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Citrus Heights welcomed a good number of new restaurants in 2019 — and if Yelp reviews are any indication, you’ll want to try most of them.
Kicking off 2019, California Fish Grill opened on Sunrise Boulevard in February, with other restaurants opening throughout the year ranging from tea and coffee options to hot chicken and Mediterranean food. The year wrapped up with R Vida Cantina opening just before Christmas in the Copperwood Shopping Plaza.
So far the most popular new eateries have been The Angry Bird, with nearly 300 Yelp reviews, followed closely by California Fish Grill with 271 reviews. Both restaurants average 4.5-out-of-5-star review ratings.
Family Restaurant. Located at 7329 Greenback Ln. in the Safeway shopping plaza, this Mediterranean restaurant has earned an average of 5-of-5 stars from 53 reviewers on Yelp since opening in May. Read more: New restaurant brings more Mediterranean flavor to Citrus Heights
The Angry Bird. Located at 5550 Sunrise Blvd, this new eatery specializes in Nashville hot chicken and has earned 292 reviews on Yelp, averaging 4.5 stars. Read more: This new restaurant is racking up a loyal following in Citrus Heights
R Vida Cantina. Citrus Heights’ newest restaurant opened on Dec. 20 in the former Cattle Rustler’s building at 7040 Sunrise Blvd. So far, R Vida Cantina has earned an average of 3.5-out-of-5 stars from 18 reviewers on Yelp. Read more: New Mexican restaurant opens in Citrus Heights
701 Pizza. Located at 6916 Sunrise Blvd., this new family-run pizza place has earned an average of 4 stars from 24 reviewers on Yelp. Read more: Meet the entrepreneur behind this new Citrus Heights pizza restaurant
Tea It. Located at 8516 Auburn Blvd., the new tea shop opened in___ and has earned 48 reviews on Yelp, averaging 4.5 stars. Read more: New Citrus Heights tea shop offers ‘boba’ and more on Auburn Blvd
California Fish Grill. Located at 5406 Sunrise Blvd., this new restaurant features seafood options for an affordable price and has earned 271 reviews on Yelp, averaging 4.5 stars. See prior story: California Fish Grill opens in Citrus Heights
The Human Bean. Located at 7611 Sunrise Blvd., the new coffee drive-thru opened in June and has earned 24 reviews on Yelp so far, averaging a perfect 5 stars, although there’s a handful of 4-star reviews. Read more: New coffee drive-thru opens in Citrus Heights
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Located in the recently remodeled center at 5450 Sunrise Blvd., Menchie’s has earned 25 reviews on Yelp, averaging 4.5 stars. Read more: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt now open in Citrus Heights
Rico’s Mexican Food. After opening in the Grand Oaks Shopping Plaza at 7967 Auburn Blvd. in February, Rico’s closed its doors after several months and was recently replaced by Bella Cocina, a Mexican restaurant that has earned 4.5 stars from seven reviewers so far.
The Rose Garden Cafe also opened up inside Dignity Health’s new medical office building in Citrus Heights, shortly after the building opened to the public in September.
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