Our Favorite Elk Grove Restaurant

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) DRE# 00949880

I love to cook so when I go out to dinner I like something prepared well and something that is different.  Todo un Poco (a bit of everything) definitely fits that criteria.

The Ambiance:

From the moment you walk in the door, you know it will be a different experience.  Here is a small sampling of what you will see, including my favorite photo bomb of all time.

      Todo un Poco Photobomb          Todo un Poco art


The Food: 

There is standard Mexican and Italian fare, like lasagna, different kinds of chiles relleno and tortilla soup.  The tortilla soup was the best I have ever tasted.  Then there is the not so standard fare, like Mexican lasagna, chicken and cilantro pasta, Punjabi Pizza and Jalisco heat pizza.  They are all delicious and you will not be finding those dishes at another restaurant.  What about dessert?  The churros and ice cream are my wife's choice, but I can't get by the Elvis.  It is a peanut butter mousse served with fried bananas, strawberry jam, chocolate and caramel.  It is truly a dessert, "to die for."

                                                            Todo un Poco, The Elvis



The Service:

A few years ago, we decided to eat at Todo un Poco for our anniversary.  The owner, Maria Mertz, came over to visit with us and my wife started asking her about an ingredient in a chicken dish we had tried in Texas at La Margarita (also a can't miss restaurant).  Their waiter had told us that the main ingredient was a fungus that grows on corn, but we did not know the name.  Maria said, "you mean Huitlacoche. It is not on the menu, but do you trust me?"  Music to my ears!  She made us a special salad and this unbelievable good pasta dish with Huitlacoche and carnitas. It was truly memorable.

                                                           Todo Un Poco special pasta

By the way, this restaurant is where I first learned Twitter could be effective.  I brought my family in and we were seated at a nice table.  Maria (link to Twitter account) looked over at me and said, "you are Twitter Ray, right?"  Why yes, yes I am.  Many of my clients get rewarded with dinner at Todo un Poco, but they must say Twitter Ray sent them.  Cheers!

                                                             Todo un Poco with family







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             eXp Realty of California, Inc

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro

Past Client Testimonials   

3412 Babson Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758





Comments (15)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Hello Foodie Friend!  Next time we fly into Sacramento, we would love to join you at Todo in Poco.  Like you, we both enjoy cooking, and we rarely go out, although there are a mere handful of exceptions.  A

Dec 07, 2019 11:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Raymond - what a terrific post and definitely full of local flavor.

Dec 07, 2019 12:39 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Ron and Alexandra Seigel, I would really enjoy taking you two there.  It would be fun.

Michael Jacobs, thank you!   

Dec 07, 2019 04:28 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Raymond,  This sounds and looks like a very interesting and enjoyable restaurant.  Thanks for sharing.

Dec 07, 2019 08:36 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Raymond Henson ah, "twitter Ray".... I'll need to remember that one....nice touch....

Dec 08, 2019 02:41 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Bob Crane, Thank you for your input and stopping by.

Barbara Todaro,  "Twitter Ray" was the owner's name for me.  My actual Twitter profile is much less colorful or memorable, "rrhenson."  I was pretty surprised she recognized me.  Anyway, social media works.  I am now getting to know someone in Maine , Wisconsin, a few people in Arizona (just had a great time with Brian England in Mesa) and a bunch of other people across the country. 

Dec 08, 2019 07:49 AM
Barbara Todaro

I'm not on Twitter..... my plate is full enough!!! 

Dec 08, 2019 07:57 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

I may have to retire just to keep up with all the social media. Ha!

Dec 09, 2019 02:32 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I really enjoyed visiting with you and your Dad when you were in town and hopefully we can do it again the next time you are in town.  It will be fun to hike with you!

Dec 09, 2019 06:47 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Yes, looking forward to the hike.  What was the name of the area you like to hike?  Thank you for taking time out of your day for us, Brian England 

Dec 09, 2019 02:34 PM
Brian England

The Superstition Mountains Raymond Henson 

Dec 09, 2019 03:10 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

Thank you!

Dec 09, 2019 04:37 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds like a fun spot to dine.  We too love to eat at home, Bernie is a great chef, therefore, when we go out, it better be worth the effort and money. Ha. 

Dec 10, 2019 09:10 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Theyre is nothing worse than spending a lot of money and time for a meal that you could do much better at home.  I would travel to the House of Bernie for a meal, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Dec 10, 2019 10:44 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Anytime, Raymond Henson, anytime. 

Dec 10, 2019 10:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Raymond,  I am the same way, I love to cook 5 nights a week but the other two nights are to try out other restaurants and see if I can copy there recipes.


Dec 11, 2019 10:12 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

Yes, it is always fun to research new ideas and I am sure thay you do a great job re-creating recipes.  

Dec 11, 2019 11:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a great recommendation to share with area residents and visitors.

Dec 13, 2019 07:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

How interesting! This is one of those places where you can't stop looking around and the smells are delicious! I'm sure this restaurant is a favorite place for many! Simply, unforgettable!

Dec 29, 2019 02:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Raymond, I don't really care about cooking, only I enjoy eating!   This restaurant sounds wonderful with lots of choices.

Jan 23, 2020 06:05 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you, Roy Kelley, My clients do seem to enjoy it.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP,   it is tough to get me to leave.  I rarely order dessert and I do here all the time.

Joan Cox,  I think you would enjoy it.  There is a lot to choose from.  

Jan 23, 2020 04:30 PM