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Oakland Chowhound Lunch 2--Mi Casa

Nathan Landau | Jan 25, 200205:26 PM     2

Well, as you've heard there were only 3 of us at this lunch, but it was good anyway.

We went to Mi Casa, a Mexican restaurant on the east side of Webster just north of 14th St. It's up a flight of stairs. The space is actually mostly taken up with the stage and cavernous dance floor of the Reveton night club (no music at lunch time), but there is a small kitchen and eating area.

The menu was Mexican standards--tacos, enchiladas, chile relleno, burritos--but reasonably priced and done well. We had soft tacos, hard tacos, chile relleno, and a burrito (am I forgetting something?). The total tab for three of us, drinks, and tip came to just over $25. The service was friendly, though the room was physically cold and mostly empty apart from us.

Everyone was satisfied, if not bowled over. Marc and I felt like these were about the best tacos and burritos respectively that we'd had in the immediate Downtown Oakland area. Ingredient quality seemed acceptable, if not spectacular. Wendy was a bit disappointed that her soft tacos were soft flour tacos rather than soft corn tacos (perhaps they'd do corn on request). She thought the best Mexican food in Downtown Oakland was La Borinquena's tamales (Mi Casa doesn't have tamales on the menu).

On to Hyang Won.

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