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La Familia

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1008 W Sacramento Ave, Chico, CA 95926-4391
11:00 - 22:00
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Chico, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Mexican food here is delicious. The El Salvador food (pupusas) is out of this world delicious. The owners (very friendly) are from El Salvador and know how to make absolutely delicious and authentic pupusas. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank mbrett142
Chico, California
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I am not a big fan of Mexican restaurants, but was urged to try this family owned eatery. To my surprise, I found it delightful. It was extremely clean, the meal (shrimp burrito) was well made, and the staff extremely polite. My wife and I have been back on two additional occasions.

Thank max1111111
Chico, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We go here often when we miss Mexico and can't wait for our next trip south of the border. The food is really authentic tasting and the atmosphere is comfortable. They often display the artwork of local artists and we have seen the works of some really talented people. I suggest trying the Pupusa Revuelta.

Thank sissun
Roseville, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

La Familia has the tastiest and affordable Mexican food in the North Valley. Everything is sooooo good. The simple crunchy chicken tacos are excellent. The super deluxe burrito is a work of art. Try it with the black beans. Great, friendly service. The owners are the nicest people ever. I head straight for LA Familia every time I'm back in... More 

1 Thank Mad1953
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

The food was great, so we're the prices and service! They helped us choose the perfect Birthday dinner! Would go back next time I'm in town!

Thank Audra W
Chico, California
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

When my wife and I are looking for some good Mexican food, with friendly service, at a fair price, La Familia always fits the bill.

Thank BidwellRunner
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food in this restaurant is delicious. The family that owns and runs the restaurant is from El Salvador and they bring some dishes to the menu that you won't find at other local Mexican restaurants. Great food, excellent service and plenty of parking.

1 Thank ChicoRanMan
Chico, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Great food , Chico Best kept secret, Shrimp tacos and shrimp salad are my favorite! Quick service great for lunch or dinner.

Thank Ken K
Chico, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

In my opinion, best authentic Mexican food in Chico! Love everything I have tried so far and I want to keep going back for more! Something different to try would be the Pupusas. You won't regret trying it.

Thank val2323
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Went here on a whim with my roommate when we lived on Nord, and it became our "spot." Went here every week! Now we make the "trek" from downtown when we want really good Mexican food. The family who owns and works at this place are great, the woman always remembers us. Great salsa, great beans .. I still order... More 

Thank Stephanie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 W Sacramento Ave, Chico, CA 95926-4391
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 5308283733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?