La Mexicana is the local's favorite takeout Mexican restaurant in the quaint town of Kings Beach, California. We offer great food at reasonable prices, prepared freshly daily. We also offer an authentic Mexican bakery, carniceria, and full line grocery store to meet your needs while visiting Lake Tahoe. Please view our entire website for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The bakery at La Mexicana has been open since the inception of the market in 1996. It was started by two father and son bakers from Guanajuato, Mexico, Dionicio and Jose-Luis Pena. The bakery specializes in authentic Mexican bread and has a loyal customer following throughout all of the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas. If you come by and visit La Mexicana you will smell the fresh bread being baked daily and customers waiting to take home these delicious treats.
Th meat department at La Mexicana has been open since 1997 and specializes in custom cut meats following our Mexican traditions. It was modeled after our large meat department in our Norwalk, California store. The meat department features all kinds of meat, poultry, and seafood that you would find in a typical carniceria in Mexico. During winter months you can find tripe and honeycomb for Menudo, pork neck bones for Pozole, and beef shanks for beef stew. During summer months try our famous marinated carne asada beef and marinated chicken perfect for grilling on the beach or backyard barbecue. No visit to La Mexicana would be complete without trying our homemade chorizo sausage. We also feature custom cut deli cheese and ham with meats imported from Mexico. Our friendly butchers will be happy to assist you with any questions.
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The greatest aspect of La Mexicana is their consistency. In an area like Tahoe that experiences so many fluctuations, including weather variables, supply chain issues, and employee shortages, La Mex is a staple to our Kings Beach community.
The tacos are delicious, but I mean very delicious! The drink specials are also very generous.
Absolute Deliciousness!!! A local favorite for sure. Excellent options with superior food and fantastic customer service. 100%
Best spot in town for picking up protein to cook/grill at home. THey're short ribs are so awesome and the marinade on the carne asada or pollo asado are so good. Fresh produce too for purchase in this little shop.
Best I have had in Tahoe. Classic hole in the wall Mexican taqueria, built into the side of a market, window service only, a few tables outside. The food is good, traditional Mexican, the people are nice, and the prices are reasonable.