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#1 caligirlz

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

Ok, so I keep hearing about all these great local Mexican joints. What's your favorite place and why? food, atmosphere, price, what?

I'm willing to travel beyond Folsom.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:52 AM

For sit-down style restaurants, Mexquite is pretty good. For taqueria style, La Fiesta is the best. For hole-in-the-wall, Rogue Taqeria across from City Hall is excellent....especially their burritos.

As for places outside of Folsom, El Noviello on Franklin Blvd and Ernesto's in midtown are great.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:17 AM

Don't need to leave Folsom. The best is La Fiesta.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:41 AM

The best is absolutely El Novillero. It's on Franklin Blvd, and you need to hide all your valuables, but it's worth it.

La Fiesta is good for fast food Mexican. El Novillero is a sit down place. Both are great, but different.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:49 AM

La Fiesta
Adanbertos (cheap & good-ish)
La Placita
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:52 AM

El Mariachi in Rocklin is the best within 20 minutes of Folsom.

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If you want to stay in the Zip code then the $1 taco @ City Slicker, Lolita's, LaFiesta are all good choices

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:37 AM

For quick very authentic Mexican food there is only La Fiesta

For a nice site down dinner - authentic can be found at La Placita, for nice ambiance with a twist of flavors that is very local, I like Q'bole

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:22 AM

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:14 AM

When I have asked two local Mexican families about which place they like in Folsom, their response is, "none of them." When I mentioned some of the places mentioned in this thread, they called them, "unauthentic" and lacking in the true flavor of Mexico. Me, I'm not that picky and I usually go to La Fiesta. Good chips and salsa bar, fast with decent specials.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:33 AM

El Rey had wonderful, authentic Mexican food. But not enough people gave them their business, preferring to go to the chains. It was a real shame to lose them.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:57 AM

I grew up in San Francisco's Mission District, and half of my wife's family is from Mexico, so I eat a fair amount of Mexican food.

La Fiesta is the best taqueria style joint around.

There is one true hole in the wall in Sac which I'll try to get the name of.

For sit-down, none have really impressed me. Carmelita's in Fair Oaks is as good as any. Not a big Q'bole or Mexquite fan, largely due to price and service. It's hard to pay $15 for a dish that would be half that at a taqueria.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

When I have asked two local Mexican families about which place they like in Folsom, their response is, "none of them." When I mentioned some of the places mentioned in this thread, they called them, "unauthentic" and lacking in the true flavor of Mexico.


Where do the local mexican families recommend?

I grew up in central california - Tulare, Kings, Fresno & Kern counties which is the agri-heartland for mexican food.

La Fiesta seems to be the place most frequently mentioned. Besides cheap variety, why is it so great? What's so special about their taco or burrito that makes it better than anyone else's?

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:10 PM

Where do the local mexican families recommend?

I grew up in central california - Tulare, Kings, Fresno & Kern counties which is the agri-heartland for mexican food.

La Fiesta seems to be the place most frequently mentioned. Besides cheap variety, why is it so great? What's so special about their taco or burrito that makes it better than anyone else's?

One word. Carnitas.

Beyond Folsom, there's a hole in the wall place in Sacramento called Lalo's. Not a great area, but their food is great. A dozen chile and cheese tamales always comes home with us.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:51 AM

Beyond Folsom, there's a hole in the wall place in Sacramento called Lalo's. Not a great area, but their food is great. A dozen chile and cheese tamales always comes home with us.

That's it! That's the place I was trying to think of. Great, inexpensive Mexican food.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

Where do the local mexican families recommend?

I grew up in central california - Tulare, Kings, Fresno & Kern counties which is the agri-heartland for mexican food.

La Fiesta seems to be the place most frequently mentioned. Besides cheap variety, why is it so great? What's so special about their taco or burrito that makes it better than anyone else's?


Also, the Al Pastor is the best around. I'm still trying to find the place with the best chile verde.




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