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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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.