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Oakland birria crawl, tejuino & question about ice cream at Cinco de Mayo

rworange | Mar 15, 2007 01:17 PM

This week's East Bay Express has a goat birria crawl that starts at Cinco de Mayo which John Birdsdall mentions has a neveria.

I KNOW I've asked before, but I don't remember if I got an answer, but has anyone stopped here? What type of ice cream are they serving? Are paletas involved and who makes them?

Cinco de Mayo also sells tejuinos ... from a Chowhound discussion ...

"Tejuino (teh-HWEE-no) is a thick sweet corn drink sweetened with a brown sugar-like substance called piloncillo (pee-lohn-SEE-yoh) and allowed to ferment slightly. It's then served with a scoop of lemon ice. It's not alcoholic enough to require any sort of licensing (in Mexico at least)."

I probably will stop by Cinco de Mayo for that to compare with the first tejuino I had at Cafe Euro, however I'm wondering if I should save room for ice cream.

Nice little birrea de chivo crawl where Birdsdall tries it at

- Cinco de Mayo - Birria de chivo estilo caldo ... inconsistant birria, great tortillas
- El Centenario - Birria en su jugo ... "fantastic"
- Otaez Mexicatessen - Birria de chivo ... a very slight notch below El Centenario
- Taqueria Zamorano - Birria de chivo en caldo ... the best of all

The only nit I'd have with the article is he doesn't mention that there is birria de res ... hmmm, I wonder if other meats are used ... asked here on the general board

Anyway here's a link to the East Bay Express article

Anyone tried these places? Do you agree or disagree.

So far the best birria I tried was a beef version at La Loma #11 in San Pablo. However, I haven't tried a lot of birria.

What is the best Bay Area birria you have tried?

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