Description and review of the newly opened El Ricon Mexican Restaurant, located on T Street at the Alhambra Triangle in East Sacramento.
El Ricon Mexican Restaurant opened in mid-July at the location previously occupied by Tako Korean BBQ. Note: Check out the blog post below for background on the vintage building housing the restaurant.
See related blog post: Tako Korean BBQ
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When running errands recently I stopped by the family-owned and operated restaurant on my way home to pick up some lunch. I had checked out their online menu in advance.
I found a shady spot to park across the street from the restaurant on Alhambra Blvd. There are no meters on the street – a big plus.
The staff was friendly, greeting me as I entered to place my order. There was one person in line ahead of me, and several more customers arrived as I was waiting for my order. When I inquired, staff shared with me that the restaurant has been very busy since they opened.
El Ricon Menu
The El Ricon menu offers a wide variety of dishes. Breakfast offerings include huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and breakfast burritos. Lunch and dinner menu items include tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas and salad bowls.
Meat choices are: asada, carnitas, ground beef, shredded beef, shredded chicken, grilled chicken, shrimp and fish.
On weekends the “special” is menudo. Also of note, El Ricon has a kids menu.
El Ricon Review
My choice for lunch was the three mini taco meal (asada, carnitas, shredded chicken tacos) ($11.99) . The meal included rice, refried beans and tortilla chips.
The tacos were encased in two thin corn tortillas that held up well when handled. There was a generous portion of meat in each, with a sprinkling of chopped onion and cilantro on top. Of the three tacos the shredded chicken was my favorite.
The refried beans with melted cheese on top and rice, like the mini tacos, were typical of what you might expect at a Mexican restaurant. Both, like the tacos, were freshly prepared and piping hot.
The complimentary tortilla chips were on the thin side (which I prefer) but they had not been seasoned and were rather bland. Perhaps I should not have passed up the salsa bar where a variety of salsas were displayed.
To sum up, I plan to patronize El Ricon again in the future. I am particularly interested in trying one of their shrimp dishes. Stay tuned for an update!
See related blog post: Sacramento Ethnic Restaurants
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El Ricon Mexican Restaurant Snapshot:
- 3030 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 228-4382
- Hours: Monday-Sunday (10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
- Outdoor Patio
- (Very Small) Parking Lot/Street Parking
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