MayahuelSacramento has a great foodie scene – it’s one of the pioneers in the Farm to Fork movement, emphasizing local ingredients being used wherever possible.

We’ve lived her for 11 years now, and some of our favorites have come and gone (miss you, Masque!) but there are still many great restaurants in the Sacramento area.

Here are our current favorites:

1801 Capitol Ave

Until recently, we only had one favorite Mexican restaurant in town, and on the balance, it’s still our favorite. it’s called Zocalo, and specializes in a modern Mexican cuisine – authentic dishes done very well, with a modern twist. zocalo is in the heart of Midtown, at capital and 18th streets.

The building was an old car dealership, and then a garage. The architecture is been redone, but still has its historic roots, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let intensive light, and a beautiful Mexican themed decor. zocalo is also one of the most gay friendly restaurants in Sacramento, regularly supporting the pride parade and festival.

Chef Ryan Rose, although not gay, is also very friendly, and has some great, innovative dishes. one of our favorites is the enchiladas going to want though – chicken enchiladas with a comment your green sauce.Surprisingly, the French toast here at brunch is also amazing. Put this restaurant on your must-eat list next time you’re in Sacramento.

By Scott & Mark – Full Story at Purple Roofs | Sacramento Gay Travel Resources

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