Jimboy's Tacos

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jimboys_2005.jpgJimboy's Tacos, located inside the 76 station (Oct. 2005).

Location
2002 Lyndell Terrace
West Covell Boulevard & Hwy 113 at the North Davis 76 station
Hours
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-9:30PM
Sat 8:30AM-8:00PM
Sun CLOSED
Phone
(530)756-6782
Web site
[WWW]http://www.jimboys.com
Coupons
[WWW]http://www.daviscouponsonline.com/jimboystacos

Jimboy's was a Mexican restaurant that has several locations in the Sacramento region. It was fast Mexican food, which made for an option for folks who live on that side of town. Employees at this Jimboy's (who apparently also worked there when it was a Blimpie) reported that they have "quite a few more customers." They also had a drive-through.

One of the most notable characteristics of Jimboy's Tacos is that they have Parmesan cheese on the outside of them.

Before the block was remodeled, there use to be a Jimboy's where El Mariachi currently sits, and the current Jimboy's replaced a Blimpie and Taco Bell.

Their coupon were in the Consumers Guide.

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This has potential, but for now Guad and Adalbertos will suffice for me. "Grilled" corn tortillas on tacos are very oily, and dumping dry cheese on the outside only makes it impossible to blot the oil off. Most burritos are fried. Their latest commercials profess that all their options are Atkins-friendly and have been "low carb" for over 20 years. Or something.-jr


2005-01-20 14:23:06   FYI, the dry cheese is Parmesan, and it's somewhat of a trademark feature for them. The story is that Jim accidently spilled some Parmesan cheese when cooking some tacos. After cooking new tacos for the customers, Jim ate the "spoiled" tacos for his lunch. He was so impressed with the taste they have been adding the Parmesan ever since. For whatever reason, Jimboy's has thrived in the Sacramento area... there being close to 30 locations locally. —JevanGray


2005-01-29 15:39:21   Yeah, well, I think really oily tortillas are their trademark feature. But yeah, it's definitely Parmesan. —JaimeRaba


2005-01-29 15:39:21   Mmmmmmmm. You're not a true Italian until you use an entire can of Parmesan cheese on one plate of pasta. Oh God, Yum. —MichaelGiardina


2005-06-12 20:28:36   I am eating this as I type. Very very good in taste, perhaps a tab bit oily. People working in their were very rude though and the guy at the drive-thru window practically shoved my food at me, without saying anything to me. I think I sat in the drive-thru line for 15 minutes waiting for my food and it wasn't busy. Everyone behind me in the drive-thru turned off their engines and were impatiently tapping their steering wheels. Slow but good, but I dunno if it's worth waiting 15 minutes in the drive-thru. —AshleyOrsaba


2005-06-12 20:30:42   I have gone through the drive-thru many times and never had the whole ordeal take more than a few minutes myself (though I have had pretty rude service on occasion). It sounds like your experience was exceptional. A 15 minute wait is not typically required in order to enjoy JimBoy's goodness (it is fast food). You can also order JimBoy's from inside the store. Then you have the advantage of picking from the salsa bar and you can also see what they're actually doing if they ever take so damn long again. —JevanGray


2005-06-12 23:15:57   I never said they made me wait for pure fun. The car in front of me also waited about 10 minutes for their food. And as I was actually at Jimboy's/Unocal this evening, the place with empty with one car getting gas and another (presumably the owner's car as it was parked on the far side of the lot) car in the whole parking lot. I gave a review of MY experience. You have your experiences and I have mine. —AshleyOrsaba


2005-06-16 13:19:07   Ok went there for a second time to see if the bad service was a fluke. They were friendly this time. I bought the ground beef quesadilla and a chicken taco and put the bag on my passenger seat thinking that the foil wrapper and box inside the bag would be enough to keep oil at bay. Well I got out of my car and noticed a huge orange oil stain on my seats. The bottom of the bag was completely soaked thru with orange oil. I opened up the quesadilla and inside was the oiliest ground beef I have ever eaten. It took 1.5 sheets of paper towels to de-grease the inside of the quesadilla. Again, the chicken tacos were awesome, but I think I will need a quadruple bypass after the quesadilla. Hence ground beef is not recommended. —AshleyOrsaba


2005-12-06 15:45:24   The food here is just weird, and the fact that it is consistently voted as the best burrito in Sacramento proves that Sacramentans have no clue what a real burrito should taste like. —DudeNude


