For a taste of authentic Mexican cookery, this, the oldest taqueria (Mexican restaurant) in Davis is the place to go. The menu consists of typical ... More
For a taste of authentic Mexican cookery, this, the oldest taqueria (Mexican restaurant) in Davis is the place to go. The menu consists of typical tacos, burritos and tortas, with some rather exotic ingredient choices including cabeza (beef brains). The appetizers include an interesting shrimp cocktail, the sauce of which has a hot peppery tang. The breakfast menu is more extensive than offered in most Mexican taquerias and includes eggs any way you want them, a variety of meats, rice, beans and tortillas.
I loved this place all through law school in Davis, and I'm always willing to make the trip back!
The food is great. There are always daily specials, but old favorites like spicy pork (pastor) and carnitas are especially good. A huge burrito will be about $5, a dinner plate is about $7. Service is always great as well- the staff is friendly and willing to make recommendations.
Please note that the Davis Taqueria is not Chevy's or El Torito. It is more like your favorite hole-in-the wall diner. If you don't expect coloring books, souvenir hats, or an immaculate bathroom, you will love Davis Taqueria too!