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El Novillero Restaurant

) #109 of 1,748 Restaurants in Sacramento $$ - $$$ Mexican
4216 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820-1136
+1 916-456-4287
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“flour chips” (4 reviews)
“carnitas” (6 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
4216 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820-1136
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Mexican food in Sacramento. Rated #1 by the best of Sacramento multiple times. Huge portions and an excellent staff.

Thank Ralph O
Reviewed 23 May 2017

They are the best. Huge servings. We order the 4 item combination. We take home enough for at least one more meal. We drive from Roseville to Sacto. for their food. Our friends drive from El Dorado hills for date night. You can not go...More

Thank Maxine W
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I have a $50 gift card I went on their website looked at the menu found what I wanted called a recording came and said no orders by phone you have to come in and order is that so they make a little extra money...More

Thank patches123456
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Enchiladas here are to die for! Chicken, beef, cheese are all amazing! The sauce is soo good! Service is always very quick, food is hot and the servings are huge! Prices are reasonable and even though there may be a long line, the wait...More

Thank 752kimberlyc
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten there in the past, so I decided to update my experience again . The ambience is impeccable, it reminds patrons of California's Spanish heritage . I ate the Chile Relleno entre on one occasion, the the beef tacos on the other ....More

Thank Ysidro L
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I've waited for good food, but never for a specific Server, but my family insisted we wait for Michael! Visiting from Oregon, I had eaten once or twice over the last several years, and this place still impresses in food and service. Portions are substantial(first...More

Thank MCPOUSNrtd
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I've been in the east coast for 12 years and missing California Mexican food. This place used lard. Thank you. Their carnitas, refried beans, rice and salsa were just what I had been missing in my life.

Thank Sunshine H
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My first time here . My boyfriend brought me for dinner here and as we walked in it looked authentic , full of character and smelt amazing . We sat down and got our food and honestly it was hands down the best Mexican food...More

Thank laura n
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very traditional and lovely interior - prompt service. Portions are quite large, and usually require a box to go. Chips and salsa are provided and a very large menu.

Thank PurrsnPaws
Reviewed 13 September 2016

El Novillero is a great place to eat. You will not leave there hungry! The food is good. The service is great. The portions are rather large. If you have a small appetite, you can save the left-overs for the next day.

Thank Teresa J
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3 July 2016|
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Response from Jody B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sally, Carol only works part times so the email might be received on her off days. You can also see their menu online. Is this Sally that swims at Cal-fit in Elk Grove? Jody
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4216 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820-1136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-456-4287
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