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Ficelle outdoor seating

5C East Main St.

Winters, CA 95694

(behind Steady Eddy's Coffeehouse)


Contact Us

phone (530) 795-9593



"Ficelle" (pronounced fee-sell, there's no "s" at the end) opened in 2005. Inspired by our mother (and her friends), grandmother, and friends' mothers’ way of enjoying life and people, we opened Ficelle with the idea of recapturing that feeling of hospitality and community...and we are constantly evolving in that effort.

Though we serve tapas (or small plates), and tapas originated in Spain, our menu is not limited to one type or style of cuisine. We incorporate food from our Spanish heritage, the Mexican & California cuisines prevalent in Winters, and any other type food that seems interesting that crosses our paths.

No matter what type of food we're serving we will say that you’ll feel at home while savoring a great meal in our casual and relaxed dining room or under the oak tree on our patio.

Though our tapas are not traditional, for us it’s all about an authentic Spanish lifestyle: coming together with family and friends for delicious food and drink, laughter, and conversation. Experience our inventive cuisine in a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants in town, and why Ficelle has been voted the "best tapas in the Sacramento area" for two years in a row.

Come to Winters for a taste of Spain!

For take out call (530) 795-9593 (No Reservations)

wine and beer

we serve a variety of wines and beer (surprise! it changes) and housemade sangria by the glass or pitcher

you are welocme to bring your own bottle of wine there is a $10 corkage fee that we will waive if you also buy a bottle of our wine

Tapas Menu

Tapas: thursday 5:30-9pm friday 5:30-10pm saturday 5:30-10pm (kitchen closes half hour before closing)

Our tapa (small plates) menu is non-traditional, changes weekly, and is quite eclectic. Our tapas are made to share, increasing the enjoyment. The average price of our dishes is $5-$11 with choices that are less (roasted veggies) and more (Wolfe Ranch Quail) expensive. Gift certificates are available.

These are some of the dishes often on the tapa menu:

Plato Combinado Roasted sweet peppers, secchi salami, local dried fruit, marinated vegetable, ensalada de garbanzo, grilled crostini bread, goat cheese, Manchego cheese

Fruta y Queso A board filled with fresh fruit & cheese

Tingas de Pollo Mini tostadas topped with a chipotle chicken mixture, Casero cheese & sour cream

Teriyaki Beef Skewers Tender slices of beef marinated in homemade Teriyaki & grilled to perfection

Gambas al Ajillo Shrimp sizzled in extra virgin olive oil with garlic and red pepper flakes

Eggplant Stacks Fresh eggplant, breaded ,stacked and baked with roasted red peppers, and Provolone. Finished with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction

Crostini Served hot topped with a cheese, olive, mushroom & scallion mixture

Chile Relleno de la Noche A poblano chile, roasted and stuffed with a chile-cheese rice mixture, baked and served in a house mole and topped with fresh tomato salsa and cheese

Cordero Parrilla Tender slices of marinated grilled lamb served with various sides

Canelone del Mar Crab and Shrimp stuffed pasta baked in lemony Fonitina-leek cream

Wild Mushroom Ravioli served with half Bechamel half house Marinara

Brie with Golden Raisin-Apple Compote served with whole grain crostini and tossed greens

Empanada Grande Meat, chicken, or vegetarian (again, this depends on the chef's whim) in a masa dough empanada drizzled with crema and served with house tomatillo salsa and tossed greens

Ajo (family recipe for garlic aioli...a peasant version) and bread are complimentary

Take out is available.

For take out call (530) 795-9593