400 C Street, West Sacramento, CA, USA
Sal's Tacos West Sacramento Reviews
Mas carnitas, por favor!!! Mar 21, 2008
Sal's Tacos is the best I've found for authentic local Mexican food, reminsicent of what I was raised around in Los Angeles. I grew up exposed to truly traditional dishes and have searched years trying to find restaurants that come close to duplicating the fond memories I have. Sal's definitely comes close to filling that empty void in my pursuit of the best Mexican food!
This is not your average taqueria! The owner, Sal Galvan, has found a way to merge his love for the Sacramento Kings, mosiacs, good food, and wine! Sal's is completely decorated in mosiacs on the walls and ceiling, most paying homage to the Sacramento Kings (including a life size one of Vlade Divac). If this isn't enough to keep him busy, he also produces wine, offering a couple types at the restaurant as well. You can't help but laugh at some of the funny signs posted in the restaurant (such as the one in the picture below).
I absolutely LOVE this place. They have a salsa bar with both red and green salsas, ranging from mild to wild! I am not a fan of carnitas normally but they have the BEST carnitas taco special that I order almost every time. On Sunday mornings, I usually order the Huevos Divorciados (divorced eggs) which is typically two fried eggs, served separately on corn tortillas, one with red salsa, the other green. Sal's version is on the masa boats, one with chili colorado and the other with chile verde. Perfectly matched with a Bohemia or Negro Modelo! :-))
And they serve my comfort food daily - POZOLE! It's a better subsitute for chicken noodle soup! For those who have not tried it and you are lucky enough to find it in a restaurant, definitely give it a try. It's basically a pork and hominy soup with chile and other seasonings. Garnishes include radishes, shredded cabbage, lemon or lime juice, oregano, and cilantro. It is similar to Menudo but lacks that "special" ingredigent of tripe (yuck!).
This is a very casual, order at the counter type place. They have a frequent diner program as well (buy six, get one free).....further rationalization on how I seem to end up there once a week!!! :-)
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