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Frescana Mexican Bistro

3141 US Highway 50, suite C, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-5292
+1 530-577-5304
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“guacamole” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
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3141 US Highway 50, suite C, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-5292
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We stopped by this place to see what the latest offering in this space was like. There have been several restaurants in this location. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendly server, the excellent food and the enthusiasm. The NoCal Burrito was definitely NOT NoCal,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We stopped at Frescana for lunch. I had a Chicken Chimichanga and my husband had a Relleno Burger. My chimichanga was huge, beautifully prepared and tasty. My husband liked his burger, but the bun was a bit soggy which detracted from the experience. We really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NevermindCA
Reviewed 16 October 2018

"Word of mouth" regarding Frescana, brought us to try it on a quiet Sunday evening. Glad we did. I had an unusual shrimp dish ( the sauce was wonderful ), son had fajita bowl ( tasty and generous serving ), daughter in law had chile...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank butters05
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The two tacos were an asado (4) and a Surf and turf (6). It wasn't what I was expecting, I was thinking about more traditional mexican fare. I will go back as there are other items that look good, and next time I will dine...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank andycoyle
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Just stopped in for the first time had the brisket burrito , ahi tuna tostada and shrimp taco. Not sure how they do that brisket but it was amazing. Staff super friendly Can’t wait to go back and try other things on the menu ....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 8 September 2018

If you would like a quaint restaurant that is more a "local spot" that cooks Mexican style food dishes with fresh ingredients, look no further. We had their traditional enchilada plate and was wowed by the flavors. Very impressed.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

What a great place - food is fresh , very tasty , and well presented. Ample portions and reasonable value . Highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you want fresh, Mexican inspired cuisine that tastes good, you must eat at this place! By far the best menu in its class we have experienced. The menu is huge, all fresh ingredients. The chef clearly knows his stuff. The environment is casual. We...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lindsaysherman
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The guacamole here is the stuff dreams are made of. It's chunky, fresh, and delicious. We just ordered food for pick up, but it was all great. Burritos are huge, as are the enchiladas. Tacos were a bit overpriced but very tasty nonetheless, especially the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Rgrace33
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

A must try when in South Lake Tahoe. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegan/Vegetarian options. House made green cashew cheese. Fried to order doughnuts!!!!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jeremysherman
kristi c, Owner at Frescana Mexican Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Why thank you Jeremy!! Our chef has done a superb job at creating a menu full of fresh, flavorful food that anyone, no matter their dietary choices, can enjoy. We appreciate the wonderful review :) Take care, Kristi, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3141 US Highway 50, suite C, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-5292
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-577-5304
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We are a community-minded fresh Mexican restaurant blending our passion for Mexican food and healthy food in an innovative, tasty, fresh, inspired menu for casual dining and take-out. Our hope is to improve the quality of life for our patrons, staff, suppliers, growers, and our community. We believe food should nourish your body, surprise your taste buds, create conversation, and enhance your
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