Gonzales Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Gonzales

April 14, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Gonzales in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for . Discover best restaurants in Gonzales with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. La Plaza Bakery

33 3rd, Gonzales, CA 93926 +1 831-675-2337
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

La Plaza Bakery

Reviewed By Danny G - Mildura, Australia

The family and I (me, wife, 3 kids, 4 grandparents) were driving south on the 101 and we needed to stop for lunch. Rather than go to a highway truck stop we decided to get off the highway and drive into the next town.
When we stopped in the main street, close to the post office we asked a passer by where was a good place to eat. He said the the Plaza was the best.
We walked in, the menus were all in Spanish and one girl behind the counter had some English.
But everyone there was really friendly.
The food was great Mexican food. The best I have ever had. And the cakes were the best and cheap. After lunch we were too full to eat cakes so we loaded up 12 cakes for the nine of us and we took them back to the bus.
We will never forget Gonzales, California.

2. Taqueria Hidalgo

23477 Grant, Chualar, CA 93925 Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 831-679-2384
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Taqueria Hidalgo

Reviewed By kidAdroc - CONCORD

The place doesn't look like much, but the food is excellent. I had a Burrito Pastor and it was great, as was my son's chicken burrito. I plan on stopping in next time I'm through and trying the cabeza tacos. They kept coming out order after order and they looked fantastic.

If you're driving through on 101 skip the fast food chains or the big city stuff and stop off here for some authentic Mexican food, charred jalapenos included

3. Starbuck's Coffee

851 5th St Ste E, Gonzales, CA 93926-9437 +1 831-675-2369
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
50%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Ivo L

This Starbucks is clean and large. The staff is friendly, they missed one item in the order and fixed it for free!

4. Luigi's Italian Restaurant

346 Alta St, Gonzales, CA 93926 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 831-675-7800
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Luigi's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By trumpedup - Palmerston North, New Zealand

Really enjoyed our lunch here - great service, tasty pizza & delicious cold beers! Interesting building too. Dessert was a bit disappointing - the menu said whipped ricotta, mascarpone and shaved semi-sweet chocolate filled pastry shell with crushed walnuts - however couldn't find any chocolate! Was expecting something a bit bigger too ...

5. El Rinconcito Restaurant

31 4th Street, Gonzales, CA 93926 Mexican +1 831-675-3958
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

El Rinconcito Restaurant

Reviewed By CaliforniaFellow - Healdsburg, CA

Driving south on 101, it was dinner time, so I pulled off at Gonzales and looked for a non-chain eatery. There was a parking spot open just across the street from two Mexican restaurants. I chose El Rinconcito...and I'm glad I did.

There was no one else in the place on this Tuesday evening, just a waiter (a grandson of the owner, I later learned).
"What's special about your place?" I asked.
"We've got terrific sopes, and we don't always have them," he replied confidently.
"I'm not a sopes fan. How's your Chile verde?"
A few minutes later I had a platter of Chile verde with rice and beans and a salad. The meat was just about the best I've ever had. One of the hazards of slow cooking pork shoulder is the meat tends to dry out. But these totally fat-free chunks were perfect! Succulent and tender. The sauce had exactly the right consistency: thick and just the tiniest bit slimy from the chiles. I did wish it to be spicier, however.
Priced very reasonably...$10.
El Rinconcito is now my halfway stop on 101!

6. Nana's BBQ Grill

24377 Grant St, Chualar, CA 93925 +1 831-679-2920
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Jerry P - Culver City, California

We pulled off the 5 Freeway in the middle of the Central Valley. Thought we would be lucky to find a McDonalds.. but there was wood burning in a BBQ and the smell made me stop. And I am so glad I did.. It was wonderful.. and will be a stop every time I go up or down the 5. LOCAL is not the word.. do not be scared.. the owner is amazing and so caring about his product... .

7. Linda Taqueria

851 5th St Ste F, Gonzales, CA 93926-9437 Mexican, Latin, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
73%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Linda Taqueria

Reviewed By UnrepentantFoodie - Bellingham, Washington

We'd already driven a couple hundred miles, it was midday, and we were starving. My husband took this off-ramp for, god help us, the famous golden arches, but I talked him into this little strip mall Tacqueria instead. And oh were we both glad!

It was pretty obvious, in fact, when we walked in and smelled the smells and saw both who was working and eating there, that we were going to have a great lunch.

It's fast food--in that the hardworking open kitchen turns out the food pretty quickly, and you order at the counter (they bring the food to you when it's ready)--but it has all the flavor of great Mexican home cooking. And all the calories, too, but that's another story. :)

I doubt if you can go wrong with anything you order, but I highly highly recommend the Chile Verde Burrito. It was the best Chile Verde burrito I've ever had, and I make a pretty mean one myself.

8. Burger Queen

800 Johnson Canyon Rd Ste H, Gonzales, CA 93926 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 831-675-2754
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Burger Queen

Reviewed By paul_nancy1 - Santa Monica, California

Gonzalez California....an agricultural oasis along California Route 101. Given you have a choice between chain fast food restaurants and Burger Queen go for the Burger Queen. A funky retro food emporium serving up well done Mexican and American comfort food. The restaurant has both sit down and take out. It is very clean. The food as it should be..large portions, great tasting. The service is slow but what do you expect from a restaurant in a 1950's time warp?

9. Lucky Bamboo Restaurant

300 Alta, Gonzales, CA 93926 Reservations +1 831-675-0198
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By 1340404522 - San Jose, California

Totally not Authentic if you are actually Chinese. There is mostly whites(or any other race except Asian)getting takeouts. But I have to say the food isn't too horrible

10. Canton Garden

851 5th St, Gonzales, CA 93926-9436 +1 831-675-0387
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By GSilva6 - Salinas, California

We've never eaten at restaurant. We are from town and I usually call it in and bring it back home. But this place hits the spot for Chinese. Chowmein, Orange Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef and Brocoli, popular entrees and all of them are delicious.

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