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Mar 13, 2007 11:30 AM

Bite to Eat by Broadway & 20th Oakland

was thinking of driving by that area tonight or tomorrow looking for some good cheap eats. Any recommendations? Sit Down or food to go works, I'm just looking for something simple and tasty that I haven't tried before. I remember someone mentioning something about a mexican/spanish sandwich shop or something, but now I can't find the post.

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  1. The sandwich place is Cafe Madrid at 2001 Broadway. I posted about it last week. Definitely worth a try.

    There's also Luka's Taproom at 2221 Broadway, but for "simple", Cafe Madrid fits the bill better.

    1. Pho 84 is a nice choice in that neighborhood. It's on 17th near Webster, so a few blocks away from the location you specified.

      1. Maybe you're thinking of Tamarindo?

        A lot of places in that area are lunch-only. Dinner places nearby (if you're driving) include:

        Binh Minh Quan

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          The poster is clearly thinking of the new Cafe Madrid at 20th and Broadway (in the old I Magnin building). The other places you mentioned are at least 8 blocks away from there -- not that far if you're driving, but pretty obviously not the neighborhood the poster was asking about when he specified 20th and Broadway.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            That's why I said "if you're driving."

            Cafe Madrid closes at 4pm unless there's a show at the Paramount:


            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Hmm, I take the 20th St. exit from BART on my way home from work most days, and have seen this place. But since it's closed when I pass buy, I had no idea that it wasn't anything other than a standard sandwich shop. I'll have to check when the next show is at the Paramount and plan my trip home to cartch them when they're open.