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San Leandro Lunch?

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Currently working in San Leandro for about 4 months. Any ideas for lunch? I'm off of Davis Street near the rail road tracks. Any recommendations appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Paradiso on Bancroft is pretty good. Hang out in Pelton Plaza -- some good taquerias, japanese and etc. there.


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    1. re: Cecelia

      I lived there for 2 yrs & finding good food was next to impossible. There's a place near pelton plaza..across from the Safeway called Sergio's. Decent pizza & sandwiches. Good chicken caesar salad.

      1. re: rose

        Lived there for 4 years and found a great sushi place on East 14th, Tsuru Sushi. Also the best carne asada enhiladas near Merced Ave, La Pinata.

      2. re: Cecelia

        I second Paradiso. I had a good meal there. I had the buttered scallops and my cousin ordered the rack of lamb. Both dishes were good. I'm kinda biased because it was the only spot in San Leandro that I ate at. But hey, it was good so I'm going to recommend it to you.


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        Robert Lauriston

        My dad lives there. For lunch I think he likes Emil Villa's and Luke's Grill.

        Here's a local's Web site with a pretty complete list:

        Link: http://www.marga.org/food/rest/sl.html

            1. Thanks. So far tried Los Pericos. Nice to find a decent tacqueria. Next up is Joaquin Deli.

              1. My only two suggestions would be Cafe Americano on Washington for salads and wraps or the new Cocina de Raquel on East 14th across from Washington Mutual for Pupusas. If you can drive, DL dim sum out in the Marina is very good too. Don't bother with anything else.

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                1. re: djsarver

                  Would DT Dim Sum, as listed below be the same as DL? Or has it changed names recently?

                  D T Dim Sum & Tea
                  1970 Lewelling Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94579

                2. Rocky's Charcoal Grill is a small burger joint in downtown that serves organic beef and grills them over real charcoal. I think the burger combo (soda and fries) was $6.50.

                  Here's a report: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/416730

                  Rocky's Charcoals Grill
                  300 W Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

                  1. Don't know if it's as good as the Oakland location, but you could try the Ohgane on Davis. Lots of good lunch specials, including some great soups.

                    1. Try "The Vo's". It is tucked away a few streets behind Pelton center. The food is really good and the prices are not insane. It is a decent place to actually take some.

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                      1. re: Janet Collins

                        We ate at Vo's once. Decent Vietnamese, if I lived in San Leandro I'd probably go there once in a while. There's a cheaper place called Le Soleil I've been meaning to try sometime.

                        1. re: Robert Lauriston

                          A friend and I ate at Vo's today and were extremely impressed. It ain't the Slanted Door, but it's much more in that direction than I expected; upscale and refined, attractive presentation. We had an appetizer of salt-and-pepper fried calamari with a mustardy dipping sauce, and a really nice salad of Fuji apples, tofu, sprouts, cucumber, peanuts, and fried scallion bits in a light vinaigrette. For main dishes we had shaking beef, which had a very delicious black pepper sauce, served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach; and tamarind prawns with pineapple, excellent sauce there too. And a good, rich creme brulee to finish it off. The space is pleasant and light, service was fine. A strange touch was added by the canned music, which seemed to be "101 Strings Does The 60's"; syrupy instrumental covers of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "Daydream Believer", and "Top of the World". But it wasn't too loud and didn't spoil the ambience,

                          Vo's Restaurant
                          277 Parrott St, San Leandro, CA 94577