Polanco Cantina

4.6
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Polanco is a festive, contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar. Serving Mexican-inspired familiar favorites and celebrating the bounty of central California, Polanco is located in Downtown Commons, overlooking the Golden One Center.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NoelleW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and look for any excuse to make the drive!

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leticiaP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There were bugs in my drink, they ran out of ice cream for kids meal. Service took too long. They don’t provide anything for birthdays.. and the got my sons order wrong. Spent $100 for food I could have gotten from a lunch truck

Polanco Cantina
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Leticia, I'm sorry to hear that your visit was less than perfect, especially for a birthday celebration. Like many restaurants, we just reopened for dining last week, and it sounds like that was shown in your service. No matter the circumstance, that is not the experience we strive to create. I hope you will give us another chance to prove that. I will message you to get more information about the errors in your order and do my best to correct them.

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MarthaG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polanco never disappoints! Too bad our dumb governor is making it hard for restaurants to stay afloat, but Polanco has an outdoor fireplace and heaters!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was incredible

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vipBillC
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polanco has done a great job during covid. Their outdoor space is really comfortable with a good amount of heaters. The service was excellent

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J916
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Polanco is perfectly situated above the golden 1 arena and doco center. The drinks are tasty & the happy hours has exceptional value. The view of the plaza with a drink and good company is unparalleled in sacramento. Great service and toasty outdoor heaters make for a perfect night out during the Covid indoor eating restrictions! We will return.

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vipBillC
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating during Covid, nice heaters. Great location. Very good service

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TeresaH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They had limited staff and we ordered chips and salsa that didn’t come out until we got our dinner.

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MarthaG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Love to fill up on wings and chips and dip, so I have leftover entree for next day's lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonder and Jewel the GM is a perfect host.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Polanco! Great environment, great food, greats drinks & great views!

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JulieP
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Server was amazing. Food was not.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, margaritas, and service were excellent

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DandL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Caesar salad! Yummy and fun drinks! We had the mango slushee. It was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only reason why the noise level was slightly high was due to a live band playing outside right next to Golden 1 Center. It had no bearing on the restaurant. My girlfriend and I had no problem hearing each other.

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MarthaG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that the enchiladas now come with rice and beans! The taco barririas (sp?) could go two on a plate, and add rice and beans instead of the third taco. I would have loved to have guac with my chips, but my friend is allergic...maybe a smaller portion? Street corn when it was in a dish, not on the cob, was better! On the cob is messy!

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SantosM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. I enjoyed dining outside with a great view.

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LandryW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time dining here. It’s an hour+ drive for us but totally worth it. Great food and excellent staff. We had a small hiccup (just a brief delay in placing our order) early on due to requesting a remote table And a glitch in communication with the staff on where we were seated, but the waiter went out of his way to make sure we were accommodated and happy without us having ever brought it up. Really took care of us. Will return ASAP!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people were great. The food was terrific. The manager thanked us for making the reservation on this site. The guacamole is the best in town and the wings are a must to get things started.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was lack luster. Been here two times before after opening, so I could see the difference in food quality had gone down. Limited menu , so about four items were no longer available. Drinks were ok. Food was pricey for quality

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JayL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on the patio due to COVID restrictions but staff were full of energy and ready to make sure our dining experience was top notch. The food was delicious, came quickly and so flavorful. Music was playing and it was a festive vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi!! First of all i hardly leave reviews, but i HAD to for this place! The QUESABIRRIA tacos are AMAZING!! And the Mango Slushie is fantastic!!!! This is our new favorite spot (my BF and i) and also our server was incredibly nice, fast and overall amazing. Great service, great food and drinks!!

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Margie
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Family loved ambiance & restaurant location. (Upper patio) Food was colorful & just amazing.

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AUSTINE
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great new space in the DOCO. Awesome space with excellent food. Definitely the most fun dining experience in the DOCO center.

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful, the staff is wonderfully kind and the food was to die for. The ambiance is next level and the bar area was so well designed, and did I mention how pretty it is? And location, location, location. Perfection at its finest.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant across from the Golden One Center. Very cool vibe with indoor/outdoor seating and even a walk up taco window! High quality authentic Mexican food. Highly recommended...

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AaronA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, duck tacos were excellent, service was accommodating and hospitable, server had good knowledge of the menu and could explain dishes properly. Your staff treated my children great as if they were their own, I appreciate that. The tortilla are really nice too, keep them.

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BrettFavre
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A few hiccups in service, as to be expected for a soft opening, but the staff was great and more than made up for it. Our first margaritas were a little heavy on the lime, but we voiced our concern and the next ones were spot on. The ceviche was decent, but tasted like it had sat out for a few minutes and the fish was a bit rubbery. Duck and pork belly tacos were amazing, especially the duck. Guac was good, though I felt it could have used more flavor, but guac is one of those items where you will never please everyone so I would say keep it as it is. The biggest thing missing from the menu is something with a kick to it, maybe offer a spicy salsa or something. Other than these few mini items above, I thought everything was excellent and I look forward to a return trip once everything has settled down and Polanco is up and running at full speed.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Polanco Cantina using the Order Online button. Polanco Cantina also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Polanco Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 536-7250.

Polanco Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Polanco Cantina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://polancocantina.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.