Chandos Tacos

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!: Chandos Tacos in Sacramento


Chando’s Tacos anyone? It’s as good if not better than it looks!

Chandos Tacos

Chandos Tacos

Chando’s Tacos

943 Pleasant Grove Blvd

Roseville, CA 95678


I’ve heard great things about this joint. Well, all the guys at work were talking about it and making weekly lunch runs, so my curiosity was killing me. I know they have a few locations, including one off of Power Inn and one in the Arden area. This particular day, I happened to be in Roseville and tried the one off Pleasant Grove Blvd. It’s basically around the corner from the Galleria Mall. So definitely keep that in mind after a long day of shopping!

I’ll let you know before hand, I’m picky when it comes to my tacos and they definitely impressed me! Chandos has their meats down to an art in authentic taste and texture. Since I was new to the place I tried a regular taco with Carnitas. They slow cook the pork then fry it off in lard, which is the traditional way cook it. Maybe not the healthiest, but it’s okay to live it up every now and then!

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They let you mix up tacos and recommend it for newbies so you can dabble a little. I made my second taco choice a lettuce wrap with carne asada. I’m definitely new to seeing a lettuce wrap taco! It’s butter lettuce that holds up to the portion thick meat and toppings. I really appreciate the ability to play with your taco ordering options. Great idea on their part because as much as I liked the butter lettuce taco, I still want a traditional taco or two along with it!

I also tried their Mulitas with “Birria”. I had no idea what this was and now I’m hooked. I personally fell in love with their birria. If you’re unfamiliar, like I was, it’s slow cooked shredded beef and it’s nothing short of amazing. It’s basically like having your grandmother’s roast shredded in between 2 corn tortillas.

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My second trip there was just for Mulitas and two alone were enough to fill me up! Here’s the description straight from their website. Need I say more?

“Expertly made by layering jack cheese and your choice of meat between two corn tortillas. Top it off with Chandos’s signature fresh cilantro, delicious diced onions, creamy guacamole and tangy salsa for an instant flavor explosion.”

Last, but definitely not least, I bought the salsa and chips because no Mexican meal is complete without it!

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It takes a good salsa to get my attention. I admit my standards are higher than most. They killed it! I’m pretty sure they used a season salt of some sort to pull off that flavor. It was simple, but just popped. The whole experience made me excited to see some little hints creativity while keeping to their authentic roots.

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So kudos Chandos Tacos for great prices, a strong menu, fantastic ingredients and an overall great experience.

I left with a new shirt too!

Chandos Tacos



I was born in San Luis Obispo, but I definitely call Sacramento home. I grew up since 6th grade on 20 acres with horses. I started showing professionally at age 10 and it stuck with me until I was 30! I’ve always been known as an Urban Cowgirl, but I’m happy to say I feel like I’ve transformed into a “City Fitness Girl Who Can Still Get Down & Dirty” (it’s longer, but a great upgrade). Turning 31 was a pivotal point in my life and really brought me closer to my food dreams, learning new ways to work out and truly loving the skin I’m in. I believe you can eat well to look and feel great. I also believe the way you eat is a huge part of how you work out and the results that follow. I created my blog CookFor2ish late last year with the intention of creating meals in smaller portions with a healthy-ish flair. I love what I do. I’m happy to share my food secrets and how I maintain my body. Getting shock value that I’m 31 when people find out my age, means the world to me. It reminds me that what I’m doing is working and it’s not a fad, it’s a lifestyle. It’s truly living well, eating well and finding a doable life balance. I love trying new things and sharing what I’m up to through my life journey. I’m here for those who want to be inspired and see that food can be good without being bad for you. Oh, and I’ll be writing some reviews of my favorite places along the way! I’m excited to meet you and/or connect. xoxo

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