Mediterranean, Mexican & Filipino foodies rejoice!

Downtown Sac’s dining scene is ever-expanding with three new restaurants to satisfy your palate for Mediterranean, Mexican and Filipino fare! Get a load of these tasty new kids on the block and venture out to grab yourself a bite!

Vela Café

vela cafe sandwichCalling all gyro fans! Vela Cafe opened last week on 10th & I streets and offers delicious options for your Mediterranean lunch fix, including gyro and falafel sandwiches, deli sandwiches, soups and a hot-food-slash-salad bar with everything from lasagna, teriyaki chicken, rice pilaf, and pot stickers. For those of you looking for morning bites, Vela Cafe is open as early as 6am serving several egg-based breakfasts dishes and hot Peets Coffee. The Mediterranean eatery is owned by Nadeem Haddad who formerly ran Gyro Supreme at Downtown Plaza’s food court, and first-time restaurateur Feras Jowaniyah. 

Location: 1000 I Street, Suite 100
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 am – 4 pm
Phone: 916.476.6038

Carolina’s Mexican Food

mini tacos carolina'sFor those who crave fare south of the border, Carolina’s Mexican Food just opened downtown! Located across from Cesar Chavez Plaza at 9th & J streets, Carolina’s Mexican Food features delicious enchiladas, burritos, tacos as well as Carolina’s classic carne asada fries and California burritos. The tasty downtown addition is owned by Carolina’s daughter, Charlotte and Julius Engel. 

Location: 906 J Street

Gina’s Filipino Kape

Gina's filipino kape storefrontThe first restaurant on the grid to serve Filipino fare opened its doors in early October! Gina’s Filipino Kape at 1011 12th Street serves traditional Filipino dishes including lumpia, adobo, pancit, egg pie, rice as well as pastries and hot American and Filipino breakfast dishes. This new hub is owned by Gina Ramirez.

Location:  1011 12th Street
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 6 pm
Phone: 916.822.4155