Ally


2324 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. (916)924-3571
http://www.kicosmexicanfood.com

Last night after we exited the movies, Mr.S. and I were starving. We were a bit tired and didn't want to haul butt back down to the Grid for carnitas so we decided to live on the edge and grab Mexican food in (gasp!) the 'burbs. I drew the line at hitting up a Chevy's, El Toritos or anything else of that ilk and we settled on a place around the bend called Kico's. Lucky us, we were able to score a spot in the teeny parking lot off of Arden and waltzed into the joint. We were met at the entryway by several smiling faces and a cheerful host. We were seated immediately in a comfy leather booth and while we were taking in the sportbar-like atmosphere; we were given menus, water, chips, salsa and refried beans- Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Talk about lightening fast service. I ended up ordering the carnitas dinner, hold the beans, extra rice please. The carnitas were nice big, juicy chunks of beef and the meal was served with a side of warm homemade tortillas. Now Mr.S. tends to like what I call (in very un-PC-like terms) "Gringo-Mexican food," (which this essentially was) and he really liked his meal. I liked it too. It was tasty but nothing mindblowing. A good solid meal for the non-adventurous eater. I could see this being a great place to host a family meal, as the kidlets would enjoy it--nothing weird or too spicy, the portion sizes are quite generous and the prices are reasonable. Also, the service was very friendly and attentive. Now I won't be giving up all my taquerias in South Sac or the Grid anytime soon, but next time we take his kidlets to a kiddie flick we just may have to pop by Kico's and order them some enchiladas.
4 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Always wondered about that place. Never ventured in. The Taqueria Guadalajara near costplus is worth a look. My wife and I have eaten there twice. Not knock your socks of good but pretty decent.


  2. Ally Says:

    That's pretty much how Kico's was. Thanks for the tip! We'll out Taqueria Guadalajara next time. Always nice to have options for a bite near the movie theatre, often times we grab a bite post flick with the kidlets & they're so picky.


  3. Anonymous Says:

    Back in the 80's Kico's was a frequent destination of mine because they would serve margaritas to anyone without checking their i.d. - the food was never memorable.


  4. Anonymous Says:

    Went to Kiko's for years. Good for a quick fix of Mexican food. But now that I've retired and moved to Mexico, I just don't know. The Mexicans are trying to appease the Gringos, some of the food here tastes like Kiko's, as in not authenic food.


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