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Nov 5, 2013 08:13 PM

Where to Eat in the Sacramento Area--Specifically Woodland, CA???

I'm having the distinct pleasure of spending 2.5 days in the Woodland, CA area near Sacramento.

Anyone know of any decent places to eat? I'd love some recommendations.

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  1. Here's my old list of places, would love to hear what's still around and chow worthy. I think the last place we ate was years back at El Jaliscience next to Jack in the Box at Main and East St. Recall it being very good.

    Pupuseria La Chicana at West and Main – great breakfasts

    El Charro 6th and Court

    Grill on the street on Main just east of East St

    taco truck right at 113 and Main

    Tazzina Bistro - Fried Green Tomato Salad, Kobe burger

    Los Reyes Taqueria
    1226 E. Main (at N. East St. next to Jack-in-the-Box)

    Cuatro Milpas - panbazos, Mexico City quesadilla
    500 block on Main Street, about a mile off I-5

    1. I had lunch at Bangkok Cuisine on Main Street in Woodland last month. The food was pretty good, but don't go there if you're in a hurry. The service is friendly, but slow.

      1. When we're in that area, DH & I go to Putah Creek Cafe in Winters:

        Have only enjoyed breakfast and lunch there. Great burgers, especially on 2-4-1 Tuesdays! Scroll down for photo on

        It's a quick 15-min. drive.

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        1. re: Stephanie Wong

          Thanks for the info on Putah Creek Cafe.

          Looks like they are closed from 3p to 5p.

          Google maps shows 27 minutes from Woodland to Winters.

        2. Since the closing of Tazzina Bistro, Woodland's food choices
          have become limited. In addition to Putah Creek Café, if you
          like steakhouses, the Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters would
          be worth considering. In Davis, Osteria Fasulo is a very
          fine Italian restaurant, but rather expensive. For California
          type food, the only 2 semi-decent restaurants in Davis are Mustard Seed and Seasons. If you like Japanese food, you might consider Mikuni and Nami Sushi in Davis, for Thai, Ketmoree.
          Finally, for burgers, Burger and Brew in Davis is also all right.

          For really fine restaurants I would really head to Sacramento
          and try The Waterboy, B&L Mulvaneys, Biba's, Il Fornaio, ...

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          1. re: bclevy

            +1 for The Waterboy in Sacramento.

          2. Davis is a major college town - might have some good choices.

            We used to drive to Woodland to get beer because there was an alcohol sales limit around UC campuses back then and Davis itself was pretty small so basically it was a dry town. Then we'd go drink it by Putah Creek (the real creek) because it was way out in the wilderness, waaaaaay long time ago at Davis.