Appetizers are smaller than entrees, letting you pretend that you have that disease that makes you a giant. Take tiny bites with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $24.99 for two appetizers (up to an $11 value each) and four margaritas for two (up to an $8 value each; up to a $54 total value)
- $49 for four appetizers (up to an $11 value each) and eight margaritas for four (up to an $8 value each; up to a $108 total value)
The menu features appetizers such as ceviche de pescado with fresh tilapia ($8), chicken flautas ($6), and callos a la plancha, seared sea scallops with plantain-chorizo hash ($11).
As the sister restaurant of San Francisco's ever-popular Tropisueño, El Gusano pairs its sibling's devotion to traditional Mexican recipes with the same upscale charm as its posh Old Oakland surrounding. By day, the restaurant acts as a taqueria, dispensing tacos, burritos, and pambazos to hungry lunchtime crowds. Like someone who's been bitten by a werewolf maitre d', though, El Gusano morphs into a full-service restaurant every evening, casting warm, inviting light on tables filled with dishes such as their signature mole poblano. Nighttime is also the domain of the restaurant's bartenders, who shake up hand-crafted margaritas and specialty drinks from their extensive of tequilas and mezcals.
The food was tasty--the tres salsas are flavorful and fresh.Kevin D., Yelp, 1/14/13
Service is extra friendly, the tortilla chips are thin and crispy, the decor is very old school meets new school.Farah S., Yelp, 1/22/13
87% of 76 customers
“The staff was very friendly and attentive, the food was good and the margaritas were strong.”
“Nice friendly and attentive staff. We were treated great!”
“We really like EL Gusano, the food was great and the drinks yummy! We enjoyed meeting the owner also!”
1015 Clay St.
Oakland, California 94607