Wahoo for Wahoo's

Illustration by Mark Stivers

Wahoo’s Fish Taco will open its first Sacramento restaurant this spring, land developer Bob Clippinger recently announced. That's great news to me, since I'm a big fan of the place. I regularly ate at various Wahoo's locations while at college in Southern California, and its food was unique despite being a chain restaurant with more than 50 franchises throughout the United States. Even though its name suggests Mexican food, its founders are three Chinese brothers who grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, and their concept eatery blends Mexican, Brazilian and Asian food. It's quite a bit healthier than a standard fast-casual Mexican restaurant. Indeed, some of my favorite pre- and post-surf meals during college were Wahoo's burritos, packed with plenty of protein and flavorful stir-fried veggies. Like its many Southern California locations, I expect Sacramento's Wahoo's to also offer copious vegetarian and vegan options. For more information, visit www.wahoos.com.