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Cicada Cantina - Elk Grove, Elk Grove, CA

Cicada Cantina - Elk Grove

3.9
3.9
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Cicada Cantina is a Mexican restaurant located in Elk Grove, California that serves Unique, Authentic and Innovative Mexican cuisine with a Twist! This restaurant offers casual, family friendly dining in an upbeat atmosphere with a full service bar and pet friendly patios.
This restaurant specializes in preparing authentically marinated, slow cooked meats and house-made sauces utilizing fresh ingredients daily. Cicada Cantina serves traditional Mexican favorites as well as Signature dishes all prepared and made in-house.
This restaurant also offers an impressive drink menu featuring a variety of Margaritas, Hand-crafted cocktails, wine and extensive Tequila bar.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 684-8978

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Angel

  • Neighborhood

    Elk Grove

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Kid Friendly

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Late Night Find

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Romantic

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Mexican

  • Sacramento

    Kid Friendly

  • Sacramento

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento

    Late Night Find

  • Sacramento

    Romantic

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  1. RA

    RossA

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We just discovered this place. The food was really good and service was excellent!

  2. w

    weluv2eat

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We’ve been to the Cicada Cantina a few times and feel that it just gets better each time. They have found their footing and it’s quickly become one of our go to’s!

  3. IM

    IML4

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service and good food, wonderful drinks

  4. FF

    FeFetheRN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    on a sunday evening when all other authentic restaurants are CLOSED, this jewel of a find restarant surpassed all our expectations. Being new to the area, I was not aware of closures. We booked a girls table talk at this restaurant. I can't express how good the food, drinks and service is a this place. Excellent service with freshly made Guacamole made at the table, with the choice of chunky or creamy. The atomosphere is cozy. The Latin music added to the ambiance. We are temporary workers in the area and wished we had more time to ENJOY more of the delicious meals on the menu. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. A GEM in the corner of Elk Grove

  5. LM

    LuisM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were great. I ordered the fajitas and they came out sizzling. The steak was well seasoned and cooked. Chips were crispy and delicious. Will definitely be coming back again!

  6. LC

    LisaC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Service was terrible. Only a few tables occupied and the servers were no where to be found. I had to get up a couple of times to get attention. Food was bland. Salsa was not spicy looked like just chopped tomatoes and no heat. Table side guacamole is not all what the menu says, just get the regular and not pay the higher priced.

  7. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place for date night thank you so much for the night out

  8. LL

    LindaL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    They use habanero peppers for their shrimp and don’t tell you. It wasn’t edible.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding! Best Mexican food in the area! Great ambiance for a date or a night out with friends. The margaritas are served with a smile and the molcajetes are to die for! My husband and I are making this one of our regular spots!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The people were really nice and had great service

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Waiter was great at service and was friendly. Food was tasty and drinks were great. Only complaint was had reservations but still had to wait a little after showing up on time. But great experience otherwise

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2

    We arrived for valentines day. I was interested in the seafood lava rock. The meal was good, it came out super hot, boiling. So this made it hard to eat, i had to wait for it to cool. Once it cooled my wife was done with her food( her food also came out a few minutes before mine. Once I deshelled the mussels and clams, I finally started to enjoy. Then to my surprise I get a scotch brite piece of metal in my mouth. The metal scrubber they use to wash dirty pots and pans was in my mouth(a piece not the entire scrubber) I had just got to the best part of the meal and now the meal is ruined. I did not want to complain, but tbh it grossed me out, it was stuck in my teeth. I was offered a small bowl about 1/5 of the amount of food. And that was it. I paid full price for everything and also left a 20% tip because I didn’t wanna seem like a bad, cheap customer. Really sucks it happened on Valentine’s Day.

  13. M

    Mike

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I took my wife and another couple to Cicada for dinner on Valentines night. We made reservations and were seated quickly. I had the mocajete and it was delicious.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing variety of selections. All that the 4 of us ordered was great. My one caution: the menu is uniformly pricey, particularly when compared to other similar Mexican restaurants. But over all, we’d return.

  15. CL

    CheriL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always great. Service spot on. Margaritas….delicious

  16. C

    Coda

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Everything from the service to the food was great! Try the bacon wrapped shrimp, they are to die for. We only got through three menu items before we were just stuffed. We can't wait to dine again and try something new. If you like seafood the "Seafood Molcajete" was absolutely amazing!

  17. w

    weluv2eat

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pleasantly surprised! Friendly staff, great margaritas and food!! Can’t wait to go back when back in Elk Grove!

  18. D

    Dooglas

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is incredible.. very creative menu, very good quality. Love it

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Food was not hot when it arrived at the table and didn’t have much flavor. Too expensive for the quality of food you are receiving. It took the waiter more than 10 minutes to make it to our table after we arrived

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was good i liked it ❤️💯💯

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    Decent food but way way over priced!

  22. M

    Missy

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    The food could have been a little hotter. But overall pretty good

  23. SF

    SheilaF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great find! The fajitas are awesome, my husband loves their margarita's because they are very tasty and come in a large margarita glass, and I love sitting on the indoor patio with the fireplace.

  24. RK

    RozK

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Its really good food and quality of service was excellent, but the value is severely poor...way too expensive for a couple of tacos!

  25. SC

    SabrinaC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visit and was very happy with the food and service. We will be back because they now make the best margarita.

  26. P

    Penn

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our server-David. He was very attentive.

  27. JG

    JanetG

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was fantastic as was the service-

  28. D

    Diane

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food and drinks were amazing! It's a bit pricey but all in all a great place to go! Definitely will be back!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Very good. First time eating there since it opened. Will definitely go back.

  30. CB

    CarolB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is your better than average Mexican restaurant. Everything was great. presentation of food, service, ambiance was good (not 5 star, but this isn't a fancy place). We took friends and they very much enjoyed it.

  31. s

    stephanieb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty ceviche bowls a must have. Healthy options available

  32. i

    ihocker

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Service was very slow. Salsa was not very good. On a positive note, fajitas were great, just not enough to bring me back.

  33. G

    Guru

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very clean, food was fantastic with a good selection of Mexican and American food.

  34. M

    Mikeb

    Sacramento

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    all good. steak was tough, everything else was good,

  35. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    We had two orders of flautas and one plate with green chili enchiladas. The enchiladas were very bad. Cut up chunks of chicken with no sauce or flavor. It was also served room temperature. The flautas were good but I would have certainly wanted less peppers as their over powered the rest of the ingredients. They make a fantastic pineapple margarita. The restaurant is beautiful and fresh inside and the waiter was fantastic. The food we got was the wrong choice as I hear lots of people say the tacos and or other dishes they have tried are very good. Disappointed in our first visiti.

  36. P

    Picky

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Appetizers, drinks and desserts are good. Not impressed with the entree we ordered.

  37. b

    brihlav

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has become our favorite Mexican food restaurant in Elk Grove!

  38. C

    Cynfong

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love this place. Great food, definitely not your typical Mexican menu.

  39. PG

    PattiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is unique and fresh and excellent. Service was great! Absolutely going back as soon as I can!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    It’s nice and clean. The staff is pleasant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cicada Cantina - Elk Grove offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 684-8978.

Cicada Cantina - Elk Grove is rated 3.9 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Cicada Cantina - Elk Grove

9105 W Stockton Blvd Elk Grove, CA 95758

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Elk Grove

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Angel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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