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Most Authentic Mexican Food on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe


About Us

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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