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Restaurants in Sacramento + Central California

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Sacramento + Central California restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Sacramento + Central California restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Sacramento + Central California to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Sacramento + Central California restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Sacramento + Central California.

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  • El Rosal

    This unassuming Mexican joint, serves delicious carnitas and carne asada. More
  • Hawks Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Houa Khong Restaurant

    Locals gather in a no-frills dining room for authentic, home-style Laotian and Thai dishes such as neuasavanh (dry fried beef), eggplant curry, and... More
  • L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Though the look is coolly modern, the food is warm and rustic: think cassoulet with chorizo and brown-butter gnudi with chanterelles. More
  • Lemon Grass

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Tahoe Joe's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Hit this affordable steakhouse and order the salmon with Knob Creek bourbon sauce. More

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