It’s no secret that the down economy is taking a toll on all of us. But rather than throw a pity party, the SacFoodies are on a mission to maximize fun on a minimal budget. That’s why we’re bringing you tips for dining throughout Sacramento on a shoestring! Every Tuesday, we’ll post our latest “tightwad tip” that will keep both your appetite and wallet happy.
For our very first Tightwad Tuesday, we bring you Azul:
Azul Mexican Food & Tequila Bar, located in Midtown’s MARRS building, is the perfect place to satisfy cravings for Mexican food without compromising your budget. When I went there the first time, I was pleasantly surprised with the prices as well! For just $1.90, you can get a soft taco with your choice of Asada, Carnitas, Chicken, Chorizo or Al Pastor. Granted the tacos are on the small side, but my recommendation is to get two chicken tacos for under four dollars and load up on chips and salsa! Your budget will thank you.
It’s hard to imagine it has already been one year since Azul opened its doors and offered Midtown diners an affordable yet appetizing Mexican menu. In the past year, my stand-by order has always been the quesadilla. Stuffed with cheese, mushrooms and caramelized onions then topped with pico de gallo and sour cream, this tasty treat is a steal at only $3.90! And when I feel like splurging, I’ll upgrade to the Azul Burrito that includes your choice of meat and is topped with guacamole and served with a side of rice for only $10.90. Happy Birthday Azul!
By Julie Ficker
Azul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar
1050 20th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816