Foodie Finds – Penfield, NY

There are so many places in Penfield, NY to dine, but there is no doubt that there are quite a few hidden gems. Itacate, a traditional, home-made Mexican restaurant, is among so many diverse, cultured, and family-owned eateries in Penfield. Their menu features the same items this family has grown up eating in their abuelita’s kitchen, such as chile rellenos, asado de puerco, carnitas, ceviche, and even tortilla soup. Itacate also features the “best margarita in town,” as well as a vast array of tequilas and beers. They even feature numerous gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly options. If you are looking for authentic Mexican food made with passion, close by, and extremely affordable, this is the place for you!

Itacate has various ordering options, including catering services, reservation services, and an express restaurant with the ability to order online and pickup. They are also available on GrubHub, so you can order online and get it delivered to you! What’s nice about their delivery through GrubHub is that all of the contents are wrapped tightly and securely, making sure that the juicy and fresh ingredients don’t create a mess for you and/or your party. Also, all of their classics from their restaurant are available online! Regardless of what you’re looking for, you will be able to order it.

Here are some favorites:

  • Burrito (chicken, beef, steak, shrimp, carnitas, chori pollo, pork, chicken, vegetarian, and vegan filling!) which includes rice, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime, chipotle, green or red salsa, jalapenos, pico de gallo, cream, and cheese (and add guac for only $1.00!)
  • Naked Burrito – everything you love in a burrito, but without the tortilla! This salad comes with your choice of pork, beef, or chicken.
  • Chile Relleno – from Puebla in Central Mexico, and their mother’s recipe, this classic dish includes one roasted Poblano pepper, de-veined to take away the piquant, stuffed with queso fresco, then smothered in egg batter and fried. It is topped with savory tomato sauce, crumbled queso fresco and crema. Make it a Beef Chile Relleno for an additional $2.00!

No matter what you decide to order, your experience is bound to be amazing. Nothing beats authenticity, the feeling of home, and being treated and served by a family, as a family. Looking to move closer to these incredible restaurants? Contact me today, and let’s get searching.




Penfield is a lively town, located on the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay and just outside of the City of Rochester. Follow this blog to discover more of what our town has to offer; from great local businesses to awesome events, we'll cover it all!

Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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