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Any good local dining in Yuba City?

zinfanatic Mar 4, 2010 07:18 AM

We are going to the Sutter Buttes to hike. We will be staying in Yuba City. We would rather eat at small local places- even "dives". In other words decor not necessary. Any good taquerias?

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  1. alanbarnes RE: zinfanatic Mar 4, 2010 10:11 AM

    Can't help you much on taquerias. There's a good handful of them. I've only tried a couple. Los Charros was pretty good.

    Speaking of the local Mexican-American population, some of them intermarried with men from the Punjab who came to Yuba City a few generations ago. Rasul's El Ranchero served up some tasty Punjabi-Mexican food until it closed (roti quesadilla or chicken curry tamales, anyone?). If you can find someplace else that's doing this particular fusion, it's worth a try. Definitely unique.

    Failing that, there's some decent straight-up Indian food. I enjoyed Star of India the one time I ate there.

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      glbtrtr RE: alanbarnes Oct 2, 2012 03:33 PM

      Don't overlook Yuba City's next door neighbor Marysville, home to the very lovely and stylish Brick coffee shop and general central meeting spot for the folks of this town. Saw a new Thai place in downtown Marysville that would be worth a look see too.

      There are plenty dives in Marysville, plus a good bit of historic funk like the Silver Dollar Saloon. This town is a vastly under-appeciated place to call home - historic buildings, tree-lined streets, nice homes and a pretty deadly collection of dining options, yet a few do shine here.

      Used to have a large Chinese community and a splendid old Chinese temple near the river -some Chinese restaurants remain in this area but none of distinction so go for the history aspects of the visit..

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      woodlandkate RE: zinfanatic Mar 6, 2010 12:31 PM

      I haven't tried it yet, but some friends raved about a place called Cilantro's. Here's a link to the yelp page for it... looks promising

      1. Dave MP RE: zinfanatic Oct 2, 2012 03:03 PM

        Bumping this discussion up....are there any good spots for lunch in Yuba City? I'll be in the area this coming Saturday. Would love to try some Punjabi-Mexican fusion if that exists....any suggestions?

        Dave MP

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          glbtrtr RE: Dave MP Oct 2, 2012 03:36 PM

          The Punjabi-American Friendship Society two-three day gathering on Memorial Day Weekend is a foodie destination well worth the journey. Deserves a spot on the calendar.

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            vaparna RE: Dave MP Mar 19, 2013 05:06 PM

            Try Five Rivers- straight up Punjabi food, nice sit down place. If you can , go for Sunday brunch and ask for the scrambled eggs ( anda burji) with parathas. We are from India originally and we always make it a point to grab brunch before we head back to the Bay Area. Love the flavors in those eggs.

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