“Back to School” Dining in Solano & Yolo
If back-to-school has you feeling frazzled, dine-in or pick-up from one of these local eateries.
Adriansito’s Mexican Food
VACAVILLE – New in Vacaville, Adriansito’s Mexican Food offers fresh Mexican cuisine. Their menu includes a number of combination plates, breakfast burritos and plates, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, quesadillas, tortas, tostadas, tacos, nachos, salads, a la carte items and extras.
They feature churros for dessert and offer a good variety of drinks including Jarritos, limonade, jamaica, tamarindo, horchata, apple, orange and mango as well as Coke.
For beef eaters, I recommend the steak fajita or super burrito. The shrimp super burrito is also a good choice.
The interior is spacious and bright and the drive thru is open 24/7. They’re located at 1347 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. Call (707) 451-7966 or visit their website at www.adriansitos.com.
FAIRFIELD – Looking for something a little different? Pink’s Grill serves breakfast and lunch featuring a quasi-Hawaiian menu with a Korean twist that includes burritos on their breakfast menu, as well as pancakes and eggs.
They offer a variety of teas, espresso drinks and coffees, fountain and specialty drinks. You can dine in, have your event catered or order take out.
Popular menu items include the BBQ Bowl, Short Rib Plate and Mixed Plate (chicken, pork and short ribs). Meals include steamed rice and two sides from a list which includes potato salad, macaroni salad, grilled mixed veggies, kimchee, garden salad and a brownie.
Located at 662 Parker Road in Fairfield off Airbase Parkway, they’re open Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm. For more info, call (707) 386-3954or visit them on Facebook.
Lester Farms Bakery
WINTERS – Offering a variety of sweet treats, Lester Farms has been a mainstay in Winters for generations. Newly-remodeled with plenty of indoor seating, you can enjoy breakfast and lunch Monday-Tuesday 5:30am – 2pm, Wednesday-Friday 5:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday -Sunday 6am until 4:30pm.
They feature all your favorites including strudels and scones, pies, cakes and cookies and some items you’ve probably never heard of like their Maple Bacon Bars and Strawberry or Cherry Cheese Sticks.
Breakfast sandwiches are only $4 and lunch sandwiches $5.50. You can get a meal deal for $2 extra, which includes a large fountain drink, tea, juice or bottled water plus chips or any top shelf cookie.
Located at 606 Railroad Ave., Winters. Call (530) 795-1474 for more information or visit them on Facebook.
El Pitayo Mexican Restaurant
FAIRFIELD – New to Fairfield, this modest family-owned restaurant offers fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine with friendly service at reasonable prices.
The menu at first glance appears limited, however it features house specialties such as Tinga (shredded chicken with chipotle sauce), Mole Poblaño and Salmon a la Parilla. They also serve chilaquiles, carne asada tacos and pollo con crema.
I highly recommend the Ensalada de Camarones (shrimp salad) and the Mini Carne Asada Quesadillas. Both were excellent, satisfying meals. Also worth mentioning are their tasty Chilies Relleno and handmade tortillas.
El Pitayo is open daily at 7am for breakfast with lunch specials from 11am until 2pm and closes at 7pm weekdays, 8pm on weekends. Located at 2982 Rockville Rd., in Fairfield. Call for info (707) 419-5066 or visit them on Facebook.
Joyce Headley writes ‘Tastes of Your Town”, a monthly feature in the print edition of Your Town Monthly.