Mexican Restaurants Oakland, CA
he best Mexican restaurants in the Oakland Bay Area. Oakland Mexican food restaurants are listed in order from distance from Executive Inn Oakland Hotel.
La Penca Azul • 2.0 mi
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 769-9110
For over 25 years, the Guzman family has been serving up delicious Mexican food and margaritas to happy customers in Alameda. La Penca Azul has been chosen the 1st place winner of the 2011 San Francisco BayList for Best Mexican food in the Bay Area. Featuring authentic fresh food, and of course, our famous margaritas. Hours: 7am-3am Mon-Sun. Taco Bar opens at 6am.
Mexicali Rose • 2.1 mi
701 Clay St., Oakland, CA; Tel. 510.451.2450
Serving traditional Mexican favorites from breakfast through closing time, Mexicali Rose has been a fantastic place in Oakland for solid Mexican food for decades. Also, the full service bar serves up one of the best margaritas you’re going to find in Oakland. The service is casual and effecient, and the decor is something straight out of the fifties bucking current trends of other Mexican eateries.
Otaez Mexicatessen • 2.3 mi
3872 International Blvd., Oakland CA; Tel. 510.536.0909
Serving classic Mexican dishes is the staple at Otaez Mexicatessen in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, but you’ve got to pop in any day of the week to catch the awesome daily and seasonal specials that take you through a taste bud excursion all over Mexico. Especially wholesome are the traditional soups which are put out fresh daily and never fail to warm you up on a cold day. Also, Otaez recently added an excellent taqueria to its already extensive menu, where you can get more gringo-style fare.
Dona Tomas • 5.2 mi
5004 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA; Tel. 510.450.0522 Mexican. Oakland’s premier Mexican eatery, Dona Tomas does everything classy, from the food to the cocktails. The restaurant’s main dining hall is a hip, vibrant space where diners can sample a variety of innovative Mexican dishes done with a signature Californian flair. Add a tequila list that tops 25 varieties, a good selection of mescals, and a special cocktail list, and it’s easy to see why Dona Tomas is always so packed. Here’s a hint for the romantic set: get a table on the back patio and then let the food and cocktails do the rest.