(UPDATED 1/24/19) Description and review of dinner at 3 Hermanas, a casual Mexican restaurant that recently opened on J Street in East Sacramento.
After a recent neighborhood association meeting, three of us headed over to 3 Hermanas for dinner. The recently opened 3 Hermanas is owned by Dora – the third sister in the family to open her own Mexican restaurant. Note: 3 Hermanas does not at this point in time have a website to link to.
Tres Hermanas on K Street, and Three Sisters on Folsom Boulevard are individually owned by her two sisters. I have personally been a big fan of Tres Hermanas for many years.
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See related blog post: Tres Hermanas – Sacramento Restaurants
We had checked to ensure that 3 Hermanas was open before we went, as it was a Monday evening – and so many restaurants in town are closed on Monday. Note: 3 Hermanas is open on Monday, and closed on Saturday. A bit unusual – but there you have it. (See 1/24/19 update below)
3 Hermanas is located in a small strip mall on J Street – with limited parking in front and back. Street parking on a side street is also an option. If you are within walking distance you can save yourself the hassle of parking by doing so.
When we arrived at 3 Hermanas there were a few restaurant patrons enjoying dinner on the small outdoor patio. We sat inside and we were the only patrons in the restaurant throughout our meal.
The interior of the restaurant is a combination of vibrant colors, with a colorful mural on one wall.
Our server brought complementary chips and salsa to the table – and all three of us enjoyed both. The salsa was in particular quite tasty. A bit later both chips and salsa were replenished.
We ordered drinks – Sangria ($7.50), House Merlot ($6) and a Josh Cellars Chardonnay ($8) – and then started to look over the menu. The Sangria was said to be lacking any fruity flavor so it was judged merely “ok”.
One friend ordered the Chile Colorado as a side (without the rice and beans) ($8.99) along with a side salad ($2.50). The other friend ordered a combo Carnitas Enchilada plate with refried beans, rice and red sauce ($10.99). Both opted to try the creamy cilantro salad dressing on their salad – which both enjoyed.
I was not terribly hungry so I ordered from the “starter” portion of the menu the Shredded Beef Flautas ($9.99). The presentation of the dish was very appealing.
The Chile Colorado was enjoyed, as was the enchilada combo plate. I likewise enjoyed the flautas (half of which I took home).
In conclusion, I don’t want to choose one sister over the other two, but I know that eventually I will have to admit (to myself) a preference. I really like the ability to walk to 3 Hermanas – but I will have to try some of the other dishes offered before I decide which of the three restaurants is numero uno in my book.
See related blog posts: Annual Sacramento Restaurant Review Recap (2018) Sacramento Ethnic Restaurants
(1/24/19) As noted above 3 Hermanas is closed on Saturdays. However, I recently noticed a 3 Hermanas ad in a local weekly paper that stated “Closed Saturdays for private parties”. That is a bit different and deserves mention.
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3 Hermanas Snapshot:
- 3260 J Street, Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 382-9079
- Hours: Closed Saturday; Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.); Sunday (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- Available on Saturdays for private parties
- Small Outdoor Patio
- Small Parking Lot Front & Back/Street Parking
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