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Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, Hayward?

Melanie Wong Jun 12, 2006 03:48 AM

A friend in Berkeley swears that Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria makes the best al pastor tacos in the Bay Area. She likes the handmade corn tortillas, fresh pineapple topping, good salsa, and the spicy pork. She recommends asking for the meat to be fried on the flat top.

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    hhc RE: Melanie Wong Jun 12, 2006 11:51 AM

    i haven't tried the tacos (on my list), but the al pastor burrito I've had there was good. I'll have to try it it soon. They also have menudo on the weekends that look good.

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      kc RE: Melanie Wong Jun 12, 2006 12:22 PM

      my friend has had many good things to say about the al pastor and Chavez market in sunnyvale also.

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        vliang RE: Melanie Wong Jun 12, 2006 12:41 PM

        I totally agree. Their al pastor tacos are amazing. Their burritos and sopas are pretty good too.

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          yimster RE: Melanie Wong Jun 12, 2006 01:07 PM

          I agree that the Al jpastor is very good at Chavez. Not oily at all. Only tried the Redwood City location. We noramlly do not order al pastor because it can be really oily.

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            Melanie Wong RE: yimster Jun 13, 2006 03:15 AM

            Chévere, glad I got you guys to come out of the woodwork on this one. Good al pastor is hard to find.

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            strawberry girl RE: Melanie Wong Jun 13, 2006 05:35 PM

            Melanie-Chavez is also opening a new store on 5th near El Camino in RWC; where Key Market closed. I've been waiting...

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              RWCFoodie RE: strawberry girl Jun 13, 2006 07:00 PM

              Me too - it's looking very close to opening!

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                Melanie Wong RE: RWCFoodie Jul 8, 2006 05:06 AM


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                  beer786 RE: Melanie Wong Jul 8, 2006 05:27 AM

                  i think the new place will open on 5th pretty soon , maybe 2 weeks to a month? just a guess

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              beer786 RE: Melanie Wong Jul 8, 2006 05:25 AM

              chavez is brillant and their burritos are just a+ but for tacos there are plenty other good places. chavez also tends to be very inconsistent from location.

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                djsarver RE: Melanie Wong Jan 20, 2008 02:16 PM

                Re: Chavez Hayward. The al pastor is better than at the many places in DF that everyone raves about. For a great silly fix, try the supernachos with whole beans with al pastor or asada. I get mine with no pico, just green sauce. Also a good place for sopes.

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                  djsarver RE: Melanie Wong Jan 20, 2009 10:32 AM

                  Jack in the Box, look out! Chavez now has nacho fries.

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