Carnitas in the East Bay?
I’ve had good carnitas at Dona Tomas and at Cancun in Berkeley. I’ve heard good things about Oteaz in Alameda.
I know some of the taco trucks are known for their carnitas but I’m really looking for more of a sit down place.
Any other suggestions?
There are two places called Taqueria Zamorano, one on 14th at High and one on Foothill near 38th, owned by brothers from Zamoro, Michoacan, which have excellent carnitas.
I haven't had much luck with the other food there, but considering how good the carnitas is at their truck, the carnitas at Guadalajara might be worth trying. I'm also adding links for the Zamorano restaurants:
1001 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601
Tacos Zamorano taco truck
4800 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
El Taco Zamorano Restaurant
4032 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
re: Ruth Lafler
Thanks, foodeye and Ruth.
I had a very enjoyable meal at Guadalajara after a gig one Friday night recently. We had set off for La Pinata, our usual late night Alameda margarita and mole hangout, but when that proved to be line-out-the-door crowded took a passer-by's suggestion and went to the near by Guadalajara. Better food, better atmosphere, and loads of open tables.
My coworker likes the carnitas at Taqueria San Jose, not sure if you're looking for a greasy lard-y version though. It is a sit down place and there's a good salsa bar.