Tres Hermanas Restaurant Review by Kristen & Guy
Tres Hermanas - the translation is ‘three sisters’ and on our lunch visit to the K Street establishment, we were lucky enough to get the ‘brother’ as our handsome and attentive server. And boy, did we need the attention. With a lofty menu that offered more fabulous food options than Jose Cuervo has tequila shots, picking just one became quite the conundrum.
We did, however, have a generous dish of a chunky and flavorful guacamole to help provide a little brain fuel. I love a good guacamole, and you can tell theirs was the real deal. Can you say ‘holy guacamole?’ Okay, cheesy, I know.
In my effort to stick with a semi-healthy eating plan, I finally settled on the Tostada de Aguacate con Pollo. Translation: a yummy crispy corn tortilla with the best-ever fried shredded chicken and lots of guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. It was heaping with good looking veggies but tasted far too good to be healthy. Aaaah, what my diet diary doesn’t know, won’t hurt me (or so I like to believe).
We ended the culinary journey with a traditional flan dessert as well as an untraditional strawberry, whip cream, cake-like thing that’s not on their menu. I’m assuming you could ask for the ‘special strawberry dessert’ (I bet it would work even better if you could ask in Spanish). It was fabulous.
If I could have made it through the rest of the day with a margarita, I would have tried the ‘Midori.’ They’ve got at least ten different margarita options, and dozens of types of tequila. If you don’t have time for a full meal and just want to check the place out, I’d highly recommend a saunter up to their cozy little bar. The joint’s always jumping and these sisters (and brother) really know how to roll out the traditional Mexican hospitality.
The first thing you'll notice about Tres Hermanas is that it's one of Midtown Sacramento's most popular restaurants. At lunch time the patrons line up for a chance to try one of the mouthwatering entrees. If your lunch hour is short and you're pressed for time, I recommend checking the menu out beforehand on SacDine.com as there are simply too many choices!
The second thing you'll notice about Tres Hermanas is the bright and colorful decor and the ultra-friendly service. In Spanish, Tres Hermanas means "three sisters," so imagine our surprise when our server turned out to be their good-humored brother, Sergio. Our unhurried meal - because this was under the guise of work, we didn't have to rush back to the studio - began with a huge helping of their very tasty signature guacamole and chips. Kristen and I were not shy about digging right in.
When it comes to Mexican restaurants, the first thing I look for on the menu is Mole. Mole is a rich, dark sauce made with peppers, nuts, chocolate (yes, chocolate!) and spices. No matter how wonderful the other dishes look, the mole will always come out the winner. I chose the Pollo Mole - tender chunks of chicken smothered in sweet and spicy mole accompanied by rice, beans and flour tortillas. My clean plate was a strong indication that I was happy with my meal.
If you're a dessert person like my co-host is, you might want to pace yourself during lunch, because the portions are definitely large. Better to eat half and take the other half home for dinner! Easier said than done. Kristen pretty much had to wrestle my fork out of my hand. In order to end our meal on a sweet note, we ordered several desserts, including my absolute favorite - traditional Mexican flan.
If you think the lunch menu is extensive, the dinner menu is even more so. And I haven't even touched on all of the different margaritas offered on the menu (Kristen and I will get back to you on that when we have a chance to try them after work hours.) Tres Hermanas is perfectly located at 24th and K in Sacramento's lively Midtown area. As a capper to your meal, I suggest some shopping-therapy in one of the nearby specialty stores before heading back to the office. The fantastic food, reliable, friendly service and convenient location will have you thinking of Tres Hermanas as your “home away from home”- and why shouldn't it be? With three sisters and a brother, Tres Hermanas keeps it “all in the family.”