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El Novillero Restaurant

4216 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820-1136
+1 916-456-4287
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (6 reviews)
“flour chips” (5 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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4216 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820-1136
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner two days before Cinco de Mayo, and we were seated right away. This restaurant never disappoints, with great customer service and food. The mole enchilada sauce is the best. I always order 2 cheese enchilada dinner plate, so I can eat...More

Thank Gonnahavefun4eva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here about 4:30pm on a Saturday. We were part of a group of 15 and had a reservation therefore were seated right away. They provided our table with several baskets of chips and dishes of salsa and the drink orders were taken in...More

Thank magnoliaeleven
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first time here. It came highly recommended by family members who live in Sac. Everyone in our party of eight, ranging in age from 69 to 5, thoroughly enjoyed our meal. They don’t take reservations but we were seated on a busy...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is a Sacramento restaurant that has been around forever and has lots of fans. However, both my wife and I were really disappointed by the lack of flavor in the food. I'm a huge fan of mole, so it's my go-to test when trying...More

1  Thank NE_AK_CA
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Great place to get together and gather with friends or family for special events. I am not a fan of their chips and salsa.

Thank Ranchwed
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The food is great! Service is great! Atmosphere is fun. Price is right! Try the flour chips instead of corn tortilla chips!

1  Thank TravelLynn2015
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for years. I am glad I ventured this way to enjoy this meal. The menu is huge, but you will find something to fill you from something small to their dinner specials. I chose something from the carnitas section. Everything looks good....More

Thank grdn_lee
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The atmosphere was good or better, in traditional old latin style. The wait was 15 minutes, even though they were busy. Private parking lot gives sense of security in the lower-income neighborhood. Modest (non-restrictive) dress code...no bare belly or tank tops allowed. Food was a...More

Thank hauskat2017
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Had lunch with my wife. We enjoyed our chicken enchiladas, which were okay but pretty average. Atmosphere was special - worth a lunch to check it out. Service was slow and disinterested; not unfriendly, just not interested as though they've been doing this work for...More

Thank PGNevis
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had to go to El Novillero when we found ourselves back in Sacramento for about a week. Still the best! Generous portions, great service, everything is top notch. I ordered a chicken tostada this time, with whole beans instead of refried beans. My food...More

Thank Chris D
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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