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United Birrieria y Mariscos in San Leandro

Melanie Wong Apr 20, 2014 10:42 AM

En route to yesterday's chowdown at Padi, I passed by a new business, United Birrieria y Mariscos. It's taken over El Yogurt California's space.

Here's a video of them making tortillas by hand.
http://www.frequency.com/video/united...

Has anyone tried the birria?

United Birrieria y Mariscos
2170 Washington Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 686-1469

http://www.yellowpages.com/san-leandr...

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  1. kungful RE: Melanie Wong Apr 20, 2014 12:10 PM

    I just now passed by and noticed the new signage.
    I'll try to get over there in the next couple of days and report.

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    1. re: kungful
      Melanie Wong RE: kungful Apr 20, 2014 01:36 PM

      That would be super. I'd especially like to hear about the tortillas and if they're made with fresh masa.

    2. kungful RE: Melanie Wong Apr 21, 2014 03:01 PM

      I stopped by for lunch today.
      Overall, I was not impressed. The tortillas were definitely not hand made, and the food, while good, was not spectacular.

      I had chili verde and the wife had the flautas. Both were good, but not great. If you're looking for spectacular, and hand made fresh tortillas, go to La Mexicana in Oakland:

      3930 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

      As for United, They also own Mariscos Sinaloa on Jackson St. (at Winton) in Hayward, and use that menu at the San Leandro location (they've only been open a week).

      I've attached photos of our meals and the menu

       
       
       
       
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      1. re: kungful
        moto RE: kungful Apr 21, 2014 03:21 PM

        thanks for the tip on La Mexicana. do you happen to know if l.M. has menudo every day or just on the weekends ? gracias de nuevo.

        1. re: moto
          kungful RE: moto Apr 21, 2014 03:35 PM

          Not sure about menudo,
          but when I go, I usually get enchiladas en mole (not on the menu), or the relleno, both are great.
          What I like about them particularly, is that each dish has its own sauce. There isn't one red sauce and one green sauce like most mexican places.
          And be sure to save room for lots and lots of fresh, hot, thick tortillas. You can hear the old ladies in the back slapping them back and forth between their hands.

          If you go, stop in at the panaderia a few doors up International and pick up some pan dulce for desert (and breakfast).

        2. re: kungful
          Melanie Wong RE: kungful Apr 21, 2014 05:08 PM

          Thanks for checking it out and taking one for the team.

          I've looked at the two menu photo and don't see birria listed. Not offered?

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            kungful RE: Melanie Wong Apr 21, 2014 07:37 PM

            Didn't see any.

            1. re: kungful
              Melanie Wong RE: kungful Apr 21, 2014 10:12 PM

              Birrieria with no birria on the menu . . . interesting concept, no?

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                kungful RE: Melanie Wong Apr 22, 2014 07:58 AM

                I suspect that there's no birria because they are using the menus from their restaurant in Hayward (a fish place), and once they get new menus printed, it will make a showing.
                Don't think I'll bother checking, though.

                1. re: kungful
                  Melanie Wong RE: kungful Apr 23, 2014 07:55 PM

                  That makes sense on both counts.

                  If you ever try Shami, please spill.
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/973055

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