La Mexicana Meat Market & Taqueria is a little corner store and so much more. Just off the main drag in Kings Beach, it’s a full-service grocery with a butcher, fresh produce and dairy, and a bakery producing traditional Mexican pastries and breads. You’ll also find a wide variety of spices, seasonings and chili peppers. There’s also a small kitchen producing authentic, made-to-order Mexican food: breakfasts, tacos, burritos and combo plates – such as carne asada – with ample sides of rice and beans. Don’t pass on the homemade salsas or guacamole. The service is fast, and the portions are large. Get your order to go or eat inside at the counter or outside at one of the picnic tables. La Mexicana is open daily.
8515 Brook Avenue, Kings Beach, CA