(UPDATED 10/20/17) Description and review of Tres Hermanas, a popular Mexican restaurant located in Midtown Sacramento that specializes in Northern Mexico cuisine.
Two friends and I recently enjoyed lunch at Tres Hermanas in Midtown Sacramento. Tres Hermanas is located on K Street near 24th Street.
Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters) specializes in Northern Mexico cuisine. The exterior and the interior of the restaurant are colorful and the decor is casual. I have always found the food to be good and the service to be friendly.
We opted to sit inside as it was a bit chilly, but when the weather permits I enjoy sitting outside on the side patio.
Upon being seated, warm chips and fresh salsa were served so we could munch while looking over the menu. The salsa was hot (as in hot spicy) so I limited myself to the chips.
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I don’t recall the salsa being so “hot” on past visits. Everyone who knows me well knows that I am a wimp when it comes to spicy hot. This is not to say that others do not greatly enjoy the same dish – it is a matter of taste.
We were having a late lunch. My friends were on “vacation” visiting me from the Bay Area – so one ordered a glass of wine, another one a Mexican beer, and I ordered the sangria.
One friend was hungry but not hungry enough to order a full plate. She had her eye on the Tacos de Pescado (grilled Tilapia fish, topped with onions and cilantro on soft corn tortillas) and ordered two tacos “al a carte”. The menu does not show this as an option but we knew from past experience that the staff is always accommodating and they will adjust the bill.
My other friend settled on the Tamal de Puerco (house made tamal stuffed with seasoned pork and rolled in a corn husk masa then topped with salsa ranchera and melted cheese). He gave the dish high marks.
Although I really like the Tres Hermanas fish tacos, I decided to go with the Tacos de Carnitas (shredded grilled crisp pork topped with fresh onions and cilantro on soft corn tortillas).
Both the Tamal de Puerco and Tacos de Carnitas were served with rice and refried, whole pinto or black beans and the choice of soup of the day or salad. Both of us opted for refried beans and salad. The simple salad was served first. The blue cheese dressing was very tasty.
After a relaxing lunch we decided to stroll around Midtown to work off some of our lunch before heading home.
Having a late lunch at Tres Hermanas changed our dinner game plan. Instead of BBQ pork tenderloin, mushroom ravioli and salad we decided to stick to the salad and mushroom ravioli saving the pork tenderloin for the next evening. It was a good decision as we were able to really enjoy the pork tenderloin the following day.
(10/20/17) Tres Hermanas was voted #1 in the Sacramento Magazine 2017 Best of Sacramento survey for Mexican Restaurant.
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