Food truck fanatics lining up to get their La Villa Real fix is a familiar sight. Now, fans of the Mexican-inspired eatery can enjoy upscale and upgraded offerings from owners Maria Garcia and Marco Angeles at Villagran Restaurante. Housed at 1512 West Alameda Avenue, the restaurant opened on May 1 after more than a year-and-a-half of construction, Westword first reported, praising Villagran as "more than a sit-down version of the food truck" and a true "labor of love."
The full menu boasts of a variety of Northern Mexican cuisine, including classics like enchiladas, burritos, gorditas, and tacos. The housemade tortillas, suegras (think quesadillas made with corn tortillas), and camarones al mojo de ajjo stand out on a menu packed with meats, seafood, and specials.
Villagran offers a full bar, complete with tequila and a variety of Mexican cocktails, in an quirky fun space. The dining room stretches across two floors while wooden beams and tiled floors open up the restaurant.
Currently, Villagran is only open for dinner service. Feeling peckish for lunch? Head down the street to the Villa Real food truck, standing by a couple of blocks down on Alameda.