Nixtaco in Roseville

Tacos and Chicharrones, Nixtaco

Roseville, like Sacramento, is a taco town, and Nixtaco sets the bar for some of the region’s best. While the short rib barbacoa and sautéed octopus tacos generally win the day, don’t forget a glance towards the starters menu. It’s here you’ll find one of the best things on the menu: chicharrónes con chile ($4). Light as air with just a touch of heat, Nixtaco’s freshly-fried pork rinds can best be described as “meat candy.” Their exquisite combo of salty, fatty, spicy and sweet will have you downing two orders before your tacos hit the table. (Not that I’d know… ahem.) 1805 Cirby Way in Roseville,