El Novillero is celebrating 44 Years as of July 6, 2014. The Davalos Family and staff would like to thank all of their customers for helping us reach this milestone. We never dreamed that in 1970 our 28 seat restaurant would be come one of Sacramento's premier Mexican restaurants. Today we now have a seating capacity of 260.

Thanks for 43 years of patronage! From all of us at El Novillero. We take extra pride in the food that we serve. Everything is made fresh daily from our sauces to our corn chips. We use nothing but the finest ingredients possible. We are also pleased to be able to offer you such quality and quantity of food at reasonable prices.

To Our Valued Customers: El Novillero is available on Monday's for Private Events and Parties. Advance notice is required. A Special Menu and Room Fee apply for groups of 100 min to 250 max. Please contact Carol Dykes for more information (916) 456-4287.


In Loving Memory of Jose Davalos Sr.



This holiday season we will be giving back! Starting Friday, November 28th, for every $50 gift card purchased you will receive a free $10 gift card. Offer ends Dec 31st.

Happy Holidays!


  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tues, Wed, & Thurs: 11:00am - 2:30pm - Lunch
  • Tues, Wed, & Thurs: 4:30pm - 9:00pm - Dinner
  • Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm - Lunch
  • Friday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm - Dinner
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Holiday Hours

  • December 24th - 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • December 25th - Closed
  • December 31st - 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • January 1st - Closed

We Do Not Accept Reservations!

We are located at 4216 Franklin Blvd on the corner of 18th Avenue

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PHONE: 916-456-4287

FAX: 916-456-4149

We accept American Express, VISA and MasterCard Only.

El Novillero has a 127 space parking lot with outside lighting and security cameras. Please for your own protection do not leave valuables and personal belongings in your vehicles.

Thank You!


2007 Best Mexican 1st

2008 Best Mexican 1st

2009 Best Mexican 1st

2010 Best Mexican 2nd

2011 Best Mexican 1st

2012 Best Mexican 1st

2013 Best Mexican 2nd

2014 Best Mexican 2nd


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