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Dec 27, 2012 05:39 PM

El Gusano is at 1015 Clay now in Oakland, looks like it's almost open

Tatuyo Tequila N Tapas Lounge is no more.

Behold: El Gusano! It looks like it'll have tequila and mezcal, and will be a restaurant / taqueria! (At least, that's exactly what it says on the window.)

What kind of Mexican food will it be? Delicious? Same-same? Local? Organic?

The interior looks like it has lots of "reclaimed wood".

As a taqueria it will be difficult to compete with Olé Olé Burrito Express. As a casual dining spot it will be impossible to compete with Cosecha. This one will have booze. It may serve lots of super drunk club people in it at 11:30pm veering in from the club-clubs... if it's open that late.

I am excited to try it out.

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  1. Oh look, Eater ripped off my photo from this post! My day just got more fun than it was 30 minutes ago.

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    1. re: kevin.dickerson

      Yes, Eater is notorious for that. I know several photo owners who have complaints. But in this case, you might check to see if granted rights since the image was uploaded here.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        I just want to be lavished with attention.

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      2. El Gusano opened on the 7th.
        menu isn't visible. it's in the water bucket before the steam table.

        ordering process isn't specified. too low class to have signs?
        -order with one of latinas behind counter, pay at cashier, and food brought to table.
        -ceviche (6ish) and enchilada (3.95) just average.
        -comped chips (thin and crunchy) fab.
        -nice ambience, courteous service.
        -food tasted fresh, nongreasy.
        -add a few tequilas and one forgets food was average.