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The culinary artists at Tortilla Flats serenade palates with an eclectic mix of both inventive and regionally authentic Mexican dishes. Tacos jaliscienses sweeten a beef-and-chorizo blend with pineapple and cabbage, and the molcajete flats ignite a flavor explosion of steak, grilled chicken, shrimp, and cactus in a housemade sauce. Early risers can sate morning cravings with breakfast specialties such as chorizo omelets or eggs with cactus and onions. Like a robot assembly manual written in invisible ink, the menu also presents a daunting challenge: the 2.5-pound burrito supreme stuffed with chicken, beans, rice, and lettuce, all buried under a generous helping of sauce, cheese, olives, guacamole, and sour cream. Tortilla Flats’ shareable Iguana margarita loosens inhibitions with 12 ounces of tequila and two Coronas.

595 Los Robles Avenue
Hamilton City,
CA
US

It is not just the pastas, sandwiches, and pizzas that keep guests coming back to Pete's Restaurant and Brewhouse and Original Pete's—the handcrafted beers also play a major role, quenching thirsts with flavors ranging from the Uptown blonde’s light layers of honey to the highly hoppy profile of the Skinner’s Horse IPA. Pete’s team keeps meals in balance by offering food-and-beer-pairing suggestions, assuring diners that the Midtown ale harmonizes with fish tacos and that the Old Town red—a malty, medium-bodied amber ale—improves coordination for slam-dunking meatballs.

2495 Carmichael Dr
Chico,
CA
US

Sushi King and Boba Tea Zone's name perfectly encompasses the shop's main draw: classic sushi rolls and sweet, chilly cups of tea laden with tapioca pearls. But there are other menu items worth the trip, including snacks such as popcorn chicken or sweet potato fries. Particularly famous is the Sushi Burrito, a giant handheld sushi roll with ingredients such as soft shell crab or panko chicken wrapped in a nori "tortilla."

101-169 Cohasset Rd
Chico,
CA
US