Taqueria Guadalajara has affordable & great Mexican food!
Salamat sis-Estella for introducing me to this local taqueria last week that makes me reminiscent to our Mexican restaurant stops in the Oakland Fruitvale District during our high school years. Taqueria Guadalajara in San Leandro you're my new taqueria stop =)
LOCATION: On E.14TH Street btw 143rd Ave & 144th Ave. Located inside what I'm gonna say is the ""Guadalajara Shopping Center"" because every store front in here is called ""(store's specialty) Guadalajara"". Parking is 1-way; have to enter on 143rd Ave, then exit parking lot on 144th.
RESTAURANT: Large restaurant w/ only bench seating, but plenty of it. Additionally inside upon entrance on left side is an ATM machine, about 3 arcade games, & 1 juke box. 2 registers up front (accept cash & credit) w/ large affordable menu items above register. This taqueria gets patrons from all nationalities too.
CUST SVC: Friendly & quick. Most staff are Latino; speaking Spanish might be a bonus for u as u place an order or ask for anything extra from cooks behind the counter, but not req'd. I asked twice & clearly for another paper bag, & got a plastic bag...it's ok, but I shake my head @ it.
DRINKS: Ur not a taqueria to me if don't serve up Horchata, & this spot does =) For $1.60/ea sis & I got a 32oz Horchata...exceptionally large! Horchata was scrum-didly-umptous!
BURRITOS: So my 1st visit here was this past Tue (10/27/09) evening w/ sis, & I chose to sample their $5.50 Super Burrito. Their bean options only are whole pinto beans or refried pinto beans...kinda wish they offered whole black beans, maybe they add later. This burrito experience, I asked for steak & no beans. Few bites in I wasn't sure if the steak was cooked w/ some serious spices, but then sis & I chatted...think it had to have been the salsa or chiles that kicked up the heat in this burrito. Unexpected, but not unwelcomed either...pretty damn good burrito! Also gets my scrum-didly-umptous stamp of approval *tee-hee*
FINAL TAB: So sis taking some eats home & me taking some eats home too....spent $27 for 4 Super Burritos & 2 32oz drinks (Horchata). Would I come back? Let's see...affordable AND good Mexican food...double hell yeah! I'll come back for the burritos, Horchata, & taste more on their menu ;-)