheese.
La Venadita, 3501 Third Ave., Sacramento
Stop by and grab two tacos and a Modelo for $12 as part of this taqueria’s happy hour.
Tres Hermanas, 2416 K St., Sacramento
Not feeling a taco? Try a taco salad — made with lettuce, beans, pico de Gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese.
Nixtaco, 1805 Cirby Way, Roseville
Nixtaco has a variety of signature tacos, including the Roadkill — roasted pork belly, Serrano chiles, tomatoes, onion, grilled cheese, and dash of cilantro on top.
Midtown’s Cantina Alley, 2320 Jazz Aly., Sacramento
For those looking for a meatless option, try the crispy papa taco, a deep-fried potato taco topped with cabbage, cotija cheese, salsa verde, and a garnish of radish.
La Favorita Taqueria, Multiple locations
La Favorita is known for many things, not least of which is its Taco Gobernador, a grilled shrimp taco with poblano pepper, chipotle sauce, and melted cheese.
Still not satisfied? Let us know your favorite taco spots.