Tightwad Tuesday: Emma’s Taco House


If you ever find yourself in West Sac, Emma’s Taco House is worth the stop. On Sacramento Avenue a few blocks behind the Ikea/Wal-Mart shopping center (Reed Avenue turns into Sacramento Avenue), Emma’s is a hidden treasure of delicious Mexican food in huge portions at great prices. What could be better than that? 


Before a recent River Cats game, we skipped the usual bar stops for pre-game drinks and apps and headed over to Emma’s instead for a pitcher of my favorite frozen-to-perfection margaritas and a look at their menu for a possible appetizer for four. We’ve been many times for dinner and have never been disappointed. A scroll down the menu landed us on the only real appetizer choice – nachos. 


When the ginormous platter of nachos arrived, we were all in complete shock. They were less than $10 and came with enough chips, beans, carnitas, cheese, jalepenos and salsa to feed a small country. Okay, well maybe not a country, but it was certainly enough food to fill up the four of us (and I have to admit, we couldn’t even finish them!). 

A full stomach for less than $4 a person? Sounds like a Tightwad Tuesday deal to me. 

Emma’s Taco House
1617 Sacramento Ave
West Sacramento, CA 95605

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  • Liz | Jul 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Those nachos look soooo good!!! Mmmm nachos

  • sharris | Oct 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Yes Emma’s is the best. We go every week. Everything is excellent. The margarita’s kick butt!!