Mexican Restaurants in Citrus Heights


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  • Jimboy's Tacos
    When Jim Knudson bit into his first taco during dinner at a friend's house in 1949, he knew he had tasted something special. He added the item?which many diners were pronouncing "tay-co"?to the menu at his restaurant in Grass Valley, California. Determined to introduce the food to as many people as possible, Jim and his wife, Margaret, converted a 16-foot trailer into a kitchen on wheels. They adopted the nickname Jim had earned from one of his longtime customers and drove up to Lake Tahoe, where Jimboy's Tacos found its first permanent home. Locals, tourists, and even members of the Rat Pack flocked to the tiny taco stand for the uniquely seasoned, parmesan-dusted ground-beef taco, the anchor of a growing menu. The family eventually relocated to Roseville, California, where they set up a small taco stand and began branching out to other locations in and around Sacramento. Today, Jim Knudson?s daughter Karen, the current president of the company, carries on the legacy of taco obsession at more than 40 locations in northern California and Nevada. Guests who arrive early for breakfast might glimpse the cooks slowly simmering beans, mashing avocados into guacamole, and preparing their signature ground beef with trans-fat-free oil. In addition to classic corn-tortilla tacos, the menu holds the mega-size flour-tortilla El Gordo, golden-fried taquitos, and even a taco burger that fuses Mexican and American culinary traditions.
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    7349 Madison Ave.
    Citrus Heights, CA US
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
    For a quick bean and cheese bite, order a burrito from Chipotle Mexican Grill. Gluten-free, dairy-free, fat-free, no matter what free you are, Chipotle Mexican Grill has great dishes ready for you. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Chipotle Mexican Grill won't disappoint. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Chipotle Mexican Grill — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Chipotle Mexican Grill with their charming outdoor seating. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Chipotle Mexican Grill is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Chipotle Mexican Grill is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside. Affordable food or tasty food? Chipotle Mexican Grill doesn't make you choose. Chipotle Mexican Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    5851 Sunrise Blvd
    Citrus Heights, CA US
  • El Pollo Loco
    Enjoy bottomless chips and salsa and a casual ambiance at El Pollo Loco. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. Eat out with the little ones at El Pollo Loco, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to El Pollo Loco in jeans and a hoodie. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. For the tastes of El Pollo Loco from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. Tabs at El Pollo Loco almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time.
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    7600 Greenback Ln
    Citrus Heights, CA US
  • Felipe's Mexican Restaurant
    A piping hot pocket of corn dough stuffed with tender pork and slathered with verde sauce and cheese. This is the homemade pork tamale at Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, and what a sight it is to behold. The dishes on Felipe's menu have stayed the same for the most part in its 30 years of existence. Since Paul and Adela Lee?who met while working there?took over as owners in 1988, they have updated the menu but only slightly. They also moved the original restaurant to its current location and opened another in Folsom. One thing hasn't changed, however. Crowds still come from all over to try Felipe's famous tamales and chimichangas.
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    7959 Auburn Blvd
    Citrus Heights, CA US
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