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Gutierrez & Rico Drive-In

61 Sherwood Dr, Salinas, CA 93901-2833
+1 831-424-8382
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“carnitas” (7 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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61 Sherwood Dr, Salinas, CA 93901-2833
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Food for six, and *everyone* was happy. I highly recommend the shrimp ranchero dish for anyone who enjoys shrimp and a deep, rich, flavorful sauce. I think that was the best dish at the table, although there were some votes for the carnitas, too. Fresh...More

Thank ked909
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This place makes me so happy. It is my go to Mexican Restaurant. The carnitas are truly the best you will ever have. Everything about this food is spot on.... While I like the carnitas, my husband orders the crab tostadas. You are truly loosing...More

Thank shellygeorge14
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Go there and you'll find out that chicharrones are not those things in a bag by the potato chips. Although Salinas has some stand out places, this is among the absolute best.

Thank Jaxsonjay
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Salinas.... Great Mexican food every block. Gutierrez is the king of carnitas and have yet find anywhere in the country that can compete. I took some friends that don't care for carnitas, now we go weekly just for the carnitas. I can't review anything else...More

2  Thank wcrotts
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We grew up in the area and eat here on most of our return-visits to Salinas. You order at the counter and wait for your number to be called. Tables/chairs/decor are simple. The restaurant is between a government housing project and an area frequented by...More

1  Thank McBubby
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Without a recommendation 20 years ago, I wouldn't have considered stopping at Gutierrez Drive-In; now, 20 years later, I am a faithful regular when I am in Salinas. Order and pick-up at the counter; a full range of authentic Mexican food - from simple tacos...More

Thank LBlank-SalinasCA
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Good mariscos, (Mexican style seafood.) Reasonable prices. Service can be slow at times, if the place is crowded.

Thank FritzConle
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Our friends drive up from Atascadero (2 hours) to meet us for lunch and they said it was worth the drive. Seafood here is great. I had octopus (pulpo) with peppers and onions in a nice red sauce. The others had fish tacos, chicken tostada...More

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Reviewed 17 June 2014

stop by here was a great call by my friends ad we were passing by truly great food after a long week of stress . filled us up and put us back ontrack!

Thank kevan d
Reviewed 29 March 2014

If you want glossy glitter, this is not the place. If you want perhaps the best Mexican food on the Central Coast, nitty-gritty decor (it's a former DQ) and atmosphere to take your breath away (the little girls in their First Communion dresses on Sunday...More

Thank Dan S
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Sherwood Dr, Salinas, CA 93901-2833
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-424-8382
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