Polanco Cantina

4.6
146 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.
Polanco Cantina, turns into a Late Night Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights from 11:00pm-1:45am, Cover Charge $10

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 146 people are saying
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viplovetodine
Sacramento
55 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The waitress was unhappy and not friendly. The food had no flavor. Guacamole didn't even have salt and pepper in it. The ambience is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was great! The customer service provided by Polanco is always above and beyond.
I am never disappointed by their delicious food, and welcoming staff.
Our server, Chelsey, did a wonderful job caring for my friends and I!
She was very attentive and engaging with us.
Will definitely be back for another great meal at this restaurant.

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LindaA
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time dining on the patio even with the rain. Our server was attentive and the food was delicious.

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Meeks81
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polanco is a beautiful restaurant with phenomenal service. The food is amazing and ambiance vibrant and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good definitely returning

Polanco Cantina
Responded on December 21, 2021

Thank you for the five stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basketball game

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SuMuas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good like any other Tex-mex place, but nothing memorable. Overall service was fast but probably because there weren’t many diners. Server kept forgetting my drink order. Asked me twice to repeat my drink and then came back a third time to tell me they ran out of ingredients but did not offer any substitutions, so I just stuck with water. He was not attentive at all.

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GunpritS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The best part was Olivia our server who took great care and recommended food to us.

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Mari
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, we received our food right away. Sat by the fireplace so we were warm the whole evening. It was very cozy and the food was amazing

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vipMonicaM
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and Service were great

Polanco Cantina
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for the rating and support.

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RonG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must if you're going to an event at Golden one.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and support.

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vipMikeb
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service. Food was great. Had the Birria Tacos, really good. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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SaraK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Everything is overly priced. The food has no taste. It was so plain. I ordered avocado tacos and the batter was not mixed well. The food was so bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place best in the business from the staff, environment, and MOST DEFINITELY the food! Some of the best cocktails in the city as well! I’ll continue to come here for lunch and dinner bringing people with me as well!! It’s a vibe here and I’m here for it !!

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MzLadyDay
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Or Waitress was amazing. The food was over priced for the quality. Ended up with more fat than meet for my carnitas. Won’t be ordering again. Took 20 minutes to be checked in. Stuck waiting in line even with a reservation. The hostess was very polite just swamped. Love the music. Not a big fan of our table. We were in the doorway to the patio. Way too much traffic around us

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Harvey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Place is good for drinks but food is very bland. Chips and salsa was good but guacamole had so much lemon it was not edible. Food is overpriced

Polanco Cantina
Responded on October 5, 2021

Harvey, thank you for your support and honesty. We always appreciate feedback on how to better our customers experience.

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vipHappy
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The guacamole is the largest portion I’ve ever been served . We are a family Of 5 and could not finish it . Guac was good. Chips and salsa were good. I had a Paloma to drink it was very good but strong. I had the fish tacos they were tasty. 2 of my daughters had the quesadillas and they loved them. Overall good spot !Service was a little slow, but it’s expected with restaurants being understaffed . I would dine again

Polanco Cantina
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you so much for this kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ChristianS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here, located right in DOCO. Food was amazing and service was great also. I recommend the Mole or Fish Tacos, but will be back for sure.

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MagdalenaT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late night meal at Polanco was delicious. We ordered the fish tacos. So yummy!

Polanco Cantina
Responded on September 11, 2021

We are thrilled for the five stars and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Seemed short staffed as we didn’t get the great service we usually get. But we love this place.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi Johnny, I am sorry to hear you did not receive the service you have in the past. We take note of this and look forward to seeing you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an amazing experience all around. Server was really kind and patient with us. Thank you!

Polanco Cantina
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for dinning with us. Hope to see you again soon.

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TeresaM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was delicious, waiter was excellent.
They had live music and singing, which was great.
Would definitely go back again

Polanco Cantina
Responded on September 5, 2021

Teresa, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Have a great rest of your day.

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AshmirK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The overall experience of the place was great. The décor is well put together. The only thing I might suggest is the restrooms to be cleaned and maintained but besides that the food was good.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi there, thank you for the feedback and honesty we appreciate the support and hope to see you soon.

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Deee
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazing …the food, service and drinks were incredible!

Polanco Cantina
Responded on September 5, 2021

Deee, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the kind words and support. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks!

Polanco Cantina
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and support. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipluv2eat
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food but nothing u can't find at another Mexican restaurant for less costly and just as good. It is way too expensive for Mexican food. But try it out for yourself.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for the support, we appreciate the feedback and review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon.

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Josx
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The place is very nicely located with great views of downtown. Some of the dishes are a creative fusion but the taste is not exceptional. we ordered queso fundido, birria noodles and pollo pibil tacos. None of them were impressive but the were not bad either. The pollo pibil was actually really good. the chips that came with the queso fundido were great. The selection of cocktails is ok most important, all is sort of reasonably priced. Service was just fine but not great, I gather it was a busy day with bad air quality. The drinks took roughly 20 min to arrive appetizers maybe 30 and food 40, something like that. I think this is a good place to go for drinks and have some appetizers. Kids are ok, and pet friendly too.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on August 22, 2021

Hi there, thank you for the support and review. We appreciate your patience for your food and beverages and always do our best to provide speedy service for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great. Went on a Wednesday and it wasn’t to busy super easy in and out.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on August 14, 2021

Amanda, thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal.

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SacDiner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Polanco Cantina!
It’s a fun atmosphere with super tasty food and friendly staff.
The meat in the tacos is so tender and the mole sauce is a perfect Baja crispy of chocolate and slice. And the drinks are always on par.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you so much for this great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit we hope to see you again soon. We appreciate the support.

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GabrielaV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome ! And the vibes were super cool! Delicious food and drinks !

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 25, 2021

Hi Gabriela thanks for the great service shoutout. We hope to see you again soon.

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RachelV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food I have ever had! Hands down best staff.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 25, 2021

Hi Rachel, appreciate the five stars and kind words. We hope we are able to serve you again soon.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Drinks were so good and tasty but food was lacking flavor and spice. The service was amazing and the restaurant was beautiful. Still recommend it.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 21, 2021

HI Jane, thank you for the review and feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we cant wait to see you again soon.

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio at Polanco is a great option for lunch or dinner. You can people watch at DOCO while enjoying the fresh air and good food.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi Amy, thank you for the great review. We appreciate your support and hope to serve you again soon.

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NekoR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and HH menu! New favorite spot for sure.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi Neko, thank you for the great review. We hope to see you soon.

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Kimc
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe went the extra mile to help with my gluten allergy. Thank you so much. We will come back, with friends and family.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Kim, I am so glad our staff was able to provide an extra great experience for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipMichaelT
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. A little pricey.

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Michael, we appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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dianad
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Drinks were good. Service was friendly as well. I wish chips and salsa were free as in most Mexican restaurants. Food was good but a little fancy overall and not as many options as I expected. Chicken enchiladas were very tasty!

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi there, thank you for your feedback and review. We are so glad you enjoyed your drinks, service and enchiladas. We hope to see you again soon.

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TiffinyF
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was average and overpriced - most likely because of the location. I was hoping for much better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was great! Great location too!!

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi There, thank you for the review. Hope we get to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love Polanco! We came here for his birthday this weekend. This is our favorite date night restaurant for both dinner and drinks!

Polanco Cantina
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind review. We are so glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Polanco Cantina using the Order Online button. 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 146 OpenTable diners.

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.