El Puerto # 3: "Great Food and Service" West Sacramento Restaurant Tip by TooTallFinn24

West Sacramento Restaurants: 6 reviews and 10 photos

  El Puerto Exterior
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  • El Puerto Exterior - West Sacramento
      El Puerto Exterior
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  • El Puerto Dining Area - West Sacramento
      El Puerto Dining Area
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Located at 2248 West Capitol Avenue the bright yellow stucco walls of the restaurant are visible for a few blocks. While the restaurant is not located on the best part of the street, what lies inside is worth the chance.

El Puerto has been open for several years and provides great Mexican food at a modest price. I have eaten there on at least four occasions. When you are seated you are immediately presented with some warm chips and hot tangy salsa. Not store bough salsa mind you but hot homemade salsa which sets a mild fire to your tongue and all other senses.

I ordered the chicken fajitas. They were to me on two platters one with the chicken and one with the condiments of sour cream, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and guacamole. The chicken appeared to be roasted and marinated. Very tasty! Four small flour tortillas were given to me to make four delicious fajita mini burritos. The guacamole was especially tasty.

My wife had the carnitas. The pork carnitas she said were so tender they basically melted in your mouth. A pleasant surprise from some other area Mexican restaurants whose carnitas are either very tough or stringy. The carnitas came with vegetables, rice and beans.

The bowl of chips was filled at least once with fresh salsa at no extra cost.

There is a small selection of beers available at the restaurant.

Service was excellent. The waitress made sure that all our needs were met in a friendly and polite way. While my last visit was on a Saturday night it was not too busy to get a table.

Favorite Dish: Chicken fajitas and carnitas. Chicken fajitas cooked hot with many condiments that add to the flavor of this dish. Carnitas are so tender they practically melt in your mouth.

Address: 2248 West Capitol Avenue
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Coming from Sacramento or other points east, take the Jefferson Boulevard exit, left on West Capitol Avenue, and place is on your right in about 10 blocks.
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Mexican

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 30, 2011
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