El Novillero is celebrating 49 Years as of July 6, 2019. 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 180.

Thanks for 48 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.

Upstairs Banquet Room and Dining no longer available.







  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tues, Wed, & Thurs: 11:00am - 2:20pm - Lunch
  • Tues, Wed, & Thurs: 4:30pm - 9:00pm - Dinner
  • Friday: 11:00am - 2:20pm - Lunch
  • Friday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm - Dinner
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

We Do Not Accept Reservations!

El Novillero will no longer accept pre-paid gift cards from Visa, Mastercad & American Express.

El Novillero will only accept El Novillero Gift Cards We Apologize for the inconvenience.

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

2016 Best Mexican 2nd



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