2005-12-07 21:30:09   I love Mexican food, even fakey fast-food Mexican food, so I've been dying to try Jimboy's... I finally did. OH GOD! I think the Parmesan cheese on the outside of my taco was bad, cuz it smelled like POOP and FARM ANIMALS. I kid you not. I asked several people who agreed with me — it stank. I tried to get used to it, but kept gagging it. I threw it out. The enchilada was ok though. Mediocre. But I'm never going there again. —AubreyJohnson


2005-12-08 06:59:23   Seriously Aubrey this place will make you sick! It has to be the most disgusting abortion I have ever consumed. —DudeNude


2005-12-08 11:23:16   The cheese quesadilla gave me the first stomach ache i'd had since i was seven years old. i was prompted to look up appendicitis when i got home, just to make sure it was the food. —CraigBrozinsky


2005-12-12 17:54:45   I believe the 76 station is actually "Mass Enterprises" dealer #252197 (according to the cash reg. receipt) -confirm? —SteveDavison


2006-08-12 09:23:13   Everything I've eaten there is very oily, and the parmesan cheese on the outside of the tacos is nas-nas. —CameronMenezes


2006-08-13 12:29:55   I think critics are forgetting...it's gas station drive-thru food, handed to you through a little window while you're sitting in your car with the engine running and your foot on the brake. To me, the food tastes good, it's filling, it's different than McDonald's/Burger King/Jack-in-the-Box and it's cheap. I've never had to wait longer than any other drive-thru place in this area, and when I smile at the employees, they smile back. —DukeMcAdow


2006-08-14 08:50:50   I haven't eaten at the Davis Jimboy's, but I have eaten at the Woodland one, and since they are a local chain, I assume the food is similar. The tacos are pretty tasty, as are the burritos, but if you're not used to eating a lot of grease, stay away from this place. This place has perhaps the greasiest fast-food I've ever eaten. —AlexPomeranz


2006-09-29 10:26:52   added coupons —DavidWebb


2006-11-05 16:46:37   tacos are good, the parmesan cheese is nice, BUT i had a burrito the next time, tortilla was dry, they forgot the rice, beans were like bean paste soup. it was like someone barfed into a tortilla —TheStomach


2007-03-29 13:23:36   It appears the Jimboys in Woodland is now closed. There wasn't any notice posted, but place was empty and there were "no trespassing" signs up on the sides. —AlexPomeranz


2007-03-29 13:51:30   Yes, the woodland location is closed now.....*tear*....I used to get lunch there frequently. I find the food a step up from TacoBell, in every sense. —RocksandDirt


2007-03-29 20:32:15   The Woodland location never seemed to catch on. It wasn't in a great location...right next to McDonald's and a stone's-throw from a half-dozen or so mom-and-pop Mexican restaurants. —DukeMcAdow


2007-03-29 23:34:16   I have to say I have in the past noticed a huge difference in quality from Gas-Station based food and the actual taco stands they have in sac. Its ok, I'd still rater take the extra 5 minutes to get off my ass and walk into an actual taqueria for tacos. Even the dirtiest taqueria produces better tacos and such than these places. Don't get me wrong I still eat at these places but it is just to get full, not to really enjoy the meal. Convience is a bitch —JarrettNoble


2007-03-30 19:10:02   I ate at the Woodland location a lot and enjoyed it. The 2 times I've been to the Davis location I was totally let down. Too bad the Woodland one shut down. —BradBenedict


2007-05-17 14:04:03   the coupons that come in the mail for buy one get one free burrito always entice me, but theits smart to just stay away. itll put a hole in your stomach. not good food. —RossTownsend


2007-05-17 15:16:48   I ate here once and the drive-thru was quick. I have eaten at many Jimboy's in the Sacramento area, and each one is very different depending on the cook. The one is West Sac on Harbor Blvd and West Capitol is better than any I've tried. You do have to be patient at that drive-thru because they do cook everything after you order. I do tend to stick to local taqueria's now. Guadalajara Taqueria in South Davis is excellent. —TenayaFreitas


2007-07-22 18:30:47   Pretty cheap and they give you a fair amount but I didn't much care for the taste. Bleh. —AlexandraDeGrange


2008-06-16 23:31:45   Stopped by Jimboy's on my way home tonight. It's cheap and totally fills you up. Their food is way too oily, though. Now, I'm not one of these people who only eats vegan non-dairy, either. I'm not afraid of greasy, artery-clogging food. Don't mind getting my hands dirty. I love eating crap, but their tacos and burritos are extremely oily—even for me. —CurlyGirl26


2008-07-10 13:42:42   Oddly enough, the Yolo County Health Department does not recognize that there is a [WWW]Jimboy's in Davis. maybe they don't actually sell food... —JoePomidor


2008-12-10 23:30:44   They were permanently shut down when I went there a couple days ago. —StephanieRobinson

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