3501 3RD AVE.
Sacramento , CA 95817 916-400-4676
With its logo featuring an antlered Frida Kahlo presiding over a pink-walled dining room, you know the hip quotient is high at La Venadita, Tom and David Schnetz’s stylish Oak Park taqueria (the brothers also own Oakhaus just up the street, and Tom started several trendsetting restaurants in the East Bay, including Oakland’s Flora), which opened last year. Order burrito and taco combos at the counter—try the buttery camarones mojo de ajo alongside the crispy-shelled carnitas—and take advantage of the full bar by snagging a Mezcal Old Fashioned, or a refreshing Michelada, made with Modelo Especial, spicy tomato juice, lime and a chile salt rim. The Sunday brunch menu includes creative entrées like a carnitas hash fragrant with thyme, while the daily breakfast lineup includes hangover-busting chilaquiles. But if you miss the cutoff, fear not—you can still get the breakfast burritos, which are served all day long here.
Neighborhood: Oak Park
Offering: Outdoor Seating