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“REAL EL SALVADOR SABOR” 5 of 5 stars
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Fernando's
2650 Cameron Park Dr., Cameron Park, CA
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Ranked #15 of 46 Restaurants in Cameron Park
Cuisines: Mexican
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Sacramento, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 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
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Don't do it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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
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Cameron Park, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican/Spanish cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 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
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rescue
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
5 helpful votes 5 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
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