South Lake Tahoe has a number of small eateries that rely more on the locals than on the tourist trade. When you locate such a restaurant, you can usually count on good food at reasonable prices and a lot of it. Jalapeño’s Taqueria is one such place, not far from the edge of town on Emerald Bay Road. Free homemade chips and salsa and free drink refills are indicative of the low-stress, friendly atmosphere of the place. The menu selection is surprisingly large, including breakfast burritos (available all day), tacos, burritos, seafood and more. There are also several combo plates and specials served daily.
675 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA