Mexican secret

Tucked in next to the Wienerschnitzel near 25th and Broadway, Los Jarritos used to be one of Sacramento’s best-kept secrets. Not anymore. River City diners have always had a nose for a bargain, and it didn’t take them long to sniff out this little sleeper of a Mexican restaurant, where a two-taco combination plate—tacos, rice, beans, the whole darned thing—can be purchased for the paltry sum of $3.70. Try doing that at Taco Bell. Also coming with rice and beans are sopes—thick, chewy tortillas served with carnitas, chicken or beef, and garnished with guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and salsa fresca for a mere $4.50. “There are not tricks to great Mexican cooking, but there are secrets,” claims the menu of this clean little Broadway eatery. Well, it looks like the secret’s out. If you want the best-priced Mexican dinner in town, look no further than Los Jarritos.