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FOOTHILL BOULEVARD

Foothill Boulevard between 35th Avenue & Fruitvale is an interesting a fun neighborhood.  It's full of Latino restaurants, markets and a Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

Most of the Latino restaurants are small and very plain in appearance.  However, several have quite good food and very low prices.

 

 

Tibetan Buddhist Temple

 

Taqueria Reynoso (3329 Foothill Blvd) is one of my favorites.  Extremely simple and low end in appearance.  Everything is made fresh just for you, no steam table.  I usually get two soft tacos of chorizo or pastor (pork barbequed on a spit) for $1.25 each, which makes a full lunch for me.  I add a glass of orange juice squeezed direct from the orange to my glass.  The only other place I get juice like that is in high end restaurants in Berkeley at double the price.  They make delicious grilled fish. (510) 261-7568.  Here is a Yelp review http://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-reynoso-oakland

 

Pupuseria Lupita (Salvadoran and Mexican) has excellent pozole (a bean soup) served with a plate of oregano, onions and lime which you can season to taste.  They serve pastelito de pollo (a pastry shell filled with chicken) and salad for $2.  I like to get the chorizo tostadas.  They have fresh orange juice.  If you don't ask them to squeeze directly to the glass you might get some that was squeezed an hour or two earlier.  East Bay Express review http://www.eastbayexpress.com/restaurants/_iexcl_viva_salvador_/Content?oid=440970

Los Arcos specializes in seafood.  They have delicious tortas (mexican style sandwiches) and like other restaurants in the area serve fresh orange juice.

 

 

Grullense Restaurant. 

1457 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA‎ - (510) 261-332.  Located just around the corner from Foothill on Fruitvale.  This restaurant has a fun and colorful atmosphere with a pool room off to one side.  I only had the shrimp soup (Caldo de camaron).  It was excellent and the tortillas appear to be home made.  It is served with a plate of onions, cilantro and  lime.

 

 

 

Los Cocos is located next door to Grullense.  It is Salvadoran and listed in the San Francisco Chronicle "Bargain Bites". 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/listings/bargainbites/2006?id=loscocos

 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/listings/bargainbites/main/main?id=loscocossalvadoranrestaurant