We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“REAL EL SALVADOR SABOR” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fernando's

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Fernando's
2650 Cameron Park Dr., Cameron Park, CA
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 48 Restaurants in Cameron Park
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Sacramento, California, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“REAL EL SALVADOR SABOR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

A family owned/operated business (maybe a few gringos, but mostly family), my Husband and I come here several times every year on our way to Tahoe (about 10-15). My husband lived with some people from El Salvador off an on for two years, and he is a huge fan of the local foods, specifically Papusas.

What is a Papusa? Mana from heaven... a homemade tortilla with meat, beans, and cheese cooked into it. Then you top it with Curtido (pickled cabbage, carrots, jalapenos) and the red salsa and you have the real deal. The owner who is from El Salvador is there most of the time, and he has come out on occasion to confirm deliciousness. The service here is great. While we are semi regulars, I have never seen a drop off in customer service with other people who enter the restaurant while we are eating. The staff is top notch.

Favorite Foods - #1: SOPA DE RES - beef stew with carrots, cabbage, yuka/potato, corn, zucchini, savory broth. #2: PLATANOS CON FRIJOLES - fried plantains with a side of beans and creama. Sure its sounds gross to eat beans with bananas, but don't knock it until you try it. #3: PAPUSAS - As described above, food from heaven.

The chips and salsa are also very good. A little kick, but not so spicy/hot that our one year old didn't almost finished off a bowl by herself.

NOTE: We last visited in Sept 2013, but have been regulars since before the cameron park location... oh how I miss the highway 49 Fernandos. Cameron Park Fernandos is just as awesome.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Laura M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Don't do it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Dry carnitas
wrong tortillas
bad rice
wife didn't bother to test it on the dog
Took mine home but never had the guts to try again

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank 4timesaweekatleast
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cameron Park, California
Level Contributor
141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican/Spanish cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice place for a date. You are paying for having a nicer place to dine, indoors and out. Not your typical strip-mall ambiance. The food is good but not exceptional.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank hortaegg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rescue
Level Contributor
62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great local mexican restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We are regulars at this restaurant at the corner of Green Valley Road and Cameron Park Drive The food is consistently good and the servers are friendly.We order take out almost every week and they know us by name .My favorite is the chile relleno

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank carol n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fernando's also viewed

 

Been to Fernando's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing