El Gusano

Restaurant
1015 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94607 1015 Clay St., Oakland Directions
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Report | 9 months ago
Good food portions and a good variety of salsas
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Report | 11 months ago
Fantastic margaritas and chips with salsa!
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Report | a year ago
The food is delicious! All of their ceviche dishes are fantastic, especially the salmon crudo! The pork chop is intensely salty but the beef is to die for and the ship dish is cooked perfectly.
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Report | 2 years ago
Glad I foun place
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Report | 2 years ago
Keep on making great food and drinks!
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Report | 2 years ago
Thanks!
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Report | 2 years ago
We are so glad to have this restaurant. The atmosphere and décor of the restaurant is trendy and different. All three appetizers we ordered were excellent, and the different type of margaritas we tried were top notch. Service was excellent and I loved that they brought chips with three very different salsas. The flan we had for dessert was also great. I think we have found our newest favorite place and I can't wait to go back again!
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Report | 2 years ago
Service was a cut above the rest. Also great chips and salsa.
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Report | 2 years ago
The house Margarita was just okay. The flavor last only the first couple of sips, after that water.
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Report | 2 years ago
The staff was very friendly and attentive, the food was good and the margaritas were strong.

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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.

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Many people described the Chips as Fresh. Others thought:
+ 94%

  • Fresh
  • Free
  • Good
  • Great
  • Amazing
- 6%

  • Excessive
  • Not Great
Many people described the Chips & Salsa as Free. Others thought:
+ 97%

  • Free
  • Delicious
  • Good
  • Great
  • Complimentary
- 3%

  • Mediocre
Many people described the Chile Verde as Good.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Chile Relleno as Amazing. Others thought:
+ 67%

  • Amazing
  • Perfect
- 33%

  • Unenjoyable
Many people described the Chicken as Best. Others thought:
+ 83%

  • Best
  • Decent
  • Fresh
  • Good
  • Recommend
- 17%

  • Fatty
Many people described the Ceviche as Delicious.
+ 80%
- 20%


Many people described the Cocktails as Awesome.
+ 91%
- 9%


Many people described the Course as Glorious.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Combo as Best.
+ 50%
- 50%


Many people described the Waiter as Attentive.
+ 75%
- 25%