Monday, December 12, 2016

El Rey on K

My husband Phil and I went downtown this past week to check out the new Mexican restaurant near the Golden 1 Center. El Rey on K opened in August, boasting former Sacramento Kings player Kenny Thomas as one of its owners.

There were a couple of menu items that appeared to be vegan if ordered without the cotija cheese, so I tried them both. First up was the black bean hummus appetizer, a generous portion consisting of black beans, tahini, garlic, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño, served with chips. It was a little garlicky for my taste, but good nonetheless.

I also ordered the meatless marvel taco, also without the cotija cheese.  The filling was a creative mixture of black beans, guacamole, sweet potato, roasted peppers, pickled onion, and fried peppers. It was definitely tasty!

El Rey on K is located at  723 K Street, and their phone number is 916-400-4170. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Jerry said...

El Rey was okay when we went. The tacos were fine but not incredible, but the margaritas were surprisingly good. Good for pregaming before a Kings game, but I wasn't blown away by their vegan options.

Pam said...

Glad to hear the margaritas were good, at least!