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Frausto's Mexican restaurant/Guadalajara food in Berkeley

chocolatetartguy Oct 12, 2006 07:53 PM

Has anyone been? I think they advertised rotisseried chickens?

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    kc72 Oct 12, 2006 08:04 PM

    Where is Frausto's?

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      Hunicsz Oct 12, 2006 08:07 PM

      It's on the corner of Shattuck & Dwight. I haven't been in a couple of years, but I used to work there & went a handful of times. It ranged from bad to mediocre (I kept going because it was convenient & I so badly wanted it to be good). Burritos, tacos, etc. were always boring, but better than the chicken which was underseasoned & overcooked.

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        susancinsf Oct 13, 2006 01:02 AM

        For the most part, I agree that it was mediocre, but the albondigas were pretty good, and a regular menu item, so when I worked in Berkeley I used to go there sometimes for my fix....service can be slow.

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        Agent 510 Oct 13, 2006 05:58 AM

        I tried it several times just because of the convenience factor, but I'm not sure why. Everything tasted pretty mediocre and really heavy and blah. The torta ahogada is almost inedible. On top of that, I've never seen more than a couple of the tables occupied. Hmmm...

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          Hunicsz Oct 13, 2006 04:06 PM

          I know; almost every time I was there I was the only patron. But it's been there for a long time (10, 15 years, maybe?). Odd.

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            susancinsf Oct 13, 2006 05:26 PM

            that wasn't my experience, the place actually did a pretty good lunch business when I was there. And really, the albondigas were worth a stop in now and then.

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            Hunicsz Oct 13, 2006 05:27 PM

            Huh, apparently I was misordering all those years. Good to know if I find myself back in that neck of the woods.

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