(UPDATED 12/8/2022) Description and review of Cerveceria at The Shack, a taqueria and bar located on Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento.
Cerveceria at The Shack opened last month, the latest new venture of Peter Hoey and partner Rob Archie. The duo also owns Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse.
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The recently opened restaurant and bar is located at the former location of The Shack, a long-time neighborhood favorite watering hole and restaurant that traced its roots back to 1931 when it opened as Doc’s Place.
Cerveceria at The Shack
Two friends and I decided earlier this week to check out Cerveceria at The Shack for a late lunch. We took our dogs along and sat outside on the patio despite it being rather chilly. It had rained the day before, our first rain of the season, but the sun was shining.
We seated ourselves, and one friend went inside to secure menus and a bit later returned to the counter to place our order.
Cerveceria at The Shack offers beer (including a rotating list of Urban Roots brews), wine and specialty cocktails. The three of us each ordered a glass of the white wine (rotating selection) ($9).
The menu offers a nice selection of tacos (al pastor, fish, mushroom, carne asada, carnitas, chicken asado, birria, shrimp) ($6.50 – $7.50) as well as a small list of assorted “specialties” ($8.50-$17.00). The tortillas are made fresh daily in-house.
In a nod to The Shack, the menu also offers a Double Cheeseburger ($16) to which one can add French fries ($6).
Note: Cerveceria at The Shack features a very nice salsa bar.
Soon after our order had been placed our server arrived with our beverages and a basket of complementary tortilla chips.
Two of us ordered the taco combo plate (choice of any two tacos served with rice and beans) ($18) while the third ordered the burrito bowl (Spanish rice, black beans, cheese, crema guacamole, pico, choice of protein) ($17).
My combo plate included the fish taco (corn tortilla, fried cod, chipotle crema, pico, slaw, avocado salsa) and the carnitas (corn tortilla, salsa verde, pickled onions). My friends had chosen the carnitas and the chicken asado tacos (corn tortilla, avocado salsa, onions, cilantro).
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The burrito bowl looked very appetizing and was said to be delicious. I unfortunately did not take a photo before my friend dug in.
The combo plates tasted as good as they looked. My fish taco was very flavorful and my friend said the same for the chicken asado. Both of us agreed that the rice and beans were very tasty as well.
As for the carnitas taco, we both agreed that the meat had good flavor – but it was overcooked. This first-time experience, however, will not stop me from ordering the carnitas again in the future.
The fresh-off-the-grill corn tortillas, with which our tacos were made, were very tender and had a tendency to fall apart, a bit of a downside.
All three of us were pleased with the quality of our white wine.
To Sum Up
We did not linger after lunch as we were all rather cold by that time. To sum up, the consensus opinion of our small group is that Cerveceria at The Shack is pricey – but all three of us would return for the food.
(12/8/2022) See related blog post: Sacramento Dog Friendly Restaurants
What has been your experience at Cerveceria at The Shack?
Cerveceria at The Shack Snapshot:
- 5201 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95819
- (916) 346-HOPS
- Days/Hours: Monday (Closed); Tuesday – Thursday (11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.); Friday & Saturday (11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.); Sunday (11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- Full bar
- Outdoor patio (covered & uncovered), dog friendly
- Parking: Small lot and street parking
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