The carnitas plate at Otaez, a regular special Friday through Sunday, is “maybe the best $7.95 plate of food you can get in a ‘real’ restaurant,” says Ruth Lafler. Moist and well caramelized, the pork comes with a small green salad, rice, and beans, plus all the warm, housemade tortillas, chips, and salsa you can eat. For real big eaters, the combo plate is all you could hope for: a huge serving of tastiness.

Otaez [East Bay]
1619 Webster Street, Alameda

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