Sentinel staff report– The long-awaited opening of Chando’s Tacos in Citrus Heights has arrived, with diners seen seated inside the new Sylvan Corners location on Friday, along with “we’re open” signage visible outside.
A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page says the location is currently hiring all positions, with applications accepted on site at 7084 Auburn Blvd.
The location, which shares a shopping center with Starbucks, Little Caesar’s, and Haya Sushi, has been on tap for opening since 2018, but experienced continued delays.
Owner Lisandro “Chando” Madrigal, explaining initial delays in plans for opening in 2018, told The Sentinel: “There’s just not enough hours in the day for everything that I want to do.”
Chando’s Tacos is known for its popular food trucks in the Sacramento area, along with its growing number of sit-down restaurants. Citrus Heights is the sixth location.
Chando’s menu includes a full-range of Mexican favorites, including tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, flautas, nachos and Chando’s Papas: hand-cut, potato fries topped with a choice of meat, nacho cheese sauce, onion, cilantro, guacamole, crema, pico de gallo, and salsa.
Hours for the new location are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.